Russell L. Agrusa CSE Student Innovation Competition

CSE Departmental Advisory Board Co-Chair Russ Agrusa receives a glass sculpture at the Paula T. Agrusa Plaza dedication ceremony, November 5, 2021.

Russell L. Agrusa (BS '76), founder and CEO of ICONICS, Inc., a Massachusetts-based manufacturing and building automation firm, understands that global demand for innovative automation and connectivity technology is growing rapidly.  As such, he sponsors this annual competition to encourage and reward outstanding student research work in these fields.

Eligible projects may include, but are not limited to, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile/wireless systems, artificial intelligence (AI), and cloud computing.

Russ and the selection committee select the three winning projects based on the extent to which they:

  • address real-world problems
  • have strong potential for beneficial impact on technology and society

Award Winners

Award Winners 2021

Year Place Title
2021 1st
Sonic Sign Language
2021 2nd Contactless Fingerprint
2021 3rd Auto Flaggers for Work Zones
2021 Honorable Mention
Exposing GAN-generated Faces Using Inconsistent Corneal Specular Highlights
2021 Honorable Mention A Contactless and Low-cost Handheld Device for High-Precision Self-assessment of Wound Using Smartphone-based Multi-spectral Spatio-temporal Sensing

Competitions By Year

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