WiNES Lab presented its research on underwater acoustic networks at the COE Undergraduate Research Lab fair with a live demonstration of acoustic transmissions with underwater acoustic modems. Undergraduate students were introduced to on-going research projects and research opportunities available to them.
We have opportunities for undergraduate research in ultrasonic intra-body networks and underwater networks. We accept volunteers and work-study. We also have limited funding to support undergraduate research over the summer. If you were at the COE Undergraduate Research Fair and are interested in our work please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Freshmen students Vladislav Martin and Matthew Maroun join the WiNES lab to work on underwater and ultrasonic intra-body networks supported by the Federal work study program.
We presented our research on intra-body networks and on underwater networks at the ECE Freshman forum. New Northeastern undergrads in Electrical and Computer Engineering were introduced to a variety of research projects in different fields.
WiNES Ph.D. student Emrecan Demirors featured on news@Northeastern on working with undergraduate students in research.
Undergraduate students interested in engaging with WiNES Lab are encouraged to apply for funding from the office of the provost.
Two types of awards are available:
Applications must be submitted using the online application.
While the Selection Committee will accept applications on a rolling
basis, the following deadlines and decision dates will be applied:
The last workday of October is the application submission deadline for
projects to be undertaken during the spring semester that follows.
Award decisions will be communicated by the end of November.
The goal of the event is to give UGs a relaxed forum to meet faculty who are willing to bring UGs into their labs for research experiences. This addresses two barriers to UG participation:
|Ultrasonic Intra-body Networks Poster|
Christopher Tjahjadi-Lopez is a Bachelors Student in his sophomore year in Electrical Engineering. He joined the Wireless Networks and Embedded Systems Laboratory (WiNES), through the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP), a program offering research opportunities to minority students. In the WiNES lab he worked under the supervision of Prof. Tommaso Melodia and his mentor Hovannes Kulhandjian. The focus of Christopher’s research was on Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks (UW-ASNs) localization. He learned on how to use and operate the Telesonar SM-975 acoustic modem, as well as, the software defined radio platform USRP and GNU Radio. He gained hands-on experience by assisting in conducting underwater experiments in the lab and on Lake LaSalle. Towards the end of his program, he presented a poster on Underwater Acoustic Sensor Network Localization and its Challenges at the Twentieth Annual McNair Research Conference in the Niagara Falls region.
Yangyong Zhang is a Bachelors Student in his senior year in Electrical Engineering. The focus of Yangyong’s research was on Ultrasonic Intra-body Area Networks. During his program, he studied the basics of ultrasonic communication in the human body and he learned how to operate the software defined radio platform USRP and GNU Radio. He gained hands-on experience by assisting in conducting experiments in the lab on the ultrasonic software defined testbed.
The Discovery Seminar Program offers a small class experience (up to 15 students)
for undergraduate students, providing them with the opportunity to engage with a faculty member around a
thought-provoking topic. The goals of the program are to help students explore a topic in depth in a comfortable,
small group setting, expose students to research activities by letting them try out an unfamiliar subject in an environment
conducive to exploration, and improve skills in critical thinking. The primary objective is to encourage undergraduate students majoring in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science,
or pre-medical disciplines to pursue a research career on this exciting topic
This is 1 credit hour course designed to expose undergraduate students with an interest in STEM disciplines to cutting-edge research in mobile health applications of wireless networking technology
Outstanding undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for this opportunity to assist UB
Electrical Engineering graduate students and faculty to perform research on the exciting new
topic of ultrasonic networking for biomedical devices.
Research Project Information:
BEAM (Buffalo Engineering Awareness for Minorities) students are particularly encouraged to contact us for the Summer Semester. UB is a founding partner of BEAM with local companies such as Praxair, General Motors Powertrain, Moog, and Motorola. Apply to Program!
The WINES lab regularly involves undergraduate students in research. We support applications for student stipends through the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Programs (CSTEPs).
The CSTEP is a grant-funded program sponsored by the New York State Department of Education to support talented underrepresented students pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), licensed professions and health-related professions. CSTEP offers key preparation, resources, and opportunities critical to student success.
Outstanding undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for this opportunity to assist UB Electrical Engineering graduate students and faculty to perform research on the exciting new topic of underwater networking.
In November, UB will be hosting about 50 4th grade students from a public school in the Buffalo district. Within EE, we will be demonstrating experiments on intra-body and underwater communications (among others). If you are interested in volunteering for this and future event, please get in touch with Prof. Tommaso Melodia. This is a pilot program that we intend to continue in the future with Buffalo public schools.
EE is in the process of putting together a travel team of UG students members of IEEE and HKN that will go to high schools and perform various experiments with the high school students. If you are interested in volunteering for this event please get in touch with Prof. Tommaso Melodia.