Project's Team Members

Azadeh Vosoughi  Ph.D

Associate Professor Ph.D, Electrical and Computer Engineering Cornell University.

Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UCF. She received her B.S. degree from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 1997, her M.S. degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, in 2001, and her Ph.D. degree from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, in 2006, all in Electrical Engineering.


She received the NSF CAREER award in 2011 for her research on the integration of signal processing and communications for decision fusion in distributed detection systems. Prior to joining the faculty at UCF, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester.


She is serving as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, the IEEE Signal Processing Letters, and the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. She is a member of the IEEE Signal Processing, Communication, and Information Theory societies.

Zakia Abichar Ph.D


I am a lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Fla. I received the Ph.D. and B.S. degrees in computer engineering from Iowa State University.


My teaching interest is in the computer engineering curriculum. I have taught classes in the topics of digital systems, computer organization and architecture, embedded systems and introductory programming.


I’m interested in teaching the individual classes as well as showing how all these topics merge and interact in the real computer systems. My research interest is in the area of wireless networks. I have worked mainly on the Wireless LAN environment and the IEEE 802.11 technology.


Another activity I’m engaged in is the assessment of the computer engineering curriculum. We evaluate select classes, track performance and compare the performance year-over-year. This activity is part of our internal assessment, regional assessment and national accreditation.



Homero Daniel Rodriguez

Electrical Engineering Research Student, Project Team's Leader.

I'm a Physics and Electrical Engineering student at UCF. I'm the leader for our project "UCF students for the visually impaired". We are conducting a research to learn more about the visually impaired community and  help them by the exercise of engineering, 


We want to understand their true needs and help specially low income community by creating free tools for them since most of the visual aid tools are really expensive.


We want to create opportunities and a more accessible and inclusive world. Our time and effort will help low income and low vision community to have a better access to education, life and the opportunity to succeed.

Simon Hernandez

Data Science Student

Simon's LinkedIn profile 

Hi there! My name is Simon Hernandez and I am studying Data Science at UCF. I have a passion for using data to solve problems, particularly for social disparities and issues related to health.


I believe there is a lot of work for us to do in these areas, and I feel ecstatic to be able to help promote a greater understanding of social and health issues through quantitative strategies.


Fun fact: I have hopped around many careers, such as working on an ambulance as an EMT. I have played guitar for 13 years and music will always be one of my greatest joys in life!


Natalia Botero

Electrical Engineer 

Interested in pursuing innovative opportunities in Electrical Engineering in order to work towards progressive ways to make the world better through technology and engineering, while inspiring the next generation.

Industrial engineering Research Student