The Rice Electrical and Computer Engineering department had its highest attended Corporate Affiliates Day event March 29th with over 315 people - representing the energy, medical, computing, entertainment industries – and many more.
Corporate Affiliates day is an annual spring event that showcases Rice’s Electrical and Computer Engineering research in the areas of Neuroengineering; Data Science; Photonics, Electronics & Nanodevices; Systems & Wireless; and Computer Engineering.
Highlights of the day include the poster and demo session by students of all levels, keynotes by leaders in academia and industry, and networking and recruiting opportunities for companies and organizations. Affiliates Day marks the pinnacle of research efforts of the department. A list of the 2019 Posters/Demos presented can be found here.
During Affiliates day the ECE department also hands out various awards to students, this year’s winners are listed below:
Best PhD Presenter Award: Sponsored by ExxonMobil
Hossein Robatjazi & Sudha Yellapantula
Best PhD Presenter Award 2nd Place: Sponsored by Medical Informatic Corp
Yasaman Ghasempour & Adithya Pediredla
Best Graduate Poster or Demo: Sponsored by Rice Engineering Alumni:
SparsePPG: Towards Driver Monitoring Using Camera-Based Vital Signs Estimation in Near-Infrared
Ewa Magdalena Nowara
Best Senior Design: Sponsored by AAVA Technology
Axon Mobile –Wireless Neural Recorder
Aidan Curtis, Sophia D’Amico, Benjamin Klimko, Andres Gomez, Zhiyang Zhang
Best Undergraduate Research Sponsored by Fish & Richardson
Combating Power Amplifier Distortions using Neural Networks
Aryan Sefidi, Liwen Jiang, Cynthia Chen, Jenny Penaloza, Chuang Yu, Sam Li
ECE Distinguished Student Service Award:
Arjun Kalya and Sophia D’Amico
Rice ECE Affiliates Day would not be possible without generous support from our Corporate Affiliates members and sponsors! We thank Viasat, Samsung, Rice Engineering Alumni, AAVA Technology, Fish & Richardson, Medical Informatics Corp., and Exxon Mobil for their support.