Presenter Information

Architecture

 

Hanqing Zeng
Poster Title: Fast Generation of High Throughput Customized Deep Learning Accelerations on FPGAs
Advisor: Viktor Prasanna
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2021
zengh@usc.edu

Kartik Lakhotia
Poster Title: Graph Analytics using Partition-centric Processing
Advisor: Viktor Prasanna
Expected Graduation Date: Fall 2021
klakhoti@usc.edu


Communications

 


Qian Yu
Poster Title: Polynomial Codes: An Optima Design for High-Dimensional Coded Matrix Multiplication
Advisor: Salman Avestimehr
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2020
qyu880@usc.edu


Chien-Sheng Yang
Poster Title: Communication-Aware Scheduling of Serial Tasks for Dispersed Computing
Advisor: Salman Avestimehr
Expected Graduation Date: Summer 2022
chienshy@usc.edu


C. Umit Bas
Poster Title: A Real-Time Milimeter-Wave Phased Array MIMO Channel Sounder
Advisor: Andreas Molisch
Expected Graduation Date: Summer 2018
cbas@usc.edu


Saurav Prakash
Poster Title: Coded Computation over Heterogeneous Clusters
Advisor: Amir Salman Avestimehr
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2022
sauravpr@usc.edu


Songze Li
Poster Title: Coded Distributed Computing: Fundamental Limits and Practical Impacts
Advisor: Salman Ayestimehr
Expected Graduation Date: Summer 2018
songzeli@usc.edu


Mir Mohammadreza Mousavi Kalan
Poster Title: Near-Optimal Straggler Mitigation for Distributed Gradient Methods
Advisor: Salman Avestimehr
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2021
mmousavi@usc.edu

Rui Wang
Poster Title: Antenna Switching Sequence Design for the Channel Sounding in a Fast Time-varying Channel
Advisor: Andreas F. Molisch
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2018
wang78@usc.edu

Merhdad Kiamari
Poster Title: TBD
Advisor: Salman Avestimehr
Expected Graduation Date: Fall 2019
kiamari@usc.edu


Controls

 


Sepideh Hassan Moghaddam
Poster Title: A primal-dual algorithm for distributed non-smooth composite optimization
Advisor: Mihailo Jovanovic
Expected Graduation Date: Fall 2018
hassanmo@usc.edu


Hesameddin Mohammadi
Poster Title: The gradient flow dynamics for low-rank matrix approximation
Advisor: Mihailo Jovanovic
Expected Graduation Date: Summer 2022
hesamedm@usc.edu


Samantha Samuelson
Poster Title: Distributionally Robust Control of Energy Storage
Advisor: Insoon Yang
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2020
sasamuel@usc.edu


Shiva Navabi
Poster Title: TBD
Advisor: Ashutosh Nayyar
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2019
navabiso@usc.edu


Seyed Mohammad Asghari Pari
Poster Title: Optimal Local and Remote Controllers with Unreliable links
Advisor: Ashutosh Nayyar
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2019
asgharip@usc.edu


Mehdi Jarfarnia
Poster Title: Non-indexability of Stochastic Appointment Scheduling
Advisor: Rahul Jain
Expected Graduation Date: Fall 2019
mjafarni@usc.edu


Hiteshi Sharma
Poster Title: An Empirical Dynamic Programming Algorithm for Continuous MDPs
Advisor: Rahul Jain
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2019
hiteshis@usc.edu

Georgios Lymperopoulos
Poster Title: Adaptive Networked Distributed Model Reference Control Systems with Strong Interconnections and Delays
Advisor: Petros Ioannou
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2019
lymperop@usc.edu

Yihang Zhang
Poster Title: TBA
Advisor: Petros Ioannou
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2018
yihangzh@usc.edu

Ajitesh Srivastava
Poster Title: Safer Connected Communities
Advisor: Viktor Prasanna
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2018
ajiteshs@usc.edu


Energy

 

Yihang Liu
Poster Title: Electrode Materials for Sodium-ion Batteries
Advisor: Chongwu Zhou
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2018
yihangl@usc.edu

Chung Ming Cheung
Poster Title: Temporal Ensemble Learning of Univariate Methods for Short Term Load Forecasting in Smart Grids
Advisor: Viktor Prasanna
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2019
chungmin@usc.edu

Muhammad Rizwan Saeed
Poster Title: Semantic Data Management for the Smart Oil Fields
Advisor: Viktor Prasanna
Expected Graduation Date: Summer 2018
saeedm@usc.edu

 


Integrated Circuits and Systems

 


Pingyue Song
Poster Title: CMOS Reconfigurable RF BPF with Adjustable Transmission Zeros for SAW-Less SDR Receivers
Advisor: Hossein Hashemi
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2019
pingyues@usc.edu


Sungwon Chung
Poster Title: A Large-Scale Integrated Optical Phased Array
Advisor: Cauligi S. Raghavendra
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2019
chungsun@usc.edu

Rezwan A. Rasul
Poster Title: A Time Multiplexed Network Architecture for Large Scale Neuromorphic Computing 
Advisor: Mike Shuo-Wei Chen
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2021
rrasul@usc.edu

Makoto Nakai
Poster Title: Geometric loss reduction in Silicon Photonics waveguide bends
Advisor: Hossein Hashemi
Expected Graduation Date: TBD
mn_158@usc.edu

Tzu-Fan Wu
Poster Title: Non-Uniform Sampling ADC Architecture With Reconfigurable Digital Anti-Aliasing Filter
Advisor: Mike Shuo-Wei Chen
Expected Graduation Date: Fall 2019
tzufanwu@usc.edu


Nano-Science, Nano-Technology, and Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems

 


Lurui Zhao
Poster Title: Focused Ultrasound Transducer With Electrically Controllable Focal Length
Advisor: Eun Son Kim
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2018
luruizha@usc.edu


Debarghya Sarkar
Poster Title: Scalable synthesis of single-crystal compound semiconductors and device fabrication on arbitrary substrates
Advisor: Rehan Kapadia
Expected Graduation Date: Summer 2019
dsarkar@usc.edu

Jun Tao
Poster Title:  Indium Phosphide Synaptic Device on Silicon for Scalable Neuromorphic Computation
Advisor: Rehan Kapadia
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2022
juntao@usc.edu


Qingfeng Lin
Poster Title: Scalable Indium Phosphide Thin-Film nano photonics Platform for Photovoltaic and Photoelectrochemical Devices
Advisor: Rehan Kapadia
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2022
qingfeng@usc.edu

Deming Meng
Poster Title: Full-Color Reflective Display Enabled by Switchable Metasurfaces
Advisor: Wei Wu
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2022
demingme@usc.edu

Yifei Wang
Poster Title: Field-Assisted Splitting of Pure Water based on Deep-sub-Debye-Length Nanogap Cells
Advisor: Wei Wu
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2018
yifeiwang@usc.edu

 


Networks

 


Jason Tran
Poster Title: Intelligent Robotic Internet of Things Testbed (IRIS)
Advisor: Bhaskar Krishnamachari
Expected Graduation Date: Fall 2018
jasontra@usc.edu


Quynh Nguyen
Poster Title: End-to-End Network Performance Monitoring for Dispersed Computing
Advisor: Bhaskar Krishnamachari
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2018
quynhngu@usc.edu


Pranav Sakulkar
Poster Title: TBA
Advisor: Bhaskar Krishnamachari
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2018
sakulkar@usc.edu


Kwame-Lante Wright
Poster Title: Noctua: A Publish-Process-Subscribe System for IoT
Advisor: Bhaskar Krishnamachari
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2022
kwamelaw@usc.edu


Pradipta Ghosh
Poster Title: Relative Positioning, Network Formation, and Routing in Robotic Wireless Networks
Advisor: Bhaskar Krishnamachari
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2018
pradiptg@usc.edu


Mohammad Noormohammadpour
Poster Title: DCCast: Efficient Point to Multipoint Transfers Actoss Datacenters
Advisor: Stephen Crago
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2019
noormoha@usc.edu


Yu-An Chen
Poster Title: Load Balancing for Minimizing Deadline Misses and Total Runtime for Connected Car System in Fog Computing
Advisor: Stephen Crago
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2020
chen116@usc.edu

Martin Martinez
Poster Title: CHARIOT: An Effort to Revolutionize Personalized Learning
Advisor: Bhaskar Krishnamachari
Expected Graduation Date: Fall 2020
mart698@usc.edu


Photonics

 


Dongyu Chen
Poster Title: Environmentally Stable ultra-high Q SiOxNy toroidal microcavities
Advisor: Andrea Armani
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2020
donguch@usc.edu


Fatemeh Rezaeifar Bayat
Poster Title: Integrated Photonics Assisted Electron Emission Devices
Advisor: Rehan Kapadia
Expected Graduation Date: Summer 2019
reazeifa@usc.edu


Shao-Hua Wu
Poster Title: Thermal Homeostasis Using Micro-Structure Phase-Change Materials
Advisor: Michelle Povinelli
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2018
shaohuaw@usc.edu


Yuanrui Li
Poster Title: Non-linear Optical Metamaterials over Multiple Wavelength Ranges for Ultrafast and Secure Communication
Advisor: Wei Wu
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2019
yuanruil@usc.edu

Boxiang Song
Poster Title: Investigation of Quantum Tunneling Effects in Gap Plasmon using Collapsible Nano-fingers
Advisor: Wei Wu
Expected Graduation Date: Summer 2019
boxiangs@usc.edu


Signal Processing

 


Andrew Li
Poster Title: Scalable and Robust Tensor Decomposition of Resting Brain Networks in Stereotactic EEG
Advisor: Richard Leahy
Expected Graduation Date: Summer 2018
jli981@usc.edu


Che-Wei Huang
Poster Title: Characterizing convolution types for robust speech emotion recognition
Advisor: Shri Narayanan
Expected Graduation Date: Summer 2018
cheweihu@usc.edu


Krishna Somandepali
Poster Title: TBD
Advisor: Shri Narayanan
Expected Graduation Date: Fall 2020
somandep@usc.edu


Karel Mundnich
Poster Title: Towards annotation of continuous-time labels using triplet embeddings
Advisor: Shri Narayanan
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2020
mundnich@usc.edu


Manoj Kumar
Poster Title: Multi-scale Context Adaptation for Improving Child Automatic Speech Recognition in Child-Adult Spoken Interactions
Advisor: Shri Narayanan
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2020
prabakar@usc.edu


Ruchir Travadi
Poster Title: A Distribution Free Formulation of the Total Variability Model
Advisor: Shri Narayanan
Expected Graduation Date: Fall 2018
travadi@usc.edu


Eduardo Pavez
Poster Title: Dynamic Polygon Clouds: Representation and Compression for VR/AR
Advisor: Antonio Ortega
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2018
pavezcar@usc.edu


Sandeep Nallan Chakravarthula
Poster Title: Satisfied User Ratio Prediction of Compressed Videos
Advisor: Panayiotis Georgiou
Expected Graduation Date: Fall 2019
nallanch@usc.edu


Haiqiang Wang
Poster Title: Prediction of Satisfied User Ratio for Compressed Videos
Advisor: C.-C. Jay Kuo
Expected Graduation Date: Fall 2018
haiqianw@usc.edu


Rodrigo Lobos
Poster Title: Echo Planar Imaging Nyquist Ghost Correction using Structured Low-Rank Matrix Modeling
Advisor: Justin Haldar
Expected Graduation Date: Fall 2020
rlobos@usc.edu


Pavlos Papadopoulos
Poster Title: Global SNR Estimation of Speech Signals for Unknown Noise Conditions using Noise Adapted Non-Linear Regression
Advisor: Shri Narayanan
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2018
ppapadop@usc.edu


Xiaohan Wei
Poster Title: Estimation of Covariance Structure of heavy-tailed distributions
Advisor: Michael Neely, Stanislav Minsker
Expected Graduation Date: Fall 2018
xiaohanw@usc.edu


Junting Zhang
Poster Title: Efficient Segmentation-aided Text Detection for Intelligent Robots
Advisor: C.-C. Jay Kuo
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2019
juntingz@usc.edu


Divya Varadarajan
Poster Title: Novel Theory and Methods of Characterizing and Optimizing Diffusion MRI Experiments
Advisor: Justin P. Haldar
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2018
dvaradar@usc.edu


Siyang Li
Poster Title: Multiple Instance Curriculum Learning for Weakly Supervised Object Detection
Advisor: C.-C Jay Kuo
Expected Graduation Date: Summer 2018
siyangl@usc.edu


Yuxiao Yang
Poster Title: Modeling Dynamic Brain-Network Responses to Electrical Stimulation
Advisor: Maryam M. Shanechi
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2019
yuxiaoya@usc.edu


Ronald Salloum
Poster Title: TBD
Advisor: C.-C Jay Kuo
Expected Graduation Date: Summer 2018
rsalloum@usc.edu


Han-Lin Hsieh
Poster Title: Multiscale decoding to improve BMI robustness and longevity
Advisor: Maryam Shanechi
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2019
hanlinhs@usc.edu


Shao-Yen Tseng
Poster Title: Approaching Human Performance in Behavior Estimation in Couples Therapy Using Deep Sentence Embeddings
Advisor: Panayiotis Georgiou
Expected Graduation Date: Fall 2019
shaoyent@usc.edu


Omid Ghasem-Sani
Poster Title: Real-time decoding of mood from human large-scale ECoG activity
Advisor: Maryam Shanechi
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2020
ghasemsa@usc.edu


Nitin Sadras
Poster Title: Closed-Loop Control of Visual Attention: A Novel Brain-Machine Interface
Advisor: Maryam Shanechi
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2021
nsadras@usc.edu


Alexander Serrano
Poster Title: Multi-Model Based SURE Approach to Parallel MRI Reconstruction
Advisor: Justin Haldar
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2021
serr196@usc.edu


Hamidreza Abbaspourazad
Poster Title: Multiscale modeling of the dependency between spikes ad fields
Advisor: Maryam Shanechi
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2020
habbaspo@usc.edu


Zisis Skordilis
Poster Title: Vocal Tract Area Function Estimation using Volumetric MRI
Advisor: Shri Narayanan
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2018
skordili@usc.edu


Haoqi Li
Poster Title: Unsupervised Latent Behavior manifold Learning from Acoustic Features: Audio2behavior
Advisor: Panayiotis Georgiou
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2019
haoqili@usc.edu

Weihao Gan
Poster Title: Online Multiple Objects Tracking Using CNN Tracker with Advanced Model Update and Matching
Advisor: C.-C. Jay Kuo
Expected Graduation Date: TBD
weihaoga@usc.edu

Atila Orhan
Poster Title: Time-Series Modeling with Fully Visible Belief Networks
Advisor: Viktor Prasanna
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2021
orhon@usc.edu

Yueru Chen
Poster Title: A Saak Transform Approach to Efficient, Scalable and Robust Handwritten Digits Recognition
Advisor: C.-C. Jay Kuo
Expected Graduation Date: Fall 2019
yueruche@usc.edu

Heming Zhang
Poster Title: Fashion Item Retrieval
Advisor: C.-C. Jay Kuo
Expected Graduation Date: TBD
hemingzh@usc.edu

Tae Jin Park
Poster Title: Multistream Diarization Fusion Using the Minimum Variance Bayesian Information Criterion
Advisor: Panayiotis Georgiou
Expected Graduation Date: Summer 2021
taejinpa@usc.edu

Nikolaos Flemotomos
Poster Title: Language Features for End-to-End Automated Evaluation of Cognitive Behavior Psychotherapy Sessions
Advisor: Shri Narayanan
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2021
flemotom@usc.edu

Keng-Shih Lu
Poster Title: Closed Form Solutions of Acyclic Graph Laplacian Estimation
Advisor: Antonio Ortega
Expected Graduation Date: TBD
kengshil@usc.edu


VLSI

 


Ramy Tadros
Poster Title: A Robust and Self-Adaptive Clocking Technique for RSFQ Circuits – The Architecture
Advisor: Peter Beerel
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2019
rtadros@usc.edu

 

Undergrad Student

 


Daniel D’Souza
Poster Title: ROMANO: A Novel Overlay Lightweight Communication Protocol for Unified Control and Sensing of a Network of Robots
Advisor: Peter Beerel
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2019
dmdsouza@usc.edu


Tsam Kiu Pun
Poster Title: TBD
Advisor: Maryam Shanechi
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2019
tpun@usc.edu

Roxanna Pakkar
Poster Title: Socially Assistive Robotics for Children with Autism
Advisor: Maja Mataric
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2019
pakkar@usc.edu