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Time & Place Student & Advisor Title
12/10/19
2:00 PM
PGH 550
Daniel Lee
Advisor: Dr. Rakesh M. Verma
Ph.D. Proposal: Adversarial Text Attacking Deep Neural Network Models
12/09/19
10:00 AM
HBS 317
Lei Shi
Advisor: Dr. Ioannis Kakadiaris
Ph.D. Proposal: Human Detection in the Wild
12/04/19
2:30 PM
PGH 550
Fatima Zohra Daha
Advisor: Dr. Shishir K. Shah
Ph.D. Proposal: Dynamic Graphs for Abnormality Detection in Videos
12/04/19
11:00 AM
PGH 550
Avisha Das
Advisor: Dr. Rakesh M. Verma
Ph.D. Proposal: Proactive Defense through Automated Generation of Targeted Attacks
11/25/19
10:00 AM
PGH 550
Niloofar Safi Samghabadi
Advisor: Dr. Thamar Solorio
Ph.D. Proposal: Automatic Detection of Nastiness and Early Signs of Cyberbullying Events on Social Media
11/22/19
11:00 AM
PGH 362
Xin Zhou
Advisor: Dr. Rakesh M. Verma
M.S. Thesis: Phishing Sites Detection from Web Developer's Perspective Using Machine Learning
11/22/19
10:00 AM
PGH 550
Shikha Tripathi
Advisor: Dr. Shishir K. Shah
M.S. Thesis: Privacy Preserving Face Matching Using Frequency Components
11/20/19
9:30 AM
HBS 317
Ali Memariani
Advisor: Dr. Ioannis Kakadiaris
Ph.D. Dissertation: Analysis of Scanning Electron Microscopy Images with Illumination Inhomogeneity and Touching-Crossing Cells
11/18/19
12:00 PM
PGH 501D
Hosein Neeli
Advisor: Dr. Nikolaos V. Tsekos
M.S. Thesis: Generation of Synthetic MRI with Deep Flow Field Estimation for Faster Imaging
11/18/19
11:00 AM
PGH 501D
Wenhui Chu
Advisor: Dr. Nikolaos V. Tsekos
Ph.D. Proposal: A Novel Deep Learning Approach for LV MRI Analysis in Short-Axis MRI
11/15/19
3:00 PM
MREB 222
Farinaz Pisheh
Advisor: Dr. Ricardo Vilalta
Ph.D. Dissertation: Feature Selection in Classification Tasks
11/15/19
11:00 AM
PGH 550
Michael Yantosca
Advisor: Dr. Albert M.K. Cheng
M.S. Thesis: ARTIC: An Adaptive Real-Time Imprecise Computation Pipeline for Audio Analysis
11/14/19
3:30 PM
PGH 501D
Lieyu Shi
Advisor: Dr. Guoning Chen
Ph.D. Dissertation: Lagrangian-Based Simplification and Feature Estimation for Flow Visualization
11/12/19
1:00 PM
PGH 550
Nguyen Dinh Pham
Advisor: Dr. Gopal Pandurangan
Ph.D. Dissertation: Probabilistic Models and Algorithmic Analysis of Network Problems
11/12/19
11:00 AM
HBS1 302
Mohammed Emtiaz Ahmed
Advisor: Dr. Ioannis Pavlidis
Ph.D. Proposal: Predicting Brain Science Advances Through ML/Statistical Modeling of Cross-disciplinarity
11/11/19
3:00 PM
PGH 218D
Ian Fund
Advisor: Dr. Carlos Ordonez
M.S. Thesis: Comparing Association Rules and Deep Neural Networks on Medical Data
11/11/19
11:00 AM
PGH 501D

Marzieh Berenjkoub
Advisor: Dr. Guoning Chen

Ph.D. Dissertation: Analysis and Visualizations of Vortices: Topological, Physics-based and Deep Learning Techniques
11/08/19
10:00 AM
PGH 501D
Glenn Turner
Advisor: Dr. Guoning Chen
M.S. Thesis: Visual Analytics System for Large-Scale Data Exploration
09/12/19
11:00 AM
PGH 550
Reza Fathi
Advisor: Dr. Gopal Pandurangan
Ph.D. Dissertation: Efficient Distributed Algorithms on Random Graphs
08/29/19
11:00 AM
PGH 550
Millad Ghane
Advisor: Dr. Margaret S. Cheung
Ph.D. Dissertation: Abstraction of Computation and Data Motion in High-performance Computing Systems

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