Tuesday, May 12, 2020 — 1:00 PM EDT

Please note: This PhD defence will be given online.

Mirmojtaba Gharibi, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles will soon be integrated in the airspace and start serving us in various capacities such as package delivery, surveillance, search and rescue missions, inspection of infrastructure, precision agriculture, and cinematography.

Friday, May 8, 2020 — 4:00 PM EDT

Please note: The master’s thesis presentation will be given online.

Mark Iwanchyshyn, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Thursday, May 7, 2020 — 11:00 AM EDT

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Aseem Baranwal, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 — 1:30 PM EDT

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Owen Merkel, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 — 10:00 AM EDT

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Michael Honke, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 — 2:00 PM EDT

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Gaurav Gupta, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Friday, May 1, 2020 — 2:00 PM EDT

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Lakshmanan Arumugam, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer

Friday, May 1, 2020 — 1:30 PM EDT

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Alexandre Parmentier, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

This thesis presents two works with the shared goal of improving the capacity of multiagent trust modeling to be applied to social networks. 

Friday, May 1, 2020 — 9:30 AM EDT

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Mina Farid, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 — 2:15 PM EDT

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Kimon Fountoulakis, Assistant Professor
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 — 10:30 AM EDT

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Mina Farid, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Friday, April 24, 2020 — 4:00 PM EDT

Please note: This master’s thesis presentation will be given online.

Chufeng Hu, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Local graph clustering methods are used to find small- and medium-scale clusters without traversing the graph. It has been shown that the combination of the Approximate Personalized PageRank (APPR) algorithm and the sweep method can efficiently detect a small cluster around the starting vertex. 

Friday, April 24, 2020 — 1:00 PM EDT

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Sasha Vtyurina, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Voice-based assistants have become a popular tool for conducting web search, particularly for factoid question answering. However, for more complex web searches their functionality remains limited, as does our understanding of the ways in which searchers can best interact with audio-based search results.

Thursday, April 23, 2020 — 1:30 PM EDT

Please note: This master’s thesis presentation will be given online.

Ibrahim Kettaneh, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 — 10:30 AM EDT

Mina Farid, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

One challenge that faces most extraction tools is the long tail of information. Entities that lie in the long tail do not have enough mentions in the text, limiting their relevant context. The absence of enough repetition restricts the extraction of property values with high confidence.

Monday, April 20, 2020 — 10:00 AM EDT

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Hemant Surale, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Friday, April 17, 2020 — 2:00 PM EDT

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William Sigouin, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Friday, April 17, 2020 — 1:00 PM EDT

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Mike Schaekermann, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Artificial intelligence (AI) assistants for clinical decision making show increasing promise in medicine. However, medical assessments can be contentious, leading to expert disagreement. This raises the question of how AI assistants should be designed to handle the classification of ambiguous cases. 

Friday, April 17, 2020 — 11:00 AM EDT

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Nashid Shahriar, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 — 1:30 PM EDT

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Jan Gorzny, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 — 11:00 AM EDT

Please note: This master’s thesis presentation will be given online.

Colin Vandenhof, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Reinforcement learning (RL) is a powerful tool for developing intelligent agents, and the use of neural networks makes RL techniques more scalable to challenging real-world applications, from task-oriented dialogue systems to autonomous driving. However, one of the major bottlenecks to the adoption of RL is efficiency, as it often takes many time steps to learn an acceptable policy. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 — 10:00 AM EDT

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Johann Wentzel, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 — 10:00 AM EDT

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Anil Pacaci, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Thursday, April 9, 2020 — 4:00 PM EDT

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Sushant Agarwal, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Thursday, April 9, 2020 — 3:30 PM EDT

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Christian Gorenflo, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

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