EECS Masterworks 2019: Celebrating Thesis Research

About 40 current students and recent graduates discussed their master's-thesis research in areas ranging from robotics to clinical imaging to Internet of Things tracking devices.

EECS Staff

Masterworks is the annual EECS celebration of thesis research leading to the master of science (SM) and master of engineering (MEng) degrees. This year’s poster session was held on April 25, 2019, on the Charles M. Vest Student Street in the Stata Center. Following is a photo slideshow and a list of 2019 Masterworks winners.


Masterworks 2019 Slideshow

All photos by Gretchen Ertl for EECS. Contact for details on obtaining images.


Morris Joseph Levin Awards for Masterworks Thesis Presentation

Logan Engstrom

Title: Robustness
Supervisor: Professor Aleksander Madry
James Mawdsley
Title: Terahertz Frequency Synthesis in CMOS for a Chip-Scale Molecular Clock
Supervisor: Professor Ruonan Han
Both were honored during the annual EECS Celebrates awards ceremony on May 17, 2019.

Audience Choice Awards

First Place: Brandon Carter

Title: What Made You Do This? Understanding Black-Box Decisions with Sufficient Input Subsets
Supervisor: Professor David K. Gifford
Second Place: Saurav Maji
Title: Energy-Efficient Protocol and System for Security of Implantable Devices
Supervisor: Professor and Dean Anantha P. Chandrakasan

Industry Awards

Samuel Kim

Title: Genes with High Network Connectivity Are Enriched for Disease Heritability Supervisor:
Professor Alkes Price (Harvard and Broad Institute)
Erick Friis
Title: GLASS: Global Learning Anomalous Stream Service
Supervisor: Dr. Katrina LaCurts
In addition, EECS senior Helmuth Naumer won first place in the Masterworks Scavenger Hunt for correctly answering the most questions about research discussed on the posters, while EECS graduate student Aya Amer won second place. All winners received prizes provided by Masterworks sponsor Samsung or from EECS.
For more on Masterworks, including links to past coverage and photos, visit the Masterworks home page.
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