Research Opportunities

Summer 2010

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Imaging Science

Advisor:  Dr. Anthony Vodacek - axvpci@cis.rit.edu

Long term satellite image analysis of Lake Kivu from Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo.

Work with advisor to use ENVI software for analysis of long-term land cover changes and deforestation, including time and location of major change.


Engineering

Advisor:  Dr. Satish Kandlikar - sgkeme@rit.edu

Fuel Cell Heat Transfer

Develop a new type of transient temperature measurement device for correlating thermal conductivity of a fibrous medium such as cloth or aluminum mesh.


Engineering

Advisor:  Dr. Satish Kandlikar - sgkeme@rit.edu

Fuel Cell Heat Transfer

Develop a water dispensing unit and a high temperature smooth surface.


Biological and Medical Sciences

Advisor:  Dr. Andre Hudson - aohsbi@rit.edu

The student will characterize the enzyme DAPL from chlamydomonas that has been shown to be involved in Lysine biosynthesis.


Environmental Science

Advisor:  Dr. Paul Shipman - passbi@rit.edu

Method to reduce negative impact on Public Fisheries

There is a need for a way to hold a fish, photograph and reliably measure it without causing injury to the fish.


Environmental Science

Advisor:  Dr. Elizabeth Hane - enhsbi@rit.edu

Evaluation of Black Swallowwort Invasion

Research will determine the extent of the black swallowwort invasion at Ganondagan - New York State Native American Historic Site.


Chemistry

Advisor:  Dr. Thomas Smith - twssch@rit.edu

Polyionic Liquids

Student will be engaged in the synthesis and characterization of room temperature ionic liquid monomers and their polymerization to form poly (ionic) liquids.


Computer Science

Advisor:  Dr. Reynold Bailey - rjb@cs.rit.edu

Research Experience for Undergraduates

Student will work in an interdisciplinary environment with focus on data visualization and distributed high performance file systems.


Computer Science

Advisor:  Dr. Reynold Bailey - rjb@cs.rit.edu

Research Experience for Undergraduates

Student will work in an interdisciplinary environment with focus on data visualization and distributed high performance file systems.


Computer Science

Advisor:  Dr. Brian Koberlein - brian.koberlein@rit.edu

Science Media

The student will assist in the development and set up a website to be used as part of a science outreach program. The student should be a Computer Science major or related field with computer programming and web technology skills.


Physical Science

Advisor:  Dr. Brian Koberlein - brian.koberlein@rit.edu

Physics, Chemistry and Biology

The student will assist in the development and set up of experimental demonstrations for videos. This is part of a multimedia project to increase interest and understanding of the sciences.


Astrophysical Concepts

Advisor:  Dr. Manasse Mbonye - mrmsps@rit.edu

This research will expose students to astrophysical topics, special relativity, black hole physics etc.


Concepts Space Weather Alert System

Advisor:  Dr.Chance M. Glenn, Sr - chance.glenn@rit.edu

This research team will implement a nonlinear dynamics-based anomaly detection algorithm to detect patterns in the total electron content (TEC) in the ionosphere. TEC is used as a measure of the sun's influence on the earth's atmosphere and therefore is a measure of space weather. Our sun is entering a solar maximum phase where solar flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs) are more prevalent. CMEs can send harmful, high energy particles towards the Earth as well as any point in the solar system. Space travelers, without the protection of Earth's atmosphere and magnetic field, will suffer harmful effects. In support of a future mission to Mars, RIT has been funded to study methods for predicting severe space weather. We have formed a research team as a collaboration between different departments. A student working on this team will support the group's effort in collecting and processing data as well as developing new algorithms for analysis.


Cancer Detection from Digital X-Rays

Advisor:  Dr. Chance M. Glenn, Sr - chance.glenn@rit.edu

This research team has collected a number of digital X-rays from the National Cancer Institute. We are studying methods to scan these images and detect cancerous tissue in an effort to create an automated system for early cancer detection. We have developed new signal/image processing methods based on chaotic dynamical systems theory. This research group will apply these methods to a series of digital images and determine the validity of the algorithms as they apply to the images. A student working in this group will implement processing algorithms, develop graphical user interfaces for analysis, and collect data on the results of the analysis.



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