2018 Capstone Projects

Computer Engineering Senior Capstone Project Presentations

Students conduct presentations and participate in a poster session for their final group projects from the CS 189A/B & ECE 189A/B.


2017-2018 Projects

Electrical and Computer Engineering 189A/B

Instructor: Dr. Yogananda Isukapalli (ECE 189A/B)
TAs: Caio Motta and Celeste Bean

ECE 189 website / Teams & Projects webpage


  • * Deep Vision (DJI, NVIDIA and SEAL Lab): Identifies and tracks targets such as dogs and people in real time by analyzing video recorded by the drone’s camera
    Team: Chenghao Jiang, Terry Xie, Charlie Xu, Jenny Zheng
  • Gaucho Hawk (AeroVironment): A printed circuit board with state-of-art sensors and relevant software for high precision drones
    Team: Kurt Madland, Yesh Ramesh , Vikram Sastry, Richard Young, Jack Zang
  • Hover Hand (Arveng Technologies): A glove that recognizes and converts hand movements to pilot a quadcopter drone
    Team: Austin Dorotheo, Steven Fields, Colin Garrett, Miclos Lobins,  Zach Meyer
  • SPOT (NASA): Device that helps astronauts path-find on unknown terrain, without an increase in cognitive load
    Team: Saurabh Gupta, Bryan Lavin-Parmenter, Neil O’Bryan, Brandon Pon
  • TiresiaScope: A headset that assists blind people in identifying nearby obstacles
    Team: John Bowman, Trevor Hecht, Timothy Kwong, Devon Porcher, Brian Young
  • ** UCSB Hyperloop (Northrop Grumman, Laritech Inc., Montecito Bank & Trust, UCSB Economics, John Jacobs, Jonathan Siegel, Peter Carter, Raytheon): A communications, telemetry, and control unit for UCSB’s entry into SpaceX’s Hyperloop Pod Competition
    Team: Cameron Bijan, David Donaldson, Alex Jun, Dylan Vanmali, Mark Wu
  • Wall-E – Waterborne Autonomous Low Light Electrostereovideography (UCSB Oakley Lab): A submersible low-light camera that can be deployed in tandem to analyze Ostracod courtship patterns using computer vision techniques
    Team: Veena Chandran, Karthik Kribakaran, Wesley Peery, Franklin Tang, Vincent Wang, Karli Yokotake

* Team is participating in the 2018 Design Automation Conference (DAC) – System Design Contest

** Multidisciplinary Team of CE, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering students

Computer Science 189A/B

Instructors: Chandra Krintz (CMPSC 189A) and Christopher Kruegel (CMPSC 189B)


CS 189 website / Teams & Projects webpage

  • Perception (Aerospace): Object detection and tracking in a video given an image of an object of interest
    Team:
    Abhishek Bhattacharya (lead), Jake Can, Ben Patient, Sai Srimat, Danish Vaid (scribe)
  • Matchfolio (Appfolio): Tinder for housing – renters swipe on listings for property mgmt co. to contact them
    Team:
    Peter Master (lead), Chantel Chan, Keith Long (scribe), Michael Rousso, Simon Wong
  • $-Flow (Elementum): Smooths the purchase order pipeline to decrease time to market
    Team:
    Millan Batra (lead), Dennis Fong, Alex Kang, Yoon Lee (scribe), Alex Yuen
  • Vegetables & Rice (InTouch Health): Develop a VR HCI for doctor and patient interactions
    Team:
    Yuanqi Li (lead), Kenneth Chan, Shouzhi Wan (scribe), Jinfa Zhu
  • Schrute Farms (Invoca): Virtual Ass't for business that lets customers to set appts on the phone w/out talking to anybody
    Team:
    Jonathan Segovia (lead), Michael Caccamo, Yuki Mano, Kunal Naik, Tristan Starck (scribe)
  • Stage Presence (LogMeIn): Solution for people of all backgrounds to deliver flawless and powerful presentations
    Team:
    Zach Feinn (lead), Ryan Allen, Isaiah Egan (scribe), Ryan Kemper, Josue Montenegro
  • Game of Drones (Northrup Grumman): an app that controls a autonomous drone that surveys and creates a 3D model of the ground area
    Team:
    Trenton Cisewski (lead), Peter Ginty, Sam Goyal (scribe), Mario Infante, Chet Koziol
  • Not Our (Seg)Fault (Novacoast): Keyboard biometric system for authentication
    Team: Alex Wein (lead), William Bennett, Ashlynn Cardoso (scribe), Clara Frausto, Caitlin Scarberry
  • Bob's Builders (Procore): a website w/ a visual representation of user analytics in a clear, intuitive way for customers
    Team:
    Kevin Lee (lead), Samuel Chu, Jimmy Le, Natasha Lee, Sean Shelton (scribe)
  • SmartNet (SmartRG): Build upon last year's mobile app and add a video stream analyzer, captive portal GUI page, & more...
    Team:
    Marvin Shu (lead), Krassimir Djonev, Hernan Duran, Stefana Gloginic (scribe), Angel Rivera
  • Worthday (Workday): a mobile app that adds functionality to the UCSB Access Card using Workdays cloud infrastructure
    Team:
    Jordan Ang (lead), Arthur Pan, Alan Tran (scribe), Nathan Vandervoort, James Yang

Congratulations UCSB Hyperloop!


For finishing in 1st place in the Levitation Sub-Competition at the 2018 Hyperloop Pod Competition


The competition took place on July 22, 2018 at the Hyperloop system built by SpaceX at its headquarters in Hawthorne, CA

ECE 189 Capstone 2018 Presentation Event & Engineering Design Expo (EDx)

Both events were held on June 8 (Fri) – ESB 1001 and Corwin

2018 Best Capstone Projects - ECE 189

wall-e and hoverhand logos
  • Excellence in CE: HoverHand (Arveng Technologies)
  • Engineering Innovation in CE: Wall-E (Oakley Lab)

Projects presented in June 2018 @ the Capstone Presentation Event & the Engineering Design Expo

2018 ECE 189A/B — Projects & General Supporters

student presenting
  • SPOT: NASA
  • Deep Vision: DDJI, NVIDIA, SEAL Lab
  • Wall-E: UCSB Oakley Lab
  • Gaucho Hawk: AeroVironment
  • Hover Hand: Arveng Technologies
  • UCSB Hyperloop: Northrop Grumman, Laritech Inc., Montecito Bank & Trust, UCSB Economics, John Jacobs, Jonathan Siegel, Peter Carter, Raytheon 
  • Mr. John Gerngross
  • Embedded Artists
  • Mentor Graphics
  • NXP Semiconductors
  • Rapid Prototypes
  • Sunstone Circuits

CS 189 Capstone 2018 Presentations @ summit.cs

The event was held on March 16 (Fri), 2018 – Corwin Pavilion

2018 Best Projects – CS 189 Capstone


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Projects presented in March 2018 @ the Summit.cs Event >>>

2018 CS 189A/B — Team Partners

student presenting project
  • Perception - Aerospace
  • Matchfolio - Appfolio
  • $-Flow - Elementum
  • Vegetables & Rice - InTouch Health
  • Schrute Farms - Invoca
  • Stage Presence - LogMeIn
  • Game of Drones - Northrup Grumman
  • Not Our (Seg)Fault - Novacoast
  • Bob's Builders - Procore
  • SmartNet - SmartRG
  • Worthday - Workday