Computer Science Department Dissertations

Name Date
Aiman Fang  
Title: APPLICATION-BASED FOCUSED RECOVERY (ABFR): CONVENIENT MANAGEMENT OF LATENT ERROR RESILIENCE USING APPLICATION KNOWLEDGE
Dissertation: PDF

Liwen Zhang  
Title: Tropical Geometry, Neural Networks, and Low-Coherence Frames
Dissertation: PDF

Hong Kyun (David) Kim  
Title: Approximation and Hardness of Routing on Disjoint Paths
Dissertation: PDF

Jialei Wang  
Title: Homogeneous and Coupled Distributed Learning
Dissertation: PDF

Connor Imes  
Title: Balancing Performance and Energy in Computing Systems
Dissertation: PDF

Hannah Morgan  
Title: Critical Points in Simulation Technology
Dissertation: PDF

Zhixuan Zhou  
Title: NEW METHODS FOR GRAPH COMPUTATION ON SINGLE NODES
Dissertation: PDF

John Santerre  
Title: Machine Learning for the Phenotype to Genotype Problem
Dissertation: PDF

Jiajun Shen  
Title: Transformation Invariance and Equivariance in Deep Learning
Dissertation: PDF

Qinqing Zheng  
Title: First Order Methods for Nonconvex Optimization via Symmetric Factorization
Dissertation: PDF

Nedelina Teneva  
Title: Multiresolution matrix factorization
Dissertation: PDF

Yuan Li  
Title: Some Results in Low-Depth Circuit Complexity
Dissertation: PDF

Gustav Larsson  
Title: Discovery of Visual Semantics by Unsupervised and Self-Supervised Representation Learning
Dissertation: PDF

Tanakorn Leesatapornwongsa  
Title: Unearthing concurrency and scalability bugs in cloud-scale distributed systems
Dissertation: PDF

Nikita Mishra  
Title: Statistical Methods for Performance Estimation for Improving Scheduling and Energy Minimization
Dissertation: PDF

Charisee Chiw  
Title: DEVELOPING DIDEROT
Dissertation: PDF

Tatiana Orlova  
Title: Solvation Signature in Hydrogen Bond Geometry of Protein Helices
Dissertation: PDF

Christopher Bun  
Title: Integrative Methods for Reference-Independent Genome Assembly and Error Detection
Dissertation: PDF

Lamont Samuels  
Title: Declarative Computer Graphics using Functional Reactive Programming
Dissertation: PDF

Tim Armstrong  
Title: Implicitly Parallel Scripting as a Practical and Massively Scalable Programming Model for High-Performance Computing
Dissertation: PDF

Pooya Hatami  
Title: Higher-order Fourier Analysis over Finite Fields and Applications
Dissertation: PDF

Denis Pankratov  
Title: Communication Complexity and Information Complexity
Dissertation: PDF

Quan Pham August 2014
Title: A Reproducible Framework for Computational Research
Dissertation: PDF

Zhao Zhang  
Title: Enabling Efficient Parallel Scripting on Large-scale Computers
Dissertation: PDF

Atilla Soner Balkir  
Title: APPROXIMATING GEODESIC DISTANCE AND GRAPH CENTRALITY ON SHARED NOTHING ARCHITECTURES
Dissertation: PDF

Matthew Rocklin  
Title: Modular Generation of Scientific Software
Dissertation: PDF

Maia Fraser  
Title: Group Actions in Topological Data Analysis and Hierarchical Learning
Dissertation: PDF

Ankan Saha  
Title: Optimization Methods in Machine Learning: Theory and Applications
Dissertation: PDF

Pratik Worah  
Title: Approximation Resistance in Optimization Hierarchies: Beyond Linear Predicates
Dissertation: PDF

Lars Bergstrom  
Title: Parallel Functional Programming with Mutable State
Dissertation: PDF

Matthew Hammer  
Title: Self-Adjusting Machines
Dissertation: PDF

Sravana Reddy  
Title: Learning Pronunciations from Unlabeled Evidence
Dissertation: PDF

Morgan Sonderegger  
Title: Phonetic and phonological dynamics on reality television
Dissertation: PDF

Parinya Chalermsook June 2012
Title: Approximation Algorithms for Integral Concurrent Flow, Independent Set of Rectangles, and Fire Containment Problems
First Position: Postdoc at IDSIA Institute (Switzerland) and Max-Planck Institute (Germany). In 2013-14, he will spend another year at Max-Planck.
Dissertation: PDF

Ross Girshick June 2012
Title: From Rigid Templates to Grammars: Object Detection with Structured Models
First Position: 2-year postdoc position with Prof. Jitendra Malik at UC Berkeley
Dissertation: PDF

Joshua Grochow June 2012
Title: Symmetry and equivalence relations in classical and geometry complexity theory
First Position: Postdoc at Univ of Toronto
Dissertation: PDF

Xueyuan Zhou  
Title: Learning Functions on Unknown Manifolds
Dissertation: PDF

Adam Shaw  
Title: Implementation Techniques for Nested Data-Parallel Languages
Dissertation: PDF

Sonjia Waxmonsky  
Title: Natural Language Processing for Named Entities with Word-internal Information
Dissertation: PDF

Peter Brune  
Title: Fast Numerical Methods and Biological Problems
Dissertation: PDF

Paolo Codenotti  
Title: Testing Isomorphism of Combinatorial and Algebraic Structures
Dissertation: PDF

Nick Trebon  
Title: Enabling Urgent Computing within the Existing Distributed Computing Infrastructure
Dissertation: PDF

Ozgur Sumer March 2012
Title: Adaptive Inference for Graphical Models
Dissertation: PDF

Duru Turkoglu March 2012
Title: Stable Algorithms and Kinetic Mesh Refinement
Dissertation: PDF

Gulriz Kurban  
Title: Computational Analysis of Protein Modular Domain Architectures
Dissertation: PDF

Gohar Margaryan  
Title: PARALLEL MULTI-OBJECTIVE OPTIMIZATION ALGORITHM FOR DE NOVO DESIGN OF TARGET FOCUSED LIGAND LIBRARIES
Dissertation: PDF

Siwei Wang August 2010
Title: Improving Tone Recognition with Nucleus Modeling and Sequential Learning
Dissertation: PDF

Michael Rainey August 2010
Title: Effective scheduling techniques for high-level parallel languages
Dissertation: PDF

Borja Sotomayor August 2010
Title: Provisioning Computational Resources Using Virtual Machines and Leases
First Position: Scientific Writer, Computation Institute, University of Chicago & Argonne National Laboratory
Dissertation: PDF

Yingqi Xiao August 2010
Title: Abstract Trace Analysis for Concurrent Programs
Dissertation: PDF

George Kuan June 2010
Title: A True Higher-Order Module System
Dissertation: PDF

Raghav Kulkarni August 2010
Title: Computational Complexity: Counting, Evasiveness, and Isolation
First Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Research in Informatics (LRI) - University of Paris 7, Paris.
Dissertation: PDF

Andy Terrel August 2010
Title: Finite element method automation for non-Newtonian fluid models
First Position: Postdoctoral fellow, Texas Advanced Computing Center, University of Texas at Austin
Dissertation: PDF

Fangfang Xia March 2010
Title: Inference of Evolutionary Trees and Horizontal Gene Transfer
First Position: Computational postdoctoral fellow at Argonne National Laboratory
Dissertation: PDF

Hariharan Narayanan August 2009
Title: Diffusion in Computer Science and Statistics
First Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dissertation: PDF

Ioan Raicu March 2009
Title: Many-Task Computing: Bridging the Gap between High Throughput Computing and High Performance Computing
First Position: NSF/CRA Computing Innovation Fellow, Department of Electrical Enginerring and Computer Science, Northwestern University
Dissertation: PDF

Michael Papka  
Title: Visualization and Collaboration Technologies to Support High-Performance Computing Research
Dissertation: PDF

Leandro CortÚs  
Title: Detection and Tracking of Multiple Objects in Fluorescence Microscopy
Dissertation: PDF

Xinghua Shi  
Title: System and Tools to Support a Bayesian Approach to Improving Large-Scale Metabolic Models

Fan Yang  
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