2017 - 2018 Student Presentations


Ning Yu: Masters Project Presentation
Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 1:00pm in Rice 404
Title: User-Controlled Texture Synthesis and Interpolation via Deep Variational Autoencoder

Qingyun Wu: PhD Proposal
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 1:00pm in Rice 414
Title: Interactive Online Learning with Incomplete Knowledge

Beilun Wang: PhD Defense Presentation
Friday, July 20, 2018 at 9:00am in Rice 242
Title: Fast and Scalable Joint Estimators for Learning Sparse Gaussian Graphical Models from Heterogeneous Data with Additional Knowledge

John Hott: PhD Defense Presentation
Friday, July 13, 2018 at 10:00 am in Rice 242
Title: Evolving Networks: Structure & Dynamics

Lu Tian: Master's Thesis Defense Presentation
Monday, June 4, 2018 at 10:00am in Rice 404
Title: Distributed and Secure Sparse Machine Learning

Jinghui Chen: PhD Qualifying Exam Presentation
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:30am in Rice 204
Title: Closing the Generalization Gap of Adaptive Gradient Methods in Training Deep Neural Networks

Huazheng Wang: PhD Qualifying Exam Presentation
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 10:00am in Rice 514
Title: Efficient Exploration of Gradient Space for Online Learning to Rank

Lin Gong: PhD Proposal Presentation
Friday, April 27, 2018 at 10:00am in Rice 103
Title: Insights: From Social Psychology to Computational User Modeling

Anudeep Konda: Master's Thesis
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 11:00am in Rice 108
Title: Automatic Quantification of Cardiac MRI for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Weilin Xu: PhD Proposal Presentation
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 8:00am in Rice 304
Title: Improving Robustness of Machine Learning Models using Domain Knowledge

In Kee Kim: PhD Defense Presentation
Friday, April 13, 2018 at 1:00pm in Rice 204
Title: Proactive Resource Management to Ensure Predictable End-to-End Performance for Cloud Applications

Zhuozhao Li: PhD Defense Presentation
Monday, April 9, 2018 at 4:00pm in Rice 242
Title: Scheduling Techniquess in Different Architectures of Data-parallel Clusters for High Performance

Jack Wadden: PhD Defense Presentation
Monday, April 9, 2018 at 2:00pm in Rice 128
Title: Accelerated Automata Processing Using Hybrid Spatial/von Neumann Architectures

Ritambhara Singh: PhD Dissertation Defense Presentation
Monday, April 9, 2018 at 12:00pm in Rice 504
Title: Fast and Interpretable Classification of Sequential Data in Biology

Ji Gao: PhD Qualifying Exam Presentation
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 10:00am in Rice 504
Title: Black-box Generation of Adversarial Text Sequences to Evade Deep Learning Classifiers

Elahe Soltanaghaei: PhD Proposal Presentation
Monday, April 2, 2018 at 10:00am in Link Lab 211
Title: Wireless Mulitpath: From a Challenge to an Opportunity for Sensing and Localization

Avinash Kalyanaraman: PhD Proposal Presentation
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 10:00am in Rice 504
Title: Sherlock Homes : Towards Practical Person Tracking in Homes

Ameer Mohammed: PhD Defense Presentation
Friday, March 2, 2018 at 12:15pm in Rice 504
Title: The Computational Complexity of Program Obfuscation

Bargav Jayaraman: PhD Qualifying Examination Presentation
Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 10:30am in Rice 109
Title: Combining Differential Privacy and Multi-Party Computation for Distributed Machine Learning

William Hawkins: PhD Dissertation Defense Presentation
Monday, January 15, 2018 at 9:00am in Rice 404
Title: Static Binary Rewriting to Improve Software Security, Safety, and Reliability

Asif Salekin: PhD Dissertation Proposal Presentation
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 2:30pm in Rice 204
Title: Human Vocal Event Detection for Realistic Applications

Li Yan: PhD Proposal Presentation
Monday, December 4, 2017 at 10:00am in Rice 404
Title: Leveraging Large-scale Urban Data Analysis in Designing Intelligent Urban Transportation Systems

Beilun Wang: PhD Proposal Presentation
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 11:00am in Rice 504
Title: Fast and Scalable Joint Estimators for Learning Sparse Gaussian Graphical Models from Heterogeneous Data

William Young: MCS Project Presentation
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 1:00pm in Rice 204
Title: DAMON - Data Authenticity Monitoring Systems for Diabetes Management

Zeya Chen: PhD Qualifying Exam Presentation
Monday, November 20, 2017 at 9:00am in Rice 204
Title: An Indoor Distant Speaker Identification System

Meyi Ma: PhD Qualifying Exam Presentation
Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 10:00am in Rice 514
Title: CityGuard - A Watchdog for Safety-Aware Conflict Detection in Smart Cities

ZhuoZhao Li: PhD Proposal Presentation
Monday, November 6, 2017 at 3:30pm in Rice 204
Title: Improving the Performance of Applications in Cloud Environments

Yuchi Tian: PhD Qualifying Exam Presentation
Monday, September 18, 2017 at 10:00am in Rice 204
Title: Automatically Diagnosing and Repairing Error Handling Bugs in C

Liliya McLean Besaleva: PhD Dissertation Defense
Friday, August 25, 2017 at 10:00am in Rice 242
Title: Smart E-Commerce Personalization Using Customized Algorithms