Little – Engineering and Computer Science
Options: Independent Funding Available, Potential for UROP
The NSF Smart Lighting Center at Boston University has openings for undergraduate students interested in engaging in research involving the synthesis of light for meeting human needs. In particular, we are investigating the use of energy-efficient eco-friendly LED technologies to perform advanced lighting, sensing, and communication functions. These devices will be fully controllable in color, direction, intensity, and will support modulation for data communication and biohazard detection; essentially rendering lighting as a new medium to drive health, safety and productivity. These outcomes are expected to lead to applications in human-occupied spaces (rooms) that include testbeds called (1) the Data Room, (2) The Healthy Room, and (3) the Safe Room.
The available positions will introduce students to this technology and employ them in various opportunities involving engineering design, development, and experimentation.
We are particularly interested in a student with computer graphics programming experience.
Our recruiting cycle begins with the ECE Research Open House on January 2013. After this event we expect to extend offers to up to five students for research during the summer of 2013.