Peter Pachowicz

Associate Professor
Engineering 3240
Office Hours: 
W: 1:00 - 2:30 P.M.
Research Area: 
Computer Engineering


Received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1979 and 1981 respectively, and the Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1984, all from AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland. He joined George Mason University in 1989 as a Visiting Assistant Professor with the Computer Science Department. He currently holds the rank of Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Between 1981 and 1988, he was a faculty member at AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland, and the University of Hamburg, Germany. He also served as head of the Image Processing Group, Institute of Control Engineering (AGH).

Possible Advisee Scholarly Paper Topics

    If you are looking for a topic for your Research Project or MS/PhD Thesis, please contact me directly. The following is only a short list:
  1. Variable Impedance Actuators. (Paper)
  2. Fuzzy logic control in modern robotics. (Paper)
  3. 3D depth scanner for a robotic arm. (Paper, Project or Thesis)
  4. Image processing for a 3D depth scanner. (Project or Thesis)
  5. High-speed image processing on FPGA/MCU. (Project or Thesis)
  6. CAN/LIN-based control and coordination network for a multi-joint robot. (Research project)
  7. Indoor solar collector. (Research project)
  8. Highly accurate and adaptive pendulum clock. (Research project)
  9. Atomic clock drift monitor. (Research project)
  10. WWVB signal repeater. (Research project)
  11. Web-based reporting telemetry station for a pendulum clock. (Research project)
  12. Hybrid data/decision fusion approach. (Thesis)

Possible Senior Design Project Topics

  1. PIC technology for senior design lab.
  2. Mechatronic solder paste disposer.
  3. 3D depth laser scanner for a robotic arm.
  4. Highly accurate pendulum clock.
  5. Atomic clock drift monitor.
  6. Fallen water-ski locator.
  7. Magnetic levitation concepts.
  8. WWVB signal repeater. (Research project)


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Senior Design Projects

Group Members Title Selected Deliverables Semester
Daniel Duong, Tae Lim, Truong Phan Short-Range Depth Scanner Spring 2014
Akrem Aberra, Samuel Steiner, Robert Roldan, Shaun Dircks Adaptive Power Manager Spring 2014
Zachary Montross, Kenneth Omekam, Sachin Pareek, Matthew Thompson Indoor Solar Collector Fall 2013