Category: PhD Defense

Jonathan Dorn: PhD Dissertation Defense

Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 12:30 pm in Rice 536 Committee members: Westley Weimer (Advisor), Baishakhi Ray (Committee Chair), Jason Lawrence, Stephanie Forrest (UNM) and Chad Dodson (Minor Representative). Title: Optimizing Tradeoffs of Non-Functional Properties in Software ABSTRACT: Software systems have become integral to the daily life of millions of people. These systems provide much…

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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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Juhi Ranjan, PhD Dissertation Defense

Date: Friday, October 21st, 2016 at 8:30 am in Rice 204 Advisor: Kamin Whitehouse Committee: Jack Stankovic (Committee Chair),  Gabe Robins, Laura Barnes and James Scott (Microsoft Research, UK) It Takes Two: Exploring Interactions between Smart Objects and Wearables to Implicitly Identify and Authenticate Object Users ABSTRACT In today’s context, the term `Smart Objects’ are used to…

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PhD Dissertation Defense

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 3:00 PM in Rice 242 Jian Xiang Advisor: John Knight Committee Members: Jack Davidson (Committee Chair), Kevin Sullivan, Hongning Wang and Houston Wood (Minor Representative). Interpreted Formalism: Towards System Assurance and the Real-World Semantics of Software ABSTRACT Software systems, especially cyber-physical systems, sense and influence real-world entities under the control…

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PhD Dissertation Defense Presentation

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 at 8:00 AM in Rice 242 Zhiheng Xie Advisor: John Stankovic Committee Members: John Lach (Committee Chair), Gabriel Robins, Kamin Whitehouse and Alfred Weaver. Title: Collaborative Localization Using Wireless Sensor Networks ABSTRACT:Wireless sensor networks (WSN) are now widely used in many applications. Knowing each sensor node’s position is always a critical…

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PhD Dissertation Defense

Wednesday, April 19th, 2016 at 2:00 PM in Rice 242 Liang Wang Advisor: Kevin Skadron Committee Members: Mircea Stan (Committee Chair), Gabriel Robins, Jim Cohoon, and Dr. Pradip Bose (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center). Title: First-Order Modeling Frameworks for Power-Efficient and Reliable Multiprocessor System ABSTRACT: As the semi-conductor industry keeps evolving at the pace…

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