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.
The Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science was fortunate to have JB Holston as Dean for the last five years and we’re grateful for the leadership that he provided. We wish him all the best luck in his next venture with The Greater Washington Partnership. We are excited to announce that Professor, Senior Associate Dean, and interim chair of the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Haluk Ogmen, PhD, has been named as the interim dean for the Ritchie School!
At the end of every academic year the Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science recognizes the faculty and staff members who have gone above the call of duty during the school year. These faculty and staff members have made exceptional strides for the Ritchie School students and community. Meet the 2019-2020 academic year’s award winners.
The Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science was overjoyed to celebrate virtually with our graduating students on June 12. Faculty, staff, and family members gathered together to honor the achievements of the class of 2020.
In addition to honoring all of the graduating students, the Ritchie School also recognized several students with awards from the school and different departments for work that went above and beyond during their academic career.