Category: PhD Proposal

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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PhD Proposal Presentation

Monday, August 8, 2016 at 2:00 PM in Rice 504 Dezhi Hong Advisor:  Kamin Whitehouse Committee Members:  Jack Stankovic (Committee Chair), Hongning Wang, Quanquan Gu (Systems Engineering), David Culler, (UC Berkeley). Toward Robust and Accurate Human Activity Recognition using Wearable Sensors ABSTRACT Ubiquitous and immersive sensing equipment and devices, e.g., the Internet of Things, are…

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PhD Proposal Presentation

Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 10:00 AM in Rice 504 Md Abu Sayeed Mondol Advisor: John Stankovic Committee Members: Alf Weaver (Committee Chair), Jack Davidson, Yanjun Qi and John Lach (ECE, Minor Representative). Title: Toward Robust and Accurate Human Activity Recognition using Wearable Sensors ABSTRACT: Human activity recognition is very important in many areas including…

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PhD Proposal Presentation

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 5:00 PM in Rice 242 Jonathan Dorn Advisor: Westley Weimer Committee Members: : Baishakhi Ray (Committee Chair), Jason Lawrence, Stephanie Forrest (University of New Mexico) and Chad Dodson (Minor Representative) Title: Improving Program Acceptability Through Source Code Transformations ABSTRACT: Today’s software may need to satisfy a wide range of users…

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PhD Proposal Presentation

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 3:00 PM in Rice 242 John Hott Advisor: Worthy Martin Attending Faculty: Alfred Weaver, Gabriel Robins, Luther Tychonievich, Jeffrey Holt (minor representative) Evolving Networks: Structure & Dynamics ABSTRACT Network analysis, especially social network analytics, has become widespread with the growing amount of linked data available. Many researchers have started to consider…

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