April 30, 2021

VIP Awards Announced for Spring 2021

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the Spring 2021 Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Program Awards in recognition of outstanding participants through individual and team awards. Student and team categories include Leadership, Outstanding First Year/Sophomore, Innovation in Design, and Share with the World. Additionally, graduate students and faculty are recognized for the efforts in mentoring successful teams. Nominations were sought from students, faculty, and staff. The following individuals and teams are recognized for their contributions for Spring 2021.
September 7, 2020

VIP Team First Step in AFRL, Purdue Educational Partnership Agreement

Purdue University and the United States Air Force Research Laboratory have partnered to sign an education partnership agreement (EPA). The overall mission of this five-year AFRL-Purdue EPA is to encourage and enhance study and research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as well as develop the workforce opportunities for Purdue STEM students. This EPA's first program, “Air Force Research Laboratory - Unmanned Aerial System (AFRL-UAS),"; is presented through Purdue's Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Program. This AFRL supported group will enable a diverse team of students from various majors to work on hands-on team design projects and network directly with researchers and facilities at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base's AFRL.
September 4, 2020

VIP student highlighted for research contributions in NewScientist and recent paper submission

Isha Ghodgaonkar, senior in Purdue's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and researcher in the Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) program is highlighted for her significant contributions in the NewScientist's article "Public Webcams are Telling us Whether People are Social Distancing" and for being lead author on a recently submitted paper, "Analyzing WorldWide Social Distancing through Large-Scale Computer Vision."
August 10, 2020

Google and Purdue Team up to Create Open-Source TensorFlow Model Implementations

Google is collaborating with a Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) student team at Purdue University to create open-source TensorFlow models. TensorFlow is a deep learning framework created by Google. The student team will implement recently-published algorithms and methods in machine learning. The implementations will be made available through a public repository called “Model Garden” maintained by researchers and engineers from Google.
July 1, 2020

How have people responded to COVID-19 restrictions around the world?

VIP advisor, Prof. Yung-Hsiang Lu, and his team of student researchers use public camera footage of how people have responded so far to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines that could help inform new policies as the pandemic progresses. Purdue engineers built a website that pools together live footage and images from approximately 30,000 network cameras in more than 100 countries, making data easier to analyze.
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