Research Opportunities Database

Title Number of opportunities Posted Last Updated
Virtual Reality for Smart Manufacturing

This research project is aimed at developing VR/AR models to implement digital twin for a smart manufacturing factory. In the digital world, there will be robots, machines, operators, material handling systems, and warehouse etc. We will use occulus, and/or HTC VIVE VR systems to implement the models of a smart factory.

Complex Systems Monitoring, Modeling and Control Lab: Our lab focuses on data-driven modeling and analysis of complex systems for process monitoring, fault diagnostics/...

Mentor: Hui Yang

2 July 12, 2019 July 30, 2019
Virtual Reality for Smart Health

This research project is aimed at developing VR/AR models to implement digital twin for the electromechanical function of cardiac myocytes. In the digital world, there will be ions (ca2+, Na+, K+ ...), membranes, ion flows, ionic gates, cell contractions, and action potentials etc. We will use occulus, and/or HTC VIVE VR systems to implement the models of a cardiac cell.

Complex Systems Monitoring, Modeling and Control Lab: Our lab focuses on data-driven modeling and analysis of...

Mentor: Hui Yang

2 July 12, 2019 July 30, 2019
Collection and identification of bees

We are looking for highly responsible and reliable undergraduate students to assist in the collection of wild bees for an ongoing project examining the evolution of pheromone signaling. The applicant would gain skills in bee identification and anatomy, and be exposed to a variety of techniques in chemical ecology. Students will be assigned to work with and receive mentorship and training from a graduate student.

Mentor: Etya Amsalem

1 July 18, 2019 July 30, 2019
Food Lab Research Opportunity

The food lab in the Department of Nutritional Sciences is looking for undergraudate lab assistants for the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters. Our research focuses on child and adult eating behavior. Students will assist with data collection for various research projects that are ongoing in the lab, as well as other research-related duties such as study preparation and data entry.

If interested, please email our lab manager, Christine Sanchez, at ...

Mentor: Barbara Rolls

5 July 29, 2019 July 29, 2019
MIDUS-National Study of Daily Experiences

National Study of Daily Experiences (NSDE)is one of the in-depth studies that are part of the MacArthur Foundation National Survey of Midlife in the United States (MIDUS, http://www.midus.wisc.edu/). NSDE is the largest longitudinal diary study of daily experiences and health in the U.S. It's purpose is to investigate the role of behavioral, psychological, and social factors in...

Mentor: David Almeida

2 May 7, 2019 May 7, 2019
Ag Ed Curriculum Design and Assessment Assistants


This is an opportunity for two students to participate in the design of a new course by creating short video clips of guest speakers, research facilities, and instruction. Active research will be done in the areas of assessment. Stellar assistance could lead to documented experience, publications, and attendance at outreach or a professional conference.

Students must enjoy working with plants, be familiar with basic biology, seek to improve in the areas of pedagogy, education,...

Mentor: Christina Call

2 February 12, 2019 February 12, 2019
Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) Based on Chromium Quadruply Bonded Oxalates

Our research interests involve the preparation of metal organic framework (MOF) type materials based on metal oxalate compounds having the empirical formula MC2O4, where M = Cr2+ and Mo2+ ions. Metal-metal bonded ions of a number of transition metals (Cr, Mo, W, Re, Rh, and Cu) are know to form an extensive series of diamagnetic compounds having strong metal-metal bonding interactions. It is now well accepted that these interactions represent...

Mentor: William Van Der Sluys

1 January 14, 2019 January 18, 2019
Engineering Leadership Development

Engineering Leadership Program seeks a passionate research assistant with excellent attention to detail to join our research team to support rigorous research and program evaluation. We are investigating on the engineering undergraduate students' leadership attributes such as self-awareness, global-view, ethical-awareness, creativity and teamwork skills, and their leadership competency. In addition, we are working on the case study project of Big 10 universities' engineering education...

Mentor: Jongho Park

2 August 1, 2018 January 14, 2019
Consumer interest in organic, GMO and related foods; Food marketing channels; Food advertising strategy and regulations

1. data analysis and fieldwork on consumer perceptions of non-traditional foods
2. analysis of interviews, conceptual model development of agricultural cooperatives formation in Mexico
3. literature and policy analysis regarding food production, trade, advertising, and labeling, in the United States, Europe and Latin America

Mentor: Julie Stanton

unset number January 1, 2018 October 29, 2018
Intelligent Information Systems

Indexing and retrieval of large quantity of multimedia data is a highly challenging and growingly important research problem for the multimedia research community. Researchers in multimedia, databases, computer vision, machine learning, signal and image processing and statistics have worked on multimedia information retrieval for over a decade. A number of significant technological advances have been achieved in this field. Some of the techniques have been applied to real-world application...

Mentor: James Z. Wang

2 January 1, 2018 October 29, 2018