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Time & Place Student & Advisor Title
04/26/2024
3:00 PM
PGH 501B
Rabimba Karanjai
Advisor: Dr. Weidong (Larry) Shi
Ph.D. Proposal: Teaching AI’s to reason and code, confidentially
04/19/2024
2:15 PM
T2 323
Nassima Noufail
Advisor: Dr. Fatima Merchant
Ph.D. Dissertation: 3D Torso image retrieval of prior patients cases for enhancing consultation about breast reconstruction surgery
04/19/2024
11:00 AM
MREB 205F
Mikhail Mekhedkin-Meskhi
Advisor: Dr. Ricardo Vilalta
Ph.D. Dissertation: Learning to Learn via Meta-Dataset Distillation
04/17/2024
10:30 AM
HBS1 302
Amanveer Wesley
Advisor: Dr. Ioannis Pavlidis
Ph.D. Dissertation: A Mixed Emotions Framework and Its Applications in Affective Computing
04/16/2024
10:00 AM
PGH 550
Fatima Zahra Qachfar
Advisor: Dr. Rakesh Verma
Ph.D. Proposal: Investigating Persuasion Techniques in Social Engineering Cybercrime
04/08/2024
9:00 AM
PGH 550
Aftab Hussain
Advisor: Dr. Amin Alipour
Ph.D. Proposal: Trojan Detection in Large Language Models of Code
04/04/2024
10:00 AM
PGH 501B
Shanto Roy
Advisor: Dr. Omprakash Gnawali
Ph.D. Dissertation: Cyber Deception against Adversarial Reconnaissance in Enterprise Network using Semi-Indistinguishable Honeypot
12/13/2023
10:00 AM
PGH 550
Elaheh Baharlouei
Advisor: Dr. Thamar Solorio
Ph.D. Proposal: A Multimodal Approach to Detecting and Assessing Objectionable Content in Online Media
12/01/2023
12:00 PM
PGH 501B
Md Mahin
Advisor: Dr. Christoph Eick
Ph.D. Proposal: Threshold-based Association Analysis Frameworks for Continuous Variables
11/30/2023
4:00 PM
PGH 550
Sarah Bouhali
Advisor: Dr. Fatima Merchant
Ph.D. Proposal: Methods for Processing 3D Images for Autologous Fat Graft Quantification following Breast Reconstruction Surgery
11/27/2023
4:00 PM
PGH 392
Ayman El Aassal
Advisor: Dr. Stephen Huang
Ph.D. Dissertation: Enhancing Malware Detection Through Behavioral Modeling and Feature Learning
11/27/2023
2:45 PM
PGH 501B
Steve Aigbe
Advisor: Dr. Christoph Eick
Ph.D. Dissertation: Developing Deep Learning Models for Depression Detection in Texts
11/27/2023
8:30 AM
PGH 550
Siva Uday Sampreeth Chebolu
Advisor: Dr. Thamar Solorio
Ph.D. Dissertation: Joint Detection of Aspect-Based Sentiment Analysis using Extended Review Context
11/22/2023
12:00 PM
PGH 550
Anukriti Mishra
Advisor: Dr. Nikolaos Tsekos
M.S. Thesis: Synchronous Data Sharing Using Augmented Reality enabled Handheld Devices
11/21/2023
11:00 AM
HBS 302
Vitalii Zhukov
Advisor: Dr. Ioannis Pavlidis
Ph.D. Dissertation: On the Mechanism of Competition and Outcomes in Schools of Thought and Other Realms of Human Endeavors
11/21/2023
9:00 AM
HBS 302
MD Tanim Hasan
Advisor: Dr. Ioannis Pavlidis
Ph.D. Dissertation: Universal Monitoring of Driving Risk via Physiology
11/20/2023
1:00 PM
PGH 550
Suyash Bakshi
Advisor: Dr. Lennart Johnsson
Ph.D. Dissertation: Computationally Efficient DNN Mapping Search Heuristic using Deep Reinforcement Learning
11/17/2023
12:00 PM
PGH 550
Muhammad Naeem Akram
Advisor: Dr. Guoning Chen
Ph.D. Dissertation: Generation and Optimization of Quadrilateral and Hexahedral Meshes
11/16/2023
2:00 PM
PGH 501B
Alireza Ansaripour
Advisor: Dr. Omprakash Gnawali
Ph.D. Proposal: Enhancing reliability, throughput, and energy efficiency in UWB-based applications
10/16/2023
1:00 PM
PGH 392
S M Salah Uddin Kadir
Advisor: Dr. Stephen Huang
Ph.D. Dissertation: AI Enhanced Design for Resilient Cyber-Physical Systems
10/12/2023
10:00 AM
PGH 392
Xiantian Zhou
Advisor: Dr. Carlos Ordonez
Ph.D. Dissertation: Graph Analytics in Data Science Languages

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