Category: PhD Qualifying Exam

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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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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Jack Lanchantin, PhD Qualifying Exam Presentation

 PhD Qualifying Exam Presentation Date: Monday, September 26, 2016 at 1:30 pm in Rice 504 Advisor: Yanjun Qi Committee Members: Gabe Robins (Committee Chair), Worthy Martin, and Hongning Wang.   Deep Motif: Visualizing and Understanding Genomic Sequences Using Deep Neural Networks ABSTRACT Deep neural network (DNN) models have recently obtained state-of-the-art prediction accuracy for the…

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PhD Qualifying Examination Presentation

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 2:00 PM in Rice 404 Lin Gong Advisor: Hongning Wang Committee Members: : Mary Lou Soffa (Committee Chair), Worthy Martin and Yanjun Qi. Title: Collaborative Model Adaptation for Personalized Sentiment Classification ABSTRACT: Text-based sentiment classification forms the foundation of opinion mining. Current mainstream solutions of sentiment classification mostly focus on…

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PhD Qualifying Exam Presenation

Friday, April 22nd, 2016 at 12:00 PM in Rice 242 Kevin Angstadt Advisor: Kevin Skadron and Westley Weimer Committee Members: : Gabriel Robins (Committee Chair), Andrew Grimshaw and Baishakhi Ray. Title: RAPID Programming of Pattern-Recognition Processors ABSTRACT: We present RAPID, a high-level programming language and combined imperative and declarative model for programming pattern-recognition processors, such…

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