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Poster List

Best Poster Winners:

  • Oliver Lehmann – HSD p27
  • Dogus Meric – ENV p10
  • James Brock – AIP p2
  • Neel Shah – AIP p3

Honorable Mentions:

  • Ben Berkowitz – HSD p6
  • Kathryn Williams – HSD p8
  • Yolanda Rodriguez-Vaqueiro – HSD p9
  • Spiros Mantzavinos – HSD p11
  • Limor Eger – HSD p20
Poster ID # Student Presenters Advisor / Other Faculty / Researchers / University Presenters Poster Title
Homeland Security and Defense and Secure Civil Infrastructure Posters
HSD p1 

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Brandon Weeks / TTU Texas Tech University Research
HSD p2 

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Yamil Asusta / UPRM
Blas Trigueros / UPRM
Nayda Santiago / UPRM
Miguel Velez-Reyes / UPRM
Development of a library for Hyperspectral Image Analysis on the GPU platform
HSD p3 

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Nelian E. Colon-Collazo / UPRM Nayda G. Santiago / UPRM
Miguel Velez-Reyes / UPRM
Implementing Mahalanobis Distance Computation on GPUs for portability
HSD p4 

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Maider Marin-McGee / UPRM Miguel Velez-Reyes / UPRM Nonlinear Tensor Anisotropic Diffusion for Hyperspectral Image Enhancement
HSD p5 

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Luis Tirado / NU Jose Martinez-Lorenzo / NU
Borja Gonzalez / NU
Carey Rappaport / NU
Near Field Fast Forward Models and Signal Processing for Whole Body Imaging
HSD p6 

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Ben Berkowitz / NU Borja Gonzalez / NU
Jose Martinez-Lorenzo / NU
Carey Rappaport / NU
Optimization of an Array Of Antenna Elements for Millimeter Wave Imaging
HSD p7 

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Galia Ghazi / NU
Spiros Mantzavinos / NU
Jose Martinez-Lorenzo / NU
Carey Rappaport / NU
FMCW Signal Processing for Detecting Explosives-related Threats using Near Field  and Standoff MMWR
HSD p8 

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Kathryn Williams / NU Carey Rappaport / NU
Jose Martinez / NU
Borja Gonzalez-Valdes / NU
Yuri Alvarez / NU
Feasibility of Computational Methods for Realistic Simulation and Image Reconstruction for Millimeter-Wave Whole Body Imaging
HSD p9 

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Yolanda Rodriguez-Vaqueiro / NU Carey Rappaport / NU
Jose Martinez-Lorenzo / NU
Borja Gonzalez-Valdes / NU
John Beaty / NU
Ann Morgenthaler/ NU
Phenomenological Scattering Analysis of an RF Area Secure Perimeter
HSD p10 

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Waseem Naqvi / Raytheon Company
John Beaty / NU
Wireless Secure Area Perimeter Testbed
HSD p11 

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Spiros Mantzavinos / NU
Kathryn Williams / NU
Galia Ghazi / NU
James Rooney / NU
Justin Rooney / NU
Carey Rappaport / NU
Jose Martinez / NU
Richard Moore / NU
Borja Gonzalez-Valdes / NU
Yuri Alvarez / NU
Building a High Performance, Flexible Multi-Modality Millimeter-Wave Imaging Radar Person-Screening Testbed
HSD p12 

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Yuri Alvarez / NU
Borja Gonzalez-Valdes / NU
Jose Martinez-Lorenzo / NU
Carey Rappaport / NU
3D Whole Body Imaging for Detecting Explosive-related Threats
HSD p13 

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Margery Hines / NU Carey Rappaport / NU Modeling the Limitations due to Different Rough Surface Statistics for Landmine  Detection and Localization using Direct Ground Contact GPR
HSD p14 

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Benjamin Clough / RPI Xi-Cheng Zhang / RPI Air-Plasma Terahertz Spectroscopy & Optical Heterodyning Techniques
HSD p15 

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Hilsamar Felix-Rivera / UPRM
Roxannie Gonzalez-Sosa / UPRM
Oliva Primera / UPRM
Carlos Rios / UPRM
Samuel Hernandez-Rivera / UPRM Activation of “Hot Spots”, Aggregation and Surface Charge Modification of Borohydride Reduced/Citrate Capped Ag
Nanoparticles for SERS Detection of Vegetative Cells and Endospores of Bacillus Thuringiensis
HSD p16 

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Jorge Castellanos / UPRM
Kevin LaBelle / NU
Wayne Weimer / Agiltron
Samuel Hernandez-Rivera / UPRM
Smartphone Operated Handheld Raman Spectrometer for Explosives Detection and Identification: a portable tool for
First Responders
HSD p17 

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William Ortiz-Rivera / UPRM
Leonardo Pacheco / UPRM
Samuel Hernandez-Rivera / UPRM Detection and Discrimination of Explosives and Explosives Mixtures  by Remote Raman Spectroscopy
HSD p18 

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John Castro-Suarez / UPRM
Brian Garrett Neaves / Vanderbilt
Samuel Hernandez-Rivera / UPRM LaserScan™ QCL Based IR Reflection Spectroscopy System for Detection of Explosives
HSD p19 

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Yun Chu / URI
Carson Pryde / URI
Caitlin Hurley / URI
Matin Amani / URI
Otto Gregory / URI
Mike Platek / URI
A Thermodynamic Based Gas Sensor for the Detection of Explosives and Explosive Precursors
HSD p20 

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Limor Eger / BU W. Clem Karl / BU
Prakash Ishwar / BU
Homer Pien / MGH
Classification-aware Methods for Explosives Detection using Multi-Energy X-ray Computed Tomography
HSD p21 

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Zachary Sun / BU W. Clem Karl / BU Preconditioning Linear Tomography in Explosive Detection
HSD p22 

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Kirill Trapeznikov / BU David Castanon / BU
Venkatesh Saligrama / BU
Multi-Stage Classifier Design
HSD p23 

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Brian Tracey / Tufts
Markus Schiefele / AS&E
Omar Al-Kofahi  / AS&E
Eric Miller / Tufts
Combined use of Backscattered and Transmitted Images in X-ray Personnel Screening Systems
HSD p24 

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Zhengmin Li / RPI Birsen Yazici / RPI A New, Computationally Efficient FBP-type Image Formation and segmentation Method for Cone beam X-ray Computed Tomography
HSD p25 

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Fei Xiong / NU Octavia Camps / NU
Mario Sznaier / NU
Low Order Dynamics Embedding for High Dimensional Time Series
HSD p26 

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Mustafa Ayazoglu / NU
Binlong Li / NU
Caglayan Dicle / NU
Octavia Camps / NU
Mario Sznaier / NU
Dynamic Subspace-based Coordinated Multicamera Tracking
HSD p27 

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Oliver Lehmann / NU Gilead Tadmor / NU Real-time Anomaly Detection in Dense Crowds
HSD p28 

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Colin Stagner/ Missouri S&T
Christopher Osterwise/ Missouri S&T
Matt Halligan / Missouri S&T
Daryl Beetner/ Missouri S&T
Steven Grant / Missouri S&T
Radar Techniques for Locating Non-cooperative Radio Receivers
HSD p29 

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Ali Kazemi / NU Mehrdad Sasani / NU Science of Progressive Collapse Resistance of Reinforced Concrete (RC) Structures
HSD p30 

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Jian Xiong / NU Ashkan Vaziri / NU Carbon Fiber Composite Sandwich Panels With Pyramidal Truss-Like Cores
HSD p31 

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Hamid Ebrahimi / NU Ashkan Vaziri / NU Metallic Sandwich Panels Subjected to Multiple Shocks and Combined Shock/Projectile Impact
HSD p32 

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Michael Daniel / NU Michael Taranowski / LLNL A Microcontroller-Based Data Logger for Diagnosing Stepper Motor Faults at the National Ignition Facility
HSD p 33 

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Joshua Burrow / Morehouse Thomas Searles / Morehouse
Willie Rockward / Morehouse
Undergraduate Terahertz (THz) Physics Laboratory Manual
HSD p34 

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Ariel Irizarry / UPRM Dionisio Bernal / NU
Luis Suarez / UPRM
Identifying Foundation Impedance Properties from Seismic Records
HSD p35 

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Angel J. Alicea/ UPRM Ricardo Lopez/ UPRM
Jose A. Martinez / UPRM
Evaluation of the Dynamic Properties of Aging Reinforced Concrete Buildings to Study the Behavior in Different Vibration Scenarios
HSD p36 

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Kevin McMorrow / NU Vincent Harris / NU Iunctio Remote VSAT Communication Firm
HSD p37 

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Scott Gillette / NU Vincent Harris / NU Enhancement of Signal-to-Noise Ratio for a Novel PZT/FeNi Magnetoelectric Tube Sensor using Modulation Sensing Technique
HSD p38 

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Nicole Martino / NU Kenneth Maser / Infrasense Inc
Ralf Birken / NU
Jeff Doughty / NU
Understanding Bridge Deck Deterioration Using GPR
Poster ID # Student Presenters Advisor / Other Faculty / Researchers / University Presenters Poster Title
Environmental Health, Advanced Image Processing and Biomedical Technology Posters
ENV p1 

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Alexis  Paris / UPRM Hector Mendez /UPRM
Ingrid Padilla / UPRM
Antenna characterization for simulated electromagnetic propagation in soil with GEANT4
ENV p2 

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Jonathan Toro / UPRM Ingrid Padilla / UPRM
Rafael Rodriguez / UPRM
Frequency and Time Domain Measurements Using Cross Well Radar to Develop Testbeds for Electromagnetic Properties Estimation
ENV p3 

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Celys Irizarry / UPRM
Norma Torres / UPRM
Joniqua Howard / UPRM
Luis O. Rivera / U Mich
Ingrid Padilla / UPRM
John Meeker / U Mich
Development of  GIS Technologies for Assessment of Contamination and Exposure in the Northern Karst Aquifer of Puerto Rico
ENV p4 

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Angel Anaya /UPRM Ingrid Padilla / UPRM
Raul Macchiavelli / UPRM
Akram Alshawabkeh / NU
Dorothy Vesper / WVU
Geo-Hydro Statistical Characterization of Preferential Flow and Transport Processes in Karst Groundwater Systems
ENV p5 

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Naji Kasem / NU Akram Alshawabkeh / NU PROTECT: Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats
ENV p6 

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Reza Ghasemizadeh / NU Ferdinand L. Hellweger / NU
Akram N. Alshawabkeh / NU
Representation of Groundwater Flow in Fractured Karst Aquifers Using an Agent-Based Modeling Approach
ENV p7 

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Ali Ciblak / NU
Xuhui Mao / NU
Akram N. Alshawabkeh / NU
Optimization of the Electrochemical Removal of Trichloroethylene from the Contaminated Groundwater
ENV p8 

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Ali Ciblak / NU
Kitae Baek / NU
Akram Alshawabkeh / NU
Dorothy Vesper / WVU
Ingrid Padilla / UPRM
Iron Electrode-Assisted Electrochemical Transformation of Selenate
ENV p9 

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Christoph Butscher / NU
P. Huggenberger / U. of Basel
Intrinsic Vulnerability Assessment in Karst Areas: a Numerical Modeling Approach
ENV p10 

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Dogus Meric / NU Thomas Sheahan / NU
Akram Alshawabkeh / NU
James Shine / Harvard School of Public Health
Reactive Core Mats – Innovative Tools for Remediation and Reducing Exposure from Contaminated Aquatic Sediments
ENV p11 

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Nimet Yildirim / NU
Ce Gao / Tsinghua U
Feng Long / Tsinghua U
Miao He / Tsinghua U
Han-Chang Shi / Tsinghua U
April Gu / NU
Aptamer-Based Optical Biosensor For Rapid and High-Selective Detection of 17β-Estradiol In Water Samples
ENV p12 

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YuanYuan Yao / NU Gang Shao / NU
Poguang Wang / NU
Roger Giese / NU
Discovery of Xenobiotics Associated with Preterm Birth
ENV p13 

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Birgit Claus Henn / Harvard School of Public Health
Robert Wright / Harvard School of Public Health
Effects of Prenatal Arsenic and Lead Exposure on Birth Outcomes
ENV p14 

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M. Scammell / BU
L. Friguglietti / BU
J. Ames / BU
M. McClean / BU
W. Heiger-Bernays / BU
E. Suuberg / Brown
R. Shen / Brown
K. Pennell / Umass-Dartmouth
Assessing Vapor Intrusion in an Urban Neighborhood: A collaboration between Boston University and Brown University Superfund Research Programs
AIP p1 

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Matthew Sellitto / NU James Goodman / HySpeed Computing LLC
David Kaeli / NU
Accelerating an Imaging Spectroscopy Algorithm for Submerged Marine Environment Using GPUs
AIP p2 

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James Brock / NU Miriam Leeser / NU
Mark Niedre / NU
CUDA and OpenCL Tasks and Conduits for Heterogeneous Architecture Applications
AIP p3 

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Neel Shah / NU
Perhaad Mistry / NU
David Kaeli / NU Object Detection Feature Using clSURF (Speeded Up Robust Features) Algorithm
AIP p4 

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Dana Schaa / NU
Xiangyu Li / NU
David Kaeli / NU Advanced Ultrasound Using GPUs
AIP p5 

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Joseph Robinson / NU
Tristan Swedish / NU
Charles DiMarzio / NU
David Kaeli / NU
Computational Model of Optical Coherence Tomography in Lung Tissue:  A Need for Speed!
BIO p1 

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Marissa Masek / RIT
Helen Achwei / RCC
Josef Kerimo / NU
Charles DiMarzio / NU
Spectrometer for Keck Microscope and Melanin Fluorescence Spectra
BIO p2 

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Yair Mega / NU
Ali Vakili / NU
Joe Robinson / NU
Charles DiMarzio / NU 3-Photon Fluorescence on a Confocal Microscope using a Dual-Wedge Scanner
BIO p3 

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Yair Mega / NU
Michael C. Robitaille / NU
Ramin Zareian / NU
Jeff Ruberti / NU
Charles DiMarzio / NU
Second Harmonic Generation (SHG) for Fibrillogenesis Imaging and Biomedical Applications
BIO p4 

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Joseph Hollmann / NU Hanumant Singh / WHOI
Charles DiMarzio / NU
Calibration of Camera and Acoustic Bathymetric Sensors
BIO p5 

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Yogesh Patel / NU Charles DiMarzio / NU
Milind Rajadhyaksha / MSKCC
Reflectance Confocal Line-Scanning Microscopy for Detecting Skin Cancer Non-invasively
BIO p6 

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Ali Golabchi / NU Charles DiMarzio  / NU A Lung Phantom for Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)