4th Annual

4th Annual Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering Research Festival
hosted by the Ming Hsieh Institute
Friday, October 11, 2013



The Ming Hsieh Institute annually hosts the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering Research Festival. Over 100 undergraduate and graduate students present their research through poster sessions, demonstrations and oral presentations at the event. The Research Festival is a day-long festival that welcomes the entire USC Viterbi community, alumni and engineering industry representatives.

Location: University of Southern California
Gerontology Auditorium and Patio
3715 McClintock Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0191
8:00am – 5:00pm



Event Program: (Printable PDF)

Honorable Mention Posters
Mohammad Abdel-Majeed – Warped Gating: Gating Aware Scheduling and Power Gating for GPGPUs (Poster PDF)
Wenyuan Tang – Pricing Mechanisms in the Wholesale Electricity Market (Poster PDF)
Bo Xiao – Data driven Modeling of Head Motion Towards Analysis of Behaviors in Couple Interactions

Honorable Mention Pitch
Kartik Audhkhasi – Diversity Benefits in Multi-System Sequence Classification With a Case Study of Automatic Speech (Presentation PDF)

Best Posters
Sunav Choudhary – Identifiability Results for Ill-posed Bilinear Inverse Problems (Poster PDF)
Yi- Hsuan Kao – Optimizing Mobile Computational Offloading (Poster PDF)

Best Pitch
Yuchi Che – Carbon Material-based Nanoelectronics and RF Electronics (Presentation PDF)

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Presenters

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Demo Presentation – 50 MHz – 6 GHz, 2 x 2 MIMO, Reconfigurable Transceiver
Marcelo Segura & Sam Mandegaran



Abadi, Afshin
Afshin Abadi
Poster title: Smart Personalized Car Navigation System (Poster PDF)
Category: Controls
Advisor: Petros Ioannou
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2013
abadi@usc.edu



Abdel-Majeed, Mohammad
Mohammad Abdel-Majeed
Poster title: Warped Gating: Gating Aware Scheduling and Power Gating for GPGPUs (Poster PDF)
Category: Architecture
Advisor: Murali Annavaram
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2015
abdelmaj@usc.edu



Abediasl, Hooman
Hooman Abediasl
Poster title: Measurement of Quality Factor of Tunable On-Chip Silicon Ring Resonators (Poster PDF)
Category: Integrated Circuits and Systems
Advisor: Hossein Hashemi
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2015
abediasl@usc.edu



Al Majali, AnasAnas Al Majali
Poster title: A Systems Approach to Analyzing Cyber-Physical Threats in the Smart Grid
Category: Networks
Advisor: Clifford Neuman
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Summer 2014
almajali@us.edu



Ashrafulla, Syed
Syed Ashrafulla
Pitch title: Modeling and Estimating Granger Causality between Signals (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Richard M Leahy
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2014
syedashrafulla+research@gmail.com



SONY DSC
Kartik Audhkhasi
Pitch title: Diversity Benefits in Multi-System Sequence Classification With a Case Study of Automatic Speech Recognition (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Shrikanth S. Narayanan
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2014
audhkhas@usc.edu



SAMSUNG
Sergul Aydore
Pitch title: Measuring functional connectivity of the brain from electrophysiological signals (Poster PDF)
Advisor: Richard M Leahy
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Summer 2014
sergulaydore@gmail.com



Beygi, Sajjad
Sajjad Beygi
Poster title: Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) Channel Estimation (Poster PDF)
Category: Communications
Advisor: Urbashi Mitra
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2016
beygihar@usc.edu



Bhushan, Chitresh
Chitresh Bhushan
Poster title: Accelerated Data Acquisition for B0-Distortion Correction Using Interlaced q-space Sampling in Diffusion MRI(Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Richard Leahy
Expected Ph.D. graduation:
cbhushan@usc.edu



Bone, Daniel
Daniel Bone
Poster title: Computational Behavioral Analysis of Child-Psychologist Interactions (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Shrikanth Narayanan
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2015
dbone@usc.edu



chaspari,Theodora
Theodora Chaspari
Poster title: Analyzing the Structure of Parent-Moderated Narratives from Children with ASD using an Entity-based Approach (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Shrikanth Narayanan
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2016
chaspari@usc.edu



Che, YuchiYuchi Che
Pitch title: Carbon Material-based Nanoelectronics and RF Electronics (Poster PDF)
Category: Nano-Science, Nano-Technology, and Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems
Advisor: Chongwu Zhou
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2014
yche@usc.edu



Chen, Ren
Ren Chen
Poster title: Tunable Algorithms for High Energy Efficiency (Poster PDF)
Category: Architecture
Advisor: Viktor K. Prasanna
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2016
renchen@usc.edu



Reza
Mohammad Reza Chitgarha
Poster title: Flexible Optical Transmitter and OSNR Monitor for Data Center Applications (Poster PDF)
Category: Communications
Advisor: Alan E. Willner
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Summer 2014
chitgarh@usc.edu



Choudhary, Sunav
Sunav Choudhary
Poster title: Identifiability Results for Ill-posed Bilinear Inverse Problems (Poster PDF)
Category: Communications
Advisor: Urbashi Mitra
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2015
sunavcho@usc.edu



Deshpande, Aditya
Aditya Deshpande
Poster title: Quantifying the Dominance of Leakage Energy in Large-Scale System Caches (Poster PDF)
Category: Architecture
Advisor: Jeffrey Draper
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2015
adeshpan@isi.edu



Gibson-James
James Gibson
Poster title: Spectro-Temporal Directional Derivative Features for Automatic Speech Recognition
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Shrikanth Narayanan
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2016
jjgibson@usc.edu



SONY DSCYi Guo
Poster title: Comparison of ADMM and NLCG reconstruction in DCE MRI (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Krishna Nayak
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2017
yiguo@usc.edu



Gupta, Rahul
Rahul Gupta
Poster title: Paralinguistic Event Detection from Speech using Probabilistic Time (Poster PDF)
Series Smoothing and Masking
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Shrikanth Narayanan
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2015
guptarah@usc.edu



Gururaj,Kiran
Kiran Gururaj
Poster title: A Shared Architecture ADC for Closed-loop Bio-medical Applications
Category: Bio-Electronics and Bio-Optics
Advisor: Bindu Madhavan
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2014
gururaj@usc.edu



harrison,mark
Mark Harrison
Poster title: Spatiotemporal Fluorescent Detection Measurements using Embedded Waveguide Sensors (Poster PDF)
Category: Photonics
Advisor: Andrea Armani
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2015
mark.harrison@usc.edu



Harsha
Harsha Honnappa
Poster title: Stochastic Network Model of Virtualized Distributed Storage
Category: Networks
Advisor: Rahul Jain
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2014
honnappa@usc.edu



Hsu,Chih-Chieh
Chih-Chieh Hsu
Poster title: Dendritic Spike-Evoked Precise Neuronal Firing Timing in Neuromorphic Circuits (Poster PDF)
Category: Bio-Electronics and Bio-Optics
Advisor: Alice Parker
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2013
hsuchihc@usc.edu



AJ,NachikethasNachikethas Jagedeesan
Poster title: Adaptive Power and Rate Allocation over Markovian Fading Channels (Poster PDF)
Category: Networks
Advisor: Bhaskar Krishnamachari
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2016
nanantha@usc.edu



Jafari,Saeid
Saeid Jafari
Poster title: Adaptive Vibrational Control for High Accuracy Systems (Poster PDF)
Category: Controls
Advisor: Petros Ioannou
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Summer 2014
sjafari@usc.edu



Moshref Javadi, Masoud
Masoud Moshref Javadi
Pitch title: MRM: Delivering Predictability and Service Differentiation in Shared Compute Clusters (Poster PDF)
Category: Networks
Advisor: Ramesh Govindan
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2015
moshrefj@usc.edu



Javed, Ahsan
Ahsan Javed
Poster title: Semi-Automated Analysis of Dynamic 3D Upper Airway MRI (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Krishna Nayak
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2017
ahsanjav@usc.edu



Harshad,Kadu
Harshad Kadu
Poster title: Advanced Techniques for Human Motion Capture Data Classification (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: C.-C. Jay Kuo
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2015
hkadu@usc.edu



Kao,Yi-HsuanYi-Hsuan Kao
Poster title: Optimizing Mobile Computational Offloading with Delay Constraints (Poster PDF)
Category: Networks
Advisor: Bhaskar Krishnamachari
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2017
yihsuank@usc.edu



Kim, Jangwon
Jangwon Kim
Poster title:Airway-tissue boundary segmentation in the upper airway images recorded by real-time magnetic resonance imaging (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Shrikanth Narayanan
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2015
jangwon@usc.edu



Kim, Jungyeon
Jungyeon Kim
Poster title: Approximate 3D face modeling for face recognition in the wild (Poster PDF)
Category: Applied Electromagnetics
Advisor: Gerald Medioni
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2016
jungyeon@usc.edu



Korjani, MohammadMohammad Korjani
Pitch title: Intelligent Knowledge Acquisition Systems (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Jerry Mendel
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2014
korjani@usc.edu



Kristem, Vinod
Vinod Kristem
Poster title: Making UWB Positioning Robust to Multiuser-Interference (MUI) (Poster PDF)
Category: Communications
Advisor: Andreas Molisch
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2016
kristem@usc.edu



Leite, DaviDavi Leite
Poster title: MRI-based Classification of Human Abdominal Fat Phenotypes (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Krishna Nayak
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2017
leite@usc.edu



Liu,Kuan-Hsien
Kuan-Hsien Liu
Poster title: Age Group Classification via Fusion (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: C.-C. Jay Kuo
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2014
liuk@usc.edu



Liu, Tsung-Jung
Tsung-Jung Liu
Poster title: Video Quality Assessment based on Temporal Decomposition (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: C.-C. Jay Kuo
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2014
liut@usc.edu



Malandrakis,Nikolaos
Nikolaos Malandrakis
Poster title: Continuous Models of Affect from Text using N-Grams (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Shrikanth Narayanan
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2017
malandra@usc.edu



Parisa Mansourifard
Poster title: Baysian Congestion Control Over a Markovian Network Bandwidth Process (Poster PDF)
Category: Networks
Advisor: Bhaskar Krishnamachari
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2016
parisama@usc.edu



Moghadam, Keyvan RezaeiKeyvan Rezaei Moghadam
Poster title: Data Dissemination in Intermittently Connected Mobile Networks
Category: Networks
Advisor: Bhaskar Krishnamachari
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2016
rezaeimo@usc.edu



Nam,Jaewon
Jaewon Nam
Poster title: A 95-MS/s 11-bit 1.36mW Asynchronous SAR ADC with Embedded Passive Gain in 65nm CMOS (Poster PDF)
Category: Integrated Circuits and Systems
Advisor: Mike Shuo-Wei Chen
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2017
jaewon.nam@usc.edu



Nayyar,Naumaan
Naumaan Nayyar
Poster title:Decentralized Control for Asymmetric Information Sharing Patterns (Poster PDF)
Category: Controls
Advisor: Rahul Jain
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2015
nnayyar@usc.edu



Neela, Gopi
Gopi Neela
Poster title: Techniques for Assigning Inter-Tier Signals to Bondpoints in a Face-to-Face Bonded 3DIC (Poster PDF)
Category: VLSI
Advisor: Jeffrey Draper
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall-2014
gneela@usc.edu



Qu, YunYun Qu
Poster title: High-performance Dynamically Updatable Packet Classification (Poster PDF)
Category: Architecture
Advisor: Viktor Prasanna
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2014
yunqu@usc.edu



Vikram Ramanarayanan
Poster title: Articulatory settings are mechanically advantageous for speech motor action (Poster PDF)
Category:Signal Processing
Advisor: Shrikanth Narayanan
Expected Ph.D. graduation: late Fall 2013/early Spring 2014
vramanar@usc.edu



Rajabioun, Tooraj
Tooraj Rajabioun
Poster title: Intelligent Parking Assist (Poster PDF)
Category: Controls
Advisor: Petros Ioannou
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Aug 2014
rajabiou@usc.edu



Ren,Yongxiong
Yongxiong Ren
Poster title: Simultaneous Turbulence Compensation of Multiple Orbital Angular Momentum 100 Gbit/s QPSK Data Channel in a Free Space Optical Link (Poster PDF)
Category: Communications
Advisor: Alan Willner
Expected Ph.D. graduation: May 2016
yongxior@usc.edu



sandino, chris
Christopher Sandino
Poster title: Efficient Generation of Dynamic Cardiac Phantoms (Poster PDF)
Advisor: Krishna Nayak
Undergrad student: May 2015
csandino@usc.edu



Silva, Agnelo
Agnelo Silva
Poster title: The Design and Implementation of a Subsurface Wireless Communication System Based on Lateral Wave Antenna and Asynchronous Low Duty-Cycle Wireless Sensor Network Architecture (Poster PDF)
Category: Applied Electromagnetics
Advisor: Mahta Moghaddam
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2014
agnelors@gmail.com



wenyuan,Tang
Wenyuan Tang
Poster title: Pricing Mechanisms in the Wholesale Electricity Market (Poster PDF)
Category: Networks
Advisor: Rahul Jain
Expected Ph.D. graduation: May 2015
wenyuan@usc.edu



Varadarajan,Divya
Divya Varadarajan
Poster title: Statistical Estimation with noisy Rician/non-central chi distributed MR images (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Justin Haldar
Expected Ph.D. graduation:
dvaradar@usc.edu



Vaz,Colin
Colin Vaz
Poster title: A Two-step Technique for MRI Audio Enhancement using Dictionary Learning and Wavelet Packet Analysis (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Shrikanth Narayanan
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2017
cvaz@usc.edu



Wang,ShangxingShangxing Wang
Poster title: Robotic Message Ferrying for Wireless Networks using Coarse-Gained Back pressure Control (Poster PDF)
Category: Networks
Advisor: Bhaskar Krishnamachari
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2017
shangxiw@usc.edu



wang,xue
Xue Wang
Poster title: Fully Automated Segmentation of Mitochondria Based on Morphological Feature Learning (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: C.-C. Jay Kuo
Expected Ph.D. graduation: May 2014
xuew@usc.edu



Wang,Yanbo
Yanbo Wang
Poster title: Complex Independent Component Analysis with Real Mixing (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Richard Leahy
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2017
yanbowan@usc.edu



Wang, Yongzhe
Yongzhe Wang
Poster title:Intra Predictive Transform Coding based on Predictive Graph Transform (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Antonio Ortega
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2014
yongzhew@usc.edu



WU,Yanting
Yanting Wu
Poster title: Efficient Mechanism Design for Competitive Uplink Carrier Selection and Rate Allocation (Poster PDF)
Category: Networks
Advisor: Bhaskar Krishnamachari
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2014
yantingw@usc.edu



Xiao,Bo2
Bo Xiao
Poster title: Data driven Modeling of Head Motion Towards Analysis of Behaviors in Couple Interactions
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Shrikanth Narayanan
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2014
boxiao@usc.edu



Yang, Zhaojun
Zhaojun Yang
Poster title: Toward Body Language Generation in Dyadic Interaction Settings from Interlocutor Multimodal Cues (Poster PDF)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Shri Narayanan
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2016
zhaojuny@usc.edu



zhao,lihang
Lihang Zhao
Poster title: PUNO: Predictive Unicast and Notification for Energy Efficient HTM (Poster PDF)
Category: Architecture
Advisor: Jeffrey Draper
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Summer 2014
lihangzh@usc.edu



Zois,Daphney-Stavroula
Daphney-Stavroula Zois
Pitch title: Tracking and Resource Allocation in Heterogeneous Sensor Networks (Poster PDF)
Category: Communications
Advisor: Urbashi Mitra
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2014
zois@usc.edu