TA Office Hours

Held weekly in the senior design lab (ECEB 2070/2072 ) and on Zoom (password: ece445)
Name Time
Shaoyu Meng Monday 10am-11am
Dean Biskup Monday 1pm-2pm
Sophie Liu Tuesday 10am-11am
Sowjanya Akshintala Wednesday 10am-11am
Dhruv Mathur Wednesday 1pm-2pm
David Null Wednesday 3pm-4pm
Yifan Chen Thursday 10am-11am
Anthony Schroeder Friday 10am-11am
Yichi Zhang Friday 2pm-3pm

Fall 2020 Instructors

Name Area
Prof. Arne Fliflet (Instructor)
microwave generation and applications
Prof. Jing Jiang (Instructor)
ECEB 1022
Bio-sensing, System Integration, Entrepreneurship, Robotics
Prof. Rakesh Kumar (Instructor)
Prof. Michael Oelze (Instructor)
ECEB 2056
Biomedical Imaging, Acoustics, Nondestructive Testing
Prof. Jonathon Schuh (Instructor)
4066 ECEB
Computational Physics, Electromechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Energy Storage, Tribology
Prof. Casey Smith (Instructor)
2044 ECE Building
Prof. Gary Swenson (Instructor)
ECEB 5064
Atmospheric remote sensing, lidar, optical remote sensing, imaging, signal processing, atmospheric science
Sowji Akshintala (TA)
Computer Vision, Power Systems
Dean Biskup (TA)
Computer Vision, Robotics, Embedded Systems
Peiyi Chen (TA)
Yifan Chen (TA)
Computer Vision, Signal Processing
Aneesh Jonelagadda (TA)
Sophie Liu (TA)
Dhruv Mathur (TA)
Controls, Robotics, Decision Making/Planning
Shaoyu Meng (TA)
robotics, firmware, entrepreneurship
David Null (TA)
Robotics, Computer Vision, Navigation, Coordinated Systems, Control Systems.
AJ Schroeder (TA)
Zoom Room
RF/Microwave circuits, electromagnetics, communications, optical devices, information theory
William Zhang (TA)
False Tolerance & Reliable Systems, Computer Architecture, System Engineering

Other Important People

Name Office Phone Email Area
Scott McDonald 1049 ECE Building Machine Shop
Mark Smart 1041 ECE Building Electronics Services Shop
Casey Smith 3064 ECE Building Instructional Lab Coordinator
Waltham Smith 1041 ECE Building Electronic Services Shop
Skot Wiedmann 1041 ECE Building Electronic Services Shop

Filtered Back – Projection Optical Demonstration

Tori Fujinami, Xingchen Hong, Jacob Ramsey

Filtered Back – Projection Optical Demonstration

Featured Project

Project Description

Computed Tomography, often referred to as CT or CAT scans, is a modern technology used for medical imaging. While many people know of this technology, not many people understand how it works. The concepts behind CT scans are theoretical and often hard to visualize. Professor Carney has indicated that a small-scale device for demonstrational purposes will help students gain a more concrete understanding of the technical components behind this device. Using light rather than x-rays, we will design and build a simplified CT device for use as an educational tool.

Design Methodology

We will build a device with three components: a light source, a screen, and a stand to hold the object. After placing an object on the stand and starting the scan, the device will record three projections by rotating either the camera and screen or object. Using the three projections in tandem with an algorithm developed with a graduate student, our device will create a 3D reconstruction of the object.


• Motors to rotate camera and screen or object

• Grid of photo sensors built into screen

• Light source

• Power source for each of these components

• Control system for timing between movement, light on, and sensor readings