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MUSE Feature: Dr. Ambrose Adegbege & Students Study Control & Optimization

MUSE Feature: Dr. Ambrose Adegbege & Students Study Control & Optimization

This past summer as part of MUSE (the Mentored Undergraduate Student Experience), Dr. Ambrose Adegbege, Assistant Professor in the Electrical & Computer Engineering department, took on 4 research students within the department: Terrence Skibik, Jeffrey Sabo, Daniel Walsh, and Richard Bustamante.  Dr. Adegbege’s research focuses on control optimization and neuromorphic chip and circuit design.

“The main essence of this team’s research revolves around the concept of solving complex mathematical programming problems using low-power and high-dense circuits that emulate the neural architecture and computational dexterity of the human brain. Such problems have wide applications in machine learning, in artificial intelligence, in power electronics and in high-speed optimal control. The goal is to quickly solve these problems where speed is more important than precision. The computational circuit will be realized in the analog domain using both a Field Programmable Analog array (FPAA) and a CMOS-based integrated circuit, and in the digital domain using a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) and a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC).”

Each of his students focused on different areas of these research fields which resulted in the creation of posters to showcase the work they had done over the summer.  They showed off these posters at the Celebration of Student Achievement at TCNJ.  Terrence Skibik also managed to submit papers to conferences as a result of his research.  The breakdown of their specializations are as follows:

Ultra-Fast VLSI Analog Circuit for Real-time Model Predictive Control

Terrence Skibik

FPGA implementation of Primal-Dual Algorithm for High-Speed Model Predictive Control

Jeffrey Sabo

Embedded Implementation of Fast Model Predictive Control using Programmable Logic Controllers

Richard Bustamante

FPAA Emulation Circuit for Fast Model Predictive Control

Daniel Walsh

Dr. Adegbege has had continued success working with students during MUSE in past summers.  Last summer he worked with students Haley Blanchard, Mun Kim, and Sean Fernandez.  Here’s to hoping the success continues!  To learn more about MUSE and how to apply, check out this link.

TCNJ Student Wins Big at HackNY

TCNJ Student Wins Big at HackNY

      At HackNY, a one day computer programing competition, a TCNJ students won first place. The team, lead by TCNJ ECE student Mun Kim, created an app called CHEFI.  After the rigorous 24 hour coding competition,  the team created an app which they say “allows those who love to cook to become chefs and make money”.  The… Continue Reading

Dr. Chris Brinton Coming to Campus

Dr. Chris Brinton Coming to Campus

For our annual Engineering Week’s Lecture, Dr. Chris Brinton is coming to campus to give his talk, “The Power of Networks: What Facebook, Cell Phones, and Online Courses Have in Common”. After graduating from TCNJ, Brinton  received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in May of 2016.  While a graduate student there, he founded Zoomi… Continue Reading

TCNJ Robotics Team Gears Up For Competition Season

TCNJ Robotics Team Gears Up For Competition Season

A new generation of the TCNJ robotics team is busy at work in 166 Armstrong Hall. The team, which is tasked with creating and competing robots  in national and international competitions, provides a hands-on and educational outlet for the students in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. This year club president Yillan Yang and… Continue Reading

Save the Date! Dr. Lynden Archer Comes to Campus

Save the Date! Dr. Lynden Archer Comes to Campus

On September 27, The College will host Dr. Lynden Archer, a Professor Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University. His studies on organic-inorganic hybrid materials and their applications for energy storage and carbon capture technologies will be discussed in his talk, “Lithium Metal Batteries for High Energy Storage Devices”. Dr. Archer is the James A.… Continue Reading

TCNJ Summer Robotics Camp Brings Knowledge and Fun to High School Engineering Students

TCNJ Summer Robotics Camp Brings Knowledge and Fun to High School Engineering Students

The TCNJ electrical and computer engineering department recently hosted their annual robotics camp, an intensive program that immerses high school STEM students in the college experience. For the past eight years, the camp has provided potential college students with a glimpse into the professional world of engineering. The highly selective camp only accepts high school… Continue Reading

Professor Jesson’s Tutorial on Digital Signal Integrity

Professor Jesson’s Tutorial on Digital Signal Integrity

Professor Joe Jesson, an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at TCNJ, worked with his Spring 2014 ELC 441 Digital Engineering Systems Class to create a tutorial about digital signal integrity, which was published on Sonnetsoftware.com. The advanced engineering class focused on the properties of high speed digital circuits. The students came up with… Continue Reading

Quick Circuit QC-5000 Comes to Campus

Quick Circuit QC-5000 Comes to Campus

The College of New Jersey was a beneficiary of the New Jersey Equipment Leasing Fund (ELF) program that allows students in all fields to enjoy and take advantage of new high-tech equipment that will aid their academic endeavors. One noteworthy piece of equipment recently acquired by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is the… Continue Reading