M.A.Sc. & Ph.D. Thesis Oral Examinations

The following presentations are open to all graduate students and professors in ECE.
 

M.A.Sc. Thesis Oral Examinations

Presentation Date, Time, LocationM.A.Sc.
Candidate
Thesis Title,
Committee
Date: 24 August 2017
Time: 11:00am
Location:MB-101
Jose Antonio Munoz CepilloThesis Title: A Microarchitectural Analysis of Machine Learning Algorithms on Spark
Committee: Prof. A. Moshovos (Supervisor), Prof. W.T. Ng (Chair), Prof. N. Enright Jerger, Prof. K. Koudas
Date: 1 August 2017
Time: 3:00pm
Location:SF-B560
Sepehr HadizadehmoghaddamThesis Title: Simultaneous Execution of Multiple Radar Tasks using OFDMA
Committee: Prof. R. Adve (Supervisor), Prof. R. Iravani (Chair), Prof. E. Sousa, Prof. D. Hatzinakos
Date: 28 July 2017
Time: 10:00am
Location:GB-173
Eric Ping Chun ChenThesis Title: Fabrication of Semiconductor Laser on Bragg Reflection Waveguide Platform
Committee: Prof. A. Helmy (Supervisor), Prof. P.B Yoo (Chair), Prof. N. Kherani, Prof. H. Ruda
Date: 25 July 2017
Time: 10:00am
Location:SF-B560
Robert BakerThesis Title: Large Swing Optical Modulator Drivers for 100+ GBaud Applications
Committee: Prof. S. Voinigescu (Supervisor), Prof. A. Helmy (Chair), Prof. T. Chan Carusone, Prof. W.T. Ng
Date: 21 July 2017
Time: 10:00am
Location:GB-173
Pao-Sheng ChouThesis Title: Hardware-Aware Motion Estimation via Low Resolution Motion Hints
Committee: Prof. S. Draper (Supervisor), Prof. S. Hum (Chair), Prof. N. Enright Jerger, Prof. G. Gulak
Date: 21 July 2017
Time: 10:00am
Location:MC-331
Kyle MuehleggThesis Title: Modelling and Energy Management for DC Microgrid Systems
Committee: Prof. P. Lehn(Supervisor), Prof. R. Kwong (Chair), Prof. Z. Tate, Prof. J. Taylor
Date: 21 July 2017
Time: 3:00pm
Location:SF-B560
David RoperThesis Title: Inhibition and enhancement of quantized interference-driven, ultrafast-laser cleaving and intra-film ejection with angle and polarization control
Committee: Prof. P. Herman(Supervisor), Prof. H.L. Cheng (Chair), Prof. J. Poon, Prof. J.S. Aitchison
Date: 14 July 2017
Time: 10:00am
Location:GB-173
Yu Ting ChenThesis Title: Automated Generation of Banked Memory Architectures in the High-Level Synthesis of Multi-Threaded Software
Committee: Prof. J.H. Anderson (Supervisor), Prof. W.T. Ng (Chair), Prof. V. Betz, Prof. P. Chow
Date: 28 June 2017
Time: 10:00am
Location:BA-4164
Alison CheesemanThesis Title: Adaptive Waveform Design and CFAR Processing for High Frequency Surface Wave Radar
Committee: Prof. R. Adve (Supervisor), Prof. C. Sarris (Chair), Prof. S. Valaee, Prof. B. Liang
Date: 23 June 2017
Time: 10:00am
Location:SF-B560
Sai BalakrishnanThesis Title: Optical and Structural Characterization of Hydrogenated Aluminium Nitride Thin-films Synthesized at Low Temperature
Committee: Prof. N. Kherani (Supervisor), Prof. Z.H. Lu (Chair), Prof. J.S. Aitchison, Prof. H. Ruda
Date: 24 May 2017
Time: 11:00am
Location:BA-3014
Andrew LeeThesis Title: Launch-time Optimization of OpenCL Kernels
Committee: Prof. T. Abdelrahman (Supervisor), Prof. K. Plataniotis (Chair), Prof. A. Moshovos, Prof. D. Yuan
Date: 17 May 2017
Time: 2:00pm
Location:SF-1022
Mariana D'AngeloThesis Title: Inferring User Consent on Android via Static User Interface Analysis
Committee: Prof. D. Lie (Supervisor), Prof. R. Kwong (Chair), Prof. M. Stumm, Prof. D. Yuan
Date: 12 May 2017
Time: 11:30am
Location:MB101
Mohammadmoein SoltanizadehThesis Title: Power Minimization in Wireless Network Virtualization with Massive MIMO
Committee: Prof. B. Liang (Supervisor), Prof. A. Veneris (Chair), Prof. A. Khisti, Prof. A. Leon-Garcia
Date: 19 April 2017
Time: 12:00pm
Location:BA8227
Cheng Xiang Wilson FengThesis Title: A Sampling-Based Approach to GPGPU Performance Auto-tuning
Committee: Prof. T. Abdelrahman (Supervisor), Prof. A. Prodic (Chair), Prof. A. Moshovos, Prof. N. Enright Jerger
Date: 18 April 2017
Time: 11:00am
Location: SF-B560
John AdlerThesis Title: Novel Approaches to Automated Digital Design Debugging in a Modern Development Cycle
Committee: Prof. A. Veneris (Supervisor), Prof. K. Plataniotis (Chair), Prof. J.H. Anderson, Prof. P. Chow
Date: 17 April 2017
Time: 10:00am
Location: BA-3014
Kei-Ming KwongThesis Title: MEMS Accelerometer Specifications and their Impact on Inertial Algorithms
Committee: Prof. D.A. Johns (Supervisor), Prof. P. Chow (Chair), Prof. W.T. Ng, Prof. A. Liscidini
Date: 13 April 2017
Time: 11:00am
Location: GB-173
Kevin JosephThesis Title: Femtosecond Laser Direct-Write of Optofluidic Lab in Fiber through Polymer-Coated Optical Fiber
Committee: Prof. P.R. Herman (Supervisor), Prof. J.S. Aitchison (Supervisor), Prof. K. Plataniotis (Chair), Prof. O. Levi, Prof. M. Mojahedi
Date: 6 April 2017
Time: 1:00pm
Location: SF-1022
David LionThesis Title: Don't Get Caught in the Cold, Warm-up Your JVM: Understand and Eliminate JVM Warm-up Overhead in Data-Parallel Systems
Committee: Prof. D. Yuan (Supervisor), Prof. B. Liang (Chair), Prof. T. Abdelrahman, Prof. M. Stumm
Date: 14 March 2017
Time: 10:00am
Location: BA-3014
Chen SunThesis Title: Minimizing Dispersion in FDTD Methods with CFL Limit Extension
Committee: Prof. P. Triverio (Supervisor), Prof. L. Scardovi (Chair), Prof. S.V. Hum, Prof. G. Eleftheriades
Date: 27 February 2017
Time: 10:30am
Location: BA-7180
Yue YinThesis Title: The Role of Voltage Regulation in Power Integrity for Multi-Gbps Parallel I/O Interfaces
Committee: Prof. T. Chan Carusone (Supervisor), Prof. P. Chow (Chair), Prof. T. Caldwell, Prof. A. Liscidini
Date: 17 January 2017
Time: 4:00pm
Location: BA-7180
Steven NesmithThesis Title: Hydrogen Plasma Passivation of Ultra-Thin Ozone-Grown Silicon Oxide
Committee: Prof. N. Kherani (Supervisor), Prof. Z.H. Lu (Chair), Prof. W.T. Ng, Prof. H. Ruda
Date: 17 January 2017
Time: 10:00am
Location: BA-3014
Naif TarafdarThesis Title: Building and Using Virtual FPGA Clusters in Datacenters
Committee: Prof. P. Chow (Supervisor), Prof. P. Herman (Chair), Prof. V. Betz, Prof. A. Leon-Garcia
Date: 12 January 2017
Time: 2:00pm
Location: BA-3014
Alif ZamanThesis Title: Transceiver modelling for high-speed serial links
Committee: Prof. A. Sheikholeslami (Supervisor), Prof. R. Kwong (Chair), Prof. T. Chan Carusone, Prof. A. Liscidini
Date: 6 January 2017
Time: 2:00pm
Location: BA-3014
David King Wai LiThesis Title: A Power Management Scheme Using A Time-Shared Inductor for Energy Harvesting Applications with Low Cold-Start Voltage
Committee: Prof. O. Trescases (Supervisor), Prof. N. Enright Jerger (Chair), Prof. W.T. Ng, Prof. Z. Tate
Date: 5 January 2017
Time: 3:00pm
Location: SF-B560
Justin TaiThesis Title: High-Level Synthesis for Datacenter Applications
Committee: Prof. P. Chow (Supervisor), Prof. L. Qian (Chair), Prof. H.A. Jacobsen, Prof. J. Zhu
Date: 13 December 2016
Time: 10:00am
Location: BA-8227
Kenneth SamuelThesis Title: Systematic Design of a Microwave GaN Doherty Power Amplifier
Committee: Prof. G. Eleftheriades (Supervisor), Prof. J. Anderson (Chair), Prof. C.D. Sarris, Prof. S.V. Hum
Date: 9 December 2016
Time: 2:00pm
Location: BA-3014
Cory RewcastleThesis Title: Electromagnetic and Mechanical Perturbations of Photonic Crystal Slab Sensors
Committee: Prof. O. Levi (Supervisor), Prof. K. Truong (Chair), Prof. N. Kherani, Prof. M. Mojahedi
Date: 8 December 2016
Time: 2:00pm
Location: WB-407
Wahid RahmanThesis Title: Frequency Detection for Reference-less Baud-Rate Clock and Data Recovery in 28nm CMOS
Committee: Prof. A. Sheikholeslami (Supervisor), Prof. J. Poon (Chair), Prof. T. Chan Carusone, Prof. W.T. Ng
Date: 30 November 2016
Time: 3:00pm
Location: RS-207
Bozhou DuThesis Title: Analysis and design of simple, low loss and low cost reconfigurable reflectarrays
Committee: Prof. S.V. Hum (Supervisor), Prof. A. Sheikholeslami (Chair), Prof. G. Eleftheriades, Prof. C.D. Sarris
Date: 18 November 2016
Time: 3:10pm
Location: SF-B560
Kristopher BicanicThesis Title: Design of a High Power White Light Source with Colloidal Quantum Dots and Non-Rare-Earth Phosphors
Committee: Prof. E. Sargent (Supervisor), Prof. W.T. Ng (Chair), Prof. P. Herman, Prof. A. Helmy
Date: 18 October 2016
Time: 3:00pm
Location: BA-7180
Chuanwei LiThesis Title: Class-C PA-VCO Cell for FSK and GFSK Transmitters in 130nm Technology
Committee: Prof. A. Liscidini (Supervisor), Prof. J. Anderson (Chair), Prof. A. Chan Carusone, Prof. A. Sheikholeslami
Date: 11 October 2016
Time: 11:30am
Location: BA-8256
Hassan FarooqThesis Title: Metallic field-effect transistors
Committee: Prof. S. Voinigescu (Supervisor), Prof. J. Rose (Chair), Prof. W.T. Ng, Prof. C. Veer Singh
Date: 29 September 2016
Time: 3:00pm
Location: BA-8256
Yinan LiuThesis Title: Improving Network Performance for Applications Running over Wide Area Networks
Committee: Prof. B. Li (Supervisor), Prof. C. Amza (Chair), Prof. A. Leon-Garcia, Prof. B. Liang
Date: 29 September 2016
Time: 12:30pm
Location: BA-8227
Meng Lon IuThesis Title: Optical Parametric Devices
Committee: Prof. A. Helmy (Supervisor), Prof. P. Lehn (Chair), Prof. T. Sargent, Prof. N. Kherani
Date: 28 September 2016
Time: 1:00pm
Location: BA-4287
Zeinab MohammadiThesis Title: Ultrafast-Laser Formed Fiber Cladding Photonics for Evanescent Refractometry
Committee: Prof. P. Herman (Supervisor), Prof. R. Genov (Chair), Prof. L. Qian, Prof. M. Mojahedi
Date: 28 September 2016
Time: 9:00am
Location: BA-4287
Shadi DashmizThesis Title: Auto-tune Near Minimum-Deviation Digital Controller For Hard Switching dc-dc Converters
Committee: Prof. A. Prodic (Supervisor), Prof. W.T. Ng (Chair), Prof. R. Iravani, Prof. J. Taylor
Date: 27 September 2016
Time: 4:00pm
Location: SF-B560
Steven ChungThesis Title: Hybrid Lead-Acid/Lithium-Ion Energy Storage System with Power-Mix Control for Light Electric Vehicles
Committee: Prof. O. Trescases (Supervisor), Prof. P. Triverio (Chair), Prof. W.T. Ng, Prof. P. Lehn
Date: 26 September 2016
Time: 2:15pm
Location: BA-7180
David Yiwei DingThesis Title: Joint Power Control and User Association in Downlink Heterogeneous Networks
Committee: Prof. W. Yu (Supervisor), Prof. R. Kwong (Chair), Prof. E. Sousa, Prof. B. Liang
Date: 22 September 2016
Time: 10:00am
Location: MC-331
Michael RoyleThesis Title: Frequency-Scanned Waveguide-Fed Slot Array for Millimetre-Wave Radar Applications
Committee: Prof. G. Eleftheriades (Supervisor), Prof. R. Adve (Chair), Prof. C. Sarris, Prof. S. Hum
Date: 20 September 2016
Time: 10:30am
Location: SF-B560
Man Lok Joshua ChungThesis Title: A Comparison between GaN and Silicon Based Class D Audio Power Amplifier with Pulse Density Modulation
Committee: Prof. W.T. Ng (Supervisor), Prof. A. Helmy (Chair), Prof. T. Chan Carusone, Prof. S. Voinigescu
Date: 20 September 2016
Time: 10:00am
Location: BA-7180
Oleg PetelinThesis Title: CAD Tools and Architectures for Improved FPGA Interconnect
Committee: Prof. V. Betz (Supervisor), F. Kschischang (Chair), Prof. J. Rose, Prof. J. Anderson
Date: 19 September 2016
Time: 2:00pm
Location: GB-173
Peter ScourboutakosThesis Title: NEW SEQUENTIAL WAVE IMPRINTING MACHINES VISUALIZE WAVES IN REAL-SPACE AND REAL-TIME BY AUGMEDIATING REALITY
Committee: Prof. S. Mann (Supervisor), J.S. Aitchison (Chair), Prof. A. Moshovos, Prof. A. Veneris
Date: 19 September 2016
Time: 1:00pm
Location: BA-7180
Bharath R. VellaboyanaThesis Title: Decentralized scheduling and control in power systems
Committee: Prof. J. Taylor (Supervisor), Prof. R. Kwong (Chair), Prof. P. Lehn, Prof. R. Iravani
Date: 15 September 2016
Time: 1:00pm
Location: RS-407
Soroosh AhmadiThesis Title: Evaluating Optical Imaging of Particles on Photonic Crystal Slab Biosensors
Committee: Prof. O. Levi (Supervisor), Prof. J. Rocheleau (Chair), Prof. L. Qian, Prof. N. Kherani
Date: 09 September 2016
Time: 2:30pm
Location: BA-3014
Xingbo WangThesis Title: Motion Control of a Gymnastics Robot Using Virtual Holonomic Constraints
Committee: Prof. M. Maggiore (Supervisor), Prof. T. Abdelrahman (Chair), Prof. L. Scardovi, Prof. R. Kwong
Date: 08 September 2016
Time: 3:10pm
Location: MC-331
Basil EleftheriadesThesis Title: Vibrational Spectroscopy In Liquid Core Waveguides
Committee: Prof. A. Helmy (Supervisor), Prof. R. Adve (Chair), Prof. N. Kherani, Prof. O. Levi
Date: 08 September 2016
Time: 2:00pm
Location: BA-4287
Seyed Pouya YasrebiThesis Title: NFV and VNF Service Chaining on SAVI SDI
Committee: Prof. A. Leon-Garcia (Supervisor), Prof. L. Scardovi (Chair), Prof. H.K. Lo, Prof. K. Plataniotis
Date: 08 September 2016
Time: 10:00am
Location: BA-4164
Tae Young GohThesis Title: Single-Inductor 4-Output DC/DC Buck Converter with Comparator-based Fixed-Frequency Single Discharge Control
Committee: Prof. W.T. Ng (Supervisor), Prof. R. Adve (Chair), Prof. F. Dawson, Prof. T. Chan Carusone
Date: 07 September 2016
Time: 10:00am
Location: BA-4287
Mohammad-Sina Tavoosi-Monfared Thesis Title: A Security Platform using Software Defined Infrastructure
Committee: Prof. A. Leon-Garcia (Supervisor), Prof. B. Li (Chair), Prof. B. Liang, Prof. R. Adve
Date: 01 September 2016
Time: 1:00pm
Location: BA-4164
Francis DeslauriersThesis Title: Opportunistic scheduling in cluster computing
Committee: Prof. A. Goel (Supervisor), Prof. J. Liebeherr (Chair), Prof. D. Yuan, Prof. M. Stumm
Date: 01 September 2016
Time: 11:00am
Location: SF-B560
Shashwat SharmaThesis Title: Multiphysics Design Optimization of Microwave Ablation Antennas
Committee: Prof. C. D. Sarris (Supervisor), Prof. P. Herman (Chair), Prof. G. Eleftheriades, Prof. P. Triverio
Date: 26 August 2016
Time: 1:00pm
Location: BA-7180
Mark SutherlandThesis Title: Co-Locating Code and Data for Energy Efficient CPUs
Committee: Prof. N. Enright Jerger (Supervisor), Prof. K. Kshishang (Chair), Prof. A. Moshovos, Prof. J. Anderson
Date: 24 August 2016
Time: 10:00am
Location: BA-4164
John D ClarkThesis Title: Study of Strain-Tunable Optical Properties of Metal Thin-Films on Elastomeric Substrates
Committee:
Prof. N. Kherani (Supervisor), Prof. P. Chow (Chair), Prof. M. Mojahedi, Prof. J. Nogami
Date: 22 August 2016
Time: 3:00pm
Location: SF-B560
Joseph WahbaThesis Title: Diagnostics in Software-Defined Infrastructure on the SAVI testbed
Committee:
Prof. A. Leon-Garci (Supervisor), Prof. B. Li (Chair), Prof. E. Sousa, Prof. W. Yu
Date: 22 August 2016
Time: 1:00pm
Location: SF-B560
Spandan BembyThesis Title: Orchestration over Heterogeneous Infrastructures
Committee:
Prof. A. Leon-Garcia (Supervisor), Prof. B. Li (Chair), Prof. E. Sousa, Prof. FW. Yu
Date: 02 August 2016
Time: 10:00am
Location: BA-7180
Dong Chan LeeThesis Title: Automatic Power Quality Monitoring with Recurrent Neural Network
Committee:
Prof. D. Kundur (Supervisor), Prof. L. Scardovi (Chair), Prof. M.R. Iravani, Prof. J. Liebeherr
Date: 28 July 2016
Time: 10:30am
Location: BA-7180
Gleb EgorovThesis Title: Monolithic Photon Pair Separation
Committee:
Prof. A. Helmy (Supervisor), Prof. D. Yuan (Chair), Prof. D. James, Prof. H. Ruda
Date: 25 July 2016
Time: 11:30am
Location: SF-B560
Abdul-Amir YassineThesis Title: A Fast Layer Elimination Approach for Power Grid Reduction in Integrated Circuits
Committee: Prof. F. Najm (Supervisor), Prof. W.T. Ng (Chair), Prof. J. Anderson, Prof. J. Zhu
Date: 19 July 2016
Time: 10:00am
Location: SF-B560
MohammadHosein HasanbeigThesis Title: Multi-agent Learning in Coverage Control Games
Committee: Prof. L. Pavel (Supervisor), Prof. C. Amza (Chair), Prof. T. Barfoot, Prof. L. Scardovi
Date: 13 July 2016
Time: 1:00pm
Location: BA-3014
Connor HolmesThesis Title: Patterned Linear Systems and Control
Committee: Prof. M. Broucke (Supervisor), Prof. J. Taylor (Chair), Prof. M. Maggiore, Prof. L. Pavel
Date: 13 July 2016
Time: 10:00am
Location: SF-B560
Shuvomoy Das GuptaThesis Title: Optimization Models for Energy-Efficient Railway Timetables
Committee: Prof. L. Pavel (Supervisor), Prof. R. Adve (Chair), Prof. R. Kwong, Prof. J. Taylor
Date: 12 July 2016
Time: 10:00am
Location: SF-B560
Nadeesha AmarasingheThesis Title: A single-ended simultaneously bidirectional transceiver for ultra-short reach die to die links
Committee: Prof. A. Chan Carusone (Supervisor), Prof. J. Poon (Chair), Prof. P.G. Gulak, Prof. A. Liscidini
Date: 12 July 2016
Time: 10:00am
Location: BA-7180
Sai Qian ZhangThesis Title: Multicast Routing for Virtual Network Functions on SDN
Committee: Prof. A. Leon-Garcia (Supervisor), Prof. P. Chow (Chair), Prof. R. Adve, Prof. E. Sousa
Date: 28 June 2016
Time: 10:30am
Location: BA-7180
Hossein ShafieiradThesis Title: Opportunistic Routing in Large-Scale Energy Harvesting Sensor Networks
Committee: Prof. R. Adve (Supervisor), Prof. S. ShahbazPanahi (Supervisor), Prof. J. Zhu (Chair), Prof. D. Hatzinakos, Prof. A. Leon-Garcia
Date: 24 June 2016
Time: 10:00am
Location: BA-5287A
Xiaofei WangThesis Title: Influence of Generation Redispatch Policies on the Impact of Wind Forecast Errors
Committee: Prof. J.E. Tate (Supervisor), Prof. J.H. Anderson (Chair), Prof. P.W. Lehn, Prof. A. Prodic
Date: 24 June 2016
Time: 10:00am
Location: BA-7180
Mitchell WassonThesis Title: Hardware-Based LP Decoding with ADMM
Committee: Prof. S. Draper (Supervisor), Prof. V. Betz (Chair), Prof. P.G. Gulak, Prof. F. Kschischang
Date: 17 June 2016
Time: 2:00pm
Location: SF-B560
Chaoxuan MaThesis Title: Silicon Integrated Transmitter for Quantum Key Distribution
Committee: Prof. J. Poon (Supervisor), Prof. J. Anderson (Chair), Prof. H.-K. Lo, Prof. L. Qian
Date: 7 June 2016
Time: 2:00pm
Location: SF-B560
Abigail Susan HayhoeThesis Title: Impact of Irradiance Change on MPPT Algorithm and Flicker Phenomenon of Solar-PV Units
Committee: Prof. M.R. Iravani (Supervisor), Prof. L. Pavel (Chair), Prof. A. Prodic, Prof. J. Taylor
Date: 19 May 2016
Time: 2:00pm
Location: SF-2104
Dhaval Ketan MiyaniThesis Title: BinPro – A Tool for Binary Backdoor Accountability for Code Audits
Committee: Prof. D. Lie (Supervisor), Prof. M. Mojahedi (Chair), Prof. A. Goel, Prof. D. Yuan
Date: 4 May 2016
Time: 1:00pm
Location: SF-B560
Mojtaba AshourlooThesis Title: Efficient Modeling and Real-Time Simulation Architecture for the Electromagnetic Analysis of Half- and Full-Bridge Modular Multilevel Converters
Committee: Prof. M.R. Iravani (Supervisor), Prof. M. Broucke (Chair), Prof. P. Lehn, Prof. A. Prodic

 
 

Ph.D. Thesis Departmental Oral Examinations

Presentation Date, Time, LocationPh.D.
Candidate
Thesis Title,
Committee
Date:1 August 2017
Time: 12:00pm
Location: SF-B560
Majid KomeiliFeature Selection, Cross-view Matching and Spoof Detection for Electrocardiogram-based Human Recognition
Committee: Prof. D. Hatzinakos (Supervisor), Prof. J.A. Taylor (Chair), Prof. R. Adve, Prof. S. Valaee
Date:26 July 2017
Time: 1:00pm
Location: MC-331
Meng-Hsi ChenJoint Task Offloading and Resource Allocation for Mobile Cloud with Computing Access Point
Committee: Prof. B. Liang (Supervisor), Prof. M. Dong (Co-Supervisor), Prof. H.K. Lo (Chair), Prof. A. Leon-Garcia, Prof. B. Li
Date:24 July 2017
Time: 10:00am
Location: BA-7180
Jaya Prakash Varma ChampatiTask Scheduling on Parallel Processors: Semi-Online Settings and Job Placement Constraints
Committee: Prof. B. Liang (Supervisor), Prof. D. Yuan (Chair), Prof. J. Liebeherr, Prof. B. Li
Date:20 July 2017
Time: 2:00pm
Location: SF-1022
Sandeep ChatterjeeFast and Scalable Physics-Based Electromigration Checking for Power Grids in Integrated Circuits
Committee: Prof. F. Najm (Supervisor), Prof. B. Liang (Chair), Prof. V. Betz, Prof. P. Chow
Date:13 July 2017
Time: 2:00pm
Location: MB-101
Nenad VukadinovicLow Power Multi-Level Flying Capacitor Converters - Modeling and Control
Committee: Prof. A. Prodic (Supervisor), Prof. A. Helmy (Chair), Prof. R. Iravani, Prof. Z. Tate
Date:11 July 2017
Time: 11:00am
Location: BA-7180
Ali Ramezani KebryaResource Management in Distributed and Heterogeneous Networks
Committee: Prof. B. Liang (Supervisor), Prof. M. Dong (Supervisor), Prof. L. Qian (Chair), Prof. S. Valaee, Prof. A. Khisti
Date: 5 July 2017
Time: 2:00pm
Location: SF-B560
Joshua San MiguelReading Between the Bits: Leveraging Subtle Context Behind Data for Efficient Processor Design
Committee: Prof. N. Enright Jerger (Supervisor), Prof. L. Scardovi (Chair), Prof. A. Moshovos, Prof. T. Abdelrahman
Date: 5 July 2017
Time: 11:00am
Location: SF-2104
Seyyed Mahmood Jafari SadeghiA 3D Ubiquitous Multi-Platform Localization and Tracking System for Smart Phones
Committee: Prof. S. Valaee (Supervisor), Prof. J. Poon (Chair), Prof. E. Sousa, Prof. J. Liebeherr
Date: 4 July 2017
Time: 2:30pm
Location: MC-331
Misel-Myrto PapadopoulouAddress Translation Optimizations for Chip Multiprocessors
Committee: Prof. A. Moshovos (Supervisor), Prof. A. Khisti (Chair), Prof. N. Enright Jerger, Prof. M. Stumm
Date: 23 June 2017
Time: 2:30pm
Location: BA-7180
Mohammad FawazPower Grid Verification
Committee: Prof. F. Najm (Supervisor), Prof. D. Hatzinakos (Chair), Prof. J.H. Anderson, Prof. A. Veneris
Date: 23 June 2017
Time: 10:00am
Location: GB-173
Farzad SalehisadaghianiNash Equilibrium Seeking in Networks
Committee: Prof. L. Pavel (Supervisor), Prof. J.S. Aitchison (Chair), Prof. R. Kwong, Prof. W. Yu
Date: 20 June 2017
Time: 10:00am
Location: BA-3014
Hazem SolimanPerformance Analysis and Optimization of Virtualized Cloud-RAN Systems
Committee: Prof. A. Leon-Garcia (Supervisor), Prof. R. Kwong (Chair), Prof. B. Liang, Prof. L. Pavel
Date: 14 June 2017
Time: 10:00am
Location: SF-1022
Timothy McRaeAnalysis and Design of Hybrid Divided Power Converters
Committee: Prof. A. Prodic (Supervisor), Prof. R. Adve (Chair), Prof. P. Lehn, Prof. R. Iravani
Date: 13 June 2017
Time: 2:00pm
Location: SF-B560
Mario MilicevicThesis Title:Low-Density Parity-Check Decoder Architectures for Integrated Circuits and Quantum Cryptography
Committee: Prof. G. Gulak (Supervisor), Prof. H.K. Lo (Chair), Prof. J. Anderson, Prof. S. Draper
Date: 18 May 2017
Time: 10:00am
Location: BA-7180
Sahar Javaher HaghighiThesis Title:Monitoring Depth of Anaesthesia through 40-Hz ASSR
Committee: Prof. D. Hatzinakos (Supervisor), Prof. A. Veneris (Chair), Prof. B. Bardakjian, Prof. T. Chau
Date: 17 May 2017
Time: 10:00am
Location: SF-B560
Jun LiThesis Title:Efficient Erasure Coding in Distributing Storage Systems
Committee: Prof. B. Li (Supervisor), Prof. A. Leon-Garcia (Chair), Prof. F. Kschischang, Prof. C. Amza
Date: 11 May 2017
Time: 2:00pm
Location: MB-101
Behzad Dehlaghi JadidThesis Title:Parallel Ultra-Short Reach Die-to-Die Links
Committee: Prof. A. Chan Carusone (Supervisor), Prof. V. Betz (Chair), Prof. A. Sheikholeslami, Prof. A. Liscidini
Date: 9 May 2017
Time: 10:00am
Location: SF-B560
Narges NorouziThesis Title:Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome Assessment based on Tremor Time-Frequency Analysis
Committee: Prof. P. Aarabi (Supervisor), Prof. J.H. Anderson (Chair), Prof. B. Liang, Prof. K. Plataniotis
Date: 8 May 2017
Time: 10:00am
Location: BA-7180
Ramin MirzahosseiniThesis Title:FPGA-based Real-Time Simulation Platform for Power Grids Including Multiple Converters
Committee: Prof. R. Iravani (Supervisor), Prof. P.R. Herman (Chair), Prof. Z. Tate, Prof. J.A. Taylor
Date: 25 April 2017
Time: 1:00pm
Location: GB-173
Melkior OrnikThesis Title:New Mathematical Tools in Reach Control Theory
Committee: Prof. M.E. Broucke (Supervisor), Prof. J.A. Taylor (Chair), Prof. L. Pavel, Prof. L. Scardovi
Date: 24 April 2017
Time: 9:10am
Location: BA-7180
Alireza Sharif-BakhtiarThesis Title:Low power high-speed optical links in CMOS
Committee: Prof. T. Chan Carusone (Supervisor), Prof. S.V. Hum (Chair), Prof. D.A. Johns, Prof. S. Voinigescu
Date: 20 April 2017
Time: 10:00am
Location: MB-101
Henry WongThesis Title:A superscalar out-of-order x86 soft processor for FPGA
Committee: Prof. J. Rose (Supervisor), Prof. V. Betz (Supervisor), Prof. J. Poon (Chair), Prof. A. Moshovos, Prof. N. Enright Jerger
Date: 19 April 2017
Time: 9:00am
Location: BA-5281
Wenbo DaiThesis Title:Network Imrpovement and Evaluation in Datacenters and Chip-Multiprocessors
Committee: Prof. N. Enright Jerger (Supervisor), Prof. L. Pavel (Chair), Prof. V. Betz, Prof. A. Moshovos
Date: 13 April 2017
Time: 10:00am
Location: SF-B560
Yue YangThesis Title:Analytical Modeling of Write Amplification for Garbage Collection in Solid State Drives
Committee: Prof. J. Zhu (Supervisor), Prof. M. Wonham (Chair), Prof. A. Moshovos, Prof. P. Marbach
Date: 12 April 2017
Time: 12:30pm
Location: BA-4287
James DouThesis Title:A Portable, Point-of-Care Blood Testing Platform
Committee: Prof. J.S. Aitchison (Supervisor), Prof. L. Pavel (Chair), Prof. Y. Sun, Prof. A. Guenther
Date: 21 March 2017
Time: 11:00am
Location: SF-B560
Safeen HudaThesis Title:Circuits, Architectures and CAD for Low-Power FPGAs
Committee: Prof. J. Anderson (Supervisor), Prof. O. Trescases (Chair), Prof. V. Betz, Prof. P. Chow
Date: 13 March 2017
Time: 3:00pm
Location: GB-173
Raymond Chun Hing LoThesis Title:Embodied Humanistic Intelligence: Design of Augmediated Reality Digital Eye Glass
Committee: Prof. S. Mann (Supervisor), Prof. J. Poon (Chair), Prof. D. Kundur, Prof. K. Singh
Date: 9 March 2017
Time: 10:00am
Location: BA-3014
Arnab DewanjeeThesis Title:Efficient Light Coupling Techniques for Integrated Photonics
Committee: Prof. J.S. Aitchison (Supervisor), M. Mojahedi (Supervisor), Prof. A. Khisti (Chair), Prof. A. Helmy, Prof. P. Herman
Date: 2 March 2017
Time: 10:00am
Location: GB-173
Xiao SunThesis Title:Augmented Low-Index-Guiding and Hybrid Plasmonic Waveguides: Properties and Applications for On-chip Polarization Control
Committee: Prof. J.S. Aitchison (Supervisor), M. Mojahedi (Supervisor), Prof. M. Maggiore (Chair), Prof. A. Helmy, Prof. J. Poon
Date: 24 January 2017
Time: 2:00pm
Location: SF-B560
Pirathayini SrikanthaThesis Title:Distributed Optimization of Sustainable Power Dispatch and Flexible Consumer Loads for Resilient Power Grid Operations
Committee: Prof. D. Kundur (Supervisor), Prof. R. Kwong (Chair), Prof. J. Taylor, Prof. R. Iravani
Date: 23 January 2017
Time: 2:00pm
Location: SF-B560
WeiWei LiThesis Title:Quality of Experience of Over-The-Top Video Streaming
Committee: Prof. A. Leon-Garcia (Supervisor), Prof. M. Chignell (Supervisor) Prof. H.A. Jacobsen (Chair), Prof. B. Liang, Prof. B. Li
Date: 20 December 2016
Time: 12:00pm
Location: BA-3014
Parisa Khadem HamedaniThesis Title:Improving Communication in Chip Multiprocessors Using Emerging Technologies and Machine Learning
Committee: Prof. N. Enright Jerger (Supervisor), Prof. O. Trescases (Chair), Prof. P. Chow, Prof. A. Moshovos
Date: 15 December 2016
Time: 2:00pm
Location: MC-331
Alhassan KhedrThesis Title: Accelerating Secure Computations Under Homomorphic Encryption
Committee: Prof. G. Gulak (Supervisor), Prof. J. Anderson (Chair), Prof. P. Chow, Prof. S. Draper
Date: 14 December 2016
Time: 2:00pm
Location: BA-8227
Sinisa ColicThesis Title: Prediction of Antiepileptic Drug Treatment Outcomes Using Machine Learning
Committee: Prof. B. Bardakjian (Supervisor), Prof. S. Voinigescu (Chair), Prof. K. Plataniotis, Prof. L. Zhang
Date: 6 December 2016
Time: 10:00am
Location: SF-B560
Tina Saberi SafaeiThesis Title: Nanostructured Microelectrodes for High-Activity Electrochemistry in Biosensing and CO2 Reduction
Committee: Prof. E. Sargent (Supervisor), Prof. P. Triverio (Chair), Prof. N. Kherani, Prof. A. Helmy
Date: 1 December 2016
Time: 2:00pm
Location: MC-331
Jasmina VasiljevicThesis Title: Memory Architecture Optimization for Stream Applications in High-Level Synthesis
Committee: Prof. P. Chow (Supervisor), Prof. N. Kherani (Chair), Prof. J. Anderson, Prof. J. Zhu
Date: 29 November 2016
Time: 2:00pm
Location: GB-173
Jixian XuThesis Title: Materials interface engineering in perovskite photovoltaics
Committee: Prof. E. Sargent (Supervisor), Prof. P. Yoo (Chair), Prof. N. Kherani, Prof. Z.H. Lu
Date: 22 November 2016
Time: 2:00pm
Location: SF-B560
Joshua LiangThesis Title: On-Chip Jitter Measurement and Mitigation Techniques for Clock and Data Recovery Circuits
Committee: Prof. A. Sheikholeslami (Supervisor), Prof. S. Hum (Chair), Prof. T. Chan Carusone, Prof. A. Liscidini
Date:16 November 2016
Time: 10:00am
Location: SF-B560
Jason NgThesis Title: Fabrication and Characterization of Linear and Nonlinear 3D Photonic Devices in Fused Silica by Femtosecond Laser Writing
Committee: Prof. L. Qian (Supervisor), Prof. P. Herman (Supervisor), Prof. P. Chow (Chair), Prof. S. Aitchison, Prof. J. Poon
Date:11 November 2016
Time: 10:30am
Location: BA-4287
Saber AminiThesis Title: A Variable Gain Direct Digital Readout System for Capacitive Inertial Sensors
Committee: Prof. D. Johns (Supervisor), Prof. G. Eleftheriades (Chair), Prof. S. Voiginescu, Prof. A. Liscidini
Date:09 November 2016
Time: 8:30am
Location: SF-B560
Amirreza KianiThesis Title: Colloidal Engineering for Infrared-Bandgap Solution-Processed Quantum Dot Solar Cells
Committee: Prof. E. Sargent (Supervisor), Prof. A. Prodic (Chair), Prof. N. Kherani, Prof. W.T. Ng
Date:03 November 2016
Time: 10:00am
Location: BA-7180
Suhail BarotThesis Title: Aggregate load modeling for Demand Response via the Minkowski sum
Committee: Prof. J. Taylor (Supervisor), Prof. N. Kherani (Chair), Prof. M. Broucke, Prof. R. Iravani
Date: 02 November 2016
Time: 1:00pm
Location: SF-B560
Christopher BlakeThesis Title: Energy Consumption of Error Control Coding Circuits
Committee: Prof. F. Kschischang(Supervisor), Prof. A. Prodic (Chair), Prof. G. Gulak, Prof. W. Yu
Date: 01 November 2016
Time: 10:00am
Location: SF-B560
Hamed SadeghiThesis Title: Image-based localization for mobile and vehicular applications
Committee: Prof. S. Valaee (Supervisor), Prof. R. Iravani (Chair), Prof. B. Liang, Prof. K. Plataniotis
Date: 25 October 2016
Time: 10:00am
Location: SF-B560
Wael LouisThesis Title: Online and Continuous Electrocardiogram (ECG) Biometric System
Committee: Prof. D. Hatzinakos (Supervisor), Prof. P. Lehn (Chair), Prof. D. Kundur, Prof. S. Draper, Prof. A. Leon-Garcia
Date: 17 October 2016
Time: 2:00pm
Location: SF-B560
Stefan ShopovThesis Title: Digital mm-Wave Transmitters
Committee: Prof. S. Voinigescu (Supervisor), Prof. J. Poon (Chair), Prof. A. Liscidini, Prof. T. Chan Carusone
Date: 11 October 2016
Time: 10:00am
Location: SF-B560
Iliya SigalThesis Title: Miniaturized, label free optical systems for imaging brain hemodynamics
Committee: Prof. O. Levi (Supervisor), Prof. Z. Tate (Chair), Prof. S. Aitchison, Prof. B. Wilson
Date: 27 September 2016
Time: 3:00pm
Location: BA-7180
Brandon R. SutherlandThesis Title: Materials Engineering of Low-Temperature-Processed Hybrid Nanomaterials for Semiconductor Devices
Committee: Prof. T. Sargent (Supervisor), Prof. A. Moshovos (Chair), Prof. N. Kherani, Prof. L. Qian
Date: 22 September 2016
Time: 9:00am
Location: SF-B560
Reza MokhtariThesis Title: Methods for GPU Acceleration of Big Data Applications
Committee: Prof. M. Stumm (Supervisor), Prof. W.T. Ng (Chair), Prof A. Moshovos, Prof. D. Yuan
Date: 21 September 2016
Time: 10:00am
Location: BA-4287
Dave YanThesis Title: Macroscopic Modeling of Electrochemical Devices
Committee: Prof. F. Dawson(Supervisor), Prof. M. Pugh (Supervisor), Prof. W.T. Ng (Chair), Prof H. Ruda, Prof. C. Sulem, Prof. A. Bazylak
Date: 8 September 2016
Time: 10:30am
Location: BA-3014
Edoardo SerpelloniThesis Title: Bang-Bang Practical Stabilization of Rigid Bodies
Committee: Prof. M. Maggiore (Supervisor), Prof. C. Damaren (Supervisor), Prof. C. Sarris (Chair), Prof. L. Pavel, Prof. H. Liu
Date: 24 August 2016
Time: 10:00am
Location: SF-B560
Davor CapalijaThesis Title: Architecture, Mapping Algorithms and Physical Design of Mesh-of-Functional-Units FPGA Overlays for Pipelined Execution of Data Flow Graphs
Committee: Prof. T. Abdelrahman (Supervisor), Prof. K. Plataniotis (Chair), Prof. S. Brown, Prof. J. Rose
Date: 19 August 2016
Time: 10:00am
Location: BA-7180
Vincent MirianThesis Title: UT-OCL: An OpenCL Framework for Embedded Systems Using Xilinx FPGAs
Committee: Prof. P. Chow (Supervisor), Prof. R. Iravani (Chair), Prof. N. Enright Jerger, Prof. A. Moshovos
Date: 18 August 2016
Time: 2:00pm
Location: BA-7180
Ali ShariatmadariThesis Title: Data Dissemination using Information-Centric Networking
Committee: Prof. A. Leon-Garcia (Supervisor), Prof. B. Li (Chair), Prof. B. Liang, Prof. S. Valaee
Date: 17 August 2016
Time: 1:00pm
Location: SF-B560
Pisek KultavewutiThesis Title: Integrated Sources of Polarization Entangled Photon Pair States via Spontaneous Four-Wave Mixing in AlGaAs Waveguides
Committee: Prof. S. Aitchison (Supervisor), Prof. A. Liscidini (Chair), Prof. A. Helmy, Prof. J. Poon
Date: 17 August 2016
Time: 10:00am
Location: BA-4287
Lilin ZhangThesis Title: Data Plane Traffic Engineering in Multimedia Communications using Software-Defined Networking
Committee: Prof. A. Leon-Garcia (Supervisor), Prof. H.-A. Jacobsen (Chair), Prof. R. Kwong, Prof. E. Sousa
Date: 16 August 2016
Time: 12:00pm
Location: SF-B560
Mahla PoudinehThesis Title: On-chip Manipulation and Sorting of Cancer Cells for Next-Generation Diagnostic Technologies
Committee: Prof. T. Sargent (Supervisor), Prof. W. Yu (Chair), Prof. S. Aitchison, Prof. S. Kelley
Date: 09 August 2016
Time: 10:00am
Location: BA-5281
Arthur MontazeriThesis Title: Hyperespectral Light-Trapping within Graded Gratings Using Adiabatically-Coupled Plasmonic Waveguide-Resonators
Committee: Prof. N. Khereani (Supervisor), Prof. L. Scardovi (Chair), Prof. S. Aitchison, Prof. H. Ruda
Date: 03 August 2016
Time: 3:00pm
Location: BA-3014
Jason GrenierThesis Title: Femtosecond laser inscription of optical circuits in the cladding of optical fibers
Committee: Prof. P. Herman (Supervisor), Prof. T. Abdelrahman (Chair), Prof. J.S. Aitchison, Prof. O. Levi
Date: 02 August 2016
Time: 2:00pm
Location: SF-B560
Ruediger WillenbergThesis Title: Heterogeneous Runtime Support for Partitioned Global Address Space Programming on FPGAs
Committee: Prof. P. Chow (Supervisor), Prof. A. Helmy (Chair), Prof. T. Abdelrahman, Prof. V. Betz
Date: 27 July 2016
Time: 1:00pm
Location: BA-7180
Jongsok ChoiThesis Title: From Software Threads to Parallel Hardware with LegUp High-Level Synthesis
Committee: Prof. J. Anderson (Supervisor), Prof. S. Brown (Supervisor), Prof. J. Poon (Chair), Prof. V. Betz, Prof. P. Chow
Date: 22 July 2016
Time: 10:00am
Location: SF-B560
Alireza MohammadiThesis Title: Virtual Holonomic Constraints for Euler-Lagrange Systems
Committee: Prof. M. Maggiore (Supervisor), Prof. J. Liebeherr (Chair), Prof. L. Pavel, Prof. L. Scardovi
Date: 06 July 2016
Time: 10:00am
Location: BA-5281
Kevin BanovicThesis Title: Mixed-Signal Architectures for Spectrum Sensing
Committee: Prof. A. Chan Carusone (Supervisor), Prof. E.S. Sousa (Chair), Prof. P.G. Gulak, Prof. A. Liscidini
Date: 27 June 2016
Time: 1:00pm
Location: BA-5281
Samira KarimelahiThesis Title: Silicon ring modulators for high-speed optical interconnects
Committee: Prof. A. Sheikholeslami (Supervisor), Prof. D. Hatzinakos (Chair), Prof. J.S. Aitchison, Prof. A. Helmy
Date: 27 June 2016
Time: 1:00pm
Location: GB-173
Mohamed AbdelfattahThesis Title: Embedded Networks on Chip for Field-Programmable Gate Arrays
Committee: Prof. V. Betz (Supervisor), Prof. S. Draper (Chair), Prof. N. Enright Jerger, Prof. J. Rose
Date: 21 June 2016
Time: 10:00am
Location: BA-7180
Dohyoung LeeThesis Title: Towards a perceptual image quality assessment framework for color data
Committee: Prof. K.N. Plataniotis (Supervisor), Prof. M.R. Iravani (Chair), Prof. R. Adve, Prof. C. Amza, Prof. D. Hatzinakos, Prof. A. Leon-Garcia
Date: 20 June 2016
Time: 2:00pm
Location: SF-B560
Mahdi MarsousiThesis Title: Automated Kidney Segmentation in 3D Ultrasound Imagery, and its Application in Computer-Assisted Trauma Diagnosis
Committee: Prof. K.N. Plataniotis (Supervisor), Prof. T. Abdelrahman (Chair), Prof. H.-L. Cheng, Prof. D. Hatzinakos, Prof. D. Kundur, Prof. S. Stergiopoulos
Date: 20 June 2016
Time: 11:00am
Location: BA-4287
Agop KoulakezianThesis Title: Dynamic Route Guidance Algorithms for Robust Roadway Networks
Committee: Prof. A. Leon-Garcia (Supervisor), Prof. M.R. Iravani (Chair), Prof. B. Liang, Prof. E.S. Sousa
Date: 20 June 2016
Time: 10:00am
Location: SF-B560
Xingyu LiThesis Title: Circular Probabilistic Based Color Processing: Applications in Digital Pathology Image Analysis
Committee: Prof. K.N. Plataniotis (Supervisor), Prof. A. Veneris (Chair), Prof. D. Hatzinakos, Prof. D. Kundur, Prof. A. Martel, Prof. S. Stergiopoulos
Date: 26 May 2016
Time: 2:00pm
Location: SF-2104
Lei ZhangThesis Title: Analysis and Design of Staircase Codes for High Bit-Rate Fibre-Optic Communication
Committee: Prof. F. Kschischang (Supervisor), Prof. S. Hum (Chair), Prof. S. Draper, Prof. E. Sousa
Date: 18 May 2016
Time: 11:00am
Location: SF-B560
Fahimeh KazempourThesis Title: A Robust Hierarchical Control Structure for Virtual Power Plants
Committee: Prof. M.R. Iravani (Supervisor), Prof. A. Yazdani (Co-supervisor, Ryerson U), Prof. L. Qian (Chair), Prof. A. Prodic, Prof. J. Taylor
Date: 16 May 2016
Time: 10:00am
Location: SF-B560
Siddarth HariThesis Title: Fiber-optic Communication using Discrete Spectral Modulation
Committee: Prof. F. Kschischang (Supervisor), Prof. V. Betz (Chair), Prof. R. Adve, Prof. S. Draper
Date: 13 May 2016
Time: 1:00pm
Location: SF-B560
Zakia AsadThesis Title: Big Data: Greener Optimization
Committee: Prof. C. Amza (Chair), Prof. F. Kschischang, Prof. B. Li, Prof. B. Liang