Paper Accepted at EMBC ’18

Paper Accepted at EMBC ’18

The paper “Dynamic Time-frequency Feature Extraction for Brain Activity Recognition” was accepted in the 40th International Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (EMBC ’18). Congrats to Yang and Dr. Li!

Congratulations to Maria for the Award for Excellence in Graduate Research

Congratulations to Maria for the Award for Excellence in Graduate Research

Congratulations to Maria for being awarded the Excellence in Graduate Research from College of Engineer, University of Georgia! The award is based on your publication “Real-time Ambient Noise Subsurface Imaging in Distributed Sensor Networks” presented at the 3rd International Conference on Smart Computing in Hong Kong, China.

Research of “PoTrojan” received media coverage

Research of “PoTrojan” received media coverage

The research of “PoTrojan”, an innovative project of revealing the vulnerability of current AI neural network based models led by our visiting student, Minhui (Michael) Zou, received media coverage from the register. The current version of the paper can be found on arXiv. Congratulations to Minhui and team members!

New members join the lab in fall 2017

New members join the lab in fall 2017

One postdoc associate and three PhD students join our lab this fall. Welcome Fangyu Li, our new postdoc from University of Oklahoma. Welcome Zhiwei (Simon) Luo and Jiaqi (Jack) Wang, PhD students. Also welcome to Minhui (Michael) Zou who join the lab in summer 2017. Zhiwei Luo completed his bachelor degree from Wuhan University (China) at Computer Science and Technology. Jiaqi Wang  received the bachelor degree in electrical engineering and the master degree focused on renewable energy generation in Zhejiang University, China.

The high school summer intern hosted by our lab received Winner award from UGA Young Dawgs program

The high school summer intern hosted by our lab received Winner award from UGA Young Dawgs program

The high school summer intern hosted by our lab, Rohan Vuppala, received the Winner award from UGA Young Dawgs program. The Winner award is the highest recognition from UGA Young Dawgs program to high school student interns in each summer.

Young Dawgs is designed to prepare high-achieving high school students for post-secondary education.  Since its inception  in 2008, the program has hosted more than 1000 high school participants who have served almost 115,000 internship hours in departments throughout the UGA campus and community businesses. The program operates year round. Students are juniors or seniors and must have a minimum 3.7 GPA. The vast majority of these students end up being accepted into UGA.

Rohan worked on the micromouse project, he programmed and demonstrated robot navigation within a maze designed for small robots under Dr. Song supervision and the students Maria Valero and Yang Shi. Watch demo videos at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B44CsSBStR5PYVNKejBvaVRyaHM/view and  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B44CsSBStR5PeXNXS2VuUG13Zk0/view

One of the requirements of the program is that each student must do a presentation at the end of the semester. The presentations are judged by UGA staff, and UGA students using a rubric that focuses on content, presentation skills, creativity, and time. Of the 32 students participating this summer, Rohan’s presentation received one of the three “Winner Awards” thanks to the quality of the computer engineering work that he did was displayed in his presentation, the programming of the robot and his demonstration of how it worked within the maze showed his creativity as well as a basic understanding of the work he was doing in the lab.

For more information about the program, please contact Jim Geiser at jgeiser@uga.edu or visit Young Dawgs WebPage