Research Involvement Program

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Student Research Abstracts

At The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University, the faculty takes an active role in research, which is funded by both private and government sources. Faculty members view student involvement in research as a part of the educational process and actively encourage it.

These research opportunities are open to all students, including who are not affiliated with Columbia. Many of these postings may provide financial support through an NSF REU site program.

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  1. Determining the Role of Periosteal Primary Cilia in Bone Growth
    Biomedical Engineering / Christopher Rae Jacobs Group (PI: Christopher Rae Jacobs)
    Posted 03/04/15 10:10 am
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    My name is Emily Moore and I am a thrid year Ph.D. student working in the Cell and Molecular Biomechanics Lab. Out lab studies an organelle called the primary cilium, which is responsible for transducing extracellular mechanical and chemical signals into intracellular signals. We mainly focus on ... (more)
  2. Undergraduate Research Expereince
    Biomedical Engineering / Christopher Rae Jacobs Group (PI: Christopher Rae Jacobs)
    Posted 03/03/15 12:11 pm
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    A SEAS undergraduate research position is available to work on projects regarding cell biomechanics and bone physiology in the Cell and Molecular Biomechanics Lab of Dr. Christopher Jacobs. The project will involve histology, microscopy, image analysis, and cell culture. The main focus will be t... (more)
  3. Engineering of human cardiac organoids
    Biomedical Engineering / Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic Group (PI: Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic)
    Posted 03/02/15 11:30 pm
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    Recent advances in stem cell isolation and tissue engineering have demonstrated the ability to turn murine adult cKIT positive adult myocardial stem cells into differentiated organoids with mature myocytes, sarcomeric structures, force generation and calcium ion current generation. Over the... (more)
  4. Vascular flow bioreactor
    Biomedical Engineering / Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic Group (PI: Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic)
    Posted 03/02/15 11:28 pm
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  5. Image Analysis for the Diagnosis of Peripheral Artery Disease
    Biomedical Engineering / Andreas H Hielscher Group (PI: Andreas H Hielscher)
    Posted 03/02/15 11:57 am
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    Title: Analysis of Vascular Optical Tomographic Images for the Diagnosis of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)   Brief Description: There is a considerable clinical need to diagnose the onset of peripheral artery disease (PAD) and monitor its progression and treatment response, es... (more)
  6. SoleSound: Wearable shoes with Sensors and Actuators
    Mechanical Engineering / Sunil Agrawal Group (PI: Sunil Agrawal)
    Posted 02/28/15 10:55 am
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    The project will require design, integration of electronics, programing, and human testing.

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  7. Pediatric Walkers with Active Balance Control
    Mechanical Engineering / Sunil Agrawal Group (PI: Sunil Agrawal)
    Posted 02/28/15 10:53 am
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    The project will involve design, electronics, programing for a pediatric walker.

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  8. Humanoid Robots for Social Interaction
    Mechanical Engineering / Sunil Agrawal Group (PI: Sunil Agrawal)
    Posted 02/28/15 10:51 am
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    The project will involve development and testing of a programing interface for autistic children.

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  9. Mechanical Engineering / Sunil Agrawal Group (PI: Sunil Agrawal)
    Posted 02/28/15 10:48 am
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    The project will involve a humanoid robot with vision, speech, and the ability to walk and move its arms. The goal is to develop an interface that will be useful for children with autism. These will be eventually tested with recruits at the medical center.

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  10. Novel Approach to Generating Code for Numerical Integrators
    Computer Science / NSF REUs in Computer Science (PI: Rumana Ashraf)
    Posted 02/27/15 4:10 pm
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    In recent years a large collection of state-of-the-art techniques for mechanical simulation and geomteric optimization have been developed. Algorithms for numerical integration and optimization depend critically on the ability to efficiently and accurately evaluate derivatives of potentials (i.e.... (more)
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