Prospective Students

The website in general highlights various ongoing projects for the lab, and below is a general list of our research interests. There are opportunities for Senior Design teams, graduate students on Directed Study, and student interns to work on synergistic projects related to ongoing activities. Subject to availability of funding, support for highly driven students may be available for part-time employees or graduate research assistants.

Research Interests

Virtual and Augmented Reality
Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) have significant potential in many domains. Smart Glasses (AR) in particular are expected to become a part of daily life.
Desired Prior Experience: Unity Game Engine, 3D Graphics, Java, C++, C#, Microsoft HoloLens.

Embedded Image Processing: Localization, Obstacle Detection, Navigation, Stereo Vision
Visual approaches, such as stereo vision, can play an important role in future autonomous robots, including unmanned aircraft, mobile ground robots, and road vehicles.
Desired Prior Experience: C and C++, Developer-level Linux, RasberryPi or similar Linux Board, Image Processing, OpenCV, GPU Acceleration, Visual Odometry, Point Cloud Library, PID Control.

Wearable Motion Capture and Activity Detection
Wearables are an emerging field of research and expected to become an aspect of everyday life. We are pursuing motion capture wearables for applications in Athletics, Injury Prevention and Patient Monitoring.
Desired Prior Experience: MATLAB, Statistical Analysis and Classification, Kinematics (Quaternions, Euler Angles, state estimation), Embedded Systems (C/C++), Animation, PCB Layout and Fabrication.

Star Identification for Small Spacecraft Attitude Determination
Why it’s important: It has become possible to conduct meaningful missions using very small spacecraft (on the scale of ~10 cm cubes). However, there are many technological challenges when it comes to satellite miniaturization and solving them will enable even more interesting and meaningful experiments. This project builds on prof. Rawashdeh’s PhD work.
Desired Prior Experience: C and C++, User-level Linux, MATLAB, Search Algorithms, hobby-level astronomy. 

 

Submit your CV

If you are interested in working with the lab, please email your CV along with a messaging explaining your interest to: rawashdeh -at- umich.edu.