Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Over half of our faculty regularly have undergraduates participating in their research programs, working in the lab side-by-side with the faculty and graduate students. Many of these students co-author papers and attend international technical conferences where they can meet the technical leaders of today and tomorrow.
To learn more about ongoing research at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, explore our faculty profiles.
Discover other research opportunities as an undergraduate:
Early Career Research Scholars Program
The Cornell ECE Early Career Research Scholars Program is designed for students between their freshmen and sophomore years in the College of Engineering who intend to major in ECE.
Students apply to the program in conjunction with a faculty advisor, submitting a project proposal and a budget through the Engineering Learning Initiatives application system. Students participate in the ELI summer informal presentations and also present their research in an ECE-centric workshop at summer's end. Students will also be asked to present their work to incoming ECE ENG 1050 classes in the fall. The application process and deadlines will be the same as the ELI program.
For more information, contact Professor Farhan Rana, ECE Associate Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Examples of Papers Co-authored by Undergraduates
Authors: Taige Wang, Mahsa Shoaran, Azita Emami
Title: “Towards Adaptive Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson’s Disease: LFP-based Feature Analysis and Classification”
Presented at IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Calgary, Canada, 2018
Authors:Mark Zhao and G. Edward Suh
Title: “FPGA-Based Remote Power Side-Channel Attacks,”
Published in the Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, May 2018.
Received the Distinguished Practical Paper Award at the 39th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, May 2018.
Authors: Steven Ceron, Aleena Kurumunda, Eashan Garg, Mira Kim, Tosin Yeku and Kirstin Petersen
Title: “Popcorn-Driven Robotic Actuators,”
Presented at the International Conference of Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Brisbane, May 2018.