May 27, 2015
5 to 8:30 p.m.
Beckman Center
Donald Bren School of ICS - Top Projects
Facebook has an enormous user base, and as time goes on, an increasing number of these accounts belong to those who have passed on. They leave behind a lot of data such as photos, videos, statuses, likes, and more. What are the ethical and moral issues surrounding who has control over a deceased person’s information? Epilogue and the team of researchers behind this project are at the forefront of exploring these questions surrounding post-mortem data ownership, sensitivity, privacy, and access. Through Epilogue, users can create memorials, pull Facebook data, share memories through stories, and invite friends to collaborate in building a private space for their loved one.

Students: Alexis Hoshino, Eric Tian, HQ Pham-Nguyen, Kathleen Enverga
Sponsor: Jed Brubaker

GameTime is an Android Analytics Application that provides data from games that are installed on your Android device. Built on the foundations of M2 App Insight, with GameTime you can keep track of the time spent on each individual game, a sum of all time spent on your games, as well as explore popular downloads from within the larger m2 community, a community built from the aggregate and anonymous data collected from all GameTime users to showcase the most popular and trending games!

Students: Marissa Gonzales, Joshua Jackson, Ryan Ho Thinh Phung, Damon An, Faraz Amiruddin Ahmad
Sponsor: M2Catalyst

As retailers are trying to enhance the user shopping experience, new technological options are emerging to help close the gap between online and in-store experiences. Many retailers are trying to find the best way of combining the two, and our sponsors aim to offer a solution. By making the shopping process as simple as walking into a store, scanning an item, and paying for it with a series of taps on your smartphone, the Infinite Peripherals mobile and kiosk applications aim to help consumers simplify their shopping experience, and in the process, make retail stores more intuitive and brands more attractive.

Students: Alex Beall, Scott Betts, Noel Canlas, Kenny Pham, HQ Pham-Nguyen
Sponsor: Infinite Peripherals, Inc.

Shakedown is a cloud-based application designed to make it easier for instructors to evaluate students’ code, especially as programming courses continue to grow in size. Instructors use the website to create assignments and upload testing code that will validate the correctness of students’ solutions. Students then upload their solution code and Shakedown runs each submission against the instructor’s testing code and reports the results. Shakedown is easy to use, cheap to integrate, and saves teaching staff hours they would otherwise have to spend downloading, configuring, and running code before even beginning to evaluate students’ solutions. Shakedown gives instructors more time to teach tomorrow’s developers how to write quality code by reducing time they spend on repetitive tasks.

Students: Cameron Samak , John Ader, Richmond Chang, Cory Mortimer, Sahand Nayebaziz
Sponsor: Hadar Ziv

Smart Irrigation, and IoT prototype, wirelessly incorporates a home gardening system. Through our Android Mobile application you can view your plant’s moisture data and receive notifications when your plant has been watered.

Students: Alfonso Aranzazu, Jennifer Wu, Christie Nambu , Jun Kawa
Sponsor: Toshiba American Electronic Components

Samueli School of Engineering - Top Projects
Through dielectrophoresis, a nonuniform electric field should be able to separate CSCs from non-tumorigenic due to differences in their cell membrane capacitance and densities.

Students: Lydia Ameri, Gema Vera
Advisors: Lawrence Kulinsky, Marc Madou

Our project is to design and manufacture a device that can lyse cells within two minutes. Slogan: “Busting cells since 2014”

Students: Frederique Norpetlian, Saffi Khan, Leovi Espitia, Abdullaah Tarif, Andrew Chavarin, Marisa Lopez
Advisor: Brad Sargent (Edwards Lifesciences)

A portable, wireless, user-friendly EEG for measuring neural activity during sleep.

Students: Aaron Adamski, Charles Kafai Lam, Steven Bui, Alexandru Valentin Opra
Advisor: Pai Chou

To implement an EEG/EMG controlled wheelchair that will grant mobility back to physical impaired patients.

Students: Camilo Aguilar, David Hong, Omar Shanta, Cesar Becerril
Advisor: Lee Swindlehurst

The Pulmonary Assist Device (PAD) is uniquely designed to battle thoracic trauma in both the field and hospital settings.

Students: Danny Baldo Jr., Horacio Michael Estabridis, Kelsey Fung, Anthony Pham, Thanh Chung, Vinson Tran
Advisor:  Francis Duhay

Developing a heads up display system (HUD) that will assist drivers in seeing the road more clearly when they drive at night and navigating more safely during the day.

Students: James Slong, Ryan Barekat, Michel Vu Nguyen, Cesar Tejeda
Advisor:  Fadi Kurdahi

FanFeed is a free mobile application, available on iOs and Android, that aims to enhance the fan in-stadium experience by helping users avoid long concession stand lines at sporting events by providing in-stadium food delivery and in-seat food purchase. Forget the idea of leaving your seat at that crucial moment that you don’t want to miss for a beer, some food, or beverages. Fans will now have the opportunity of being able to order food to their seats, no matter where they are located in the stadium. With our efficient delivery system and easy-to-use mobile application, attending a game will never be the same again

Students: Candace Wu, Ravi Patel, Brandon Troung
Mentor: Brian Dao

Quicknotes is a Crowdsourced classroom note platform. Students that feel that they take good notes can upload their class notes to Quicknotes and be rewarded. Other students in the class can then see that notes have been posted for this lecture section. Students who wish to view the notes are given a short survey (whenever available) or if not available are asked to pay a micro-transaction on the order of 50 cents per set of notes. After they download the notes, they can rate them so that other students in the class will know which note have found most useful. In order to incentivize students into uploading notes they receive some of the profits for each download of their notes. This also encourages students to post the best possible notes so that they get positive ratings, resulting in more downloads, giving them a larger income.

Students: Arvind Sontha, Ofri Harlev, Treston Mendonsa
Mentor: Esosa Agbonwaneten

Roco is an intelligent mobile application that aims to use machine learning methods to create an automated private photosharing system. Using the application, users can capture and share pictures in an effortless way. A distinctive feature is that users can select from their list of friends the people they want to share their pictures with, set a timer specific to each person and take a set of pictures that will be automatically shared with these friends in realtime. During registration, Roco has a unique facescanning feature that uses a oneshot learning method combined with geofiltering to allow for facial recognition at higher accuracy. Geofiltering is an efficient filtering method by only queryingfaces with individuals that are close in location. If a picture contains people, the faces in it are automatically recognized and the picture is shared with everyone who appears in the picture. Roco also enables users to share their pictures with people who do not have the application by allowing the users to add nonusersor send out a link of photos they want to share to people by email or phone number.

Students: Jenny Hua, Bing Hui Feng, Naren Sathiya, Tu Nguyen, Kasean Herrera
Mentor: Charless Fowlkes

DECAY-Z is a device that will help promote the ease of access to HIV diagnostics by decreasing the cost of production through microfluidics. Microfluidics allow greater reagent efficiencies with increased reaction surface area to fluid ratios. This enables a reduced cost by minimizing the most expensive regents in current diagnostics platforms.

Students: Ya Kevin Thao, Abraham Phung, Diego Sandoval, Eric Wilde, Zaw Mai, Cory Schoenborn, Michael Bulotano
Mentor: Kyle Bulloch

Similar to nurturing a child’s development, experiencing the plant lifecycle from seed, to seedling, to mature plant, provides people with intrinsic joy and happiness. Rather than an enjoyable hobby, gardening is perceived by most as intimidating and difficult. OneSeed will change this perception by simplifying and demystifying gardening. OneSeed is a “smart” gardening “system” that will remove the guesswork from gardening, making it easy and even FUN! By integrating multiple sensors and wireless technologies into a portable OneSeed Smart Unit, we’re able to collect and monitor vital parameters (e.g. soil moisture; UV exposure; ambient temperature; pH) to determine the condition and exact needs of plants without consumer intervention or the need for specific gardening knowledge/experience.

Students: Stella Liu, Vouy Yeng, Sandy Pham, Aaron Rosario, Briana O'Hern, Erik Henriquez, Ryan Kuhs
Mentor: Dan Jenkins/Vouy Yeng

Energy Conservation Observer (ECO) is a context-aware device that accumulates a user’s energy consumption data, senses personal energy waste and provides eco-feedback to promote sustainability in the following ways:
  • It will understand the user’s energy needs and learn her usage habits to alert her (and potentially the public utility company) when energy wastage is detected.
  • It will prompt the user to take action by correlating utility bills with ECO’s recommendations.
  • It will illuminate the context in which the user can contribute to save resources by giving timely alerts.

Students: Shriti Raj, Neeraj Kumar, LouAnne Boyd, Ali Shahbaz
Mentor: Channa Samynathan

* 2014-2015 First place winners of the Butterworth Product Development Competition at the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences.

** 2014-2015 First place winners of the Beall Student Design Competition at The Henry Samueli School of Engineering.