Dr. Alexander Nelson is an Assistant Professor of the in the CSCE Department at the University of Arkansas. He is the director of the ÆSIR laboratory (Applied Embedded Systems and IoT Research), as well as the CSCE PRIME Laboratory (PRIME Robitics, Innovation, and Maker Environment). He completed his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in July 2017 under the supervision of Prof. Nilanjan Banerjee and Prof. Ryan Robucci. Dr. Nelson completed his B.S. and M.S. in Computer Engineering in 2012 and 2013 from the University of Arkansas. His research interests include embedded real-time systems, low-power design, assistive and rehabilitative technology, Internet of Things, smart and connected community, and pervasive computing. He is a member of the IEEE-HKN and Tau Beta Pi, and received the runner-up Best Demo Award at IEEE PerCom 2015. He is a US National Science Foundation (NSF) GRFP Honorable Mention award winner.


Phd. Candidates

Haoyan Liu

Haoyan obtained his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arkansas in 2016. He completed his B.Eng. degree in Automation from Harbin University of Science and Technology, China, in 2012. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering at the University of Arkansas under the supervision of Prof. Nelson and Prof. Pat Parkerson. His research interests include IoT-based systems, wearable technologies, power conversion, and control systems. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi and IEEE-HKN.



Kyle Morley

Kyle obtained a B.S. degree in Mathematics with a Minor in Computer Science from the University of Arkansas in May 2018. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science at the University of Arkansas under supervision of Prof. Nelson. His research interests include homomorphism in encryption, machine learning, and deep learning.

Masters Students

Enrique Sanchez

Enrique, who is a Computer Engineering major at the University of Arkansas and graduated in December of 2018, is now in his first semester of Graduate school. He has worked with Professors Parkerson and Nelson for two years as an undergraduate research assistant. His work is supported by an Undergraduate Honors Research Grant through the University of Arkansas Honors College to develop mobile sensing and health applications.



Freshman Engineering Program - Honors Research & Innovation Experience

Jeremy Collins, Andrew Crippen, Michael Rechtin, Tyler Tracy — Elos: Shoe Insole-based Wearable Device Peripheral
Best Poster, 2018 FEP Honors Innovation Symposium (Track 6) — PosterPaper





Patrick Dougherty, John Magness, Andrew McLellan, Ellis Tran — IDeal: Mobile Replacement for Plastic ID
Best Presentation, 2018 FEP Honors Innovation Symposium (Track 6) — PosterPaper

Undergraduate Students

Carter Buckner

Adam Goertz