USC-THU 2015 Research Symposium

Agenda of 9th THU-USC Faculty Research Symposium on

Energy Informatics and Big Data

Dates: 21-22 May, 2015 Venue: FIT Building, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Day 1: Thursday, 21 May, 2015

8:30 - 10:20: Welcome and Plenary Session
Chair: Prof. Jun Li, Research Institute of Information Technology, THU
8:30 – 8:35: Welcome Remark from THU SIST (Jiaguang Sun, Dean of SIST, THU)
8:35 – 8:45: Greetings from the Sponsor (Feng Deng, Founding Managing Director, Northern Light Venture Capital)
8:45 – 9:15: Plenary speech #1: "The Evolution of Technology" Prof. Yannis Yortsos (Dean, Viterbi School of Engineering, USC)
9:15 – 9:20: Group Photo
9:20 – 9:50: Plenary speech #2: “Energy Internet Exploration and Research in Tsinghua” Prof. Feng Gao (Deputy Director, Insititute for Energy Internet Research, THU)
9:50-10:20: Plenary speech #3: “Big Data, Energy Efficiency and Hardware Accelerators” Prof. Viktor Prasanna (Director, Center for Energy Informatics, USC)

10:20-10:50: Coffee break and Student Poster Session #1

10:50 - 12:30: Technical Session on Energy Efficiency of Power and Transportation Systems Chair: Prof. Cauligi Raghavendra, Viterbi School of Engineering, USC

10:50-11:10: “Big Data Analytics in Transportation Allocation” Prof. Yi Zhang (Department of Automation, THU)
11:10-11:30: “Control Policies for Dynamical Networks with Applications to Transportation” Prof. Ketan Salva (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC)
11:30-11:50: “Big Data Analysis for Transient Voltage Stability in Power Grid” Prof. Junwei Cao (Research Institute of Information Technology, THU)
11:50-12:10: “Development of Novel Techniques for Evaluating Physical, Chemical and Toxicological Properties of Particulate Matter in Ambient Air” Dr. Dongbin Wang (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC)
12:10-12:30: “Reliability Assessment of Building Energy Modeling as a Tool for Evaluating Energy Conservation Measure” Prof. Nan Li (Department of Construction Management, THU)

12:30-14:00: Lunch and Student Poster Session #2

14:00-15:40: Technical Session on Big Data
Chair: Prof. Wenwu Zhu, Department of Computer Science and Technology, THU

14:00 - 14:20: “Blending Real and Virtual Worlds - Location, Crowd and Social Connections” Prof. Cyrus Shahabi (Director of the NSF's Integrated Media Systems Center, USC)
14:20 - 14:40: “Predictive Modeling of Information Spreading in Social Networks” Prof. Peng Cui (Department of Computer Science and Technology, THU)
14:40 - 15:00: “Large-scale Kernel Methods for Computer Vision and Speech Recognition” Prof. Fei Sha (Department of Computer Science, USC)
15:00 - 15:20: “Adaptive Dropout Training for SVMs” Prof. Jun Zhu (Department of Computer Science and Technology, THU)
15:20 - 15:40: “Fast Spatio-temporal Analysis via Low Rank Tensor Learning” Prof. Yan Liu (Department of Computer Science, USC)

15:40-16:10: Coffee Break and Student Poster Session #3

16:10-17:30: Technical Session on Integrated Media and Communications
Chair: Prof. Zhisheng Niu, Department of Electronic Engineering, THU

16:10-16:30: “Big Visual Data Analysis: Challenges and Solution Strategies” Prof. Jay Kuo (Department of Electrical Engineering, USC)
16:30-16:50: “Computational Hyperspectral Imaging” Prof. Qionghai Dai (Department of Automation, THU)
16:50-17:10: “Propagation Channel Models for Next-generation Wireless Communications Systems” Prof. Andreas Molisch (Department of Electrical Engineering, USC)
17:10-17:30: “Performance Analysis of Secret Key Establishment Based on Space Time Property of Wireless Channel” Prof. Shidong Zhou (Department of Electronic Engineering, THU)

Day 2: Friday, 22 May, 2015

9:00-10:30: Panel on THU-USC Dual Master Degree (TUDD) Program

Moderator: Zhisheng Niu (Vice Dean, SIST, THU)

Panelists: Cauligi Raghavendra (Vice Dean, VSoE, USC), Zuo Zhang (Executive Vice Dean, SIST, THU), Cyrus Shahabi (Director, NSF's Integrated Media Systems Center, USC), Yi Zhang (Former Director, International Office, THU), Viktor Prasanna (Director, Center for Energy Informatics, USC), Yuchun Ma (Department of Computer Sci. & Tech., THU), Tao Zhang (Deputy Director, Department of Automation, THU)

1) Introduction of the TUDD Program (Raghu & Zuo, 10 mins each)
2) Introduction of USC’s EE/CS Curriculum for TUDD (Cyrus & Prasanna, 10 mins each)
3) Introduction of THU’s CS/AU Curriculum for TUDD (Yuchun & Tao, 10 mins each)
4) Q&A (30 mins)

10:30-11:00: Coffee Break

11:00-12:00: Introductory Session on iPodia
Moderator: Stephen Lu (Department of Industrial & System Engineering, USC)

12:00-13:00: Lunch

13:30-17:30: Lab Tour
13:30-13:50: Next Generation Internet (Room 1-101, FIT Building)
14:00-14:30: Institute for Energy Internet Research (2F, Western Main Building)
14:30-17:30: Individual lab visits

Published on June 7th, 2017

Last updated on May 28th, 2024