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Time & Place Student & Advisor Title
06/09/2021
2:00PM CDT
Online/Virtual
Brian Holtkamp
Advisors: Dr. Jaspal Subhlok and Dr. Chang Yun
Ph.D. Proposal: A Framework for Measuring and Improving VR Competency
05/19/2021
10:30AM CDT
Online/Virtual
Sikder Tahsin Al Amin
Advisor: Dr. Carlos Ordonez
Ph.D. Proposal: Efficient Machine Learning on Data Science Languages with Data Summarization
05/18/2021
11:00AM CDT
Online/Virtual
Nazanin Beheshti
Advisor: Dr. Lennart Johnsson
Ph.D. Proposal: Classification of 3D images using ML, Focusing on resource efficiency: memory, “work”, energy
05/14/2021
3:00PM CDT
Online/Virtual
Pavan Kumar Paluri
Advisor: Dr. Albert M.K. Cheng
Ph.D. Proposal: Hierarchical Real-Time Scheduling in Virtualized Systems: Design, Implementation and Optimization
05/07/2021
3:00PM CDT
Online/Virtual
Mohammad Rajiur Rahman
Advisors: Dr. Jaspal Subhlok and Dr. Shishir Shah
Ph.D. Dissertation: Visual Summarization of Lecture Videos to Enhance Navigation
05/07/2021
1:00PM CDT
Online/Virtual
Farah Naz Chowdhury
Advisors: Dr. Jaspal Subhlok and Dr. Thamar Solorio
M.S. Thesis: Identifying Important Predictor Variables in Keyword Generation for Lecture Videos
05/07/2021
12:00PM CDT
Online/Virtual
Shoumik Sharar Chowdhury
Advisor: Dr. Shishir Shah
M.S. Thesis: Anomaly Detection from Videos using Graph Convolution Networks
05/07/2021
10:00AM CDT
Online/Virtual
Amirreza Shirani
Advisor: Dr. Thamar Solorio
Ph.D. Dissertation: NLP-enabled Design Assistance For Visual Communication
05/05/2021
1:00PM CDT
Online/Virtual
Elena Torre
Advisor: Dr. Albert M.K. Cheng
B.S. Senior Honors Thesis: Fault Tolerance in a Two-State Regularity-Based Checkpointing System
04/30/2021
3:00PM CDT
Online/Virtual
Guangli Dai
Advisor: Dr. Albert M.K. Cheng
Ph.D. Proposal: Resource Partitioning in Real-Time Virtualized Systems: Optimization, Implementation, and Application
04/30/2021
11:00AM CDT
Online/Virtual
Nour Smaoui
Advisor: Dr. Omprakash Gnawali
Ph.D. Dissertation: Improving angle and time estimation for concurrent Ultra-wideband localization through transmitter-side techniques
04/27/2021
10:00AM CDT
Online/Virtual
Yifan Zhang
Advisor: Dr. Arjun Mukherjee
Ph.D. Dissertation: Discover Fine-Grained Latent Information using Pre-Trained Language Models
03/22/2021
9:00AM CST
Online/Virtual
Jose Velazco-Garcia
Co-Advisor: Dr. Ernst Leiss
Co-Advisor: Dr. Nikolaos Tsekos
Ph.D. Proposal: Platform for Interactive Immersion into Imaging Data with Augmented Reality Interface
12/08/2020
1:00 PM CST
Online/Virtual
Siddhesh Singh
Advisor: Dr. Edgar Gabriel
Ph.D. Proposal: Parallel I/O on Compressed Data Files
12/07/2020
9:00 AM CST
Online/Virtual
Raafat Feki
Advisor: Dr. Edgar Gabriel
Ph.D. Proposal: Parallel I/O in Low Latency Storage Systems
12/02/2020
10:00 AM CST
Online/Virtual
Miloud Aqqa
Advisor: Dr. Shishir Shah
Ph.D. Dissertation: Compression Artifact Removal for Improved Video Analytics
11/23/2020
10:00 AM CST
Online/Virtual
Zechun Cao
Advisor: Dr. Stephen Huang
Ph.D. Dissertation: Intrusion Detection Based on Network Packet Latency and Hacker's Behavior
11/19/2020
10:00 AM CST
Online/Virtual
Gustavo Aguilar Alas
Advisor: Dr. Thamar Solorio
Ph.D. Dissertation: Neural Sequence Labeling on Social Media Text
11/16/2020
11:00 AM CST
Online/Virtual
Avisha Das
Advisor: Dr. Rakesh Verma
Ph.D. Dissertation: Proactive Defense through Automated Attack Generation: A Multi-pronged Study of Generated Deceptive Content
11/12/2020
2:30 PM CST
Online/Virtual
Nour Smaoui
Advisor: Dr. Omprakash Gnawali
Ph.D. Proposal: Concurrent UWB localization: a scalable, efficient, cost-effective and accurate approach
11/05/2020
10:00 AM CST
Online/Virtual
Daneil Biediger
Advisor: Dr. Jaspal Subhlok
Ph.D. Proposal: Dynamic Shortest Hamiltonian Path with Variable Threat Weights in Countering Swarm Threats
11/05/2020
1:00 PM CST
Online/Virtual
Oluwamayowa Adeleke
Advisor: Dr. Deniz Gurkan
Ph.D. Dissertation: Application Agnostic Network Traffic Modeling for Realistic Traffic Generation
10/23/2020
3:00 PM CDT
Online/Virtual
Duong Nguyen
Advisor: Dr. Guoning Chen
Ph.D. Dissertation: Multi-scale Coherent Structure Extraction and Visualization for Flow Analysis
10/22/2020
1:00 PM CDT
Online/Virtual
Mohammed Alshair
Advisor: Dr. Jaspal Subhlok
Ph.D. Proposal: Enhancing Therapists’ User Experiences in Utilizing Remote Virtual Communicator Immersive Therapy Tools for Patients with Autism
09/15/2020
2:30 PM CDT
Online/Virtual
Mohammad Rajiur Rahman
Advisor: Dr. Jaspal Subhlok
Ph.D. Proposal: Visual Summarization of Lecture Video Segments for Enhanced Navigation
09/09/2020
4:00PM CDT
Online/Virtual
Yifan Zhang
Advisor: Dr. Arjun Mukherjee
Ph.D. Proposal: Sentiment and Style Analysis via Pre-trained Language Models

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