CGSW 10.0 Agenda


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CISE Graduate Student Workshop 2024
Event Date: Friday, January 26th
Location: 665 Commonwealth Ave, CDS 1750

9:15am – 9:45am: Breakfast & Registration
9:45am – 9:55am: Opening Remarks: Ayse K. Coskun, CISE Director
9:55am – 10:00am: Welcome: CGSW 10.0 Student Organizer Team: Jonathan Chamberlain, Vittorio Giammarino, Arslan Riaz, Zexin Sun, Weichao Zhou

Plenary Speaker
10:00am – 10:30am: Stephanie Gil, Assistant Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard University, Making Multi-Robot Systems Capable and Secure

Session 1:  Autonomous Control
10:30am – 10:45am: Wenliang Liu (Advisor: Calin Belta): Learning Robust and Correct Controllers from Signal Temporal Logic Specifications Using BarrierNet
10:45am – 11:00am: Mela Coffey (Advisor: Alyssa Pierson): Assessing Reputation to Improve Team Performance in Heterogeneous Multi-Robot Coverage
11:00am – 11:15am: Anni Li (Advisor: Christos Cassandras): Safe Optimal Interactions Between Automated and Human-Driven Vehicles in Mixed Traffic with Event-Triggered Control Barrier Functions
11:15am – 11:30am: Sabbir Ahmad (Advisors: Wenchao Li, Christos Cassandras): Optimal Control of Connected Automated Vehicles with Event-Triggered Control Barrier Functions: a Test Bed for Safe Optimal Merging

11:30am – 11:45am: BREAK

Session 2:  Systems and Hardware
11:45am – 12:00pm: Arslan Riaz (Advisor: Rabia Yazicigil): Ultra-Low Energy Universal Soft-Detection Decoding
12:00pm -12:15pm: Zeynep Ece Kizilates (Advisor: Rabia Yazicigil): Interleaved Noise Recycling in a Soft-Detection Scenario Using the ORBGRAND Decoder
12:15pm -12:30pm: Juan Pacheco Garcia (Advisor: Andrew Sabelhaus): A Comparison of Mechanics Simplifications in Pose Estimation for Thermally-Actuated Soft Robot Limbs
12:30pm -12:45pm: Shashwath Bharadwaj (Advisor: Vivek Goyal): Mitigating Misattributions in Single-Photon Detector Arrays with Row-Column Readouts

12:45pm – 1:45pm: LUNCH

Plenary Speaker
1:45pm – 2:15pm: Eshed Ohn-Bar, Assistant Professor, Boston University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Machine Teaching

Session 3:  Systems Fundamentals
2:15pm – 2:30pm: Shiwen Yang (Advisor: Daniel Sussman): Attractor-Based Coevolving Dot Product Random Graph Model(ABCDPRGM)
2:30pm – 2:45pm: Danyang Li (Advisor: Roberto Tron): Inference and Prediction with Neural Networks Based on Temporal Logic
2:45pm – 3:00pm: Liangting Wu (Advisor: Roberto Tron): IKSPARK: A Robot Inverse Kinematics Solver
3:00pm – 3:15pm: Brennan Brodt (Advisor: Alyssa Pierson): Gathering Data from Risky Situations with Pareto-Optimal Trajectories

3:15pm – 3:30pm: BREAK

Session 4:  Applications of Machine Learning
3:30pm – 3:45pm: Ruizhao Zhu (Advisors: Venkatesh Saligrama, Eshed Ohn-Bar): Learning to Drive Anywhere
3:45pm – 4:00pm: Yingqing Chen (Advisor: Christos Cassandras): Scalable Adaptive Traffic Light Control Over a Traffic Network Including Turns, Transit Delays, and Blocking
4:00pm – 4:15pm: Monan Ma (Advisor: Kamil Ekinci): Discovering Nonlinear Governing Laws in Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems (NEMS) Using Symbolic Regression

4:15pm – 4:30pm: BREAK

Session 5:  Efficiency and Security in Cloud and HPC
4:30pm – 4:45pm: Zongshun Zhang (Advisor: Abraham Matta): PraxiPaaS: An Efficient PaaS Cluster Container Package Discovery Framework Using Machine Learning
4:45pm – 5:00pm: Efe Sencan (Advisor: Ayse Coskun): Machine Learning-Based Analytics for Automated Computing System Management
5:00pm – 5:15pm: Chathura Rajapaksha (Advisor: Ajay Joshi): IOMMU Deferred Invalidation Vulnerability: Exploit and Defense
5:15pm – 5:30pm: Closing Remarks: Ayse K. Coskun, CISE Director

6:00pm – 8:00pm: Awards Reception