Category: Student News

CAP Researcher won the Best in Session for work on RAPID programming language at TECHCON2016

The Center for Automata Processing (CAP) continues its excellence in automata computing research exploration across the stack.  CAP researchers, led by Kevin Angstadt, developed a programming language optimized for pattern matching algorithms called RAPID.  The paper titled “RAPID: Accelerating pattern search applications with reconfigurable hardware” won Best in Session at the Semiconductor Research Corporation TECHCON2016…


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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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2015 – 2016 CS Student Awards

Congratulations to Our Student Awardees on all your hard work this year! Graduate Student Awards Outstanding Service – William Hawkins Outstanding Research – Juhi Ranjan Outstanding Teaching – Chunkun Bo and Jinlong (Frank) Feng Undergraduate Student Awards Rader Award for Education David Amin Jeremy Gabalski Stefanie Van Rafelghem Nathaniel Rathjen Jacqueline Tran Iordan Trenkov Rader Award for…


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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 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 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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