Category: Student Defenses

Ameer Mohammed: PhD Proposal

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 3:00 pm in Rice 536 Committee: Mohammad Mahmoody (Advisor), David Evans (Chair), Jack Davidson, Denis Nekipelov (UVA Economics), and Sanjam Garg (UC Berkeley). The Computational Complexity of Program Obfuscation ABSTRACT Recent developments in cryptography have given rise to a variety of extremely powerful tools some of which were even previously…

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PhD Proposal Presentation: Ifat Emi

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 10:00 am in Rice 404 Committee: John A. Stankovic (Advisor), Hongning Wang (Chair), and Kai-Wei Chang; Minor Representatives: John Lach (ECE) and Laura Barnes (SYS). Title: Towards Micro-Activity Recognition for Monitoring Activity Quality to Generate Notification ABSTRACT In order to notify users about potentially unsafe situations and to track mistakes…

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Jack Wadden: PhD Proposal Presentation

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at 2:00 pm in Rice 128 (Young Board Room) Committee: Kevin Skadron (Advisor), Samira Khan (Chair), Andrew Grimshaw, Gabriel Robins and Mircea Stan. Title: Accelerating Pattern Recognition Processing with Hybrid von Neumann/Spatial Architectures ABSTRACT Newly available spatial architectures to accelerate finite automata processing for pattern recognition have spurred a large amount…

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Chong Tang: PhD Proposal Presentation

Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 10:00 am in Rice 536 Committee:  Baishakhi Ray (Advisor), Kevin Sullivan (Advisor), Alfred Weaver (Chair), Joanne Bechta Dugan, Mary Lou Soffa, and Jonathan Bell, GMU Title: Optimize System Performance via Design and Configuration Space Exploration ABSTRACT The runtime performance of complex software systems often depends on the settings of a large…

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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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