Research Expo Program


Wednesday, April 17

1:30 p.m.

Registration Opens and Judging Begins

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Poster Session

Interact with graduate students from all six engineering departments as they present their research

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Faculty Lightning Talks

Hear from distinguished professors in 15 minute research talks focused on:


Agile Safety: Learning-Enabled Reachability for Safe Multi-Agent Control

Professors Sylvia Herbert and Sicun Gao


Building AI: A Foundational AI Model for Modeling and Managing Indoor Environments for Healthy and Energy-Efficient Buildings and Classrooms 

Professors Jingbo Shang and Yuanyuan Shi


Principled Data-driven Control for Societal Nonlinear Systems via Koopman Operator and Behavioral Theory

Professors Yang Zheng and Jorge Cortes


End-to-End Differentiable Wave Optics Simulation for Computational Imaging

Professors Nicholas Antipa and Tzu-Mao Li 


4:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Awards Ceremony

Dean Albert P. Pisano will announce and celebrate the recipients of the:

  • $1,500 M. Lea Rudee Outstanding Poster Award

  • $750 Department Best Poster Prizes 

  • $500 People's Choice Award

  • NEW $1,000 Transdisciplinary Collaboration Award

5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Networking Reception

Join us for hors d'oeuvres and networking with industry partners, alumni, faculty and graduate students


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