Tufts University SR-EIP Opportunities 2015

 Tufts University SR- EIP O pportunities 2015
Characterization of synthetic lightweight aggregates (mechanical testing and/or analyses for economic
Work with the freeze-thaw behavior of cohesive (clay) soils.
Focus on automatic and real time EEG epileptic event detection in mice to characterize the effect of trauma
and drugs on brain. The main aim is to minimize human labeling of the events and to reduce (by up to ten
fold) storage requirements of associated behavioral video data. The project will use signal processing as
well as machine learning tools for achieving this goal. This work is in direct collaboration with Tufts Dept. of
Create tools to enable youth to invent (design, build, program, and test) their own networked technologies
in order to learn computer science and engineering. Work with project team on all aspects of this project,
including software development and running workshops with minority youth.
Develop processing methods for automated analysis of fluorescence microscopy images to automatically
identify cellular boundaries and nuclei.
Develop methods for processing CubeSat data of the atmosphere. The issue here is how to interpolate
noisy data onto a regular grid when we are unsure of the locations where the data are collected.
Develop tomographic-type of algorithms for using near infrared light to help detect breast cancers. Work
here is about modeling the physics of how light interacts with tissue and using these computation models
to infer the spatial distribution of chromophores within the breast to help localize cancerous regions.
Other research areas include Renewable Energy (solar cells & thermophotovoltaics) and infrared photonic
Develop new and effective educational tools for the elementary school engineering classroom (e.g.
inventing new brains for LEGO robots, playing with new interfaces between iPads and robots, and looking
at interesting ways of using the LEGO brick to teach math).
Use state of the art methods to model the biomechanics of living cells while taking measurements using
atomic force microscope.
Nano-stethoscope project - Design a supersensitive microphone by 3D printing of acoustic filters.
Synthesis of fluorescent pH sensing nano particles by making nanoscopic sensors that can probe the acidity
of the environment.
Perform electromechanical characterization of High Temperature Superconductors (HTS), used in energy
applications, through finite element modeling and experimental techniques.
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