Donald Bren School of ICS - Top 5 Projects
Cappegories is a social iOS application that connects you with others to discover the latest apps that best fit your lifestyle.
Students: Bayan Azima, Kevin Juneja, Taylor Kisor-Smith, Katherine Nguyen, Jay Tolentino [%Squad]
Sponsor: MEDL Mobile
Foodujour makes it easy to find great food and collect the recipes of all the dishes you love. What makes Foodujour unique is its consolidated grocery list, which warns you if you're getting an ingredient you don't use in many recipes, so your food won't go bad sitting in the fridge. Foodujour solves the familiar challenge of recipe discovery as well as larger scale problems of food waste in one intuitive user experience.
Students: Ali Alkhatib, Shibani Dhume, Rohan Venapusala, Jessica Dear, Myron Cotran
Sponsor: Hadar Ziv
MedStream – River is focused on providing a unique and collaborative experience in listening and sharing music. Using existing platforms like Spotify, we are able to provide customers with the ultimate real-time experience of adding songs to the group playlist and broadcasting it through the local speakers. River allows everyone to claim their stake of ownership of the music playlist and provides an equal opportunity for all contributors through the River algorithm. The River algorithm considers factors such as number of requests, feedback on songs, feedback on user recommendations, overlapping requests and more. With this focus, River hopes to provide customers an avenue to listen and share music like never before.
Students: Safeer Mohiuddin, Eric Tian, Melissa Nguyen, Matt Gardner, Zaheer Mohiuddin
Sponsor: Jim Jones
SOCIAL MEDIA ANAYLYSIS FOR UC IRVINE HEALTH INFORMATICS
MedStream collects social media posts and analyzes their sentiment. We provide a dashboard displaying current and recent activity and provide tools for historical analysis. The social media posts can be analyzed by the following criteria: source, volume, time period, sentiment, and keyword.
Students: Cherrie Cheng, Erick Custodio, Kevin Lee, Victor Lee, Jason Parsons, Sohrob Raja, Manuel Yang, Joe Yu
Sponsor: Charles Boicey, Lisa Dahm
If you give people the right tools to make them more productive, then everyone, no matter their lot in life, can reach their full potential. It’s this belief that led to the creation of Sparky. Sparky rewrites the rules on how networking is done, allowing professionals to focus not on logistics, but on interacting in a more comfortable, natural manner. It replaces the outdated three step system of following up: collecting business cards, writing notes on the back, then sorting through endless stacks of them. Sparky uses the Bluetooth Low Energy based iBeacon technology to replace the current archaic three step follow up process with one that’s invisible, intelligent, and fully automatic.
Students: Karan Sekhri, Adrien Deguzman, Sheng Xia, Tai Cao, Derek Omuro
Sponsor: Channa Samynathan
ZOTFinder is a mobile application specifically designed for the UCI campus and focuses on two important issues. First, ZOTFinder allows you to search for faculty, buildings, departments or services on campus whose location can then be displayed on a map for easy identification. A routing feature then provides you with the shortest path to your destination. Second, you can use ZOTFinder to quickly access a digitized version of the UCI emergency blue book, allowing you to always be prepared in case of an emergency while also providing important emergency support numbers. ZOTFinder: everything you need to know about UCI, at your fingertips.
Students: Aileen Lee, Rodolfo Mancilla, Janina Paragele [OmniDirect], Horiya Ameen, Michael Kunisaki, Sheena Perea, Derick Tran [2x2]
Sponsor: UCI Facilities Management, Police Department, and Office of Information Technology
Samueli School of Engineering - Top 5 Projects
CESSNA/RAYTHEON AIAA DESIGN/BUILD/FLY
Design/Build/Fly is an electric R/C airplane competition in which over eighty teams from all over the world compete in. There is a different challenge every year; this year's theme was backcountry bush plane. There were several missions to simulate bush plane operation, such as a taxi mission over an uneven course and payload mission with large cargo. Our task was to come up with a lightweight design following competition constraints, develop innovative techniques to build the aircraft, and fly the missions under variable conditions.
Students: Michael Lau, Charles Poblete, Jocelyn Pedroza
Mentor: Robert Liebeck
DEVELOPING A BETTER GUIDEWIRE FOR EXCISIONAL BIOPSY
Guidewires are thin metal wires with small hook tips that are usedduring surgery to locate and secure nonpalpable soft tissue tumors thatmay be cancerous. They serve as localization tools to guide a surgeon to the site of a lesion and are visible under X-Rays (e.g. mammograms for breast lumps). Currently, there are serious complications associated with localization procedures due to dislocation, fracture, or melting of the guidewire, which can lead to misdiagnosis of cancer or migration of wire fragments post surgery. Our team at BioGuide has designed and prototyped The S-Wire, a unique guidewire with more adequate materials to ensure a safe, stable, and accurate excisional biopsy every time.
Students: Sharon Kuruvilla, Joycelin Luc, Aleksandar Metulev, Nazneen Pashutanizadeh, Hana Yamate-Morgan, Xiaoxuan Zhang
Mentor: Dr. David Hsiang, Richard Henson
HYDRAULIC FRACKING WATER TREATMENT IN TEXAS AND NORTH DAKOTA
Flo-Tech Engineering is developing a customizable mobile treatment system for flowback water from hydraulic fracturing operations. The water will be treated for reuse for further fracking operations. The system will be implemented in Bakken Shale in North Dakota and/or Eagle Ford Shale in southern Texas.
Students: Genel Abordo, Cody Duncan, Caitlin McAlpine, James Libby, Trevor Thomas, Kerrick Ryan, Cameron Patel
Mentors: Dr. Joon Min, BKT President, Dr. Diego Rosso
SCOLIOSIS ASSESSMENT SYSTEM
Current methods of assessing scoliosis rely on two-dimensional X-ray images to represent a three-dimensional problem and can expose patients to potentially harmful amounts of radiation. Using off the shelf components and the principles of stereo photogrammetry, it is possible to create a portable system that provides three-dimensional images that could allow physicians to better understand a patients' condition and provide more effective treatment.
Students: Michael Gardner, Nicholas Bennett, Jared Leung
Mentor: March Bachman
Our team designed software to automate a digital microfluidic device (DMF). Unlike conventional microfluidic chips that make use of fixed channels and continuous fluid flow, a DMF moves individual droplets along a platform. This platform allows the device to add, mix, incubate, and divide droplets in any sequence. With this versatility a DMF can perform several different assays, from simple to complicated, on a single chip. However, the device is not automated and therefore has had little impact in the areas where it can be immensely useful. Our design team has developed image analysis and control software that completely automates the movement of droplets on this device. We have also developed blister packs that store, and dispense reagents at the right volumes onto the DMF. This will allow a minimally trained user to perform complicated assays with a DMF device in many settings. A DMF with the Spero software and Spero blister packs will have many applications. We believe a DMF device with our designs can also penetrate several lucrative markets. We have developed a product road map to design a fully functional DMF device using our software and blister packs to diagnose sepsis, a very dangerous blood infection that is a major problem in the American health system.
Students: Jessica Motherwell, Jose Gallegos, Neto Sosa,Ting-Yi Chu, Maka Pennell, Zachary Campagna
Mentors: Zoran Nenadic, Michelle Khine