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Congratulations RISE Winners
A showcase of Northeastern’s research, prototypes, and innovative ideas
RISE, Northeastern’s Research, Innovation, and Scholarship Expo, is an annual event that showcases the breadth and depth of the university’s research and entrepreneurial spirit. More than 120 judges from industry and academia circulate among the 400-plus solution-oriented research projects of all students, from undergraduate to doctoral students, on display at RISE:2017. Intently, they listen to the presenters, ask questions, evaluate the poster contents and designs.
Congratulations to this year's engineering students who won the 2017 RISE Outstanding Student Research Awards.
- Engineering and Technology
Graduate: Harsh Engineer (MS Energy Systems'19), "Portable Thermoelectricity Generating Kit"
Undergraduate: Justin Hynes-Bruell (BS Computer Engineering'17), "Augmented Reality for Parkinson’s: An Assistive Tool Based on Visual Cues"
- Health Sciences
Undergraduate: Gilbert Yap (BS Electrical Engineering'18), "Motion Capture-Based Robotic Interfaces to Enhance Engagement and Adherence In Pediatric Rehabilitation"
Extracts from News @ Northeastern
Greg St. Martin | April 13, 2017
RISE:2017 wrapped up this afternoon with the annual awards ceremony, where undergraduate and graduate researchers across the university were honored in multiple categories.
Tracey Dodenhoff, director of the Center for Research Innovation, underscored that RISE continues to reach new heights each year and that it’s inspiring to witness students’ passion, commitment, and professionalism at the annual research, innovation, and scholarship expo.
"One of the biggest things I notice consistently, but even more so this year, is the real commitment to social impact," Dodenhoff said. "There are so many research projects that have real objectives that will changes people’s lives."
Dodenhoff read the names of the winners, as College of Science Dean Kenneth Henderson presented the winners with their awards.
Here are this year’s winners:
Outstanding Student Research Awards
Computer and Information Sciences
Graduate: Bryan Koch, "Detection and Mitigation of Malicious Modifications on the Minnowboard Turbot"
Undergraduate: Benjamin Trapani, "A Fast Parallel Level Set Segmentation Algorithm for 3-D Images"
Engineering and Technology
Graduate: Harsh Engineer, "Portable Thermoelectricity Generating Kit"
Undergraduate: Justin Hynes-Bruell, "Augmented Reality for Parkinson’s: An Assistive Tool Based on Visual Cues"
Graduate: Amirah Aly, "Focused Ultrasound Enhancement of an Intranasal Gene Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease"
Undergraduate: Gilbert Yap, "Motion Capture-Based Robotic Interfaces to Enhance Engagement and Adherence In Pediatric Rehabilitation"
Humanities and Arts
Graduate: Cyrus Dahmubed, "Rising with the Tides: Saving Boston from Sea Level Rise with a New Eco-District"
Undergraduate: Evan McEldowney, "Kleo: User-Centered Art Tours"
Interdisciplinary Topics, Centers and Institutes
Graduate: Michael Gargano, "Cancer Publication Portal: Identifying Gene-Cancer Associations from Biomedical Literature"
Undergraduate: Emily Navarrete, "A Student-Designed Curriculum: Developing a Project-Based Introductory Chemistry Laboratory Course"
Physical and Life Sciences
Graduate: John de la Parra, "Discovering Novel Biomarkers for Women’s Health: A Robust Platform for Disease Detection in the Menstrual Blood Proteome"
Undergraduate: Michael Nelson, "Exploring Hydrogel Potential in Football Helmets"
Social Sciences, Business and Law
Graduate: Yian Xu, "Cognitive Bias in Legal Decision-Making: New Evidence from Psychological Studies"
Undergraduate: Alaina Baker, "What’s in a Headline? Framing of Mass Violence Impacts Social Perception"
Best Video Pitch
Elikem Tettey-Tamaklo, "Redesigned Bubble CPAP to Effectively Curtail Preterm Infant Mortality in Low Resource Areas"
Graduate Innvovator Award
Liam Timms, "New Insights into the Brain, Consciousness and More with QUTE-CE MRI-Based Quantitative Vascular Mapping"
Excellence in Research
Alaina Baker, "What’s in a Headline? Framing of Mass Violence Impacts Social Perception"
Excellence in Innovation
John de la Parra, "Discovering Novel Biomarkers for Women’s Health: A Robust Platform for Disease Detection in the Menstrual Blood Proteome"
Excellence in Scholarship
Yian Xu, "Cognitive Bias in Legal Decision-Making: New Evidence from Psychological Studies"
Excellence in Entrepreneurship (People’s Choice)
Brian Phillips, "Sentiment Driven Market Modeling"
Thea Singer | April 13, 2017
More than 120 judges from industry and academia circulate among the 400-plus solution-oriented research projects on display at RISE:2017. Intently, they listen to the presenters, ask questions, evaluate the poster contents and designs.
Each carries an iPad with an electronic rubric that rates the displayed innovations in categories from originality to significance and impact to the overall presentation.
We wondered: In addition to the issued guidelines, what drives their decision-making? Here is a sample of responses.
Kevin Papierski, senior designer, National Amusements, Inc.
"I am a graphic designer, and so first and foremost I look for clarity: What are you trying to tell me? I want to see how the researchers take these brilliant ideas and distill them into something that can be communicated clearly, avoiding information overload."
Greg Dalle-Molle, director of operations, Northeastern University Center for Entrepreneurship Education
"Some researchers have developed specific products, others have a specific value proposition. I am most interested in understanding what is special about the technology and how it applies to people and businesses."
Michael Draper, senior director, Sanofi, a multinational pharmaceutical company
"I’m probably more focused than some on application-oriented innovations. I want to see something that is not only innovative but that also has a direct application. Sometimes that is a commercial application, other times it is furthering a societal value. In other words: Innovative ideas acted on and implemented."
Susan Watts, research contracts officer, Office of Research Administration and Finance, Northeastern University
"I am not a technical wizard. I look for passion. I want to be able to see that the presenter can speak in the vernacular and approach those not in the field, translate the significance of the research. I want to see its degree of applicability, what impact it can have."