Three undergraduate engineering students won first place at their department's symposium and are now focused on the college-wide Freed research competition in March.
The second Undergraduate and Master's Research Symposium, sponsored by the Industrial Systems and Engineering department, took place Thursday, Feb. 1. The competition, open to all ISE undergraduate and masters students, highlighted both the opportunities and resources available for all students.
Jack Circus, Logan Herr and Sam Presti's first place project was "Self Driving Robotic Car." Judy Lu won second place for "Facial Emotions Recognition."
In the masters competition, Anshul Sharma won first place for "The Inmate Assignment and Scheduling Problem and its Application in the PA Department of Corrections." Sweta Korat won second place for "Optimizing Laboratory TAT for ED STAT Orders."
Honorable mentions were awarded to Yangli Xiong and Xiandong Peng for "Factors Responsible for Patient Boarding in Emergency Department," Tao Zhang for "Artificial Intelligence Robot for Building a Tower by Itself," and Xingbang Du for "Simulation of Prediction of Wind Ramp Events in Smart Grid."
Circus, Herr and Presti will present their work at Rossin College's David and Lorraine Freed Undergraduate Research Symposium on March 22.
- Mary Anne Lynch '16G
February 16, 2018

From left: Sam Presti, Logan Herr and Jack Circus present their first-place research, "Self Driving Robotic Car." Abby Barlok/ISE

ISE students demonstrate a self driving robotic car at the 2018 symposium. Abby Barlok/ISE