CS students successfully defend their dissertations!

July 13, 2017

We in the department are extremely proud of our students who have successfully completed their PhD!

Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Hamilton on the recent successful defense of his thesis work, ” Distributed Parallel Extreme Event Analysis in Next Generation Simulation Architectures” on May 3, 2017.

In my research I present a distributed parallel system named Myrcene for extracting scientific data from exascale simulations that run on next generation supercomputing architectures.  I’ve designed two methods of extraction for turbulence simulations that reduce the data by a tenth of the original size for long term storage, and utilize these methods in Myrcene. – Stephen Hamilton

Professional Plans: I will be a research scientist starting this summer at the Army Cyber Institute at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY.

For more information about his research, click here.

 

 

Congratulations to Dr. Ian Miers on the recent successful defense of his thesis work, ” Building an Anonymous Bitcoin like Crypto-Currency” on June 14, 2017.

Ian Miers is working on applied cryptography and privacy enhancing technologies advised by Professor Matthew Green. His work includes anonymous crypto-currencies (Zerocoin and Zerocash), decentralized anonymous credentials, and secure messaging including attacks on Apple iMessage.

For more information about his research, click here.

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Dr. Alex Cheng on the recent successful defense of his thesis work, ” Calibration and Tracking in Intraoperative Ultrasound with Active Acoustic and Photoacoustic Point Localization” on July 6, 2017.

During his studies at Hopkins, Alex was involved in 6 journal articles, 19 conference publications, 8 abstracts, and 4 patents. In 2012, he won the MUUSS fellowship, the best poster award at CARS in 2014, and the JHU Professor Joel Dean Excellence in Teaching Award in 2016. His research interests include ultrasound-guided interventions, photoacoustic tracking, and surgical robotics.

For more information about his research, click here.

 

 

 

Congratulations to Dr. Zihan Chen on the recent successful defense of his thesis work, ” A Scalable, High-performance, Real-time Control Architecture with Application to Semi-autonomous Teleoperation” on July 7, 2017.

His research focuses on scalable, high-performance control system and semi-autonomous teleoperation.

Professional Plans: I will join Verb Surgical once I complete my studies at Hopkins.

For more information about his research, click here.

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