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Time & Place Student & Advisor Title
06/26/19
10:30 AM
PGH 550
Anusha Nemilidinne
Advisor: Dr. Christoph F. Eick
M.S. Thesis: Data-Driven Approaches for Water Level Prediction
05/24/19
11:00 AM
HBS 317
Ha Le
Advisor: Dr. Ioannis A. Kakadiaris
Ph.D. Proposal: Illumination-Invariant Face Recognition
05/13/19
10:00 AM
T2 200
Levent Dane
Advisor: Dr. Deniz Gurkan
Ph.D. Proposal: Geographically Distributed Orchestration System for Collection of Training Data: Enabling a Supervised Learning Engine for Service Identification
05/03/19
11:00 AM
PGH 550
Ayzha Ward
Advisor: Dr. Larry Shi
M.S. Thesis: The Implications of a DAO on Political Campaign Finance Regulations
05/01/19
12:00 PM
PGH 550
Sudipta Kar
Advisor: Dr. Thamar Solorio
Ph.D. Proposal: Characterizing Movies Using Plot and Reviews
04/29/19
10:00 AM
PGH 218D
Milad Heydariaan
Advisor: Dr. Omprakash Gnawali
Ph.D. Proposal: Efficient and Scalable Localization and Communication with Ultra-Wideband Radios Through Concurrent Transmissions
04/25/19
2:30 PM
PGH 501D
Shahryar Baki
Advisor: Dr. Rakesh Verma
Ph.D. Proposal: End to End Analysis and Detection of Phishing Attacks
04/24/19
1:00 PM
PGH 501D
Thu Nguyen
Advisor: Dr. Jehan-François Pâris
M.S. Thesis: Disk Failure Prediction in Heterogeneous Environments Using Deep Neural Networks
04/24/19
11:30 AM
PGH 501D
Yashwanth Reddy Venati
Advisor: Dr. Omprakash Gnawali
M.S. Thesis: Counting Nodes In Ethereum Blockchain
04/22/19
4:30 PM
PGH 550
Akhil Talari
Advisor: Dr. Christoph F. Eick
M.S. Thesis: Emotion-Weighted Density Estimation and its Application to Emotion Mapping
04/22/19
10:00 AM
HBS 317
Xiang Xu
Advisor: Dr. Ioannis A. Kakadiaris
Ph.D. Dissertation: Face Recognition in the Presence of Variance in Pose, Expression, and Occlusions
04/18/19
3:00 PM
PGH 362
Justin Brown
Advisor: Dr. Shishir Shah
M.S. Thesis: Object Detection Using Segmentation
04/17/19
2:00 PM
PGH 501D
Maksim Egorov
Advisor: Dr. Thamar Solorio
M.S. Thesis: Automatic Gap-Fill Question Generation for Video Lectures
04/17/19
1:00 PM
PGH 501D
Raga Shalini Koka
Advisor: Dr. Jaspal Subhlok
M.S. Thesis: Automatic Keyword Detection for Text Summarization
04/17/19
9:45 AM
PGH 218D
Siva Uday Sampreeth Chebolu
Advisors: Dr. Carlos Ordonez, Dr. Christoph F. Eick, Dr. Klaus Kaiser
M.S. Thesis: A General Summarization Matrix for Scalable Machine Learning Model Computation in the R Language
04/12/19
10:30 AM
HBS 317
Nikolaos Sarafianos
Advisor: Dr. Ioannis A. Kakadiaris
Ph.D Dissertation: Person Search Using Identity Attributes
04/10/19
10:00 AM
PGH 218D
Xiantian Zhou
Advisor: Dr. Carlos Ordonez
M.S. Thesis: Solving Connectivity, Diameter and Betweenness Centrality of Big Graphs Using Relational Queries
04/09/19
1:00 PM
PGH 550
Lieyu Shi
Advisor: Dr. Guoning Chen
Ph.D. Proposal: Clustering-based Integral Curve Reduction and Feature Extraction for Flow Visualization
04/04/19
1:30 PM
PGH 501D
Fan Yang
Advisor: Dr. Arjun Mukherjee
Ph.D. Proposal: Improving False Information Detection on Social Media
04/02/19
3:00 PM
PGH 550
Kaoji Xu
Advisor: Dr. Guoning Chen
Ph.D. Dissertation: Hexahedral Mesh Generation, Optimization, and Visualization
04/02/19
1:30 PM
PGH 550
Marjan Hosseinia
Advisor: Dr. Arjun Mukherjee
Ph.D. Proposal: Content and Stylistic Models for Authorship, Stance and Hyperpartisan Detection
03/25/19
11:00 AM
PGH 550
Hessam Mohammad Moradi
Advisor: Dr. Omprakash Gnawali
Ph.D. Dissertation: Scalable Indoor Localization Using Ultra-wideband Radios
01/25/19
10:30 AM
HBS 317
Mengjun Leng
Advisor: Dr. Ioannis A. Kakadiairs
Ph.D. Dissertation: Improving Set-Based Face Recognition
01/18/19
9:45 AM
PGH 501D
Aaron Welch
Advisor: Dr. Edgar Gabriel
Ph.D. Proposal: Addressing Memory Allocation and Management in Exascale and Beyond
01/11/19
3:00 PM
PGH 550
Zechun Cao
Advisor: Dr. Stephen Huang
Ph.D. Proposal: Intrusion Detections Based on Network Packets Latency and Hacker’s Behavior
12/07/18
1:15 PM
T2 200
Oluwamayowa Adeleke
Advisor: Dr. Deniz Gurkan
Ph.D. Proposal: Realistic Traffic Generation Through Application-Agnostic Learning
12/06/18
10:00 AM
HBS 317
Ali Memariani
Advisor: Dr. Ioannis A. Kakadiaris
Ph.D. Proposal: Analysis of Scanning Electron Microscopy Images with Illumination Inhomogeneity and Touching-Crossing Cells
12/03/18
2:30 PM
PGH 550
Soumyottam Chatterjee
Advisor: Dr. Gopal Pandurangan
Ph.D. Proposal: Secure and Efficient Algorithms for Fundamental Distributed Computing Problems
11/30/18
10:00 AM
PGH 501D
Reza Fathi
Advisor: Dr. Gopal Pandurangan
Ph.D. Proposal: Decentralized Algorithms for Community Detection
11/29/18
10:00 AM
PGH 218D
Nguyen Pham
Advisor: Dr. Gopal Pandurangan
Ph.D. Proposal: Improved Probabilistic Guarantees for Influence Maximization
11/26/18
2:00 PM
PGH 550
Navneet Pandey
Advisor: Dr. Omprakash Gnawali
M.S. Thesis: Jitters in Operating Systems for Internet of Things
11/19/18
4:00 PM
PGH 501D
Gandhimathi Velusamy
Advisor: Dr. Jaspal Subhlok
Ph.D. Dissertation: Energy-Delay Aware Web Request Routing using Learning Automata
11/19/18
11:00 AM
PGH 218D
Yongli Zhang
Advisor: Dr. Christoph F. Eick
Ph.D. Dissertation: Density-contour Based Framework for Spatio-temporal Clustering and Event Tracking in Twitter
11/15/18
1:00 PM
PGH 550
Luming Ma
Advisor: Dr. Zhigang Deng
Ph.D. Proposal: Real-Time Facial Performance Capture and Manipulation
11/14/18
2:00 PM
HBS 317
Yuhang Wu
Advisor: Dr. Ioannis A. Kakadiaris
Ph.D. Dissertation: Face Recognition in Unconstrained Conditions: Improving Face Alignment and Constructing a Pose-Invariant Compact Biometric Template
11/12/18
3:00 PM
MREB 222
Dainis Boumber
Advisors: Dr. Ricardo Vilalta, Dr. Arjun Mukherjee
Ph.D. Dissertation: Domain Adaptation using Deep Adversarial Models
11/07/18
11:00 AM
PGH 550
Marzieh Berenjkoub
Advisor: Dr. Guoning Chen
Ph.D. Proposal: Quantify and Visualize Attribute Relations for Flow Analysis
10/31/18
11:00 AM
PGH 362
Millad Ghane
Advisor: Dr. Margaret S. Cheung
Ph.D. Proposal: Abstraction of Computation and Data Motion in HPC Systems
10/17/18
9:00 AM
PGH 550
Brijesh Patel
Advisor: Dr. Larry Shi
M.S. Thesis: Blockchain and Digital Signatures for Digital Self-Sovereignty
08/20/18
10:00 AM
PGH 550
Pavel Govyadinov
Advisor: Dr. Guoning Chen
Ph.D. Proposal: Segmentation, Analysis and Visualization of Large Microvascular Networks in the Rat Brain
08/15/18
1:00 PM
PGH 550
Santosh K C
Advisor: Dr. Arjun Mukherjee
Ph.D. Dissertation: Anomalous Behavior Analysis in Social Networks and Consumer Review Websites
08/02/18
12:00 PM
PGH 550
Vibhu Sharma
Advisor: Dr. Rakesh Verma
M.S. Thesis: Trend Analysis on Phishing Email Data using Natural Language Processing

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