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

 

Executives of Georgia Power and Dean of College of Engineering visited our lab

Executives of Georgia Power and Dean of College of Engineering visited our lab

Mr. Mickey A. Brown (Executive Vice President, Georgia Power), Mr. Ronny Just (Government Relations Manager at Georgia Power), Dr. Donald Leo (Dean of UGA College of Engineering), Mr. Michael Dukes (Director of Development and Alumni Relations of Engineering) visited Sensorweb Research Laboratory on March 30th.

 

Paper accepted at IEEE SMARTCOMP 2017

Paper accepted at IEEE SMARTCOMP 2017

The paper Real-time Ambient Noise Subsurface Imaging in Distributed Sensor Networks was accepted in the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing (SMARTCOMP 2017). Congrats to Maria!

Dr. Song gives an invited talk at the Fog Forum

Dr. Song gives an invited talk at the Fog Forum

On March 9th, 2017, Dr. Song  was invited to give a featured talk on fog computing in energy applications. The event was held in Atlanta at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center

Three new members join the lab in spring 2017

Three new members join the lab in spring 2017

Welcome Fangyu Li, Sili Wang  and An Chen join the lab in Spring 2017. Sili Wang received MS degree from Peking University, and An Chen received MS degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology. Both of them join us as a Ph.D. research assistant. Fangyu Li is a PhD candidate of University of Oklahoma and visiting us for study a semester.