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Time & Place Student & Advisor Title
01/25/19
10:30 AM
HBS 317
Mengjun Leng
Advisors: 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
Advisors: 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
Advisors: 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
Advisors: 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
Advisors: 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
Advisors: 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
07/20/18
4:00 PM
PGH 550
Devin Crane
Advisor: Dr. Rakesh Verma
M.S. Thesis: Automatic Feature Extraction for Phishing Email Detection
07/20/18
2:30 PM
HBS 315
Dinesh Majeti
Advisors: Dr. Ioannis Pavlidis
Ph.D. Dissertation: Cross-disciplinary Dynamics and Scalable Visualization of Academic Careers
07/18/18
2:00 PM
HBS 302
Ashik Khatri
Advisor: Dr. Ioannis Pavlidis
Ph.D. Dissertation: Biofeedback Arrests Sympathetic and Behavioral Effects in Distracted Driving
07/16/18
11:00 AM
PGH 550
Carlos Alberto Rincon Castro
Advisor: Dr. Albert M.K. Cheng
Ph.D. Dissertation: Real-time Systems Scheduling and Information Theory: From Uniprocessors to Multiprocessors
07/10/18
11:30 AM
PGH 550
Priyal Prasanna Kulkarni
Advisor: Dr. Christoph F. Eick
M.S. Thesis: Design of a System for Multiple Route Selection in the Presence of Flooding
06/28/18
3:00 PM
PGH 362
Qian Qiu
Advisor: Dr. Christoph F. Eick
M.S. Thesis: PS-MWC: A scalable, distributed maximum weight clique algorithm using Apache Spark
04/30/18
12:00 PM
MREB 205B
Dainis Boumber
Advisor: Dr. Ricard Vilalta
Ph.D. Proposal: Multi-Domain Adaptation and Generalization using Deep Adversarial Models
04/27/18
2:00 PM
PGH 501D
Manvi Saxena
Advisor: Prof. Edgar Gabriel
M.S. Thesis: Evaluation of mpi4py for Natural Language Processing Scenarios
04/27/18
11:00 AM
HBS 317
Xiang Xu
Advisor: Dr. Ioannis A. Kakadiaris
Ph.D. Proposal: Face Recognition in the Presence of Facial Expressions and Accessories
04/27/18
10:30 AM
MREB 222
Farinaz Pisheh
Advisor: Dr. Ricard Vilalta
Ph.D. Proposal: Feature Selection in Classification Tasks
04/27/18
9:30 AM
HBS 317
Nikolaos Sarafianos
Advisor: Dr. Ioannis A. Kakadiaris
Ph.D. Proposal: Person Search Using Identity Attributes
04/26/18
3:00 PM
PGH 550
Calvin Raines
Advisor: Dr. Stephen Huang
M.S. Thesis: Attribute Selection and Machine Learning Algorithms for Intrusion Detection
04/24/18
4:00 PM
PGH 550
Irteza Nasir
Advisor: Dr. Shishir Shah
M.S. Thesis: A Study Of Visual Attention on Gestures and Motion During Infancy
04/24/18
2:30 PM
PGH 550
Prashanth Reddy Basani
Advisor: Dr. Shishir Shah & Dr. Xuqing Wu
M.S. Thesis: Online Multi Object Tracking using Reinforcement Learning
04/23/18
2:00 PM
PGH 550
Kinjal Kotadia
Advisor: Dr. Shishir Shah
M.S. Thesis: Extracting Social Network Groups from Video Data Using Motion Similarity and Network Clustering
04/23/18
1:00 PM
PGH 550
Sidharth Sadani
Advisor: Dr. Shishir Shah
M.S. Thesis: Analyzing Notions of Artistic Style Using Computer Vision Techniques
04/20/18
2:30 PM
PGH 362
Arjun Subramanyam Varalakshmi
Advisor: Dr. Christoph F. Eick
M.S. Thesis: Transforming Point Data into Proximity Graphs
04/20/18
11:00 AM
PGH 550
Sarthak Sharma
Advisor: Dr. Omprakash Gnawali
M.S. Thesis: Device-Free Activity Recognition Using Ultra-Wideband Radio Communication
04/18/18
1:30 PM
PGH 501D
Ryan Long
Advisor: Dr. Jaspal Subhlok
M.S. Thesis: Development of a Video Analytics Suite for Indexed, Captioned and Searchable Videos
04/18/18
11:30 AM
PGH 501D
Prasha Shrestha
Advisor: Dr. Thamar Solorio
Ph.D. Dissertation: Authorship Attribution for Realistic Scenarios
04/18/18
10:00 AM
PGH 501D
Suraj Maharjan
Advisor: Dr. Thamar Solorio
Ph.D. Dissertation: Stylistically Aware Representations of Books
04/18/18
9:00 AM
HBS 350
Kamil Khanipov
Advisor: Dr. Ioannis Pavlidis & Dr. Yuriy Fofanov
Ph.D. Dissertation: Using Computational Analysis of Frequencies and Genomic Locations of 6-8 Nucleotide Long Sequences to Improve Quality of DNA Amplification
04/16/18
3:00 PM
PGH 550
Kaoji Xu
Advisor: Dr. Guoning Chen
Ph.D. Proposal: Hexahedral Mesh Generation, Processing, and Structure Analysis
04/13/18
2:00 PM
PGH 550A
Akshay Bhavani Kumar Kulkarni
Advisor: Dr. Thamar Solorio, Dr. Christoph Eick, Dr. Fabio Gonzalez
M.S. Thesis: Early Detection of Depression
04/11/18
11:00 AM
HBS 302
Georgios Panagopoulos
Advisor: Dr. Ioannis Pavlidis
M.S. Thesis: Forecasting Markers of Habitual Driving Behaviors Associated with Crash Risk
04/09/18
9:00 AM
PGH 501D
Arko Barman
Advisor: Dr. Shishir Shah
Ph.D. Dissertation: Consensus-Based Decision-Making for Improving Person Re-Identification & Similar Systems
04/04/18
9:00 AM
PGH 550
Yaser Karbaschi
Advisor: Dr. Shishir Shah
M.S. Thesis: Design and Implementation of Different Interaction Techniques for Object Rotation in Mobile Virtual Reality Applications
04/02/18
3:00 PM
PGH 501D
Nacer Khalil
Advisor: Dr. Omprakash Gnawali
Ph.D. Dissertation: Occupant Detection and Tracking in Smart Buildings using Unobtrusive Sensing
03/26/18
3:00 PM
PGH 550
Nafisa Jassani
Advisor: Dr. Weidong (Larry) Shi
M.S. Thesis: Blockchain Application for Education
03/26/18
11:00 AM
PGH 550
Mahmut Unan
Advisor: Dr. Nikolaos V. Tsekos
Ph.D. Dissertation: 3D Reconstruction of Tubular Structures Using MRI Projection Images
03/19/18
10:45 AM
HBS 317
Mengjun Leng
Advisor: Dr. Ioannis A. Kakadiaris
Ph.D. Proposal: Towards Improving Set-Based Face Recognition System
02/28/18
3:00 PM
PGH 501D
Gandhimathi Velusamy
Advisor: Dr. Jaspal Subhlok, Dr. Omprakash Gnawali, Dr. Edgar Gabriel, Dr. Ricardo Lent
Ph.D. Proposal: Cost Delay Aware Web Request Routing
02/26/18
11:00 AM
PGH 550
Shengrong Yin
Advisor: Dr. Omprakash Gnawali
Ph.D. Dissertation: Heterogeneous Wireless and Visible Light Communication for the Internet of Things
02/26/18
9:30 AM
PGH 501D
Hessam Mohammadmoradi
Advisor: Dr. Omprakash Gnawali
Ph.D. Proposal: Robust Indoor Asset Tracking using UWB Wireless Technology
02/23/18
11:00 AM
HBS 314
Yuhang Wu
Advisor: Dr. Ioannis A. Kakadiaris
Ph.D. Proposal: Robust 3D Model Registration Based Compact Face Template Learning for Pose-Invariant Face Recognition

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