Spring 2012 Senior Design Projects

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The University of Texas at Austin Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (UT ECE), a top-ranked department, provides a unique opportunity and a supportive environment for academic/industry partnership through our Senior Design Projects. This capstone coursework provides academic excellence as well as key corporate benefits as teams focus on solving open-ended problems submitted by industrial collaborators.

Companies partner with faculty and student teams, providing funding, equipment, industry expertise, and mentoring as the team works toward a successful outcome to the problem. Students are responsible for delivering a working prototype with documentation, a system design report, and two interim and one final oral presentations. Industry, student and faculty efforts culminate at the end of the course at the Senior Design Open House.

UT ECE congratulates the students, faculty and industry collaborators on the successful completion of the EE 464 coursework and project. Awards for the Senior Design Contest were presented by Dr. Gary Hallock on April 26th, 2012 during the Spring Senior Design Open House. The four top teams will present their projects at Cirrus Logic this week.

UT ECE is deeply appreciative of our industrial collaborators, whose expertise and support makes these projects successful and meaningful.

All Winners:

First Place:
Honors Students
Guide to Robot for the Visually-Impaired
Stephen Hall, Ali Unwala, Razik Ahmed, Thomas Brezinski, Zachary Lalanne

Second Place:
Industry Collaborator: Qualcomm
Augmented Reality Application for Android Phone
Pedro Feitosa, Diego Vargas, Zak Soch, Edgardo Handal, Mathew Gee

Third Place:
Industry Collaborator: Qualcomm
Augmented Reality Human Anatomy Model
Alim Maredia, Felipe Reyna, Herschel Kulkarni, Marcus Bennett, Sam Oyetunji

Fourth Place:
Industry Collaborator: GlobeLeash
GPS Tracking System
Nadia Khandoker, Anita Boyle, Samaneh Mohandesi, Gregg Bennett, Thomas VanWinkle

Fifth Place
Industry Collaborator: Texas Instruments
Sensor Based Gesture Recognition Device
Andrew Coles, Alexander Scheuermann, Eric Chao, William Heiratifar, Ryan Westerman

Sixth Place:
Industry Collaborator: Cisco Systems
Cius File Link/App
Jose Hinojosa, Lesley Lopez, Chelsie Weathington, Thang Ngo, Tho Nguyen

View pictures of the winners and event on Flickr.