Graduate Student Research

Sky Moon

Spring 2014 Project
Committee Chair: Dr. Sam Chung
Committee Members: Dr. Barbara Endicott-Popovsky
Thesis: Multiple-Criteria Query Statement Probabilities Based Database Insider Attack Monitoring System

William Kim

Spring 2014 Project
Committee Chair: Dr. Sam Chung
Committee Members: Dr. Barbara Endicott-Popovsky
Thesis: Software Architecture Model Driven Reverse Engineering Approach to Open Source Software Development

Ji Zhang

Spring 2014 Project
Committee Chair: Dr. Ankur M. Teredesai
Committee Members: Dr. Jie Sheng
Thesis: Supervised Nearest Neighbor Searching for Visual Tracking

Muaz Mian

Spring 2014 Project
Committee Chair: Dr. Ankur M. Teredesai
Committee Members: Dr. Senjuti Basu Roy, David Hazel
Thesis: Healthcare Big Data Exploration in Real-Time

Aniruddah Desai

Spring 2014 Project
Committee Chair: Dr. Ankur M. Teredesai
Committee Members: David Hazel, Dr. Gregory Benner
Thesis: Data Visualization in Educational Datasets using a Rule-Based Inference System

Yitao Li

Autumn 2013 Project
Committee Chair : Dr. Senjuti Basu Roy
Committee Members: Dr. Ling Ding, Dr. Ankur M. Teredesai
Thesis: Application of Machine Learning Techniques to Paper-Author Identication Problem

Samba Ramasubramanian

Autumn 2013 Project
Committee Chair:  Dr. Sam Chung
Committee Members:  Dr. Ling Ding, Dr. Seungwan Ryu
Thesis: Secure and Smart Media Sharing Based on Direct Communications Among Mobile Devices Underlying in LTE-A Cellular Network

Michael Pitts

Autumn 2013 Project
Advisor: Dr. Senjuti Basu-Roy
Committee Member:  Dr. Ankur Teredesai
Thesis: ALIAS: A Tool for Disambiguating Authors in Microsoft Academic Search

Jayshree Agarwal

Graduated: Fall 2013
Committee Chair: Senjuti Basu Roy, Ph.D.
Committee Members: Ankur Teredesai, Ph.D.
Thesis: Predicting Risk of Re-hospitalization for Congestive Heart Failure Patients

Charles Costarella

Gradudated: Spring 2013
Committee Chair:  Dr. Sam Chung
Committee Members:Dr. Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, Center for Information Assurance & Cybersecurity, University of Washington, Dr. David Dittrich, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington
Project:  Hardening Honeynets Against Honeypot-Aware Botnet Attacks

Jeremiah Miller

Graduated: Spring 2013
Committee Chair:  Dr. Sam Chung
Committee Members: Dr. Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, Center for Information Assurance & Cybersecurity, University of Washington, Dr. Teresa Escrig, Dr. Yan Bai, Dr. Jan Whittington
Project:  From GPS Device to Mobile Native App to Mobile Web App:  Geolocation Field Data Collection in WA State Water Resources

Michael Schweiger

Graduated: Spring 2013
Committee Chair:  Dr. Sam Chung
Committee Members: Dr. Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, Center for Information Assurance & Cybersecurity, University of Washington
Project: Malware Analysis on the Cloud:  Increased Performance, Reliability, and Flexibility

Swathi Balakrishna

Graduated: Winter 2013
Committee Members: Dr. Ling Ding
Project: An Efficient Client Server Assignment for Internet Distributed Systems

2012 Research Projects

Eric Johnson

Graduated: Fall 2012
Committee Chair: Ankur Teredesai, Ph.D.
Thesis: Predicting Urgent Care Clinic and Emergency Department Wait Times

Arta Shayandeh

Graduated: Spring 2012
Committee Chair: Ankur Teredesai, Ph.D.
Committee Members: Senjuti Basu Roy, Ph.D.
Thesis: Adaptive Probabilistic Topic Models for Social Networks

Travis Rautman

Graduated: Spring 2012
Committee Chair: Ankur Teredesai, Ph.D.
Thesis: ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS Cup 2012

2011 Research Projects

Ashish Bindra

Graduated: Fall 2011
Committee Chair: Ankur Teredesai, Ph.D.
Committee Members: Martine De Cock
Thesis: SocialLDA:Scalable Topic Modeling in Social Networks

Aaron Munger

Graduated: Fall 2011
Committee Chair: Ankur Teredesai, Ph.D.
Thesis: Relation Extraction from Biomedical Text Using SVMs with Dependency Tree Kernels

Brenton Lessley

Graduated: Summer 2011
Committee Chair: Donald Chinn, Ph.D.
Committee Members: Matthew Alden, Ph.D., Daniel Bryan, Ph.D., Ehsan Feroz, Ph.D.
Thesis: Application of an Estimation of Distribution Algorithm to Financial Statement Fraud Classification

Garima Tiwari

Graduated: Spring 2011
Committee Chair: Ankur Teredesai, Ph.D.
Committee Members: Jie Sheng, Ph.D.
Thesis: Crowdsourced Evaluation for Reranked Twitter Search

Aparna Sundara Rajan

Graduated: Spring 2011
Committee Chair: Ankur Teredesai, Ph.D.
Committee Members: Matthew Alden, Ph.D., Daniel Zimmerman, Ph.D.
Thesis: Keyword Bidding in Sponsored Search Using an Estimation of Distribution Algorithm

Leo Hansel

Graduated: Spring 2011
Committee Chair: Sam Chung, Ph.D.
Committee Members: Jie Sheng, Ph.D.
Project: Improving both Interoperability and Performance of Unmanned Systems by Using JAUS and EtherCAT

John Patanian

Graduated: Winter 2011
Committee Chair: Ankur Teredesai, Ph.D.
Committee Members: Anil Varma, Ph.D., Feng Xue, Ph.D., Naresh Iyer, Ph.D.
Project: Adaptive Real-Time Power Plant Fault Detection: Improving Reliability of Industrial Equipment

2010 Research Projects

Charles Bryan

Graduated Winter 2010
Committee Chair: Dr. Donald Chinn
Committee Members: Dr. Josh Tenenberg
Project: InterAcText: Introduction to Java Programming, a Computer-Based Interactive Java Programming Textbook (Appendix A)

2009 Research Projects

Uma Nalluri

Graduated Winter 2009
Committee Chair: Ankur Teredesai, Ph. D.
Committee Members: Martine De Cock, Ph. D., Patricia Victor
Project: Utility of Distrust in Online Recommender Systems

2008 Research Projects

Eric Fickenscher

Graduated Autumn 2008
Committee Chair: Isabelle Bichindaritz, Ph. D.
Committee Members: Wayne Warren
Project: Using Voxelization and Ray-Tracing to Identify Wall Thinness of Polygonal Models

John C. Reed Jr.

Graduated Summer 2008
Committee Chair: Isabelle Bichindaritz, Ph. D.
Committee Members: Ankur M. Teredesai, Ph. D.
Project: Machine Learning Applications for Analyzing Sailboat Race Handicaps

Amalia Annest

Graduated Spring 2008
Committee Chair: Isabelle Bichindaritz, Ph. D.
Committee Members: Donald Chinn, Ph. D.
Project: Iterative Bayesian Model Averaging: A Method for the Application of Survival Analysis to High-Dimensional Microarray Data

Ryan M. Potter

Graduated Spring 2008
Committee Chair: Isabelle Bichindaritz, Ph. D.
Committee Members: Joseph Felsenstein, Ph. D., Menaka Muppa, M.S.
Project: Constructing Phylogenetic Trees using Multiple Sequence Alignment

Ernest Cho

Graduated Winter 2008
Committee Chair: Sam Chung, Ph.D.
Commitee Members: Daniel Zimmerman, Ph.D., Menaka Muppa, M.S.
Project: Automatic Web Services Generation

Omar Hafeez

Graduated Winter 2008
Committee Chair: Sam Chung, Ph.D.
Committee Members: Martine De Cock, Ph.D., Sergio Davolos, Ph.D.
Project: Toward an Intelligent Service Broker with Imprecise Constraints: Fuzzy Logic Based Service Selection by using SAWSDL

Craig Niiyama

Graduated Winter 2008
Committee Chair: Sam Chung, Ph.D.
Committee Members: Donald Chinn, Ph.D., Sergio Davolos, Ph.D.
Project: Service-Oriented Software Reeingineering Methodology for Composite Services

2007 Research Projects

Jennifer Leaf

Graduated: Summer 2007
Committee Chair: George Mobus, Ph.D.
Committee Member: Steve Hanks, Ph.D.
Project: DynSysMod: A Framework for Modeling Composite Dynamic Systems

Jean Nakamura

Graduated: Summer 2007
Committee Chair: Isabelle Bichindaritz, Ph.D.
Commitee Member: Don McLane
Project: Predicting Time-to-Failure of Industrial Machines with Temporal Data Mining

Gowri Allampalli-Nagaraj

Graduated: Spring 2007
Committee Chair: Isabelle Bichindartiz, Ph.D.
Committee Member: George Mobus, Ph.D.
Project: Semantic Indexing of Images Using a Web Ontology Language

Robert Bunge

Graduated: Spring 2007
Committee Chair: Sam Chung, Ph.D.
Committee Members: Barbara Endicott-Popovksy, Ph.D., Don McLane
Project: Network Perimeter Security for Service Oriented Architecture

Logan Dillard

Graduated: Spring 2007
Committee Chair: Steve Hanks, Ph.D.
Committee Member: Isabelle Bichindaritz, Ph.D.
Thesis: Negation in Semtiment Classification

Sowoon Pyo

Graduated: Spring 2007
Committee Chair: George Mobus, Ph.D.
Committee Members: Sam Chung, Ph.D., Ankur Teredesai, Ph.D.
Project: Sensor Network with User Supplied Connectivity

Rathnavel Rajagopal

Graduated: Spring 2007
Committee Chair: George Mobus, Ph.D.
Committee Members: Ruth Rea, Ph.D.
Thesis: Knowledge Discovery in form of Prototypical cases using Advanced Data Mining Techniques

Phil Bonderud

Graduated: Winter 2007
Committee Chair: Sam Chung, Ph.D.
Committee Member: Barbara Endicott-Popowski, Don McLane
Project: S-QoS4WS: Secure Quality of Service for Web Services Using the 3rd Party Certifications

Mark Paul

Graduated: Winter 2007
Committee Chair: George Mobus, Ph.D.
Committee Member: Donald Chinn, Ph.D.
Thesis: The Potential Of Latent Semantic Analysis To Identify Themes In Online Forums

2006 Research Projects

Shu-Fang Newman

Graduated: Autumn 2006
Committee Chair: Edwin Hong, Ph.D.
Committee Member: Moshe Rosenfeld, Ph.D.
Project: Seismographic Data Compression - Applying Modified Tunstall Coding

Joseph Byung Chul An

Graduated: Spring 2006
Committee Chair: Sam Chung, Ph.D.
Committee Member: Rogene Eichler West, Ph.D.
Project: Service-Oriented Software Reengineering: SoSR

Kristen Shinohara

Graduated: Spring 2006
Committee Chair: Josh Tenenberg, Ph.D.
Committee Member: Donald Chinn, Ph.D. & Carol Hert
Project: Designing Assistive Software for Blind Users

Kameron Romines

Graduated: Winter 2006
Committee Chair: Ed Hong, Ph.D.
Committee Member: Donald Chinn, Ph.D.
Thesis: Hyperspectral Image Compression with Optimization for Spectral Analysis

Mike Spiz

Graduated: Winter 2006
Committee Chair: Isabelle Bichindaritz, Ph.D.
Committee Member: Steve Hanks, Ph.D. & LouAnn Lyon-Banks
Thesis: Using Latent Semantic Indexing for Data Deduplication

Sean Tierney

Graduated: Winter 2006
Committee Chair: Isabelle Bichindaritz, Ph.D.
Committee Member: Don McLane
Project: Knowledge Discovery in Cyber Vulnerability Databases