CGSW 9.0 Agenda

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CISE Graduate Student Workshop
Event Date: Friday, January 27th
Workshop Research Presentations: 8 Saint Mary’s Street PHO 906 (10:00AM-5:30PM)
Award Reception: BU Castle, 225 Bay State Rd, Boston (6:00-8:00PM)

9:15am – 9:45am: Breakfast & Registration
9:45am – 9:55am: Opening Remarks: Ayse K. Coskun, CISE Director
9:55am – 10:00am: Welcome: CGSW 9.0 Student Organizers: Zachary Bezemek, Jimmy Queeney, Zexin Sun, Mert Toslali

Plenary Speaker
10:00am – 10:30am: Na (Lina) Li, Gordon McKay Professor of Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics, Harvard University: Scalable Distributed Control and Learning of Networked Dynamical Systems

Session 1:  Systems and Networks
10:30am – 10:45am: Burak Aksar (Advisor: Ayse K. Coskun): ALBADross: Active Learning Based Anomaly Diagnosis for Production HPC Systems
10:45am – 11:00am: Erhan Ozcan (Advisor: Yannis Paschalidis): A Distributed Optimization Framework to Control the Overall Load Consumption of a Residential Neighborhood
11:00am – 11:15am: Hancong Pan (Advisors: Konstantinos Spiliopoulos and Eric D. Kolaczyk): Coevolving Latent Space Networks with Attractors  
11:15am – 11:30am: Daniel Wilson (Ayse K. Coskun): Site-Wide HPC Data Center Demand Response  

11:30am – 11:45am: BREAK

Session 2:  Control of Autonomous Agents

11:45am – 12:00pm: Ehsan Sabouni (Advisor: Christos Cassandras): Optimal Merging Control of an Autonomous Vehicle in Mixed Traffic: an Optimal Index Policy  
12:00pm -12:15pm: Andres Chavez Armijos (Advisor: Christos Cassandras) Cooperative Energy and Time-Optimal Lane Change Maneuvers with Minimal Highway Traffic Disruption  
12:15pm -12:30pm: Eric Wendel (Advisor: John Baillieul): Information processing in autonomous systems in uncertain environments.
12:30pm -12:45pm: Mela Coffey (Advisor: Alyssa Pierson): Heterogeneous Coverage and Multi-Resource Allocation in Supply-Constrained Teams 

12:45pm – 1:45pm: LUNCH (8 Saint Mary’s St., Photonics Building, PHO 906)

Plenary Speaker

1:45pm – 2:15pm: Yasaman Khazaeni, Associate Director of Machine Learning, Wayfair, Inc.: Personalization for Everything Home: Building Models to Increase Conversion and Customer Loyalty

Session 3:  Bio/Chem Inspired Methods and Applications
2:15pm – 2:30pm: Arincheyan Gerald (Advisor: Sheila Russo): Multimodal Sensing and Haptic Feedback to Improve Minimally Invasive Surgery  
2:30pm – 2:45pm: Nasser Hashemi (Advisor: Pirooz Vakili): Improved Predictions of MHC-peptide Binding using Protein Language Models   
2:45pm – 3:00pm: Mehdi Kermanshah (Advisors: Calin Belta and Roberto Tron): Robust Filtering based on Complex Cell Networks from the Visual Cortex
3:00pm – 3:15pm: Lanlan Liu (Advisors: Konstantinos Spiliopoulos and Samuel Isaacson): Particle-based Stochastic Reaction-Drift-Diffusion Models  

3:15pm – 3:30pm: BREAK

Session 4:  Learning from Data
3:30pm – 3:45pm: Keyi Chen (Advisor: Francesco Orabona): Implicit Parameter-free Online Learning with Truncated Linear Models  
3:45pm – 4:00pm: Zhiyu Zhang (Advisors: Ashok Cutkosky and Yannis Paschalidis): Optimal Comparator Adaptive Online Learning with Switching Cost  
4:00pm – 4:15pm: Zilu Tang (Advisor: Derry Wijaya): AugCSE: Contrastive Sentence Embedding with Diverse Augmentations  

4:15pm – 4:30pm: BREAK

Session 5:  Privacy and Security
4:30pm – 4:45pm: Zeynep Kahraman (Advisor: Bobak Nazer): Correlation Detection of Databases  
4:45pm – 5:00pm: Yajie Zhou  (Advisor: Alan Liu): Privacy-Preserving for Network Telemetry Systems
5:00pm – 5:15pm: Saad Ullah (Advisors: Gianluca Stringhini and Ayse K. Coskun):  PyReT – Python Real-Time Vulnerability Detection  

5:15pm – 5:30pm: Closing Comments: Ayse K. Coskun, CISE Director

6:00pm – 8:00pm: Awards Reception (The BU Castle, 225 Bay State Road)