3rd Annual

3rd Annual Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering Research Festival
hosted by the Ming Hsieh Institute

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

University of Southern California

The Ming Hsieh Institute hosted the 3rd Annual Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering Research Festival on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 with over 200 guests including 100 undergraduate and graduate presenters. The Research Festival is a day-long event that showcases EE Ph.D. student research through posters and oral presentations. The entire USC Viterbi community, alumni and engineering industry representatives are invited to attend the event.

Event Program (printable PDF)

– Applied electromagnetic
– Bio-electronics and bio-optics
– Energy
– Integrated circuits and systems
– Nano-science, nano-technology, and micro-electromechanical systems
– Photonics
– Signal Processing

– Architecture
– Communications
– Controls
– Networks
– VLSI

  • 03:30pm – 05:00pm Awards Ceremony & Reception
  • Best Undergrad Poster Presentation
    Nishita Deka – Doped Microlaser with High-Index Coatings (Poster PDF)

    Honorable Mention Paper Awards
    Harsha Honnappa – A New Transitory Queueing Model and its Process Limits (Paper PDF)
    Junyang Shen – Accurate Passive Location Estimation Using TOA Measurements )(Paper PDF)
    Lihang Zhao – In-Network Traffic Regulation for Transactional Memory (Paper PDF)

    Best Paper Awards
    Kartik Audhkhasi – A Globally-Variant Locally-Constant Model for Fusion of Labels from Multiple Diverse Experts Without Using Reference Labels (Paper PDF)
    Zahra Safarian – Passive Subharmonic Generation Using Memoryless Nonlinear Circuits (Paper PDF)

    Honorable Mention Best Pitch Awards

    Vikram Ramanarayanan – Sparsity and Speech Science? Modeling speech motor planning by observing its execution (Presentation slides)
    Maheswaran Sathiamoorthy – Coded Distributed Storage for Cloud Environments (Presentation slides)

    Honorable Mention Poster Awards
    Hao Huang – High Capacity and Spectral Efficient Data Link using Orbital Angular Momentum (Poster PDF)
    Fatemeh Kashfi – Thermal Sensor Distribution Method for 3D Integrated Circuits Using Efficient Thermal Map Modeling (Poster PDF)
    Mohammad Korjani – Linguistic Summeriztion using Fuzzy Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (Poster PDF)
    Hanie Sedghi – Statistical Structure Learning of Smart Grid for Detection of False Data Injection (Poster PDF)

    Best Poster Awards
    Kung-Chuan Hsu – A Family of Finite Geometry LDPC Codes for Quantum Key Expansion (Poster PDF)
    Angeliki Metallinou – Quantifying Atypicality in Affective Facial Expressions of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Poster PDF)
    Zahra Safarian – 100-Channel Event-Driven Neural Recording System with Wireless Telemetry (Poster PDF)
    Sushil Subramanian – Wideband Frequency Synthesis with Rapid Frequency Hopping (Poster PDF)
    Daphney-Stavroula Zois – Kalman-like State Tracking and Control in POMDPs with Applications to Body Sensing Networks (Poster PDF)

    Best Demo Presentation
    Run Chen – Reconfigurable Wideband Receiver Using a Sample-Domain Radio-Frequency CMOS Signal Processor (Poster PDF)

View all presenters and their presentations below (alpha order)



Afshin Abadi
Poster title: A Novel Approach for Vehicle’s Routing in Car Navigation Systems (Poster PDF)
Category: Controls
Advisor: Petros Ioannou
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2014
abadi@usc.edu



Mohammad Abdel-majeed
Poster title: Warped Register File: A Power Efficient Register File for GPGPUs (Poster PDF)
Category: Architecture
Advisor: Murali Annavaram
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2015
abadi@usc.edu



Ansuman Adhikary
Poster title: Joint Spatial Division and Multiplexing (Poster PDF)
Category: Communications
Advisor: Andy Molisch
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2014
adhikary@usc.edu




Sundar Aditya
Poster title: Multicast Routing using Mutual Information Accumulation (Poster PDF)
Category: Communications
Advisor: Andy Molisch
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2016
sundarad@usc.edu



Ruzbeh Akbar
Poster title: Environmental Remote Sensing to Retrieve Surface Soil Moisture (Poster PDF)
Category: Applied Electromagnetics
Advisor: Mahta Moghaddam
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2014
rakbar@usc.edu



Anas Al Majali
Poster title: Cyber Physical Modeling of the Smart Grid (Poster PDF)
Category: Networks
Advisor: Clifford Neuman
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2013
almajali@usc.edu



Moh Amer
Presentation title: Effect of Substrate on Metallic Carbon Nanotube Field Effect Transistors (CNT-FETs) for Device Applications (Presentation slides)
Category: Nano-Science, nano-Technology, and Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems
Advisor: Steve Cronin
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2014
mohammra@usc.edu



Shermin Arab
Poster title: Study on the Transport Properties of GaP and p-type GaP Enhancement for the Reduction of CO2 to Methane (Poster PDF)
Category: Energy
Advisor: Steve Cronin
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2016
shermin.arab@gmail.com



Syed Ashrafulla
Presentation title: Modeling Causality in Mean and Variance between Sets of Signals (Presentation slides)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Richard Leahy
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Summer 2013
syedashrafulla@gmail.com



Kartik Audhkhasi
Presentation title: A Computational Framework for Ensembles of Diverse Experts (Presentation slides)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Shri Narayanan
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2013
audhkhas@usc.edu



Sergul Aydore
Poster title: Statistical Analysis of Phase Locking Value (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Richard Leahy
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2014
sergul@usc.edu



Dilip Bethanabhotla
Poster title: Joint Transmission Scheduling and Congestion Control for Wireless Device-to-Device Networks (Poster PDF)
Category: Communications
Advisor: Giuseppe Caire
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2015
bethanab@usc.edu



Daniel Bone
Poster title: Modeling Eye-Voice Coordination in Rapid Automatized Naming: Smooth Patterns of Fast Performance (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Shri Narayanan
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2015
dbone@usc.edu



Mariko Burgin
Poster title: Analysis of Impact of Spatial Heterogeneity in Retrieval of Geophysical Parameters from Low-Frequency Radars (Poster PDF)
Category: Applied Electromagnetics
Advisor: Mahta Moghaddam
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2013
mariko.burgin@usc.edu



Vadim Butakov
Poster title: Driver/vehicle diagnostics (Poster PDF)
Category: Controls
Advisor: Petros Ioannou
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2014
butakov@usc.edu



Sachin Chachada
Poster title: On Unstructured Audio Modeling with Statistical Analysis and Test (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: C.-C. Jay Kuo
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Summer 2014
chachada@usc.edu



Theodora Chaspari
Poster title: Using Physiology And Language For Modeling Verbal Response Latencies Of Children With ASD (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Shri Narayanan
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2015
chaspari@usc.edu



Chien-Lun Chen
Poster title: Bi-layer LDPC Code for wireless relay channel with ISI (Poster PDF)
Category: Communications
Advisor: Urbashi Mitra
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2015
chienlun@usc.edu



Lizhong Chen
Poster title: NoRD: Node-Router Decoupling for Effective Power-gating of On-Chip Routers (Poster PDF)
Category: Photonics
Advisor: Timothy Pinkston
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2014
lizhongc@usc.edu



Guanbo Chen
Poster title: 3D microwave time domain inversion technique for breast cancer detection (Poster PDF)
Category: Applied Electromagnetics
Advisor: Mahta Moghaddam
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2015
guanboch@usc.edu



Run Chen
Poster title: Reconfigurable Wideband Receiver Using a Sample-Domain Radio-Frequency CMOS Signal Processor (Poster PDF)
Category: Integrated Circuits and Systems
Advisor: Hossein Hashemi
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2014
runchen@usc.edu




Sunav Choudhary
Poster title: On Recoverability in Bilinear Inverse Problems Under Sparsity Priors (Poster PDF)
Category: Communications
Advisor: Urbashi Mitra
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2015
sunavch@gmail.com



Prasanjeet Das
Presentation title: A Variability aware resilient framework for post-silicon delay validation of high performance circuits (Presentation slides)
Category: VLSI
Advisor: Sandeep Gupta
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2013
prasanjd@usc.edu



Kunal Datta
Poster title: Mm-Wave Stacked Class-E Power Amplifiers in Silicon (Poster PDF)
Category: Integrated Circuits and Systems
Advisor: Hossein Hashemi
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2015
kdatta@usc.edu



Nishita Deka
Poster title: Doped Microlaser with High-Index Coatings (Poster PDF)
Category: Electrophysics
Undergraduate student: expected graduation – Spring 2013
ndeka@usc.edu



Aditya Deshpande
Poster title: Modeling Energy Across Memory Hierarchy (Poster PDF)
Category: VLSI
Advisor: Jeffrey Draper
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2015
adeshpan@isi.edu



Waleed Dweik
Poster title: SignTest: Signature-based Adaptive Online Fault Detection (Poster PDF)
Category: Integrated Circuits and Systems
Advisor: Murali Annavaram
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2013
dweik@usc.edu



Yun Fang
Poster title: Seeding of the Self-modulation Instability of a long Electron Bunch in a Plasma (Poster PDF)
Category: Energy
Advisors: Patric Muggli And Martin Gundersen
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2013
yunf@usc.edu



Hao Feng
Poster title: Diversity Backpressure Routing with Mutual Information Accumulation in Wireless Ad-hoc Networks (Poster PDF)
Category: Communications
Advisor: Andreas Molisch
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2014
haofeng@usc.edu



Jan Florjanczyk
Poster title: Continuous quantum measurement procedures via weak probe interactions (Poster PDF)
Category: Communications
Advisor: Todd Brun
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2016
florjanc@usc.edu



Thilan Ganegedara
Poster title: High Performance IPv6 Forwarding on Software and Hardware Platforms (Poster PDF)
Category: Architecture
Advisor: Viktor Prasanna
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2013
ganegeda@usc.edu



Viviane Ghaderi
Poster title: Analog Subthreshold Ultra Low-Power Implementation of the Laguerre-Volterra Model for Bidirectional Communication with the Brain (Poster PDF)
Category: Bio-Electronics and Bio-Optics
Advisor: John Choma
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2014
vghaderi@usc.edu



James Gibson
Poster title: An Audio-Visual Approach to Learning Salient Behaviors in Couples’ Problem Solving Discussions (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Shri Narayanan
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2018
jjgibson@usc.edu



Zach Gima
Poster title: Using Complex Event Processing for Intelligent Energy Management in Microgrids (Poster PDF)
Category: Smart Grids
Undergraduate student: expected graduation – Spring 2014
zgima@usc.edu



Rahul Gupta
Poster title: Greedy Feature Clustering for Classifier Ensemble Training (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Shri Narayanan
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2015
guptarah@usc.edu




Mark Harrison
Poster title: Computational modeling of serpentine low loss trapezoidal silica waveguides on silicon (Poster PDF)
Category: Photonics
Advisor: Andrea Armani
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2015
mark.harrison@usc.edu



Ruisi He
Poster title: Propagation Issues for High-Speed Railways (Poster PDF)
Category: Communications
Advisors: Zhangdui Zhong and Andy Molisch
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2014
ruisi.he@ieee.org



Song-Nam Hong
Poster title: Lattice Strategies for Gaussian Relay Networks (Poster PDF)
Category: Communications
Advisor: Giuseppe Caire
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2014
songnamh@usc.edu



Chih-Chieh Hsu
Poster title: Dendritic computation and dendritic plasticity in neuromorphic circuits (Poster PDF)
Category: Bio-Electronics and Bio-Optics
Advisor: Alice Parker
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2013
hsuchihc@usc.edu



Kung-Chuan Hsu
Poster title: A Family of Finite Geometry LDPC Codes for Quantum Key Expansion (Poster PDF)
Category: Communications
Advisor: Todd Brun
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2016
kungchuh@usc.edu



Hao Huang
Poster title: High capacity and spectral efficient data link using orbital angular momentum (Poster PDF)
Category: Photonics
Advisor: Alan Willner
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2014
haoh@usc.edu



Alireza Imani
Poster title: A Low-Noise FBAR-CMOS Frequency/Phase Discriminator for Phase Noise Measurement and Cancellation (Poster PDF)
Category: Integrated Circuits and Systems
Advisor: Hossein Hashemi
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Summer 2014
imani@usc.edu



Mingyue Ji
Poster title: Title of poster: Capacity Scaling Laws in Wireless Device-to-Device Caching Networks (Poster PDF)
Category: Communications
Advisor: Giuseppe Caire
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2015
mingyuej@usc.edu



Harshad Kadu
Poster title: Human Motion Classification and Management Based on Mocap Data Analysis (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: C.C. Jay Kuo
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2015
hkadu@usc.edu



Dongwoo Kang
Poster title: Automated Detection of Nonobstructive and Obstructive Arterial Lesions from Coronary CT Angiography (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: C.-C. Jay Kuo
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Summer 2013
kangdong@usc.edu



Fatemeh Kashfi
Poster title: Thermal Sensor Distribution Method for 3D Integrated Circuits Using Efficient Thermal Map Modeling (Poster PDF)
Category: VLSI
Advisor: Jeff Draper
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Summer 2013
fkashfi@usc.edu



Jangwon Kim
Poster title: Spatial and Temporal Alignment of Multimodal Human Speech Production Data: Real Time Imaging, Flesh Point Tracking and Audio (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Shri Narayanan
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2015
jangwon@usc.edu



Scout Kingery
Poster title: Clifford circuits for encoded quantum gates with low error spread (Poster PDF)
Category: Communications
Advisor: Todd Brun
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2015
kingery@usc.edu



Hyunsuk Ko
Poster title: 3D Image Quality Metirc considering Structural Distortion (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: C.-C. Jay Kuo
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2015
kosu9980@gmail.com



Gunjae Koo
Poster title: A New In-Loop Filter for Depth Map Coding in HEVC koo_gunjae_poster
Category: Architecture
Advisor: Murali Annavaram
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2016
gunjae.koo@usc.edu




Mohammad Korjani
Poster title: Linguistic Summeriztion using Fuzzy Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (Poster PDF) – Honorable Mention Poster Award
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Jerry Mendel
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2014
korjani@usc.edu



Naveen Kumar
Poster with demo: Adaptive Random Sensing Networks for Monitoring Time-Varying Fields (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Shri Narayanan
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2014
komathnk@usc.edu



Sungwon Lee
Poster title: Hardware-driven Compressive Sampling for Fast Target Localization using Single-chip Radar Sensor (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Antonio Ortega
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2013
sungwonl@usc.edu



Davi Leite
Poster title: Acceleration of Spiral Fourier Velocity Encoded MRI using 3D SPIRiT (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Krishna Nayak
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2017
leite@usc.edu



Ming Li
Presentation title: Representation, classification and information fusion for robust and efficient multimodal human states recognition (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Shri Narayanan
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Summer 2013
mignli@usc.edu



Songze Li
Poster title: A Jointly Cooperative Scheme for Secondary Spectrum Access Li, Songze
Category: Communications
Advisor: Urbashi Mitra
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2016
songzeli@usc.edu



Yenting Lin
Presentation title: High contrast travel time tomography with sparse data (Presentation slides)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Antonio Ortega
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2013
yenting@usc.edu



Kuan-Hsien Liu
Poster title: Cascaded Age Groups Classification: from Uncertainty-driven Shape Features to Surface Features (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: C.-C. Jay Kuo
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2013
liuk@usc.edu



Tsung-Jung Liu
Poster title: A Fusion Approach to Video Quality Assessment Based on Temporal Decomposition (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: C.-C. Jay Kuo
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2013
liut@usc.edu



Hari Mahalingam
Poster title: Tunable Refractive Index Titania Silica Hybrid Sol-gel Thin Films (Poster PDF)
Category: Photonics
Advisor: William Steier
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Summer 2013
hmahalin@usc.edu



Mehrtash Manoochehri
Poster title: Chip Independent Error Correction in Main Memory
Category: Architecture
Advisor: Michel Dubois
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2013
mmanooch@usc.edu




Parisa Mansourifard
Poster title: Optimal policy for Rate control problem (Poster PDF)
Category: Networks
Advisor: Bhaskar Krishnamachari
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2016
parisama@usc.edu



Milad Marvian
Poster title: Fluctuation Theorems for Quantum Processes (Poster PDF)
Category: Communications
Advisor: Daniel Lidar
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2017
marvianm@usc.edu



Angeliki Metallinou
Poster title: Quantifying Atypicality In Affective Facial Expressions Of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders (Poster PDF) – Best Poster Award Winner
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Shri Narayanan
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2013
metallin@usc.edu




Mehrdad Najibi
Presentation title: Slack Matching Mode Based Asynchronous Circuits (Presentation slides)
Category: VLSI
Advisor: Peter Beerel
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Summer 2013
najibiko@usc.edu



Gopi Neela
Poster title: Logice-on-Logic Stacked 3-Dimensional Integrated Circuits (Poster PDF)
Category: VLSI
Advisor: Jeff Draper
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2014
gneela@usc.edu



Alexander Onic
Poster title: Unique Word OFDM (Poster PDF)
Category: Communications
Advisor: Mario Huemer and Urbashi Mitra
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Summer 2013
alexander.onic@aau.at




Osonde Osoba
Poster title: Noisy Expectation Maximization and Some Applications (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Bart Kosko
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2013
osondeos@usc.edu



Kristen Pudenz
Poster title: Experimental Quantum Error Correction (Poster PDF)
Category: Communications
Advisor: Daniel Lidar
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2014
pudenz@usc.edu



Sanjay Purushotham
Poster title: Collaborative Topic Regression with Social Matrix Factorization for Recommendation Systems (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: C.-C. Jay Kuo
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2013
spurusho@usc.edu



Yun Qu
Poster title: High-performance Pipelined Architecture for Tree-based IP lookup Engine on FPGA (Poster PDF)
Category: Architecture
Advisor: Viktor Prasanna
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Summer 2014
yunqu@usc.edu




Tooraj Rajabioun
Poster with demo: Intelligent Navigation Systems; a Predictive Algorithm for Urban Environments (Poster PDF)
Category: Controls
Advisor: Petros Ioannou
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2013
rajabiou@usc.edu



Vikram Ramanarayanan
Presentation title: Sparsity and Speech Science? Modeling speech motor planning by observing its execution (Presentation slides)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Shri Narayanan
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2013
vramanar@usc.edu



Keyvan Rezaei Moghadam
Poster title: Dynamic Online Storage Allocation for Multi-Content Dissemination in Intermittently Connected Mobile Networks (Poster PDF)
Category: Networks
Advisor: Bhaskar Krishnamachari
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2016
rezaeimo@usc.edu



Ryan Rogalin
Poster title: Distributed Multiuser MIMO with Full Spatial Multiplexing (Poster PDF)/a>
Category: Communications
Advisor: Giuseppe Caire
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2014
rogalin@usc.edu



Zahra Safarian
Poster title: 100-Channel Event-Driven Neural Recording System with Wireless Telemetry s, zahra (Poster PDF) – Best Poster Award Winner
Category: Integrated Circuits and Systems
Advisor: Hossein Hashemi
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Summer 2013
zsafaria@usc.edu



Seun Sangodoyin
Poster title: Real-time Ultrawideband MIMO Channel Sounding (Poster PDF)
Category: Communications
Advisor: Andy Molisch
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2014
sangodoy@usc.edu



Maheswaran Sathiamoorthy
Pitch title: Coded Distributed Storage for Cloud Environments (Presentation slides) – Honorable Mention Best Pitch Award
Category: Networks
Advisor: Bhaskar Krishnamachari
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2013
msathiam@usc.edu



Susan Schober
Poster title: Low Power IC Techniques for Biomedical Implants (Poster PDF)
Category: Integrated Circuits and Systems
Advisor: John Choma
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2014
schober@usc.edu




Hanie Sedghi
Poster title: Statistical Structure Learning of Smart Grid for Detection of False Data Injection (Poster PDF) – Honorable Mention Best Poster Award
Category: Networks
Advisor: Edmond Jonckheere
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2015
hsedghi@usc.edu



Junyang Shen
Poster title: Radio Positioning using Time-of-Arrival information (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Andreas Molisch
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2013
junyangs@usc.edu



Agnelo Silva
Poster with demo: Achieving Energy-Efficiency in Large and Sparse Wireless Sensor Networks (Poster PDF)
Category: Communications
Advisor: Mahta Moghaddam
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2013
agnelosi@usc.edu



Sushil Subramanian
Poster title: Wideband Frequency Synthesis with Rapid Frequency Hopping (Poster PDF) – Best Poster Award Winner
Category: Integrated Circuits and Systems
Advisor: Hossein Hashemi
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2014
sushilsu@usc.edu



Qun Feng Tan
Presentation title: Novel Variations of Sparse Representation Techniques with Applications (Presentation slides)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Shri Narayanan
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2013
qtan@usc.edu



Wenyuan Tang
Poster title: Game-Theoretic Study for the Smart Grid (Poster PDF)
Category: Networks
Advisor: Rahul Jain
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2014
wenyuan@usc.edu



Arash Vafanejad
Poster title: Dome Shaped diaphragm resonators with Wine-glass mode vibration (Poster PDF)
Category: Nano-Science, nano-Technology, and Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems
Advisor: ES Kim
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2014
vafaneja@usc.edu




Daniel Wong
Poster title: Modeling Future EP Trends – Three Laws of Energy Proportionality Growth (Poster PDF)
Category: Architecture
Advisor: Murali Annavaram
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2014
wongdani@usc.edu



Yanting Wu
Poster title: A Competitive Rate Allocation Game (Poster PDF)
Category: Networks
Advisor: Bhaskar Krishnamachari
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2014
yantingw@usc.edu




Bo Xiao
Poster title: Multimodal Detection of Salient Behaviors of Approach-Avoidance in Dyadic Interactions (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Shrikanth Narayanan
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2014
boxiao@usc.edu



Qing Xie
Poster title: Adaptive Thermal Management for Portable System Batteries by Forced Convection Cooling(Poster PDF)
Category: VLSI
Advisor: Massoud Pedram
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2015
xqing@usc.edu




Yuhan Yao
Poster title: High Efficiency Solar Spectrum Dispersion: Using Multilayer Nanostructures for Energy Harvesting (Poster PDF)
Category: Nano-Science, nano-Technology, and Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems
Advisor: Wei Wu
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2017
yuhanyao@usc.edu



Hang Yuan
Poster title: Energy-Efficient Video-Sharing Servers (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: C.-C. Jay Kuo
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2013
hangyuan@usc.edu



Lihang Zhao
Poster title: Regulating Network Traffic for Transactional Memory (Poster PDF)
Category: Architecture
Advisor: Jeff Draper
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2014
lihangzh@usc.edu



Yanbo Zhao
Poster title: Dynamic Train Headway Selection and Its Effect on Capacity (Poster PDF)
Category: Controls
Advisor: Petros Ioannou
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2016
yanbozha@usc.edu



Daphney-Stavroula Zois

Poster title: Kalman-like state tracking and control in POMDPs with applications to body sensing networks (Poster PDF) – Best Poster Award Winner
Category: Communications
Advisor: Urbashi Mitra
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2013
zois@usc.edu