Rahul Mangharam UPenn Mangharam
K-12 Outreach   |    Underrepresented Students in Research   |    International Collaborations   |   Industrial Relations

 

K-12 Outreach

My students and I are dedicated to showing, particularly to young students, that computing is an exciting field with an enormous opportunity to impact our lives. We've given numerous demonstrations of our research to K-12 educational institutions such as High School Girls in the Women in Computer Science (WICS) program. We encourage students to pursue studies and careers in STEM fields.



Underrepresented Students in Research

    • Uchenna Kevin Anyanwu (wearing the hat) worked on the GrooveNet vehicle traffic simulator in 2008. It has been downloaded over a 1000 times since. He went on for graduate studies in Virginia Tech.
      Uchenna Kevin Anyanwu (wearing the hat)

    • Allison Connolly (in blue cardigan) spent almost a year in 2009-2010 in mLAB working on implantable medical devices. She published three confernece papers on her work. She was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Scholarship and went on to do her Ph.D. in U. Minnesota

      Allison Connolly spent a year at mLAB researching medical devices

    • Stephanie Diaz (fourth from left) worked on the ProtoDrive Electric Vehicle platform in 2012. The project won the top prize in the 2012 World Embedded Systems Competition, Seoul, Korea
      Stephanie Diaz (fourth from left)


Student Mentoring: Awards with Undergraduate and Masters Students

    • Distinguished Recoginition Award at Intel/Cornell Embedded Systems Cup for ProtoDrive Electric Vehicle (with my students: Abhijeet Mulay, Yash Pant, Harsh Jain and Rajib Dutta) May 2013. More
    • 1st Prize in World Embedded Systems Competition, Seoul, Korea for Pacemaker Verification System (with my students: Zhihao Jiang, Varun Sampath, Shilpa Sarode and Sriram Radhakrishnan). Nov 2012. More
    • 3rd Prize in World Embedded Systems Competition, Seoul Korea for ProtoDrive Electric Vehicle Platform (with my students: William Price and Harsh Jain). Nov 2012. More
    • Intel/Cornell Embedded Systems Cup. People's Choice Award and Project Award (with my students Kevin Conlye, Jeff Kiske, Eric Berdinis, Matthew Hale, WIlliam Etter, Theadore Zhang and Paul Gurnaik). May 2012. More
    • 1st Prize Winner of SEAS Senior Design Project for Pacemaker Verification System (with my students Varun Sampath, Shilpa Sarode and Sriram Radhakrishnan). May 2012.
    • IEEE President's Award, Finalist for Pacemaker Verification System (with students Varun Sampath, Shilpa Sarode and Sriram Radhakrishnan). 2012.
    • Honorable Harold Berger Award for Best ESE Senior Design Project - Pacemaker Verification System (with students Varun Sampath, Shilpa Sarode and Sriram Radhakrishnan). 2012
    • Intel Innovators $50K Award for Haptic belt for the blind (with students Eric Berdinis and Jeff Kiske, CE). April 2012.
    • Health 2.0 conference Winners – viSparsh: Haptic belt for the blind (with students Jatin Sharma, Tushar Chugh, Rolly Seth, Young India Fellowship Program), 2012.
    • Grand Finale Winner in Accenture Innovation Jockeys (Powered by Yahoo!) – viSparsh – Haptic belt for the blind (with students Jatin Sharma, Tushar Chugh, Rolly Seth, Young India Fellowship Program), 2012.
    • Health 2.0 conference Winners – viSparsh: Haptic belt for the blind (Jatin Sharma, Tushar Chugh, Rolly Seth, Young India Fellowship Program), 2012.
    • 1st Prize in Honeywell User Group OneWireless Competition, Pheonix, Arizona (with Mansi Aneja, Miroslav Pajic and Harsh Jain). Jun 2011. More
    • Frederick Ketterer Memorial Award for Best Senior Design Project – RAVEN: Remote Aerial Vehicle for Search and Rescue (with my students Paul Martin and William Etter Jr., ESE). 2011.
    • Grand Prize Winner in World Embedded Software Competition, Seoul, Korea (with my students Madhur Behl and Kevin Conley). Nov 2010. More
    • Google Zeitgeist Young Minds Award - Haptic Belt for the Blind (Eric Berdinis and Jeff Kiske, CE). 2011.
    • Honorable Harold Berger Award for Best ESE Senior Design Project – Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications Networks (Brandon Duick, Danny Lustig and Andrew Avrin, ESE). 2009.


International Collaborations

    • Collaboration with Young India Fellowship to mentor students on development of technologies for the blind. viSparsh won the Accenture Innovation Jockeys Award (France) for the development of a haptic navigation belt.
    • Collaboration with Shinpei Kato, Nagoya University, Japan on Real-Time GPGPU Computing
    • Collaboration with Marta Kwiatkowska, Oxford University, UK on Formal Verification for Medical Device Software and Systems
    • Organized International Workshop on Mobile, Wireless and Pervasive Systems in collaboration with NIIT University, India.
    • Hosted lecture series on Automotive Architectures for 2020 to visitors from Toyota, Japan


Industrial Relations

    • Industrial Relations Liasion, IEEE RTAS. Organized Industrial Session at CPSWeek, April 2013
    • Sponsored research with Honeywell Process Control Solutions on Wireless Control Networks, 2010 - Present
    • Collaboration with Comcast CTO's Office on Set-top box of the Future
    • Collaborative efforts with Siemens Corporate Research on Energy Efficeint Buildings
    • Collaboration with General Motors on Diesel Aftertreatement Systems

     

Research Community Outreach

  • Organizer, Medical Cyber-Physical Systems Workshop at CPSWeek 2011 and 2013
  • Organizer, Analytical Virtual Integration for Cyber-Physical Systems Workshop at RTSS 2011
  • Break-out Session Chair, NSF Workshop on Cloud Computing for Cyber-Physical Systems, March 2013
  • Break-out Session Chair, NSF-NCO/NITRD National Workshop on High Confidence Transportation Cyber-Physical Systems, Nov 2008
  • Break-out Session Chair, NSF-NCO/NITRD National Workshop on High Confidence Automotive Cyber-Physical Systems. In cooperation with the United States Council for Automotive Research (USCAR), Detroit, MI, April 2008
  • Selected in National Academy of Engineering's Frontiers of Engineering program for 15 top engineers under 45 years. Research on Car and the Cloud: Automotive Architectures for 2020 was publisehed in the NAE Bridge
  • Doctoral candidate, Madhur Behl, demonstrating Energy Efficeint Building Controls to US Secretary of Energy and Nobel Prize Winner S. Chu.
  • Ashleigh Thomas



    ese350 class project



    Shilpa Sarode - Heart-on-a-Chip Platform



    Bill Etter - Embedded Systems Expert



    ese350 class project



    Paul Gurniak - Embedded Systems Expert