Location: Newcomb Hall Ballroom
Add to Calendar 2019-03-28T10:00:00 2019-03-28T19:00:00 America/New_York 15th Annual University of Virginia Engineering Research Symposium (UVERS) The Graduate Engineering Student Council (GESC) is excited to announce that the 15th annual University of Virginia Engineering Research Symposium (UVERS) will take place in Newcomb Hall on Thursday, March 28th, 2019. This flagship GESC event exists to showcase the excellent graduate student research in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at UVA. It serves as an experiential professional development opportunity for graduate students in the school of engineering at UVA. Newcomb Hall Ballroom RSVP To This Event

The Graduate Engineering Student Council (GESC) is excited to announce that the 15th annual University of Virginia Engineering Research Symposium (UVERS) will take place in Newcomb Hall on Thursday, March 28th, 2019. This flagship GESC event exists to showcase the excellent graduate student research in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at UVA. It serves as an experiential professional development opportunity for graduate students in the school of engineering at UVA through:

  • Promoting inter-departmental collaboration and networking while providing opportunities for professionals and members of the community to engage with students about their research
  • Fostering communication skills among UVA scholars through representing their research to audiences of diverse backgrounds
  • Providing an environment for graduate students to discover the state of the practice and the possibilities for their research to be implemented in a professional setting

As in previous years, GESC will host a competitive poster session and podium session for selected graduate engineering students from each department to present their research and be judged based on technical merit, impact and significance of their research, and the clarity of their presentation. Awards will range from $100 to $1000 for winners with awards for all finalists. 2019 is the first year UVERS will include Breakfast with Industry, an opportunity for graduate engineering students and industry representatives to chat about industry opportunities for individuals with advanced degrees in engineering.

 

2019 UVERS Finalists:

Poster

  • Laura Dunphy (BME): Contextualization of metabolic adaptations in the human pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa following evolution of antibiotic resistance
  • Thanh Tran (BME): Clinical trial evaluation of a new feeding mechanism for babies born with cleft palate
  • Xueying Zhao (CHE): Chemotactic Response of Marine Bacteria to Hydrocarbons: Experimental and Theoretical Analysis
  • Kevin Gu (CHE): Cold Start NOx Emission Control Using Passive NOx Adsorber
  • Elaheh Sadredini (CS): Arithmetic Resolution and Hardware Support for Deep Neural Networks 
  • Tao Jin (CS): Rank Aggregation via Heterogeneous Thurstone Preference Models
  • Pouyan Bassirian (ECE): Using Co-Designed CMOS-MEMS Technologies for Near-Zero Power Wakeup Receivers
  • Vaibhav Verma (ECE): Energy-efficient deep neural network accelerator with dynamically reconfigurable hardware and processing-in-memory architectures
  • Hyunglok Kim (ESE): Estimation of Global-scale Surface Soil Moisture Using Satellite Observations and Data Assimilation
  • Benjamin Bowes (ESE): Machine Learning to Forecast Groundwater Table in a Flood Prone Coastal City
  • Kristen Reynier (MAE): Evaluating the effect of muscle activation on head motion during non-injurious impact in human volunteers
  • Qiang Zhong (MAE): How dorsal fin sharpness affects fish swimming performance
  • William Moffat (MSE): Implementation of Laser Assisted Coating Removal of Steel Components on Virginia Bridges 
  • Emmelyn Luu (SOM): Development of a Scalpel Incision Guide to Reduce Vessel Puncture Complications During Vascular Access.

Podium:

  • Catherine Gorick (BME): Sonoselective Transfection of Cerebral Vasculature with Focused Ultrasound 
  • Beverly Miller (CHE): Electrospun Hyaluronic Acid Hydrogels 
  • Faizan Ahmad (CS): A Girl Has No Name: Automated Authorship Obfuscation using Mutant-X 
  • Andrew Jones (ECE): Mid-infrared detection of biological agents 
  • Wenjian Jia (ESE): Would You Consider a “Green” Vehicle? Investigating Virginian’s Preferences for Electric Vehicles 
  • John-Paul Donlon (MAE): Restraint Biomechanics in Frontal Crashes with Inboard-Leaning Occupants 
  • William Blades (MSE): From Alloy to Oxide: Capturing the Early Stages of Oxidation on Ni-Cr Alloys

 

Guest Speakers

GESC is proud to announce our two guest speakers for this event are both University of Virginia alum and UVA Engineering Trustees.

  • Les Williams, Partner and Chief Revenue Officer at Risk Cooperative, Certified Risk Manager,
  • Kathryn Harris, Senior Vice President for Growth and Strategy at Govini, Senior Advisor to the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Professor at Georgetown University

 

Agenda

The event schedule is as follows. All events will be on the 3rd floor of Newcomb Hall.

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM           Breakfast with Industry -- Main Lounge

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM              Lunch and 1st speaker session -- Kaleidoscope Room

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM                Poster session -- Ballroom

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM                Podium session I -- South Meeting Rooom

     1:00 - Catherine Gorick (BME)

     1:20 - Beverly Miller (CHE)

     1:40 - Faizan Ahmad (CS)

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM                Coffee break -- Main Lounge

2:30 PM – 3:50 PM                Podium Session II -- South Meeting Room

     2:30 - Andrew Jones (ECE)

     2:50 - Wenjian Jia (ESE)

     3:10 - John-Paul Donlon (MAE)

     3:30 - William Blades (MSE)

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM                2nd Speaker Session -- Kaleidoscope Room

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM                Awards & Reception.-- Ballroom

 

If you would like to attend any of UVERS as a guest (UVA and non-UVA affiliates) or you would like to volunteer as a judge, please RSVP HERE. (RSVP not required for attendance, but will ensure important notifications for event.) Judges should be experienced in engineering research in either an academic or a non-academic setting.

Questions about UVERS 2019 can be directed to Gail Hayes at gmm8u@virginia.edu