Week 1: August 27, 2012, Introduction (slides);
Aug 29, 2012, Introduction to NSF-REM research projects
Week 2: September 05,2012, Reading
Material Assignments and (Updated
Reading List )
For each group of the papers, the first student shall do a 30 min
presenation (with PPT slides), and the second student shall read the
same paper and form questions for class discussion. Each class
meet we will have two presentations, each 30 minutes, in the
order as listed in the reading list. Please send me the slides and
questions before class.
Week 3:Sept 10, 2012 (Monday),Prof.
Research and Education at CCNY and opportunities in joint projects;
2012: First student reading presentation section.
Week4: September 19, 2012 (Wed),Prof.
YingLi Tian's lecture on computer
for the blind
Week 6: October 3, 2012 (Wed), Lecture on camera models [pptx
notes] for preparing 3D computer vision related topics. Please go to Section 6.1 to work on the
three questions. You will need to turn in your answers (in print)
on Nov 5 in class.
Weeks 7-8: Please see theupdated
schedulefor student presentations
November 05, 2012 (Mon),
PRISM talk byTao Wang
at BAE Systems and CUNY Graduate Center on ADAPTIVE AND
INTEGRATED MULTIMODAL SENSING AND PROCESSING
November 07, 2012 (Wed), Student
are all up; we will also
discuss team assignments for project designs. You may want to
check out the project
topic slides for discussions. Weeks 12- 16 (five
We are going to go over the various
aspects of your proposed projects in the next five weeks.
Tentative Five Week Schedule for you to
Week 12: Overview of your
proposed project. Please let me know if you want to goNCIIA E-TEAM or CCNY
Kaylie Competition. NCIIA E-TEAM Upcoming application deadlines: February 1, 2013; and May 10,
Also watch out the Kaylie
Week 13: Market needs and available
Week 14: Your proposed approaches and
Week 15: Budget for purchases and other
expenses, and a possible business plan.
Week 16: Finalize your proposed project
(1) Monday: group
presentations (PPT slides, 15 minutes each
to the class);
(2) Wednesday: group
discussions in class and QAs with me;
(3) After class group
activities - including online search, proposal revision, and
individual group discussion (at least 30 minute to make up the
two classes in the Hurricane week).
The Last week: We are
going to have the final proposal presentations on Monday (Dec 10),
group discussions on Wednesday (Dec 12, with Wai, Hao, Joey and
Alpha), and a summary and a 30-minutes test on Friday (Dec 14).
The test will have some basic questions about your current
understanding of your project (insights, reflections,
suggestions, questions, etc).
With a team of faculty mentors
(Professors Zhu and Xiao), entrepreneur advisers, blind
consultants, graduate research assistants, and undergrad students,
we have developed a
cross-department joint senior design course for undergraduate
seniors in CS, CpE and EE in developing multimodal, passive and
unobtrusive techniques for helping visually impaired people to
achieve independent travel in unfamiliar environments. We
have obtained NCIIA funding
support and NSF
support to carry out basic research and to run the cross-department joint senior design
program for CS/CpE/EE seniors. The joint senior design program builds on our existing
capstone design course structure in CS and EE departments, but
with a new concentration on assistive
technology for visually impaired people.
each year, the joint senior design course is a mandated two
semester sequence for senior students in both CS and EE
departments. In the first semester we will offer
lectures on basic technologies in sensors, actuators, robotic
navigation, vision algorithms, and assistive technologies by the
instructors. The general lectures will introduce important
aspects of a business plan such as project management,
intellectual property (IP), entrepreneurship. In addition, the
lecture series on entrepreneurship at GSoE will be utilized
where professionals are invited to share their real world
the second part of the first semester, under the guidance of the
instructors, the undergrad seniors will form teams to survey the
state-of-the-art technologies in the three challenges areas
(i.e., multimodal sensing approaches, data interpretation
algorithms, and display methods), perform patent searches,
conduct marketing analyses, and write project proposals which
shall include design ideas, a reasonable budget, a management
plan with milestones, and a business plan. CS/CpE/EE students
are encouraged to form multidisciplinary teams and work
collaboratively to contribute their different expertise in the
projects. The faculty mentors will review
the proposals and give senior design students feedback to refine
second semester, the student teams are expected to
implement design ideas, prototype, test, and evaluate different
designs. Students will also have the
opportunities to perform usability study on vision impaired
users in collaboration with NYS CBVH therefore better
understanding their needs to improve the designs and to create
more appropriate business plans.
The prominent teams with innovative ideas/technology and good
business plans will be recommended to compete for the Kaylie Prize
for Entrepreneurship. The winning team will be
supported to continue the effort in summer.