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Current Students

PhD Students

September 2017 - Present

Giribabu Sinnapolu

Giribabu Sinnapolu born and raised in India. He has developed a passion for inventing and developing new technologies in the field of embedded systems for auto industry. He holds a bachelors Degree in ECE from India and started his first internship in a start up company to built GPS devices for Indian Army which was produced on a very large scale. he has also built zigbee, bluetooth and various microcontroller prototype devices for ISRO(Indian space research organization). With the 3 years of experience in the field of embedded systems in India, he came to USA to pursue his masters in electrical engineering at Wayne state university and his thesis here includes research on development of human heart rate and skin temperature monitoring system for drivers, while pursuing his masters in ECE he also got a chance to work on the ECOCAR 2 project. Later, when he graduated, he got to do his internship at ford motor company wherein he worked on emergency road assistance project for connected vehicles team. Now, he is currently working at GM with the electric power team as an electrical engineer doing advance technical work. His work involves developing android app, backend software and system integration along with vehicle prototype bring up for 48v start/stop feature. For more information on his course work, projects and patents please visit his linked page

Thesis Topic: Integrated Health Monitoring System for Autonomous Cars Using GPU Technology

September 2016 - Present

Karam AbuGhalieh

Karam AbuGhalieh is a teaching and research assistant in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oakland University, He was working as Lab Instructor in the computer engineering department at Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT) Amman, Jordan since February 2011. He is a member of the Intelligent and Embedded Systems Research Group at PSUT. Karam has taught three laboratories, logic design lab, computer design lab. and embedded systems design lab. Karam has obtained a very good experience in embedded systems design and debugging as being the lab instructor and the TA for graduate and undergraduate classes. He also worked on object detection and tracking in his master thesis for UAV applications. Karam has also a good experience in web design using content management systems like Wordpress, Opencart and Prestashop.

Thesis Topic: GPU Accelerated Model Predictive Control for Autonomous Car Robot Navigation

Master Students

September 2017 - Present

Ayomide Yusuf

Ayomide Yusuf is graduate student (Masters in Embedded Systems) at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in Oakland University. He had is Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science (First Class) at University of Ilorin in Nigeria. He used Fuzzy Logic Methodology to develop an optimized algorithm for predicting rainfall in his undergraduate thesis. Ayomide's research interests are in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Embedded design with GPU, software optimization, software design analysis, and autonomous systems. Ayomide is an experienced software developer, having worked as a software developer for three years after his first degree. For more information please visit

Thesis Topic: GPU Accelerated Robot Image Identification

September 2016 - Present

Dheerajkumar Patel

Dheeraj Patel is currently pursuing Master of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oakland University in Michigan, USA. He completed is Bachelor's degree in Instrumentation and Controls Engineering from College of Engineering, Pune, India. He works as a Software Engineer at Halla Mechatronics and has worked in the field of Software development in Automotive Industry since 2009. His areas of interest include Embedded Software architectures, Parallel Computer architectures and their application, Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence and its industrial applications.

Thesis Topic: GPU-Based Efficient Deep Neural Network Implementation of Motor Parameter Estimations


September 2015 - September 2017

Sara Ayubian

MSc. Student

Co-Supervised with Dr. George Miminis and Dr. Martin Richard at Memorial University of Newfoundland

Thesis Topic: GPU-Based Monte-Carlo Simulations for Calculating Design Sea Ice Loads