Category: PhD Qualifying Exam

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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PhD Qualifying Exam Presentation

1:30 PM – Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 Rice Hall, Room 504 Md Mustafizur Rahman Advisor: Hongning Wang Attending Faculty: Worthy Martin (Chair), Westley Weimer, Kamin Whitehouse Title: Hidden Topic Sentiment Model Abstract: Various topic models have been developed for sentiment analysis tasks. But the simple topic-sentiment mixture assumption prohibits them from finding fine-grained dependency between topical…

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PhD Qualifying Exam Presentation

Monday, February 29, 2016 10:00 AM in Rice 314 Soheil Nematihaji Advisor & Chair:Mohammad Mahmoody Attending Faculty: David Evans, Gabriel Robins, abhi shelat. Title:On the Power of Algebraic Tools in Code Obfuscation ABSTRACT: Obfuscating programs to make them “unintelligible” while preserving their functionality is one of the most sought after holy grails in cryptography due…

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