Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Nagurney Presents at EURO 2016

 
Nagurney Presents at EURO 2016 - Poznan, Poland
 


Ladimer S. Nagurney, professor of electrical, computer, and biomedical engineering in CETA,  presented Physical Proof of the Occurrence of the Braess Paradox in Electrical Circuits at the 28th European Conference on Operational Research held July 3-6. 2016 in Poznan, Poland.
The work described the first measurements to show the existence of the Braess Paradox in a macroscopic electrical circuit. The measurements were made as part of his activities during his AY 15-16 sabbatical at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

The presentation was co-authored with Professor Anna Nagurney of the Isenberg School of Management at University of Massachusetts and may be viewed here.

Milanovic and Eppes Publish Paper

Milanovic and Eppes Publish Paper at the ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Conference


Posted 07/12/2016
Category: Accolades
Ivana Milanovic, professor of mechanical engineering, CETA, and Tom Eppes, professor of electrical engineering, CETA, published a paper at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting (FEDSM) in Washington, DC. The Fluids Engineering Division (FED) sponsored this meeting jointly with ASME Heat Transfer Division and the International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels (ICNMM).  This year marks FED 90th anniversary.

The paper, ‘Application Building in Undergraduate Courses with a Simulation Component,’ is a case study in thermo-fluids course design. The objectives were to better illustrate thermo-fluids concepts, embed simulations and research, and facilitate application building in the context of the undergraduate three credit lecture course. The approach combines project- and inquiry-based learning and emphasizes the importance of outside-of-class learning. The authors gratefully acknowledge support provided by University of Hartford Educational Technology and Strategic Plan Goal 1 grants.
Milanovic also co-organized the 17th Symposium on Fundamental Issues and Perspectives in Fluid Mechanics, and 9th Symposium on Transport Phenomena in Mixing. Milanovic additionally co-chaired sessions on Cavity, Jet, and Pipe Flows and Transport Phenomena in Mixing I: Jets. This marked the 13th year of her activities on the Fluid Mechanics Technical Committee co-organizing symposia, forums and poster sessions.
 

Salehi Publishes Paper


Salehi Publishes Paper Based on NIH-Funded Research Project in "Journal of Biomedical Optics"





Dr. Hassan S. Salehi, visiting assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering in the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture, published an article based on the NIH-funded research in the SPIE Journal of Biomedical Optics, Volume 21, Issue 4, 046006, 2016. The paper, “Coregistered photoacoustic and ultrasound imaging and classification of ovarian cancer: ex vivo and in vivo studies,” was written by lead author Dr. Salehi along with his collaborators at the University of Connecticut, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering, and the University of Connecticut Health Center (UConn Health).

The paper reports on a study testing capabilities of a novel co-registered photoacoustic and ultrasound imaging system and classification algorithms using machine learning techniques for ovarian cancer diagnosis. Most ovarian cancers are diagnosed at advanced stages due to the lack of efficacious screening techniques. As a result, there is an urgent need to improve the current clinical practice by advancing the conventional imaging systems and detecting early malignancies in the ovary. Photoacoustic tomography (PAT) is an emerging imaging modality with great potential to assist transvaginal ultrasound for ovarian cancer screening. Therefore, the authors have developed their co-registered photoacoustic tomography (PAT) and ultrasound (US) prototype system for real-time assessment of ovarian masses. Features extracted from PAT and US angular beams, envelopes, and images were input to a logistic classifier and a support vector machine (SVM) classifier to diagnose ovaries as benign or malignant. A total of 25 excised ovaries of 15 patients were studied and the logistic and SVM classifiers achieved sensitivities of 70.4 and 87.7%, and specificities of 95.6 and 97.9%, respectively. Furthermore, the ovaries of two patients were non-invasively imaged using the PAT/US system before surgical excision. By using five significant features and the logistic classifier, 12 out of 14 images (86% sensitivity) from a malignant ovarian mass and all 17 images (100% specificity) from a benign mass were accurately classified; the SVM correctly classified 10 out of 14 malignant images (71% sensitivity) and all 17 benign images (100% specificity). These initial results demonstrate the clinical potential of the PAT/US technique for ovarian cancer diagnosis.

This research was supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH grant number: R01CA151570).

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Salehi Presents &Publishes Research Paper - OSA International Biomedical Optics Congress

Salehi Presents and Publishes Research Paper at OSA International Biomedical Optics Congress

Hassan S. Salehi, PhD, visiting assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Hartford, has presented and published a research paper at Optical Society of America (OSA) International Biomedical Optics Congress. The conference was held 25-28 April 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This research work was done in collaboration with the University of Connecticut (UCONN) School of Dental Medicine and the Stony Brook University School of Dental.
In this paper, "Utilizing Optical Coherence Tomography and Cone Beam Computed Tomography for Oral Tissues Characterization: Ex vivo Study," human specimens were imaged ex vivo using optical coherence tomography (OCT) and compared with images obtained from cone beam computed tomography. Furthermore, image processing techniques were applied to characterize oral tissues. The results show that OCT can reliably differentiate between oral tissues, and that could be extremely valuable in assisting physicians for in vivo evaluation of oral tissues and early cancer detection. 
Paper link
 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

CETA Design Expo – Spring 2016: 4/29/16


CETA Design Expo – Spring 2016

On Friday, April 29, 2016 – The College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) celebrated the accomplishments of the sophomore ES 242 – final projects and senior capstone design students with CETA Design Expo: Spring 2016 – event and poster competitions.  The all-day event held for the first time in the Sports Center, Intramural Gym was a day of success and celebration. 

The ES 242 – Engineering by Design classes participated in an in-depth study of the design process to include problem solving methodologies, evaluation of alternate solutions, economic analysis, ethical constraints, group dynamics, and presentation techniques. Students undertake design projects specifically chosen to meet the objectives of the course. The Design Challenge this semester focused on ways to improve safety among older adults in their daily lives, both inside their homes and in their community.

The winners of the ES 242 – sophomore poster competition were as follows:

Sophomores: ES 242 –
1st Place:
Mikaela Nelson & Thienly Nguyen & Jathnan Alzabadin & Matthew Bernocco
Sensory Deterioration

2nd Place:
Ahmad Ashkanani & Mark Markiewicz & Carl Mitchell & Mofareh Almakhalas
Lock & Go

2nd Place:
Kyle Bergman & Ahmad Alotaibi & Andrew Strakhman
Fall Tracking and Injury Prevention System


Senior Design/Capstone courses are the culminating experience for students. Students work on projects in their field of study with faculty mentors or external project sponsors to design, fabricate, and/or test a device, process, or system. This is a major design experience based on the knowledge and skills acquired in earlier course work, and incorporating industry appropriate standards and realistic constraints. Students who participated this spring are enrolled in:

AET 489 - Senior Capstone Project
AUD 471 - Senior Project
BE 461 - Biomedical Engineering Design Project II
CE 460 - Civil Engineering Design Project
ECE 483 - Capstone Design II
ECT 481 - Senior Design Project II for Engineering Technology
ME 461 – Acoustics Capstone Design
ME 473 - Capstone Design Project II
MET 482 - Capstone for Engineering Technology

The winners of the Senior Capstone Projects – poster competition were as follows:

Seniors: Capstone -
1st Place: Architecture -
Liana Pangburn
Mobile Medical Unit(s) - Africa

1st Place: Technology
Hunter Russel & Martin Mercer
Motorcycle Jacket with Lights

1st Place: Engineering –
Kim Colavito & Amanda Czerwiec & Erinn Lavelle
Podunk River Bridge Replacement

2nd Place: Engineering –
Luis Montes & Zack Cleary & Saleh Alamri
Fluid Collection Device 

2nd Place: Engineering –
Erick Latvis & Kevin Miller & Gianna Sabino
Additive Manufactured Air Duct - Pratt and Whitney


Thank you to all who participated, coordinated, judged and attended.  The CETA Design Expo is an event held each semester and we look forward to the next event in the fall of 2016. 

Congratulations again to all the winners!

Monday, April 25, 2016



Congratulations to all the CETA student scholarship recipients for the 2016 - 2017 academic year!

On Thurs., April 21, 2016 - a wonderful event, made possible by the generosity of the many CETA & University of Hartford donors, was held to honor the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) student award recipients for the 2016 - 2017 academic year.  This celebratory event honored many high achieving students in CETA for their academic success and accomplishment in their disciplines. 

During the event, time was taken to acknowledge the superb efforts and achievements of the almost 90 student scholarship recipients for the 2016 - 2017 academic year, 49 of which were in attendance.  For the 2016 – 2017 academic year, approximately $249,686.00 will be awarded in CETA.  Many students took a moment to address what it meant to them and/or their families to receive such a scholarship and thank all those who donated funds to make the awards a reality. 

The College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) would like to again congratulate all the students nominated and honored.  A special thanks to all those who worked on the scholarship process from CETA, Financial Aid, Institutional Advancement, Alumni Relations and more.  And, of course, a tremendous thank you to all donors whose generosity allowed the students of CETA to celebrate and continue on their educational and career paths.

 
CETA Scholarship Event - Welcome.

 
Kadian Hall, scholarship recipient, and family enjoying the day.

Dean Lou Manzione addressing the CETA scholarship award recipients, in attendance

Thursday, April 21, 2016

CETA Design Expo Spring 2016: Showcasing Student Projects and Achievements

CETA Design Expo — Spring 2016:  Join Us!


Friday, April 29, 2016
Sports Center, Intramural Gym

9 to 11 a.m.:
Sophomore — Final Projects
Project Showcase


1 to 3 p.m.: Seniors

Capstone Design — Poster Session

College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) students are doing amazing things in and out of the classroom and studios, and on April 29
th they will have the opportunity to show off their talents to the greater community. The CETA Design Expo will showcase student projects and achievements in engineering and technology.


Please join us and see all the happenings and accomplishments of the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture. We look forward to seeing you there!


For questions, please contact: cetainfo@hartford.edu