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Minh PHam Ph.D. Prosoal Defense

Date: 
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 10:00am
Location: 
ES 202C
Ph.D. Proposal Defense Announcement
 
Name: Minh Pham 
Title: Home healthcare using wearable computing and robot technology
Time: May 25th 10:00am 
Venue: ES 202C
Advisor: Dr. Weihua Sheng
 
Vita:
Minh Pham is currently a Ph. D. student in School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oklahoma State University. He received his M.S. degree in Management Information System from Oklahoma State University in 2012 and B.S. degree in Computer Science from Hanoi University of Technology in 2007. His research focuses on wearable computing, smart home technology and machine learning techniques.
 
Abstract:
In this dissertation, I focus on developing a Cloud-Based Smart Home Environment (CoSHE) which is able to offer home-based health monitoring and robot-assisted health care.  Our CoSHE platform consists of three main components: (1) a smart home with an array of passive infrared (PIR) sensors for motion detection, (2) a wearable unit which consists of a smart garment with textile electrodes to collect ECG signal, Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) to collect the human’s movement signals, and a sound recording device to collect human’s throat sound, and (3) a robot assistant enabling healthcare delivery. The CoSHE offers human contextual information which includes the human’s location and body activities. Through the wearable sensors, health issues such as dehydration and negative emotions can be detected, which can trigger the robot assistant to take actions. In one case, the robot can approach the human and remind the human to drink more water if dehydration is detected. In the other case,  the robot can engage the human in a conversation that helps him/her get out of the negative emotion. We evaluated the proposed framework for health monitoring and health care on the proposed CoSHE platform.   
 
 
 

Duy Tran Ph.D. Proposal Defense

Date: 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 2:30pm
Location: 
ES 202C
Ph.D. Proposal Defense Announcement
 
Name: Duy Tran 
Title: Human-vehicle collaborative driving to improve transportation safety
Time: May 24th 2:30pm 
Venue: ES 202C
Advisor: Dr. Weihua Sheng
 
Vita:
Duy Tran is currently a Ph. D. student in School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Oklahoma State University. He received his M.S. and B.S. degrees from Oklahoma State University in 2012 and 2010 respectively. His research interests include intelligent transportation systems, machine learning, automated control and computer vision.
 
Abstract:
This dissertation proposes a collaborative control framework which is based on the assessment of both internal and external risks. The internal risk analysis includes the driver drowsiness detection and the driver intention recognition which help better understand the human driver’s behavior. Steering wheel data and facial expression are used to detect the driver’s drowsiness. Hidden Markov Models (HMM) is implemented to recognize the driver’s intention. For the external risk analysis, a co-pilot or robot utilizes a Collision Avoidance System (CAS) to estimate the collision probability between the ego vehicle and surrounding vehicles. Based on these two risk analyses, we design a novel collaborative driving scheme by fusing the control inputs from the human driver and the co-pilot to obtain the final control input for the vehicle under different circumstances. The proposed collaborative control framework is validated in a simulated assisted-driving testbed.
 

Ha Manh Do Ph.D. Proposal Defense

Date: 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 10:00am
Location: 
ES 202 – ECE conference room
Ph.D. Proposal Defense Announcement
 
Name: Ha Manh Do
Advisor: Dr. Weihua Sheng 
Title: Robot-assisted Elderly Care in Smart Homes
Time: May 24th 10:00 am 
Venue: ES 202 – ECE conference room
Advisor: Dr. Weihua Sheng
 
Vita:
Ha Manh Do is currently a Ph. D. student in School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oklahoma State University. He received his B.S. degree in Electronics and Telecommunications at Hanoi University of Technology and Science, Hanoi, Vietnam, in 1999 and the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2015 at Oklahoma State University. His research interests are in the areas of mobile robotics, auditory perception, and robot-based assistive technologies in elderly care.  
 
Abstract:
This dissertation proposes a robot-integrated smart home (RiSH) framework which can be used for research in elderly care. The RiSH consists of a smart home environment, cloud servers, and remote caregivers. The smart home environment integrates a home service robot, a home sensor network, a body sensor network, and a mobile device. An open and layered architecture is proposed to guide the design and implementation of the hardware and software platform. Basic service functions are developed to allow the RiSH to recognize human body activity and the home service robot to perceive the environment through audio signals. Based on these service functions, we developed three low-level applications: 1) auditory applications based on auditory perception functions; 2) human monitoring by fusing distributed binary sensors and sound signals; 3) a conversational interface that helps the human through chatting. These applications extend the robot's perception beyond its onboard sensors. Utilizing these low-level applications, high-level applications are developed, such as comfort applications that help entertain the human and emergency applications such as fall detection and rescue. Experimental results are provided to validate and evaluate the testbed and the associated capabilities. This testbed can be employed in developing assistive technologies for the elderly when they live independently at home.
 
 

Senior Design I & II

Date: 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:45pm
Location: 
Noble Research Center Atrium ATRC SEC
It’s that time of the year again!! Save the date!!
The School of Electrical & Computer Engineering invites everyone to the Design Day Spring 2017.
This year the Senior Design 1 teams have designed metal detectors which can detect objects and distinguish between steel and aluminum plates. They will have a competition to find out the best and the most accurate metal detector. 
The Senior Design 2 teams have designed some cool gadgets like speed guns, airflow sensors, mercury robots, transponder navigators and many more innovative prototypes.
 
Who?        Engineers and all other parties
What?       Metal Detection Competition & Final Project Demonstrations
When?      Tuesday, 2nd May 2017
Time?       4:30 to 5:30 pm 5:30 to 6:45 pm
Where?    Noble Research Center Atrium ATRC SEC
 
Come to enjoy the coolest designs and creations of electrical & computer engineers!
 

Veterinary Biomedical Sciences Seminar

Date: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
McElroy Hall - Room 259
Veterinary Biomedical Sciences Seminar Thursday, April 27, 2017, 4 – 5 p.m. Room 259 McElroy Hall
Daqing Piao, Ph.D., will present “In vivo assessment of fatty liver development in a rat model by using percutaneous diffuse reflectance spectroscopy: key findings and potential paths for transabdominal application.”
Dr. Piao is an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
 
Sponsor:CENTER FOR VETERINARY HEALTH SCIENCES
Contact Name:Michelle Kuehn
Contact Email:michelle.kuehn@okstate.edu fro more information

Mercury Remote Robot Challenge

Date: 
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
OSU Stillwater Campus Nobel Research Center Atrium
The OSU ECEN Department will be hosting the 8th Annual Mercury Remote Robot Challenge on Saturday April 22, 2017 in the Noble Research Center.  The event attracts university teams from around the nation as well as participants form Colombia, Brazil and Mexico.  The challenge is to build a robot capable of being driven from a distance in excess of 50 miles.  The robot must overcome obstacles and perform a mission within a limited time.  To successfully compete the robot must have a robust communications system as well as a reliable motion platform, manipulator electronics, control software, anti-collision capabilities etc.  The robots are judged on the competition, but also on design and video presentations.  For more details please visit our web site https://mercury.okstate.edu/ or feel free to contact me directly.
 
Thank you,
Carl Latino
 
 
What:         8th Annual Mercury Remote Robot Challenge
When:        Saturday April 22, 2017
Where:      OSU Stillwater Campus Nobel Research Center Atrium
Cost:          Event is free and open to the public

ECE Distinguished Seminar Series

Date: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 3:15pm to 4:30pm
Location: 
ATRC 102

Bridging Design & Technology Gaps for Future Chip Manufacturability, Reliabilty and Security

Presented by: Dr. David Z. Pan - UT Austin

The Distinguished Seminar Series of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) presents the work of internationally recognized researchers. This seminar series is intended to provide an open platform for the faculty and students, to have a dialog with leading researchers in various fields of ECE, and to build-up a dynamic and vibrant culture of research and academic exchange in the ECE department. All seminars are free and open to the public. Refreshments and drinks will be offered after each seminar.

Inquiries
Contact: Weihua Sheng at 405-744-7590 or weihua.sheng@okstate.edu

OEEE Spring Banquet

Date: 
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 5:30pm
Location: 
Meditations, 1205 N Country Club Road, Stillwater, Oklahoma
What:          Annual OSU Electrical & Computer Engineering Spring Banquet
When:         Friday, 14 April, 2017. Doors open at 5:30 pm, dinner served at 6:00.
Where:       Meditations, 1205 N Country Club Road, Stillwater, Oklahoma (http://www.meditationscatering.com/)
Dress:        Business Casual
Speaker:   Dr. Greg Matloff. Title: "Near Earth Asteroids: Friends or Foes?" (Bio down below)
Cost:          Considering food & facilities rental, this is a $37 value! Your cost is $10.  Students will also need to submit their resume to ieee@okstate.edu.  It will be shipped to all corporate sponsors (at the moment only Georgia-Pacific, but this is subject to change).
                   
The discount made possible by the following generous sponsors...
 
Georgia-Pacific, Consumer Products Muskogee
CEAT Student Council
  
Host: OSU ECE Student Branch of the IEEE
Door Prizes: Best confirmed include a laptop PC and a 5 pound candy bar.  Many more.
Dr. Matloff's Bio: Professor Matloff is a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society, a Member of the International Academy of Astronautics and a Hayden Associate at the American Museum of Natural History. His most recent books, co-authored with Italian researcher Dr. Giovanni Vulpetti and Les Johnson, are Solar Sails: A Novel Approach to Interplanetary Travel, Springer (2015) and Starlight, Starbright: Are Stars 
Conscious? (Curtis, Norwich, UK, 2015). In addition to his interstellar-travel research, he has contributed to SETI (the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence), modeling studies of human effects on Earth’s atmosphere, interplanetary exploration concept analysis, alternative energy, in-space navigation, the search for extra solar planets, and Earth Defense from Asteroid Impacts. He has authored more than 130 scientific
papers and reports.
 
     If you plan on attending, you need to sign up and pay in advance at the ECE Main Office prior to 5:00 pm, Friday, 7 April.  We expect to have some additional seats available for sale at the door, but admission at the door is not guaranteed.
 
     This is an opportunity for you to blow off some steam, chat with friends, and network with faculty and ECE alumni from Oklahoma and some of the surrounding states.
 

Dissertation Defense: Rahul Bakore

Date: 
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Location: 
ATRC 206

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ECE Distinguished Seminar Series

Date: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 3:15pm to 4:30pm
Location: 
ATRC 102

Survival of Society After a Solar Superstorm

Presented by: Dr. Daniel R. Grischkowsky - Oklahoma State University

The Distinguished Seminar Series of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) presents the work of internationally recognized researchers. This seminar series is intended to provide an open platform for the faculty and students, to have a dialog with leading researchers in various fields of ECE, and to build-up a dynamic and vibrant culture of research and academic exchange in the ECE department. All seminars are free and open to the public. Refreshments and drinks will be offered after each seminar.

Inquiries
Contact: Weihua Sheng at 405-744-7590 or weihua.sheng@okstate.edu