VIP Program at Howard University

Howard University

Washington, DC 20059

Coordinator and PI: Dr. Charles Kim (CKIM@HOWARD.EDU)


* If you're interested in joining one of the teams below, please send inquiry to the VIP coordinator at  Anyone, yeah anyone, can join.

HOWARD VIP Teams (2015-2016 Academic Year)

(link to team of 2016-2017, teams of 2017-2018)


Team SLatE8: Sign Language to English (Team advisor: Dr. Mohamed Chouikha; Graduate Students: Mamadou Wade, Rouzbeh Asghari) :


    Team Intruder: Hardware Trojan Detection & Prevention for Health-Care Computer Systems (Team Advisor: Dr. Hassan Salmani; Graduate Student: Raza Shafiq)


    Team Photo: Darren Earle (A), Taylor White (B), Amanuel Getahun (C), Raza Shafiq (D), Shrijanand Chintapatla (E), Jahlil Allen (F), and Sheriff Adewunmi (G).



    Team UCC: Underwater Circuit Connector (Team Advisor: Dr. Mihai Dimian); Graduate Student: Trey Morris)


    Team Photo:


    Golden Snitch - a toy drone (Project Manager: Imani Oakley; Advisor: Dr. Charles Kim; Graduate Student: Derrick Anang): This project aims to combine robotics and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter into a golden snitch drone.


    HU Radio Telescope - Measuring the Galactic Rotation Curve (Project Advisor: Prof. Marcus Alfred, Physics Dept; Graduate Student: Richard Farrell): This project will build a Radio Telescope following the MIT Haystack Radio Telescope which was later extensively modified, and presently working, University of Michigan version.  EE, CpE, CS students for electronics, and ME and CV students for machining, and other students from PHYS can experience a great deal about this observational astronomy.


    Team Photo: [Left to Right] Erik Cooper, Shaleen Shah, James Peters, and Jarrett Goddard.


    Flexible Power Inverter - which follows the number of solar arrays (Project Advisor: Prof. Ahmed Rubaai, Project Manager: Carlton Blue; Graduate Student: TBD): This project aims to build a flexible inverter (with controller attached) which can change its power delivery size to the capacity range of solar panels.


    Team Photo: [First row, left to right] Samantha-Jo Cunningham and Thomas Hakeem.  [Second row, left to right] Robert Mercer, Abenezer Hailu, Kehinde Shittu, and Taiye Shittu.


    Terminator Arm - Creating an Inexpensive Prosthetic Arm controllable by Brain (Project Advisor: ; Post-Doc: Ang Yu): This project aims to create and build inexpensive prosthetics by 3-D printing which can be controlled by actions signals from the brain.


    Team Photo: [From Left] Mark Chase, Taylor Hines, Andrew Scoon, Jeantelle Francis, Bibek Ramdan, Ayotunde Odejayi, and Matthew Clarke.


    Dopes - Diagnosis of Power Electronic Switches (Project Advisor: Dr. Charles Kim, Graudate Students: Derrick Anang, Ayotunde Odejayi, and Richard Farrell): This project aims to build an Electro-Thermal Diagnosis System for High-Power Density, Wide Band-Gap Power Semiconductor Swithes which are popularly used in mobile platforms such as aircraft, electric vehicles, and off-road high power vehicles.


    Senior Design Class Webpage: WWW.MWFTR.COM/SD.html