USC-THU 2016 Research Symposium

Agenda of 10th THU-USC Faculty Research Symposium on

Energy Informatics and Big Data

Dates: 10-11 May, 2016
Venue: Los Angeles
Day 1: Tuesday, 10 May, 2016

08:30 AM: Arrival and Refreshments

9:00 - 9:30 AM - Welcome and Introductions- Chair : Cauligi Raghavendra, Vice Dean for Global Academic Initiatives, USC
Welcoming Remarks by Yannis Yortsos, Dean of Viterbi School of Enginnering, USC
Welcoming Remarks by Anthony Bailey, Vice President for Strategic and Global Initiatives, USC
Welcoming Remarks by Jun Li, Executive Director, Tsinghua National Laboratory for Information Science and Technology (TNList)

9:30 - 10:40 AM - Plenary Talks - Prof. Jun Li, THU (Chair)
"On Fusing Heterogeneous Data Sources" - Philip Yu, Distinguished Professor at Univ. of Illinois, Chicago, and THU
"Optimization of Large Scale Wireless Networks" - Urbashi Mitra, Professor of Electrical Engineering, USC

10:40 - 10:50 AM - COFFEE BREAK

10:50 - 12:30 PM - Smart Infrastructure - Chair: Prof. Zhisheng Niu, THU
"Controlling the Internet of Things - from Energy Saving to Fast Evacuation in Smart Buildings " by Qingshan Jia, THU
"Design, Construction and Management for Data Rich Advanced Infrastructure Systems" by Lucio Soibelman, USC
"From High Speed Trains to Bayesian Networks" by Yongdong Deng, THU
"Deciphering the Rules of Autonomy in Nature: Mathematical Analysis of Microbial Networked Communities" by Paul Bogdan

12:30 - 01:45 PM - LUNCH BREAK (Brain Storming Session for Research Collaborations)

01:45 - 02:45 PM - Student Poster Session
"Flame Propagation in Narrow Channels at Varying Lewis Numbers" by Si Shen, Jakrapop Wongwiwat, Xiaotong Ma, Jonathan Gross, Paul D. Ronney
"Effects of Mixture Fractions on Edge-Flame Propagation Speeds" by Hang Song, Philip Wang, Richard S. Boles, David Matinyan, Hatsachai Prahanphap, Jesse Piotrowicz, Paul D. Ronney
"A Two-Stage Shape Retrieval (TSR) method woth Global and Local Features" by Xiaqing Pan, Sachin Chachada, C. Jay Kuo
"Dynamic Graph Analytics for Cyber Situational Awareness" by Charith Wickramaarachchi, Charalampos Chelmis, Viktor K. Prasanna
"Extreme Traffic Forecasting: A Deep Learning Approach" by Rose Yu, Yaguang Li, Cyrus Shahabi, Ugur Demiryurek, Yan Liu
"An arc orienteering algorithm to find the most scenic path on a large-scale road network" by Yiing Lu, Cyrus Shahabi
"Task Matching and Scheduling for Multiple Workers in Spatial Crowdsourcing" by Dingxiong Deng, Cyrus Shahabi and Linhong Zhu
"A Study of Contact Durations for Vehicle to Vehicle Communications" by Quynh Nguyen and Bhaskar Krishnamachari

02:45 - 03:00 PM - COFFEE BREAK

03:00 - 05:00 PM - Chair: Prof. Cauligi Raghavendra (USC) : Network and Data Centers
"Research on Distributed Network Service Policy Engorcement" by Jun Li, THU
"Accelerators Using FPGAs, Processors and Advanced Memories" by Viktor Prasanna, USC
"Big Data Analysis Systems: Scalability First or Performance First?" by Wenguang Chen, THU
"Programmable Measurement Architecture for Data Centers" by Minlen Yu, USC

06:00 PM - Banquet Dinner at Palms Restaurant, Downtown Los Angeles

Day 2: Wednesday, 11 May, 2016


09:00 - 10:30 AM - Chair: Paul Ronney, USC - Advanced Manufacturing and Big Data
"RoboSAM: Robotic Smart Assistant for Manufacturing" by S K Gupta, USC
"Towards Intelligent System Control" by Longbo Huang, THU
"A Big data Approach to Perceptual Coding" by Jay Kuo, USC

10:30 - 10:45 AM - COFFEE BREAK

10:45 - 12:15 PM - Chair: Bhaskar Krishnamachari - Energy Efficiency and Healthcare Applications
"Real Traffic Dynamics and its Energy-Efficient Service Provisioning" by Zhisheng Niu, THU
"Deep Neural Networks for Smart Health Care" by Yan Liu, USC
"Energy Efficient Short Range Transceivers Smart Phone Based IoT and Healthcare Applications" by Woogeun Rhee, THU

12:15 - 01:30 PM - LUNCH BREAK (Brain Storming Session for Research Collaborations)

01:30 - 03:00 PM - Chair: Mahta Moghaddam, USC : Electromagnetics, Combustion and Quantum Dots
"A 3D model-based inversion algorithm for electromagnetic data" by Maokun Li, THU
"500,000 years of combustion research: What we still need to learn in the era of alternative energy" by Paul Ronney, USC
"Exploiting the limitless number of colors of QDs - The quantum dot spectrometer" by Jie Bao, THU

03:00 - 03:30 PM - COFFEE BREAK

03:30 - 05:00 PM - Lab Tours and Individual Meetings

06:00 PM - Dinner at McKay's Restaurant, Radisson Hotel, Figueroa Street

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