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Time & Place Student & Advisor Title
07/17/2020
9:00 AM
Online
Tung Huynh
Advisor: Dr. Ioannis Pavlidis
M.S. Thesis: Predicting Types of Drivers
07/14/2020
11:00 AM
Online
Nicholas Biddle
Advisor: Dr. Edgar Gabriel
M.S. Thesis: Challenges in Converting a Large Scale Proteomics Application to Another Programming Language
07/14/2020
10:00 AM
Online
Mohammed Emtiaz Ahmed
Advisor: Dr. Ioannis Pavlidis
Ph.D. Dissertation: Modeling Convergence Undercurrents in Brain Science via Statistics and Machine Learning
07/13/2020
1:00 PM
Online
Ha Le
Advisor: Dr. Ioannis Kakadiaris
Ph.D. Dissertation: Illumination-invariant Face Recognition
07/13/2020
10:30 AM
Online
Shahryar Baki
Advisor: Dr. Rakesh M. Verma
Ph.D. Dissertation: You Are Not Alone: Helping Users Not to Fall for Phishing
07/13/2020
10:00 AM
Online
Lei Shi
Advisor: Dr. Ioannis Kakadiaris
Ph.D. Dissertation: Human Detection in the Wild
07/06/2020
10:00 AM
Online
Fatima Zohra Daha
Advisor: Dr. Shishir K. Shah
Ph.D. Dissertation: Graph-based Approach for Anomaly Detection in Video Surveillance
05/29/2020
11:00 AM
Online
Giovanni Molina
Advisor: Dr. Nikolaos Tsekos
Ph.D. Proposal: From Medicine to Space Exploration, Intelligently Filling Gaps In Imaging Data
05/21/2020
2:00 PM
Online
Gustavo Aguilar
Advisor: Dr. Thamar Solorio
Ph.D. Proposal: Neural Sequence Labeling on Social Media Text
05/21/2020
2:00 PM
Online
Aobo Jin
Advisor: Dr. Zhigang Deng
Ph.D. Proposal: Contour-based 3D Modeling for Character Animation
05/20/2020
2:00 PM
Online
Hadi Mansourifar
Advisor: Dr. Weidong Larry Shi
Ph.D. Proposal: Self-Competitional Generative Adversarial Neural Networks
05/20/2020
1:00 PM
Online
Amirreza Shirani
Advisor: Dr. Thamar Solorio
Ph.D. Proposal: Emphasis Selection For Textual Content
05/01/2020
11:00 AM
Online
Miloud Aqqa
Advisor: Dr. Shishir K. Shah
Ph.D. Proposal: Compression Artifact Removal for Improved Video Analytics
04/30/2020
1:30 PM
Online
Niloofar Safi Samghabadi
Advisor: Dr. Thamar Solorio
Ph.D. Dissertation: Automatic Detection of Nastiness and Early Signs of Cyberbullying Incidents on Social Media
04/27/2020
4:00 PM
Online
Ansh Dedha
Advisor: Dr. Shishir K. Shah
M.S. Thesis: Improved Genetic Algorithms for Route Optimization
04/23/2020
1:00 PM
Online
Anjana Kummari
Advisor: Dr. Christoph F. Eick
M.S. Thesis: Computational Methods for Tweet Summarization and Emotion Extraction
04/22/2020
10:00 AM
Online
Levent Dane
Advisor: Dr. Deniz Gurkan
Ph.D. Dissertation: Web Application Performance Analysis with NetForager Geographically-Distributed Application Traffic Generator
04/17/2020
12:00 PM
Online
Aparna Budhavarapu
Advisor: Dr. Christoph F. Eick
M.S. Thesis: Satpura: A Novel Framework for Density Estimation, Hotspot Discovery, Change Analysis, and Change-Based Alerts
04/16/2020
3:00 PM
Online
Luben Popov
Advisor: Dr. Jaspal Subhlok
M.S. Thesis: Simulation and Analysis of Drone Swarm Naval Assault
04/14/2020
3:00 PM
Online
Saba Khan
Advisor: Dr. Edgar Gabriel
M.S. Thesis: A Parallel Implementation of the Pandas Framework
04/13/2020
10:00 AM
Online
Sudipta Kar
Advisor: Dr. Thamar Solorio
Ph.D. Dissertation: Automatic Characterization of Stories
04/10/2020
3:00 PM
Online
Milad Heydariaan
Advisor: Dr. Omprakash Gnawali
Ph.D. Dissertation: Efficient and Scalable Localization with Ultra-Wideband Radios Through Concurrent Transmissions
04/10/2020
1:30 PM
Online
Marjan Hosseinia
Advisor: Dr. Arjun Mukherjee
Ph.D. Dissertation: Content and Stylistic Models for Authorship, Stance and Hyperpartisan Detection
04/10/2020
1:00 PM
Online
John Rodgers
Advisor: Dr. Edgar Gabriel
M.S. Thesis: MPI Based Python Libraries for Data Science Applications
04/07/2020
1:30 PM
Online
Fan Yang
Advisor: Dr. Arjun Mukherjee
Ph.D. Dissertation: False Textual Information Detection - Towards Building a Truth Machine
04/02/2020
2:30 PM
Online
Luming Ma
Advisor: Dr. Zhigang Deng
Ph.D. Dissertation: Real-time Facial Performance Capture and Manipulation
03/23/2020
1:00 PM
PGH 550
Quang Tran
Advisor: Dr. Weidong Larry Shi
M.S. Thesis: Cross-Chain Trading Network Using Smart Contracts
03/23/2020
10:30 AM
Online
Kishansingh Rajput
Advisor: Dr. Guoning Chen
M.S. Thesis: Anomaly Detection and Feature Alignment for Time Series Data
03/19/2020
2:30 PM
Online
Duong Nguyen
Advisor: Dr. Guoning Chen
Ph.D. Proposal: Multi-Scale Coherent Structure Extraction for Flow Analysis
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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