Senior Computer Engineering Students Present at MIT Conference

Posted: Tuesday, October 9, 2018

University of Evansville computer engineering students Braden Elliot and Kunal Mukherjee recently presented lightning talks about their senior projects at the The 2018 IEEE MIT Undergraduate Research Technology Conference (URTC) held October 5-7, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA.

Elliot presented "Player 1 Human, Player 2 Machine", a project about training a recurrent neural network through reinforced learning to optimize the output of a positional derivative controller.  The network observes nonlinearity in the system which the controller is unable to account for, resulting in a smoother output.

Mukherjee's project "Location Dependent Cryptography" is an investigation into connecting the location of a receiver as part of a packet encryption method by computing a transmission specific key using the time difference of the intended packet reception time.  The goal is to provide greater protection and security of intellectual property.

URTC brings together undergraduates around the world to present, discuss, and develop solutions to advance technology for humanity.  Elliot and Mukherjee "had the opportunity to interact with undergraduate students and learn about the cutting edge as well as innovative research."

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