ECE’s Inaugural Research Symposium

October 27, 2021

Friday, October 15, the ECE Graduate Committee hosted it’s Inaugural ECE Research Symposium.  The ECE Graduate Committee would like to announce that the Best Presentation award goes to Mr. Amine Taoudi for his presentation entitled “Design and optimization of a hybrid electric vehicle with energy efficient longitudinal control and bio-inspired trajectory planning and tracking.” He is advised by Drs. Chaomin Luo and Randy Follett. Congratulations!


Check out the amazing work our graduate and undergraduate researchers are doing to positively affect our world through technology.




1. Effects of Filler Composition, Loading, and Geometry on the Dielectric Loss, Partial Discharge, and Breakdown Strength of Deformable Liquid Metal Polymer Composites 

Authors: Robert E. Calabrese, Elizabeth Bury, Farhina Haque, Amanda Koh, and Chanyeop Park 


2. Development of Epoxy and Silicone based Nonlinear Resistive Field Grading Materials for High Voltage Equipment 

Authors: Omar Faruqe, Farhina Haque, and Chanyeop Park 


3. Electret: A Remedy for Partial Discharge and Surface Flashover in Power Electronic Converter Driven Shipboard Power Systems 

Authors:  Farhina Haque, Omar Faruqe, and Chanyeop Park 


4. Transformer Fault Event Detection and Classification Using PMUs 

Authors: Yadu Paudel and Yong Fu 


5. Smart Partitioning based Fully Distributed AC Optimal Power Flow 

Authors: Yuehong Peng and Yong Fu 


6. Short-Term Electricity Price Forecast using Frequency Analysis and Price Spikes Oversampling 

Authors: Chengxu Zhang and Yong Fu 


7. An UGV-based Forest Transmissivity Mapping Using GNSS Signals Acquired by Smartphones and Custom Receivers 

Authors: Md Mehedi Farhard and Mehmet Kurum 


8. Unmanned Ground Vehicle System to Collect Soil Moisture Data 

Authors: Austin Flynt and Mehmet Kurum 


9. Implementation of UAS-based P-Band Signals of Opportunity Receiver for Root-Zone Soil Moisture Measurement 

Authors: Preston Peranich, Mohammad Abdus Shahid Rafi, and Mehmet Kurum 


10. Toward Ubiquitous and Flexible Coverage of UAV-IRS-Assisted NOMA Networks 

Authors: Chun-hung Liu, Md Asif Syed, and Lu Wei 


11. W3D: Wavelet based 3D Object Detection for Autonomous Driving Application 

Authors: Simegnew Yihunie Alaba and John E. Ball 


12. Measuring Autonomous Traversability in Off-road Environment Using MAVS 

Authors: Fahmida Islam, John E. Ball, and Chris Goodin 


13. FedLGA: Towards System-Heterogenerity of Federated Learning with Local Gradient Approximation 

Authors: Xingyu Li, Zhe Qu, Bo Tang, and Zhuo Lu 


14. Deep Learning-base Soil Moisture Estimation in CONUS Region Using CYGNSS Delay Dopper Maps 

Authors: M. M. Nabi, Volkan Y. Senyurek, and Ali Gurbuz 


15. Spatial-Aware Collaboration-Competition Preserving Graph Embedding for Hyperspectral Image Dimensionality Reduction 

Authors: Chiranjibi Shah and Qian Du 


16. Bilogically Inspired Automonous Robot Navigation with Adaptive Speed Paradigm 

Authors: Tingjun Lei and Chaomin Luo 


17. Planning Optimal Trajactory Through Histogram-Enabled Mapping and Navigation Using PSO Model 

Authors: Timothy Sellers and Chaomin Luo 


18. Design and Optimization of a Hybrid Electric Vehicle with Energy Efficient Longitudinal Control and Bio-inspired Trajectory Planning and Tracking for Intelligent Vehicles 

Authors: Amine Taoudi, Chaomin Luo, and Randolph F. Follet 


19. A Hybrid Routing Method for Energy-Aware Wireless Sensor Network 

Authors: Ying Yang and Yu Luo 


20. Deep Reinforcement Learning based Robot Navigation Using Global Path Identified by Advised RRT 

Authors: Pradeep Chintam and Chaomin Luo 


 Special thanks to our judges: Ali Gurbuz, Bo Tang, Chaomin Luo, Chun-hung Liu, Jane Moorhead, Jenny Du, Yong Fu 


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