Undergraduate research projects

ECE strongly believes in coupling the theoretical concepts introduced in the classroom with hands-on experience in laboratories or projects.

Faculty in the department are involved in research that is cutting edge and multidisciplinary, and undergraduate students of all levels of expertise are encouraged to be involved in research projects. Undergraduate research projects provide the student with the opportunity to earn academic credit while participating in the research programs of individual faculty members.

Project Student
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Fall 2018 Projects
CMU CS Academy Arman Hezarkhani
Pittsburgh Plume Project Sandra Sajeev
Post Hoc Model Explanations Umang Bhatt
Validating A New Fault-Injection Technique for Distributed Systems Hana Frluckaj
Architecture mining for open source projects Adithya Raghuraman
Millimeter Wave Trancievers to detect out of sight objects Jacob Hoffman
Video Action Detection Xiang Xu
Rethinking PIM with Crosspoint Memories Eric Chen
Simple architectural support for latency-critical applications Amolak Nagi
Illumination Source Separation Angela Gao
Optical Music Recognition of Numbered Musical Notation Celine Cheng
A Human Centered Design Approach to EEG Systems Arnelle Etienne
Power Usage and Latency of STT-MRAM Caches Nathan Serafin
Social Networks, Machine Learning, Hardware Accelerators Joseph Wang
Quantifying digital signal attributes of musical emotion Eric Mendez
Spring 2018 Projects
Robot Fleet Management Platform Connor Young
Interpretability Umang Bhatt
Creating an HDF5 plugin for DeltaFS Weiqiao Chen
Plug Identification Nikhil Mohan
picoCTF Tushar Chetal
Pocket Karan Dhabalia
Additive Feature Attribution Methods Sam Fazel-Sarjui
Simple architectural support for latency-critical applications Amolak Nagi
CMR Telemetry Firmware/Software Stanley Zhang
Minimally invasive laser scanning for improved situational awareness Sara Misra
CMR Telemetry Firmware/Software Amukta Nayak
High-G Accelerometer Ranganath Selagamsetty
Wi-Fi based Material Sensing to Augment Autonomous Vehicles Ajay Benno
Computational Wireless Snake Monster Robot Jake Zimmer
particle manipulation via acoustic trapping. Hengji Huang
Emulating higher precision for numerical computations Kashish Garg
Creating a testbed for autonomous vehicle simulation Isha Iyer
Creating EEG Systems that Accommodate Thick Hair Arnelle Etienne
Seamless Cross-Technology Communication for the Internet of Things Xiang Shi

Project administration

Students, submit and manage your research projects online.

Open Research Projects

Please see the following list of open research projects for undergraduates.


The Small Undergraduate Research Grant (SURG) program offers grants for materials and supplies to undergraduates at Carnegie Mellon for research in all fields of study.