Qiang Li, PhD Dissertation Presentation

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 7:30 am in Rice 536 Committee: John A. Stankovic (Advisor), Kamin Whitehouse (Chair), Jack Davidson, Gabriel Robins, and John Lach (Minor Representative) Title: Reliable Multi-Body, Multi-Function Body Sensor Networks ABSTRACT With the cost of health care increasing, Body Sensor Networks (BSNs) have been proposed to provide low-cost health care solutions…

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Will Hawkins, PhD Proposal Presentation

Monday, March 20, 2017 at 10:00 AM in Rice 414 Committee:  Jack Davidson (Advisor), Westley Weimer (Committee Chair), James Lambert (Systems and Information Engineering), Baishakhi Ray and David Melski (Gramma Tech). Static Binary Rewriting: Methodologies and Tools to Improve Software Security, Safety and Reliability ABSTRACT The notion that software runs the modern world is generally…

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Qingyun Wu, Qualifying Exam Presentation

Date: Monday, March 27, 2017 at 3:00 PM in Rice 404 Committee: Hongning Wang (Advisor), Jack Stankovic (Chair), Worthy Martin, and Yanjun Qi Contextual Bandits in a Collaborative Environment ABSTRACT Contextual bandit algorithms provide principled online learning solutions to find optimal trade-offs between exploration and exploitation with companion side-information. They have been extensively used in…

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Erin Griffiths, PhD Proposal Presentation

Date:  Friday, March 10, 2017 at 11:00 am in Rice 536 Committee: Kamin Whitehouse (Advisor), Jack Stankovic, Westley Weimer, A.J. Brush, Microsoft Research; Quanquan Gu (Minor Representative) Solving Practical Challenges in Ambient Intelligence Environments to Meet Personal and Societal Needs ABSTRACT:  With the explosion of physically embedded, connected technology in the Internet of Things and…

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Prof. John C. Knight

Our dear friend and colleague, John C. Knight passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017 after a courageous battle with hypersensitivity pneumonitis. We will celebrate his life and work this Tuesday, Feb. 28th at 4:00 in MEC 205. He joined our department in 1981 after seven years at NASA Langley, and has been a passionate champion…

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Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Department of Computer Science Seminar

Charlie Winterble (BSEE, 1969) Friday, February, 24th 12:00 PM, MEC 205 Charlie Winterble, (BSEE, 1969) Developing the Commodore 64: A Brief History University of Virginia, Electrical Engineering, BS, 1969 Lehigh University, Electrical Engineering, MS, 1974 Western Electric-Bell Laboratories, Senior Engineer (Allentown, PA) Motorola, Manager Product Development (Austin, TX) Commodore Business Machines, Director World-Wide Engineering (Valley…

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Prof. Haiying Shen gives talk at Google

Prof. Haiying Shen gave a talk at Google this past week entitled: “Optimizing Virtual Resource Management in Cloud Systems” ABSTRACT Cloud service providers maximize energy efficiency by operating the equipment in their data centers at high levels of utilization. But these providers must also satisfy Service Level Objectives (SLOs) for their tenants, which complicates resource…

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