Wenyao Xu and Kun Woo Cho (CEN BS Candidate) show a smartphone with the autism tracking software they are developing. The purple blotches show where a child looks. This photo indicates no autism spectrum disorder. Photo credit: Doug Levere
Focuses on the interplay between multiple elements of cyber
technologies (such as sensing, computing, communications and
control), and physical systems or processes (including
infrastructures such as transportation and power) as well as human
Xu created AutoDietary—software
that tracks the unique sounds produced by food as people chew
it. AutoDietary, placed near the throat by a necklace
delivery system developed at China's Northeastern University, helps
users measure their caloric intake.
Regan develops algorithms that detect cheating in chess
games. His software compares a player's moves to a database
of the player's typical gameplay, then makes an assessment of the
statistical likelihood of cheating. Dr. Regan frequently
consults at international chess matches.
Dantu owns the vision component of the RoboBee Initiative,
led by the National Science Foundation and Harvard
University. The "eyes" that Dr. Dantu is integrating are
laser-powered sensors that enable the mechanical bees to orient
themselves in space.