MSE Master of Science in Engineering
Build an Autonomous Quadcopter Drone!
Want to learn to hover a quadcopter in space? Using simple PID control techniques in Python, we can build a small drone together and make it hover in space! Bonus rounds include installing a camera and seeing the world through the drone's eye!
Global Security Topics: Nuclear Weapons, Artificial Intelligence, Cyberwarfare
Exploring ideas in global security. If you are interested in learning more about the ways modern technology can end civilization - ranging from nuclear weapons, artificial intelligence, biowarfare, cyberwarfare, to food networks, this is the perfect project. Although it is more focused on social science, the outcome would be writing a paper, creating visualizations, and coming up with solutions to solve or mitigate the risk of a global catastrophe.
Science and Engineering Simulations Games
Swarm dynamics problems and playing with visual simulation tools. If you are interested in learning about how wildfires spread, or how infectious diseases (such as COVID-19) are modeled, or how birds communicate with each other, this is the perfect project! There are infinite options here: from biology (cell interactions to muscle development) to chemistry (gas chromatography and lattices) to physics (solid diffusion and turbulence problems). We will learn the theory and mathematics behind how big groups interact with each other and the tools scientists are using to model these interactions.
"I enjoyed working with Soha. Our sessions are very productive and insightful. I wouldn't have been able to construct this project without her guidance and experience."