Category: PhD Proposal

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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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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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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