6th Annual

6th Annual Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering Research Festival

Hosted by the Ming Hsieh Institute

Friday, November 6, 2015

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.

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Location

University of Southern California
Gerontology Patio and EEB 132
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0191
8:30am – 5:30pm

Event Program

Time Event Location
8:30a-9:30a Check In & Welcome Gerontology Patio
9:30a-11:00a Poster Session 1: Gerontology Patio
11:00a-12:00p Graduating Ph.D Research Overview EEB 132
12:00p-1:00p Lunch Gerontology Patio
1:00p-2:30p Poster Session 2: Gerontology Patio
2:30p-4:00p The Brain and EE EEB 132
4:000p-5:00p Award Ceremony & Reception Gerontology Patio

 

Presenters

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Ahmad Abbas
Ahmad Abbas
Pitch title: 1D and 2D nanomaterials for electronics and sensing
Category: Nano-Science, nano-Technology, and Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems
Advisor: Chongwu Zhou
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Summer 2016
aabbas@usc.edu


Navid Naderializadeh
Navid Naderializadeh
Pitch title: Communications
Category: Foundations of D2D Communication and Cache-Aided Interference Management
Advisor: Salman Avestimehr
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2016
naderial@usc.edu


Hooman Abediasl
Hooman Abediasl
Pitch title: 1D and 2D nanomaterials for electronics and sensing
Category: Nano-Science, nano-Technology, and Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems
Advisor: Hossein Hashemi
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2016
abediasl@usc.edu


Sundar Aditya
Sundar Aditya
Poster title: Multi-Target Localization using Blocking Statistics in Multipath Environments
Category: Communications
Advisor: Andreas F. Molisch
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2017
sundarad@usc.edu


Saima Aman
Saima Aman
Poster title: Using Big Data in Smart Grid for Dynamic Decision Making
Category: Energy
Advisor: Viktor K. Prasanna
Expected Ph.D. graduation:
saman@usc.edu


Saeid Barzegarjalali
Saeid Barzegarjalali
Poster title: Neuromorphic Circuit Mimicking Biological Short-Term Memory
Category: Bio-Electronics and Bio-Optics
Advisor: Alice Parker
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2017
sbarzega@usc.edu


Sajjad Beygi
Sajjad Beygi
Poster title:
Category: Communications
Advisor: Urbashi Mitra
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2016
beygihar@usc.edu


Louis Blankemeier
Louis Blankemeier
Poster title: Neural Network Music Processing Model
Category: Undergraduate
Advisor: Alice Parker
Undergraduate Student
blankeme@usc.edu


Danny Bone
Daniel Bone
Pitch title: Applications of machine learning and speech signal processing for autism spectrum disorder
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Shrikanth S. Narayanan
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2015
dbone@usc.edu


Yu Cao
Yu Cao
Poster title: Radio Frequency Transistors Based on Ultra-High Purity Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes with Superior Extrinsic Maximum Oscillation Frequency
Category: Nano-Science, nano-Technology, and Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems
Advisor: Chongwu Zhou
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Summer 2017
caoyu@usc.edu


Sachin Chachada
Sachin Chachada
Poster title:
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: C.-C. (Jay) Kuo
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2015
chachada@usc.edu


Theodora Chaspari
Theodora Chaspari
Pitch title: Knowledge-Driven Representations of Physiological Signals: Developing Measurable Indices of Non-Observable Behavior
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Shrikanth S. Narayanan
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2016
chaspari@usc.edu


Chen Chen
Chen Chen
Poster title: Outdoor Scene Classification via Coarse Semantic Segmentation (CSS)
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: C.-C. (Jay) Kuo
Expected Ph.D. graduation:
ohyline@gmail.com


Liang Chen
Liang Chen
Poster title:
Category: Nano-Science, nano-Technology, and Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems
Advisor: C.-C. Chongwu Zhou
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2017
chen83@usc.edu


Minqi Chong
Minqi Chong
Poster title: Individual Brain Parcellation with Population Priors: a Graph Based Approach to Maximize Multi-variate Gaussian Likelihood
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Richard Leahy
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2018
minqicho@usc.edu


Weiyi Chen
Weiyi Chen
Poster title:
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: C.-C. Krishna Nayak
Expected Ph.D. graduation:
weiyic@usc.edu


Kunal Datta
Kunal Datta
Poster title: High Breakdown, High fmax Silicon Transistor Topologies for 75GHz – 110 GHz Switching Power Amplifiers.
Category: Integrated Circuits and Systems
Advisor: Hossein Hashemi
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Summer 2016
kdatta@usc.edu


Hao Feng
Hao Feng
Poster title: Dynamic Network Service Optimization in Distributed Cloud Networks
Category: Networks
Advisor: Andreas F. Molisch
Expected Ph.D. graduation:
haofeng@usc.edu


Jan Florjanczyk
Jan Florjanczyk
Pitch title: Extending the lifetime of quantum memories by adaptive encoding
Category: Communications
Advisor: Todd A. Brun
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2016
florjanc@usc.edu


Pradipta Ghosh
Pradipta Ghosh
Poster title: Implementation and Performance Evaluation A47:O85 the Heat-Diffusion Collection Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks
Category: Networks
Advisor: Bhaskar Krishnamachari
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2017
pradiptg@usc.edu


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James Gibson
Poster title: Predicting Therapist Empathy in Motivational Interviews using Language Features Inspired by Psycholinguistic Norms
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Shrikanth S. Narayanan
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2016
jjgibson@usc.edu


Yi Guo
Yi Guo
Poster title: Highly Accelerated Brain DCE MRI with Direct Estimation of Pharmacokinetic Parameter Maps
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Krishna Nayak
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2015
yiguo@usc.edu


Rahul Gupta
Rahul Gupta
Pitch title: Computational methods for modeling Nonverbal communication in human interaction
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Hossein Hashemi
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Summer 2016
kdatta@usc.edu


Han-Lin Hsieh
Han-Lin Hsieh
Poster title: A general framework for optimal selection of the learning rate in closed-loop brain-machine interfaces
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Maryam Shanechi
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2019
hanlinhs@usc.edu


Kung-Chuan Hsu
Kung-Chuan Hsu
Poster title: Decoding 3D Gauge Color Codes
Category: Communications
Advisor: Todd A. Brun
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2016
kungchuh@usc.edu


Sudeng Hu
Sudeng Hu
Poster title: New Distortion/Content Dependent Quality Metric
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: C.-C. (Jay) Kuo
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2016
sudenghu@usc.edu


Chun-Ting Huang
Chun-Ting Huang
Poster title: Cross­-Distance/Environment Face Recognition Techniques for Video Surveillance Applications
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: C.-C. (Jay) Kuo
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Summer 2016
chuntinh@usc.edu


Che-Wei Huang
Che-Wei Huang
Poster title: Gender Representation in Cinematic Content: A Multimodal Approach
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Shrikanth S. Narayanan
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2017
cheweihu@usc.edu


Kuan-Wen Huang
Kuan-Wen Huang
Poster title:
Category: Communications
Advisor: Urbashi Mitra
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2018
kuanwenh@usc.edu


Hsin-Ho Huang
Hsin-Ho Huang
Poster title: Logical Equivalence Checking of Asynchronous Circuits
Category: VLSI
Advisor: Peter A. Beerel
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2016
hsinhohu@usc.edu


Yilda Irizarry-Valle
Yilda Irizarry-Valle
Pitch title:
Category: Bio-Electronics and Bio-Optics
Advisor: Alice Parker
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2016
yirizarr@usc.edu


Nachikethas A Jagadeesan
Nachikethas A Jagadeesan
Poster title: ORION: A Software Defined Network of Things
Category: Networks
Advisor: Bhaskar Krishnamachari
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2017
nanantha@usc.edu


Ahsan Javed
Ahsan Javed
Poster title: Novel Coronary Endothelial Function Test using Arterial Spin Labeled CMR
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Krishna Nayak
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2017
Ahsanjav@usc.edu


Yi-Hsuan Kao
Yi-Hsuan Kao
Pitch title: Flexible Computing on IoT Network
Category: Networks
Advisor: Bhaskar Krishnamachari
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2016
yihsuank@usc.edu


Sanjana Kerketta
Sanjana Kerketta
Poster title with Demo: Application of non thermal plasma for pollutant remediation in Marine Diesel Engine Exhaust
Category: Applied Electromagnetics
Advisor: Martin Gundersen
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2020
kerketta@usc.edu


Jangwon Kim
Jangwon Kim
Pitch title: Emotional speech production: From data to computational models and applications
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Shrikanth S. Narayanan
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2015
jangwon@usc.edu


Tae Hyung Kim
Tae Hyung Kim
Poster title: LORAKS Makes Better SENSE: Phase-Constrained Partial Fourier MRI SENSE Reconstruction without Phase Calibration.
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Justin P. Haldar
Expected Ph.D. graduation:
taehyung@usc.edu


Daeun Kim
Daeun Kim
Poster title: Estimation of 2-D Diffusion-T2 relaxation Joint Spectrum with Mouse Spinal Cord MR images
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Justin P. Haldar
Expected Ph.D. graduation:
daeunk@usc.edu


Gunjae Koo
Gunjae Koo
Poster title: Revealing Critical Loads in GPGPU Applications
Category: Architecture
Advisor: Murali Annavaram
Expected Ph.D. graduation:
gunjae.koo@usc.edu


Aravind Krishnan
Aravind Krishnan
Poster title: Optical Trapping of Nanoparticles using Slot-Graphite Photonic crystals
Category: Photonics
Advisor: Michelle Povinelli
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2015
aravindk@usc.edu


Sanmukh Kuppannagari
Sanmukh Kuppannagari
Poster title: Optimal Customer Selection Algorithm for Demand Response in Smart Grids
Category: Energy
Advisor: Viktor K. Prasanna
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Summer 2018
kuppanna@usc.edu


Pang-Chang Lan
Pang-Chang Lan
Poster title: Unitary Modulation for Wireless Security
Category: Communications
Advisor: C.-C. (Jay) Kuo
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2016
pangchal@usc.edu


Jian Li
Jian Li
Poster title: A Markov-Random-Field-based Sparse Representation (MRF-SR) Method for Latent Fingerprint Enhancement
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: C.-C. (Jay) Kuo
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Summer 2016
jli9@usc.edu


Shangwen Li
Shangwen Li
Poster title: Measuring and Predicting Tag Importance for Image Retrieval
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: C.-C. (Jay) Kuo
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Summer 2016
shangwel@usc.edu


Andrew Li
Andrew Li
Poster title:
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Richard Leahy
Expected Ph.D. graduation:
jli981@usc.edu


Songze Li
Songze Li
Poster title: Coded MapReduce: Trading Computation for Bandwidth via Coding
Category: Communications
Advisor: Salman Avestimehr
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2017
songzeli@usc.edu


Sajan Lingala
Sajan Lingala
Poster title: Pharmaco-kinetic model based dictionaries for accelerated dynamic-contrast enhanced MRI
Category: Signal Processing
Postdoc
lingala@usc.edu


Roberto Martin del Campo Vera
Roberto Martin del Campo Vera
Poster title:
Category: Controls
Advisor: Edmond Jonckheere
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2017
mart737@usc.edu


Keyvan Rezaei Moghadam
Keyvan Rezaei Moghadam
Poster title:
Category: Networks
Advisor: Bhaskar Krishnamachari
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2016
rezaeimo@usc.edu


Ahmed Morsy
Ahmed Morsy
Poster title: Sudden, Laser-induced heating through silicon nanopatterning
Category: Photonics
Advisor: Michelle Povinelli
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2020
morsy@usc.edu


Sandeep Nallan Chakravarthula
Sandeep Nallan Chakravarthula
Poster title: Dynamic Modeling Of Behavioral Influence In Dyadic Interactions
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Panayiotis Georgiou
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2018
nallanch@usc.edu


Naren Nallapareddy
Naren Nallapareddy
Poster title:
Category: Signal Processing
MSEE Student
naren.mit12@gmail.com


Md Nasir
Md Nasir
Poster title: Still Together?: The Role of Acoustic Features in Predicting Marital Outcome
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Shrikanth S. Narayanan and Panayiotis Georgiou
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2019
mdnasir@usc.edu


Quynh Nguyen
Quynh Nguyen
Poster title:
Category: Networks
Advisor: Bhaskar Krishnamachari
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Summer 2016
quynhngu@usc.edu


Pavlos Papadopoulos
Pavlos Papadopoulos
Poster title: Supervised Signal-To-Noise Ratio Estimation of Speech Signals
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Shrikanth S. Narayanan
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2016
ppapadop@usc.edu


Eduardo Pavez
Eduardo Pavez
Poster title: Inverse Covariance Estimation with Generalized Laplacian Constraints for Graph Signal Processing
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Antonio Ortega
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2018
pavezcar@usc.edu


Hang Qiu
Hang Qiu
Poster title: Multipoint multicasting in WiFi: rate gains and practical challenges
Category: Networks
Advisor: Kostantinos Psounis, Ramesh Govindan
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2018
hangqiu@usc.edu


Pranav Sakulkar
Pranav Sakulkar
Poster title: Demand-Contextual Bandits
Category: Networks
Advisor: Bhaskar Krishnamachari
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2016
sakulkar@usc.edu


Aria Samiei
Aria Samiei
Poster title: Neural Interface Circuitry
Category: Integrated Circuits and Systems
Advisor: Hossein Hashemi
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2018
samiei@usc.edu


Seun Sangodoyin
Seun Sangodoyin
Poster title: Cluster-based Analysis of 3D MIMO Channel Measurement in an Urban Environment
Category: Communications
Advisor: Andreas F. Molisch
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2015
sangodoy@usc.edu


Pratik Shah
Pratik Shah
Poster title: Fast Level Set Based Method for High Contrast Microwave Imaging
Category: Applied Electromagnetics
Advisor: Mahta Moghaddam
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2017
pratiks@usc.edu


Pedro Silva
Pedro Silva
Poster title: Exploiting Diversity in Low-Power Wireless Networks
Category: Networks
Advisor: Bhaskar Krishnamachari
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2017
pdasilva@usc.edu


Shreyas Singapura
Shreyas Singapura
Poster title: Memory Performance Optimizations for Signal Processing Applications on 3D Memory-Integrated Architectures
Category: Architecture
Advisor: Viktor K. Prasanna
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2018
singapur@usc.edu


Zisis Iason Skordilis
Zisis Iason Skordilis
Poster title: Experimental Assessment of the Tongue Incompressibility Hypothesis During Speech Production
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Shrikanth S. Narayanan
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2018
skordili@usc.edu


Richelle Smith
Richelle Smith
Poster title: Positive Mobile Ion Contamination Sensor Circuits
Category: Undergrad
Advisor: Armand R. Tanguay, Jr.
Undergraduate Student
smithrl@usc.edu


Pingyue Song
Pingyue Song
Poster title: mm-Wave Phase Shifter Based on Tunable Transmission Lines
Category: Integrated Circuits and Systems
Advisor: Hossein Hashemi
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2017
pingyues@usc.edu


Sucha Supittayapornpong
Sucha Supittayapornpong
Poster title: Achieving Utility-Delay-Reliability Tradeoff in Stochastic Network Optimization with Finite Buffers
Category: Networks
Advisor: Michael J. Neely
Expected Ph.D. graduation:
supittay@usc.edu


Ruchir Travadi
Ruchir Travadi
Poster title: Ensemble of Gaussian Mixture Localized Neural Networks with Application to Phone Recognition
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Shrikanth S. Narayanan
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2017
travadi@usc.edu


Divya Varadarajan
Divya Varadarajan
Poster title: A Theoretical Signal Processing Framework for Linear Diffusion MRI: Implications for Parameter Estimation and Experiment Design
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Justin Haldar
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2018
dvaradar@usc.edu


Colin Vaz
Colin Vaz
Poster title: Learning a Speech Manifold for Signal Subspace Speech Denoising
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Shrikanth S. Narayanan
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2017
cvaz@usc.edu


Chi Wang
Chi Wang
Poster title: Network Scheduling by Quantum Annealing
Category: Controls
Advisor: Edmond Jonckheere
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2017
wangchi@usc.edu


Ruisheng Wang
Ruisheng Wang
Poster title: Futility Scaling: High-Associativity Cache Partitioning
Category: Architecture
Advisor: Timothy Pinkston
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Summer 2016
ruishenw@usc.edu


Shangxing Wang
Shangxing Wang
Poster title: The Optimism Principle: A Unified Framework for Optimal Robotic Network Deployment in An Unknown Obstructed Environment
Category: Networks
Advisor: Bhaskar Krishnamachari
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2017
shangxiw@usc.edu


Charith Wickramaarachchi
Charith Wickramaarachchi
Poster title: Distributed Algorithm for Subgraph Matching in Evolving Graphs
Category: Communications
Advisor: Viktor K. Prasanna
Expected Ph.D. graduation:
ruishenw@usc.edu


Shao-Hua Wu
Shao-Hua Wu
Poster title: Optical Near-field Trapping Brownian Ratchet
Category: Applied Electromagnetics
Advisor: Michelle Povinelli
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2019
shaohuaw@usc.edu


Bo Xiao
Bo Xiao
Poster title: Analyzing Speech Rate Entrainment and Its Relation to Therapist Empathy in Drug Addiction Counseling
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Shrikanth S. Narayanan
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2015
boxiao@usc.edu


Zhaojun Yang
Zhaojun Yang
Poster title: Modeling Mutual Influence of Multimodal Behavior in Affective Dyadic Interactions
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Shrikanth S. Narayanan
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Fall 2016
zhaojuny@usc.edu


Yuxiao Yang
Yuxiao Yang
Poster title: Modeling and identification of brain network dynamics underlying mood disorders
Category: Signal Processing
Advisor: Maryam Shanechi
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2018
yyx.yuki@gmail.com


Kun Yue copy
Kun Yue
Poster title:
Category: Nano-Science, nano-Technology, and Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems
Advisor: Alice Parker
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2018
kunyue@usc.edu


Shijie Zhou
Shijie Zhou
Poster title:
Category: Applied Electromagnetics
Advisor: Viktor K. Prasanna
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2017
shijiezh@usc.edu


Vasileios Zois
Vasileios Zois
Poster title: Accelerating Support Count for Association Rule Mining on GPUs
Category: Architecture
Advisor: Viktor K. Prasanna
Expected Ph.D. graduation: Spring 2018
vzois@usc.edu


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