Tuesday, April 19, 2016

OU-Tulsa Telecom Students win National Competition



TULSA, OKLA (April 18, 2016) — Five OU-Tulsa Telecommunications Engineering students — Nishaal Parmar, Mitun Talukder, Satish Thomas, Sandeep Sharma, and Mohamed Elgrew — won first place in the national Case Study competition at the 2016 Conference on Telecommunications and Information Technology. 

This is OU-Tulsa’s third win in six years. “I’m incredibly proud of our Telecom Engineering program, headed by Dr. Pramode Verma, and all our students who continue to represent OU-Tulsa on a national level,” said Campus President John. H. Schumann, M.D. 

The national Case Study competition is a highlight of the annual conference, hosted by ITERA (Information and Telecommunications Education and Research Association), where teams of graduate and undergraduate students present their solution to a challenging network design. 
This year, the challenge was to design a network to support public safety cameras and systems. OU-Tulsa’s team presented their solution, Advanced Integrated Security Solutions: Metropolitan Park Area Emergency Response and Surveillance. 

“In addition to the technical aspects of a network, students must include critical business and project management issues such as return on investment, business plan, and life cycle costs,” said ITERA Board Chairman Dr. Michael Bowman. “We congratulate OU-Tulsa’s winning team.” 
This year’s competition took place April 8-10, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky and was sponsored by Facebook. 

OU-Tulsa offers a wide range of 30+ undergraduate, Master’s, and Doctorate level degrees, as well as graduate certificates. Programs include architecture, engineering, education, nursing, sonography, public health, occupational and physical therapy, human relations, library and information studies, organizational dynamics, public administration, social work, as well as medicine through the OU-TU School of Community Medicine. Each year, over 250,000 patients receive primary and specialty care at the three OU Physicians clinics throughout the Tulsa area. Since 1957, OU-Tulsa has provided higher education to NE Oklahoma and moved to the 60 acre Schusterman Campus in 1999. For more information, visit www.ou.edu/tulsa

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Electrical Engineering Student Receives Four Awards for his Research Paper

Tyler Helps
Senior electrical engineering major, Tyler Helps, has received four awards for his paper titled “Enhancement of a Bluetooth Battery Management System.” The paper presents a Bluetooth based Battery Management System (BMS) that uses modern balancing technology and a wireless connection to replace traditional wire bundles inside of multi-cell battery packs. By integrating contemporary cell management technology with the mobile systems consumers carry in their pocket every day, one can combine the safety and care of battery management with the ultimate convenience of wireless connectivity.

Helps paper placed in the following competitions:

1st place – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Paper Competition in February 2016 at the Ford AV in Oklahoma City

2nd place – North Area Student Paper Competition in March 2016
The North Area serves the Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Southern Illinois region.

Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Research - Phi Kappa Phi at The University of Oklahoma’s Undergraduate Research Day in April 2016 in Norman, Oklahoma.

2nd place – IEEE Region Five Paper Competition in April 2016 in Kansas City

Spiers New Technology, Oklahoma City and the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology fund Helps’ research. His advisors are University of Oklahoma School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Instructor Jacob Henderson and Research Assistant Professor, John Dyer

Helps graduates in May and has accepted a position at National Instruments in Austin, Texas.