2016 Student Presentations & Defenses

DOCTORAL THESIS PROPOSAL PRESENTATION - ARMAN COHEN

Advisor: Nazli Goharian, Ph.D.

Title: Text Summarization and Categorization in Scientific and Medical Domains

Date and Time: Monday, November 14, 2016 at 11:00 am

Location: St. Mary's 326

THE 9TH SEMI-ANNUAL GRADUATE RESEARCH PRESENTATION DAY - FALL 2016 SESSION II

Date and Time: Friday September 30, 2016 at 11:00 am

Location: STM 326

Presentations

Presenter: Tavish Vaidya

Title: Hidden Voice Commands

Nicholas Carlini, Pratyush Mishra, Tavish Vaidya, Yuankai Zhang, Micah Sherr, Clay Shields, David Wagner, Wenchao Zhou, " Hidden Voice Commands",  25th USENIX Security Symposium, Aug 2016.

Presenter: Luca Soldaini

Title: QuickUMLS: a fast, unsupervised approach for medical concept extraction

Luca Soldaini and Nazli Goharian, QuickUMLS: a fast, unsupervised approach for medical concept extraction, In Proceedings of the Medical Information Retrieval (MedIR) workshop at SIGIR, July 2016.

Presenter: Sicong Zhang

Title: Generating Risk Reduction Recommendations to Decrease Vulnerability of Public Online Profiles

Janet Zhu, Sicong Zhang, Lisa Singh, Grace Hui Yang and Micah Sherr, " Generating Risk Reduction Recommendations to Decrease Vulnerability of Public Online Profiles", The 2016 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining(ASONAM). August 2016. (short paper)

Presenter: Sicong Zhang

Title: Anonymizing Query Logs by Differential Privacy

Sicong Zhang, Grace Hui Yang, Lisa Singh, " Anonymizing Query Logs by Differential Privacy", In Proceedings of the 39th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference (SIGIR), July 2016  (Short paper) 

Presenter: Shuo Zhang (Linguistics Department PhD Student)

Title: Mining linguistic tone patterns with symbolic representation

Shuo Zhang,  Mining linguistic tone patterns with symbolic representation. Proceedings of the 14th SIGMORPHON Workshop on Computational Research in Phonetics, Phonology, and Morphology. ACL 2016.

The 9th Semi-Annual Graduate Research Presentation Day - FALL 2016 SESSION I

Date and Time: Friday September 23, 2016 at 11:00 am

Location: STM 326

Presentations

Presenter: Brendan Sheridan

Title: On Manufacturing Resilient Opaque Constructs Against Static Analysis", In European Symposium on Research in Computer Security

Brendan Sheridan and Micah Sherr, "On Manufacturing Resilient Opaque Constructs Against Static Analysis", In European Symposium on Research in Computer Security   (ESORICS), September 2016 (To appear). 

Presenter: Mohammad Zaheri

Title: Selective-Opening Security in the Presence of Randomness Failures

Viet Tung Hoang, Jonathan Katz, Adam O’Neill, Mohammad Zaheri, "Selective-Opening Security in the Presence of Randomness Failures", Asiacrypt December 2016, (to appear)

Presenter: Brendan Sheridan

Title: A case for distributed work-stealing in regular applications

Brendan Sheridan and Jeremy T. Fineman, "A case for distributed work-stealing in regular applications", ACM SIGPLAN 2016 X10 Workshop (X10'16), June, 2016.

Presenter: Arman Cohan

Title: Temporal Information Extraction from Clinical Narratives

Arman Cohan, Kevin Meurer, Nazli Goharian , "Temporal Information Extraction from Clinical Narratives", NAACL 10th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval), June 2016.

Presenter: Dan Simonson (Linguistics Department PhD Student)

Title: NASTEA: Investigating Narrative Schemas through Annotated Entities

Dan Simonson and Anthony Davis, "NASTEA: Investigating Narrative Schemas through Annotated Entities", The Second Computing News Storylines Workshop at EMNLP, November, 2016.

Master's Thesis Defense - Hongkai Wu

Advisor: Grace Hui Yang, Ph.D.

Title: Modeling User Explorations in Dynamic Search: An Ontological Perspective

Date and Time: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 10:30 am

Location: St. Mary's 326

DOCTORAL THESIS PROPOSAL PRESENTATION - Yifang Wei

Advisor: Lisa Singh, Ph.D.

Title: Event Detection in Open Source Big Data

Date and Time: Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 10:30 am

Location: St. Mary's 326

DOCTORAL THESIS PROPOSAL PRESENTATION - Tonghe Wang

Advisor: Calvin Newport, Ph.D.

Title: Fairness for Distributed Algorithms

Date and Time: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 10:00 am

Location: St. Mary's 326

Undergraduate Thesis Presentation - Jordan King

Advisor: Lisa Singh, PhD

Title: Methods to Overcome Challenges When Learning Arabic Word Embeddings for Text Mining Tasks

Date and Time: Thursday, May 5th, 2016 at 10:00 am

Location: St. Mary's 326

DISSERTATION DEFENSE: BRAD MOORE

Advisor: Micah Sherr, Ph.D.

Title: Privacy Preservation in the Presence of Advanced Persistent Threats

Date and Time: Friday, April 22, 2016 at 12:45 pm

Location: St. Mary's 326

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DISSERTION DEFENSE: HENRY TAN

Advisor: Micah Sherr, Ph.D.

Title: Network Level Attacks and Defenses Against Anonymity Networks

Date and Time: Monday, April 18, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Location: St. Mary's 326

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DISSERTATION DEFENSE: ANDREW YATES

Advisors: Nazli Goharian, Ph.D., and Ophir Frieder, Ph.D.

Title: Identifying Real World Concepts in Social Media

Date and Time: Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Location: St. Mary's 326

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DISSERTATION DEFENSE: JASON SOO

Title: Search in Adverse Environments

Adviser: Ophir Frieder, Ph.D.

Date and Time: Monday, Feb 22, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Location: St. Mary's 326

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DISSERTATION DEFENSE: JON PARKER

Title: Effective and Efficient Binarization of Degraded Document Images

Adviser: Ophir Frieder, Ph.D.

Date and Time: Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Location: St. Mary's 326

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There is a list of our past Student Presentations here.