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The students for the summer 2005 CHESS SUPERB Program are:

Lana Carnel is a rising Junior in Electrical Engineering at the University of Tennesse, Knoxville. She is working this summer with Mentor Parvez Ahammad.

Her service activities for the 2005-06 academic year at UTK chapters include: President, Society of Women Engineers; Vice-Chair, IEEE; Secretary, Engineers Without Borders; Treasurer, Eta Kappa Nu.

Lana graduated magna cum laude in May 2003 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in the College Scholars Program, concentrating in Film Production and Cinema Studies.

Murphy Gant is a new addition to UC Berkeley's undergraduate Electrical Engineering and the Computer Sciences department, transferring from Sacramento City College, where he achieved magna cum laude honors.

His research interests include wireless communications systems and network securities. In the future, Murphy plans on taking part in research for the Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST).

This summer Murphy is working with his mentor Yang Zhao, with intentions of modeling a distributed camera network system.

Robert D. Gregg is a rising senior at the University of California, Berkeley, majoring in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He is working this summer with Mentor Aaron D. Ames.

His areas of interest are control of hybrid systems, autonomous software and systems, and communication systems. His SUPERB work is the mathematical modelling and Lagrangian reduction of a passive bipedal walker from three to two dimensions. Robert plans on pursuing a PhD in electrical engineering and will be applying to schools in Fall 2005.

He is the Layout Manager of UC Berkeley's very own California Engineer magazine, which publishes undergraduate research from all the UC campuses. When he is not working in the research community, he serves as Chair of the Judicial Council of the Associated Students of the University of California. He is a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity and is a sitting member of the Greek Judicial Committee.

Shams Karimkhan is a rising senior at Wright State University, majoring in Electrical Engineering. He is working this summer with Mentor Alessandro Abate.

Shams was born in San Francisco, in December 1982, and moved to Iran around the age of one year. After getting his diploma in math and physics, he moved to the US to continue his studies.

His specific research is on simulation of hybrid embedded systems. He will graduate from Wright State University, in Dayton, OH, in June 2006, and he plans to pursue his MS and PhD degrees.

Simon Ng is a rising senior at Michigan State University, majoring in Computer Science. He is working this summer with Mentor Haiyang Zheng.

Simon was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Michigan since he was three years old. His specific reserath with the SUPERB-IT program here at UC Berkeley for the summer is the simulation of a bipedal walker that walks down a slight slope, using the HyVisual modeling environment of the Ptolemy II tool. His future plans are to attend graduate school and head out into industry after completion.

Reinaldo Romero, aka Rey, is a rising senior at Penn State University, majoring in Electrical Engineering. He is working this summer with Mentor Alessandro Pinto.

Aside from his academics, he likes to play various sports including baseball, basketball, volleyball, and soccer.

For each of the six undergraduate researchers participating in SUPERB, we have a graduate student mentor who is working with the CHESS center in some way.


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