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The Ethical, Pragmatic, and Intelligent Computing (EPIC) Laboratory @ SCU

SCU's Ethical, Pragmatic, and Intelligent Computing (EPIC) Laboratory is one of the leaders in supporting Humanitarian Technology research at Santa Clara University. The faculty and students involved in the lab span across many departments as most projects in the lab are multidisciplinary in nature and execution. SCU's EPIC lab is in partnership with SCU's Frugal Innovation Hub and BioInnovation and Design Lab on several student driven as well as industry sponsored projects.

Blockchain

Research Paper Blockchain (RPB)

A consortium level block chain for tackling plagiarism and double submission of research papers to conferences and journals

Data Science

Aromyx

Research into the quantification and visualization of olfactory data

Second Chances

Paper Prisons

A statistical study of the gap size in individual criminal history expongement of decriminalized offences and development of an app suit for expungement of criminar records as well as obtainnig IDs for rehabilitated citizens.

Internet of Things (IoT)

DOxy

Low cost Dissolved Oxygen monitoring system for aquatic life applications

FloMoSys (Flood Monitoring System)

Low cost and energy-efficient Flood Monitoring SystemExpo presentation: EPICS in IEEE

GluMo (Glucose Monitoring)

Small factor noninvasive blood Glucose Monitoring medial instrumentation

HiveSpy

HiveSpy is working towards automation of beekeeping with a specific focus on labor shortage and the prevention of hive swarming. Essentially, it is the design and implementation of IoT solutions to monitor the production yield of the bee's honey effectively.

HA (Hydration Automation)

Hydration Automation (HA) is an energy efficient system for automation of water systems including water tanks, pumps, etc. In comparison to expensive, huge, complex, proprietary, often manual, and very energy hungry industrial solutions out on the market, HA is a cheaper, smaller, simpler, modular, smart, and sustainable Hydro-System.

Optimization

DivOp

Divisibility Operator for Large Integers Using Divisibility Rules which can save CPU time and energy consumption

AI (ML and NN)

eVision

A machine learning approach for forecasting seasonal influenza outbreaks

TailorEd

A system for the assessment of the effectiveness of classroom technology and pedegogical practices.

Web and Mobile Applications

DoBid

A platform for the democratization of political bargaining and fundraising

GoodBuys

Mobile and web application for making ethical decisions when purchasing products.

IncidentAid

First Responder (Firefighters, EMTs, etc.) mobile app and future specialized handheld device(s) for saving lives

Public Transit Hub

Mobile and web application for assisting SCU students with public transportation

Panterix

A mobile navigation application that takes the safety of the roads into account when suggesting routes.