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Time & Place Student & Advisor Title
07/15/2022
11:00AM CT
Online/Virtual
Poonam Beniwal
Advisor: Dr. Shishir Shah
Ph.D. Dissertation: Image Quality for Object Detection in Compressed Videos
07/07/2022
10:00AM CT
Online/Virtual
Stuart Baxley
Advisor: Dr. Deniz Gurkan
Ph.D. Dissertation: Graph-based, Policy-driven Resource Mapping for Precise Allocations on Diverse Computer Networks
05/17/2022
5:00PM CT
Online/Virtual
Yigeng Zhang
Advisor: Dr. Thamar Solorio
Ph.D. Proposal: Automatic Content Assessment for Safe and Healthy Media Experiences
04/27/2022
10:00AM CT
Online/Virtual
Ruchi Shah
Advisor: Dr. Panruo Wu
Ph.D. Proposal: Highly Scalable and Accelerated Kernel Machine Training On Diverse Computing Platforms
04/22/2022
3:00PM CT
Online/Virtual
Siddhesh Singh
Advisor: Dr. Jaspal Subhlok (for Dr. Edgar Gabriel)
Ph.D. Dissertation: Parallel I/O on Compressed Data Files
04/22/2022
12:00PM CT
Online/Virtual
Raafat Feki
Advisor: Dr. Jaspal Subhlok (for Dr. Edgar Gabriel)
Ph.D. Dissertation: Parallel I/O in Low Latency Storage Systems
04/22/2022
9:00AM CT
Online/Virtual
Md Rafiqul Islam Rabin
Advisor: Dr. M. Amin Alipour
Ph.D. Proposal: Methodology for Evaluating and Interpreting Neural Code Intelligence Models
04/21/2022
1:00PM CT
TBA
Mouad Rifai
Advisor: Dr. Lennart Johnsson
Ph.D. Dissertation: Resource-Efficient Hardware-Software Co-Design for Voxelized 3D Point-Cloud's Indexing and Storage
04/21/2022
10:00AM CT
Online/Virtual
Hoang Vo
Advisor: Dr. Christoph Eick
M.S. Thesis: Design and Implementation of a City-based Model for Simulating COVID-19 Spread
04/20/2022
4:00PM CT
Online/Virtual
Shaoshuai Zhang
Advisor: Dr. Panruo Wu
Ph.D. Dissertation: Matrix Computations on TensorCore GPU
04/19/2022
9:00AM CT
Online/Virtual
Christos Smailis
Advisor: Dr. Ioannis Kakadiaris
Ph.D. Dissertation: Action Labeling in Images and Video
04/18/2022
11:00AM CT
Online/Virtual
Shaila Zaman
Advisoir: Dr. Ioannis Pavlidis
Ph.D. Proposal: ML for Generalized Hyperarousal Prediction
04/18/2022
10:00AM CT
Online/Virtual
Thomas Carroll
Advisor: Dr. Albert M. K. Cheng
B.S. Senior Honors Thesis: DUE-STR: A Heuristic Extension Of The Selfless Traffic Routing Model Utilizing Dynamic User Equilibrium
04/14/2022
10:30AM CT
Online/Virtual
Jose Velazco-Garcia
Co-Advisors: Dr. Nikolaos Tsekos and Dr. Ernst Leiss
Ph.D. Dissertation: A Framework for Interactive Immersion into Imaging Data using Augmented Reality
04/12/2022
11:45AM CT
PGH 392 and Virtual
Sikder Tahsin Al Amin
Advisor: Dr. Carlos Ordonez
Ph.D. Dissertation: Efficient and Accurate Machine Learning Model Computation in Data Science Languages with Data Summarization via a Gram Matrix
04/08/2022
10:30AM CT
Online/Virtual
Kunpeng Zhang
Advisor: Dr. Zhigang Deng
M.S. Thesis: An Internet-based Telepresence Robotic Avatar System for Real-time Mediated Interpersonal Communication
04/05/2022
11:45AM CT
PGH 392
Xiantian Zhou
Advisor: Dr. Carlos Ordonez
Ph.D. Proposal: Extensible Graph Analytics for Large-scale Data Science
04/04/2022
5:00PM CT
Online/Virtual
Keshav Kasichainula
Advisor: Dr. Weidong  (Larry) Shi
Ph.D. Dissertation: Adversarial Attacks On Machine Learning Models Using Face Warping
03/25/2022
4:00PM CT
Online/Virtual
Guangli Dai
Advisor: Dr. Albert Cheng
Ph.D. Dissertation: Resource Partitioning in Real-Time Virtualized Systems: Optimization, Implementation, and Application
03/25/2022
2:00PM CT
Online/Virtual
Pavan Kumar Paluri Venkata
Advisor: Dr. Albert Cheng
Ph.D. Dissertation: Hierarchical Real-Time Scheduling In Paravirtualized Systems: Design, Implementation, And Optimization
03/08/2022
4:00PM CT
Online/Virtual
Allen Casey
Advisor: Dr. Omprakash Gnawali
M.S. Thesis: Performance of Serialization Libraries in a High Performance Computing Environment
02/03/2022
10:00AM CT
Online/Virtual
Qixin Deng
Advisor: Dr. Zhigang Deng
Ph.D. Proposal: Deep Learning based 3D Face Modeling with Fine Details from In-the-wild Images
02/02/2022
2:00PM CT
Online/Virtual
Hadi Mansourifar
Advisor: Dr. Weidong (Larry) Shi
Ph.D. Dissertation: Adversarial and Non-Adversarial Approaches for Imbalanced Data Classification
12/14/2021
12:00PM CT
Online/Virtual
Ayman El Aassal
Advisor: Dr. Stephen Huang
Ph.D. Proposal: Dynamic Analysis and Representation Learning For Malware Familiy Classification
12/13/2021
8:00AM CT
Online/Virtual
Christos Smailis
Advisor: Dr. Ioannis Kakadiaris
Ph.D. Proposal: Action Labeling in Images and Videos
12/09/2021
3:00PM CT
Online/Virtual
Mouad Rifai
Advisor: Dr. Lennart Johnsson
Ph.D. Proposal: Resource-Efficient Hardware-Software Co-Design for the Indexing and Storage of Voxelized 3D Point-Clouds
12/06/2021
11:00AM CT
Online/Virtual
Poonam Beniwal
Advisor: Dr. Shishir Shah
Ph.D. Proposal: Image Quality Assessment of H.264 Compressed Videos on Vision Algorithms
12/03/2021
2:00PM CT
Online/Virtual
Khadija Khaldi
Advisor: Dr. Shishir Shah
Ph.D. Proposal: Learning Discriminative Representations for Unsupervised Person Re-identification
12/03/2021
10:00AM CT
Online/Virtual
Stuart Baxley
Advsior: Dr. Deniz Gurkan
Ph.D. Proposal: Graphpack: Graph-based Network Resource Allocation
12/03/2021
8:00AM CT
Online/Virtual
Shaoshuai Zhang
Advisor: Dr. Panruo Wu
Ph.D. Proposal: Matrix Computations on TensorCore
11/30/2021
9:00AM CT
Online/Virtual
Karima Elgarroussi
Advisor: Dr. Christoph Eick
Ph.D. Proposal: Density-based Frameworks for Spatio-Temporal Change Analysis
11/29/2021
11:30AM CT
Online/Virtual
Mudabbir Kaleem
Advisor: Dr. Weidong (Larry) Shi
M.S. Thesis: An event-driven smart contract platform design
11/23/2021
11:15AM CT
Online/Virtual
Nazanin Beheshti
Advisor: Dr. Lennart Johnsson
Ph.D. Dissertation: Classification of 4D images using ML, Focusing on resource efficiency: memory, “work”, energy
11/22/2021
3:30PM CT
Online/Virtual
Dwija Parikh
Advisor: Dr. Thamar Solorio
B.S. Senior Honors Thesis: Preprocessing for Code-Switching Models
11/19/2021
4:30PM CT
Online/Virtual
Mahsa Shafaei
Advisor: Dr. Thamar Solorio
Ph.D. Dissertation: Detecting Objectionable Content in Online Media
11/03/2021
12:00PM CT
Online/Virtual
Wenhui Chu
Advisor: Dr. Nikolaos Tsekos
Ph.D. Dissertation: Novel Deep Learning Approaches for LV MRI Analysis and Simulations of Ferric Applicators for Therapeutic Interventions
10/29/2021
4:00PM CT
Online/Virtual
Keshav Kasichainula
Advisor: Dr. Weidong (Larry) Shi
Ph.D. Proposal: Adversarial Attacks On Machine Learning Models Using Face Warping

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