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Senior Design Project –
SDP14
Introduction
Professor C.V. Hollot
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
05 September 2013
Welcome to SDP14!
 Senior Design Project
• Capstone project course
• One year to design, implement, and demonstrate system
 SDP is different from any other course
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Main emphasis on project (but there are a few lectures…)
Teaming
Practical skill set
Creativity
Application of classroom knowledge
 A great opportunity to gain project experience before you go out
into the real world!
• Design and build a system from scratch
• Recruiters like to talk about SDP in interviews
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SDP14 Information
 Web site
• http://www.ecs.umass.edu/ece/sdp/sdp14/
 Course meetings
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Thursdays 4:00 – 5:15 p.m.
Lectures: Hasbrouck 134
Lab: Marcus 10/12
Additional meetings: project reviews
See schedule on web site for details
 Textbook
• None
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SDP14 Personnel
 Professor C.V. Hollot
• [email protected]
 Fran Caron
• [email protected]
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SDP14 Course Deliverables
 Design Documents
 Report
 Project Website
 Review Presentations
 Poster
 System Prototype
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SDP14 Documents & Reports
 Title and Abstract
 Requirement Analysis
 Block Diagram
 Midway Report
 Final Report
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SDP14 Presentations
 Preliminary Design Review (PDR), week of October 7th
 Midway Design Review (MDR), week of December 2rd
 Comprehensive Design Review (CDR), week of Feb 24th
 Final Project Review (FPR), week of April 7th
 SDP Day: Friday April 25th
 ECE Projects Showcase: Saturday, April 26th
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SDP14 Process
 Teams of 4 students
• Choose one team manager
 Advisor
• Each team chooses its own ECE faculty advisor
 Meetings
• Weekly team meetings
• Weekly advisor meetings
• Course meetings
 Project budget: $500
• Some parts available in SDP lab or M5
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Review and Grading Process
 Review panels (PDR, MDR, CDR, FPR)
• Panels consist of several professors from our department
• 20 min presentation by team + 20 min Q&A
 The final grade for ECE 415 (and ECE 416):
• Advisor grade (50%): Given at the discretion of the advisor
• Review Board grade (30%): Average of review panel grades
• Course Coordinator grade (20%): Based on attendance, project
documents and performance
• Each team member graded individually.
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Teams/Advisers/Projects
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Assignments
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Next week: develop elevator pitch/problem statement/abstract
• Confirm faculty adviser by Tuesday, 17th September
• SDP T-shirts
• Design contest
• Submit image files to me
• SDP14 class vote
• M5 prints
• Images due 19th Sept
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Career Events & Action
Steps for the ECE Senior
Cheryl Brooks, Director,
Engineering Career and Student
Development Center
ECE Placement Statistics
Class of 2011
(6 month after
graduation)
Class of 2012
(as of Sept. 1)
Number of
Graduates
53
75
Full-time jobs
32 (60%)
41 (56%)
Graduate
School
12 (23%)
12 (15%)
Total in job or
grad school
44 (83%)
53 (71%)
Where Did They Go
IBM
Cisco
General Dynamics
Raytheon
EMC2 Corporation
Microsoft
MIT Lincoln Labs
Amazon
Tx. Instruments
Cognizant
Motorola
Seimens
Millitech
Intel
Teradyne
BAE
Cornell
U. Of Michigan
MIT
UMass
Average Starting Salaries
 Average
Starting Salary 2011:
$65,000
 Average Starting Salary 2012:
$63,250
Three Pieces of Advice
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Start EARLY and use ALL of your resources
– Information Sessions
– Career Fairs
– Society Conferences (AICHE, SWE, NSBE, etc)
– COE Career Center Website
www.engineering.umass.edu/careercenter
– www.umass.experience.com
– Read MY Email to you!
– Professors
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Piece of Advice
Make sure you are prepared to present your
BEST self:
– Resume (Resume/Career Fair Prep Workshop on
September 12th, at 5:30 in Elab II)
– Prepare your “30 second pitch”
– Use technical lingo
– Attend Interviewing Workshops/do a mock
interview
3rd Piece of Advice
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Know what companies are looking for and
see yourself through THEIR eyes:
– Technical prowess
– Ability to solve problems
– Relevant experience
– Ability to communicate
– Ability to work with others (teamwork)
– Energy/Enthusiasm for the job
Fall Career Events for ECE
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Workshops
– Resume/Career Fair Prep
– Prepare for a professional conference
– Interviewing
– Job Offers—how to decide
Information Sessions (14 so far for
ECE majors! More coming….
 Career Fair: Sept. 27th
 Career Café: with Raytheon, Lutron
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Department Honors Seniors
Meet with Professor Anderson
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Lab Rules
 Marcus 10/12
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The code to 10 Marcus Hall 3245
Hours are 24/7
When entering the lab, ALL lights must be on.
No food, alcohol drinks, bicycles, skate boards, roller blades,
radios and sporting equipment, unless it is part of your project.
 PCs, password, and test equipment
 Safety:
• AC/DC electrical power tools
• “Safety Glasses at all Times”
• Fire
• Chemical
• First aid kit
• UMass police
 Lab bench sign-up (first come first serve)
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ARhT: Automated Relearning hand Therapy
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SAFE-T: Sensory Automated Fire Emergency Tool
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Theremillusion
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ABEL: Automated Belt Loader
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Place N Paste
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Senior Design Project Day
 The big day…
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Teams
Faculty Advisor
1 (4)
Srideep Maulik; John Jackson, Kyle George, Soaib Rashid
2 (4)
Jack Vorwald; Ryan Holmes Brett Kaplan; Mike Burns
3 (4)
Peter Adams; Mark Brennan, John Fuller; Dustin Lagoy
4 (4)
Christopher Finn , Paulo Leal , Kevin Okiah Tim Mirabito
5 (4)
Shuwen Cao; Tim Hill, Melissa Lau; Andy Yee
Professor Anderson
6 (4)
Justin Mills; Trevor Elkins, Mike Barber; Derek Thrasher
Professor Kundu
7 (4)
Scott Rosa; Kenny Van Tassell, Tim Coyle; Justin Kober
Professor Hollot
8 (4)
Felix Lam; Chi Ho Liem, Myron Tan; Krysten Moore
9 (4)
Sarah Cobb, Alanna Davies, Anthony Bernasconi (ME);
Donald Wykstra (ME)
10 (4)
Anita Ganesan, Joel Jean-Claude, Sachin Honnudike, Eric
Moore
11(4)
Andrew Santos, Lawrence Hui, James Cassell, Roland Du
12 (4)
Fabien Ahmed, Yulia Bulgakov, Christos Mpelkas, Arber Doci
13 (3)
Matthew Walczak, Simon Belkin, Audrey Finken
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Professor Goeckel
Professor Kelly
Professor Kwon
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