Category: Student Defenses

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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Sarah Preum, PhD Proposal Presentation

PhD Proposal Presentation Date: Friday, December 9, 2016 at 10:00AM in Rice 204 Advisor: John A. Stankovic Committee: Alfred Weaver (Committee Chair), Hongning Wang, Kai-Wei Chang and Laura Barnes (Systems and Information Engineering). Towards Personalized Conflict Detection from Heterogeneous Health Applications ABSTRACT With the rapid advent of digital health care platforms, an increasing number of people…

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Ph.D Dissertation Defense Presentation by, Muhammad Yanhaona

PhD Proposal Presentation Date: Friday, December 2, 2016 at 10:00AM in Rice 242 Advisor: Andrew Grimshaw Committee: Kevin Skadron (Committee Chair), Jack Davidson, Westley Weimer and Mircea Stan (Electrical and Computer Engineering). PCubeS Type Architecture and IT Programming Language ABSTRACT: As the rate of improvement of uniprocessors slows, parallel programming has become an issue for…

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