Aiman Gannous joined the Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science for his PhD in the Department of Computer Science (CS) in the Spring of 2014. Gannous successfully defended his dissertation this August and is serving as an adjunct faculty member in Fall 2020.
Being a student in these times is hard enough as is, but imagine raising your first child, finishing a PhD in neuro-engineering, and working on getting accepted into Purdue University all in the same breath. For Boris Peñaloza this is his life. Peñaloza is a current PhD candidate from Panamá working under Interim Dean Haluk Ogmen, PhD, at the Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science.
From the start of my Master’s program at DU, I already knew what my thesis was going to be on. Having already worked on Dr. Mahoor’s Dream Face team and having developed a passion for robotics in undergrad, I was tasked with building a robot to meet needs of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), which we called Nyku.
Jun Hao began his journey as a PhD candidate with Professor Wenzhong Gao, PhD, in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering in January 2016. Hao successfully defended his thesis, “Deep Reinforcement Learning for Optimization of Building Energy Control and Management” this August and reflected on his experiences at the Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science.
What if there was a better way to decide whether the time is right for knee surgery? Similar to the technology found in your cell phone, an inertial measurement unit (IMU) could be the key to more helpful information for those making these decisions and assist in optimizing surgery timing.
An IMU is an electronic device that measures and reports a body's accelerations, angular velocities, and orientations. When worn by people, IMUs could measure movement quality before, during, and after a diagnosis or surgical intervention.