Tell us your engineering horror stories

Posted by on Oct 9, 2018 in Fulton Schools, Graduate Students, Organizations and Teams, Students | 0 comments

Graphic of spiderwebs with the text: When engineering gets eerie...

Were there ghosts in your code one time? Electrical issues you just couldn’t figure out? A haunted 3D printer? Cursed lab equipment? A project that just made you scream? Tell us about a time you had an engineering project go horribly wrong — and how you fixed it or what you learned — for a Fulton Schools Halloween feature.

Send in your story by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 21, 2018.

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ASU team wins AI commentator track of the KAIST World Cup 2018

Posted by on Sep 24, 2018 in Fulton Schools, Graduate Students |

Arizona State University Assistant Professor Yezhou Yang (left) leads AI commentator team — Siyu Zhou (center) and Chia-Yu Hsu (right) — to victory at the KAIST World Cup 2018.

Arizona State University Assistant Professor Yezhou Yang (left) leads the ASU AI commentator team — Siyu Zhou (center) and Chia-Yu Hsu (right) — to victory at the KAIST World Cup 2018.

This summer, Arizona State University organized an interdisciplinary team for the AI commentator track of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) World Cup 2018, a worldwide competition of online soccer teams simulated by AI. AI commentators give play-by-play commentary and short-term predictions on AI soccer matches.

Assistant Professor Yezhou Yang in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering led the team comprised of Chia-Yu Hsu, a master’s student in computer science, and Siyu Zhou, a doctoral student in physics. Hsu and Zhou spent a summer working in Yang’s ASU Active Perception Group’s vision and language Special Interest sub-Group (SIG). Yang’s group focuses on cognitive robotics, computer vision and robot vision to program intelligent agents. The group seeks solutions to visual learning that involve deep learning and AI algorithms to enable agents to interpret peoples’ actions and a scene’s geometry.

The team programmed rules for the commentator agent based on a human’s observation of the playfield. Basically, a human commentator can look at the current states of motion of the players while being aware of those in the past. As such, the team submitted a learning-based model that enables the agent to interpret the current situation of a robot soccer game similar to a human commentator by observing past actions regarding the soccer ball’s location and speed.

It took about two weeks to write the comment-generating scripts, and another week to enrich the comments and rules.

Hsu and Zhou won the AI commentator competition and received a $5,000 prize for the quality of their play-by-play commentaries and short-term predictions of two soccer matches designated by an evaluation committee.


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Get your professional portrait taken at Open Studio in October

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in Events, Features, Fulton Schools, Graduate Students, International Students, Opportunities, Students, Transfer Students |

We provide free professional portraits to all Fulton Schools students and staff. These photos can be used for LinkedIn profiles, FURI student abstracts, news stories, student organization directories or the ASU iSearch directory.

Take advantage of open hours to update your professional portraits — no appointment necessary. Wear business attire; neutral colors are best — avoid stripes or patterns. Black and other dark colors are fine.

Please bring your Sun Card or have your ASU ID number ready.

Mark your calendar

Friday, October 12, 2018
Noon–4 p.m.
Engineering Center F-Wing (ECF) 103B, Tempe campus [map]


Tuesday, October 16, 2018
10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Brickyard (BYENG) 660, Tempe campus [map]


Last Open Studio session at the Polytechnic campus this semester!
Thursday, October 18, 2018
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Applied Arts Pavilion (AAPAV), Polytechnic campus [map]


Can’t attend in October? Be sure to attend one of the last two dates in November!

Thursday, November 1, 2018
9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Engineering Center F-Wing (ECF) 103B, Tempe campus [map]


Monday, November 5, 2018 — last session of the semester
Noon–4 p.m.
Brickyard (BYENG) 660, Tempe campus [map]

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Six ways to customize your experience at Fulton Schools this fall

Posted by on Sep 11, 2018 in Competitions, Customize your experience, Events, Features, Fulton Schools, Graduate Students, Incoming students, International Students, Opportunities, Organizations and Teams, Outreach, Research, Spirit and Traditions, Students, Transfer Students |

At the Fulton Schools, you have many opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom. Meet new friends, conduct research, find your inner entrepreneur, help your peers, introduce new generations to the joys of engineering and, above all, have fun! Here are six of ways to customize your experience.

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Show your spirit

Posted by on Sep 4, 2018 in Customize your experience, Events, Faculty, Fulton Schools, Graduate Students, Incoming students, International Students, Opportunities, Organizations and Teams, Participation |

Being a Fulton Schools student doesn’t mean “all work and no play.” Our traditional ceremonial symbol is the lightsaber, so you know we try not to take things too seriously! We hope that in addition to all of your studying, you will take some time to have fun. First-year students already experienced E2, our traditional welcome weekend extravaganza. And hopefully, you know that we wear gold on Fridays. Here are a few of our other traditions you shouldn’t miss out on.

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Do you feel like an engineer? Help us help you and enter to win a $25 gift card

Posted by on Aug 29, 2018 in Fulton Schools, Opportunities, Participation, Students |

Help us enhance the undergraduate student experience in the Fulton Schools of Engineering by completing this five-minute survey.

Upon completion of the survey, you will be entered in a drawing for one of 40 $25 gift certificates!

Your responses will help us identify enhancements to the FSE student experience to prepare students for success in their chosen profession. 

Take the survey now!
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Download the Career Fair Plus App

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018 in Career, Events, Fulton Schools, Graduate Students, Resources, Students | 1 comment

Career Fair Plus app

Download the Career Fair Plus app

The Career Fair Plus App is your guide to the Fulton Schools Career Fair on September 25–27, 2018!

This year, the app is your guide to both the Tempe campus and Polytechnic campus fairs.

Find out which companies are attending, map out your route to employer tables and more!

Search “Career Fair Plus” on the App Store or download your app today (iOS or Android) and be ready for the fair!

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