The Research Option offers students majoring in computer science the opportunity for a substantial, in-depth research experience. Students are strongly encouraged at the end of their experience to work with their faculty mentor to develop a journal publication or conference presentation on the research in addition to the actual thesis.

Recent Submissions

  • Efficient Calculation of Frame Level Complex Predicates in Video Analytics 

    Sengupta, Aubhro (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2023-01-18)
    The field of video analytics focuses on extracting useful information from video. Lets consider a scenario in which we have a large amount of video from a traffic camera at a certain busy intersection and we are looking ...
  • Oracle Guided Image Synthesis with Relative Queries 

    Helbling, Alec Fisher (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2023-01-18)
    Isolating and controlling specific features in the outputs of generative models in a user-friendly way is a difficult and open-ended problem. We develop techniques that allow a user to generate an image they are envisioning ...
  • Intelligent Buffer Pool Prefetching 

    Suresh, Sylesh Kyle (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2023-01-18)
    Buffer pools are essential for disk-based database management system (DBMS) performance as accessing memory on disk is orders of magnitude more expensive than accessing data in-memory. As such, one of the most important ...
  • Forecasting Atlanta Gentrification with Transformers 

    Sett, Gaurav (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2023-01-18)
    Gentrification is an impactful trend in American cities, yet our ability to measure and predict this process remains weak. This thesis explores the use of machine learning to predict gentrification in Atlanta, Georgia. We ...
  • Fighting on Facebook: Political Conversations Between Strong and Weak Ties 

    Bernstein, Lily (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2023-01-18)
    Most Facebook users have observed a heated disagreement on the site, or been involved in such a disagreement themselves. Why do we get into these disagreements and who are we fighting with? Are we learning anything from ...
  • Evaluating the Predictive Performance of Genomic Data-based Machine Learning Models for 4 Different Mental Health Disorders 

    Choi, Katherine Elena (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2023-01-18)
    Clinical psychiatry can greatly benefit from using polygenic risk scores (PRS) to assess the risk of developing certain mental health disorders. While the PRS performance can be evaluated considering exclusively the disorder, ...
  • Usability Study of ImageScape Integration in the Prolonged Exposure Collective Sensing System (PECSS) 

    Zou, Chunhao (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2023-01-18)
    We studied the usability and usefulness of the Prolonged Exposure Collective Sensing System (PECSS) for clinicians conducting prolonged exposure (PE) therapy with a special focus on one functional component of PECSS called ...
  • Multidimensional Allocation: In Apportionment and Bin Packing 

    Chiu, Alvin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-08)
    In this thesis, we deal with two problems on multidimensional allocation, specifically in apportionment and in bin packing. The apportionment problem models the allocation of seats in a House of Representatives such that ...
  • Generating Knowledge Graphs using GPT-J for Automated Story Generation Purposes 

    Dani, Samihan Ashay (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-05)
    Automated story generation is a recent challenge in artificial intelligence that aims to create stories in coherent ways. While it’s made much progress, stories are still not coherent; however, a possible solution is to ...
  • Understanding Intrusive Questioning in Online Conversations 

    Das, Rohit (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-05)
    In online mental health platforms, ensuring that vulnerable users receive care without harm is of paramount importance. Our group created a representative, data-driven semantic taxonomy for harmful behaviors that occur on ...
  • Improving the Balance of a Random-access Data Structure on a Migratory Thread Platform 

    Joshipura, Muktaka B. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-05)
    In this work, we look at a distributed random-access data structure provided with a migratory-thread platform: the Lucata Pathfinder, called a chunked array. A chunked array provides sequential locality on sections of the ...
  • Integrating Passive and Active Practice for Augmenting Piano Education 

    Teuscher, Noah (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-05)
    Passive haptic learning (PHL) is the technique of training the muscle memory of a user through repeated vibrotactile stimulation, even when the user directs their attention towards other tasks. Teaching users to play piano ...
  • A Study of Allele-Specific Methylation on the Human X Chromosome 

    Morgan, Robert A. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-05)
    X chromosome inactivation in female mammals ensures dosage compensation between sexes. Allele-specific DNA methylation is a known epigenetic signature of X chromosome inactivation where the active and inactive X chromosomes ...
  • Attention-Enhanced Multimodal Learning with Projected Modalities 

    Chaganti, Sidhartha (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-05)
    Multimodal learning enables networks to consider mulitple perspectives or modalities of a scene when performing activity recognition. We propose networks which use attention to better focus on select portions of data along ...
  • Mimicry Attacks Against DNS Reputation Systems 

    Galloway, Tillson Thomas (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-05)
    The Domain Name System (DNS) has been an essential component of the Internet since 1985, mapping domain names that are easy to remember (e.g. google.com) to IPs that computers use to communicate (e.g. 30.3.5.2). DNS ...
  • Commonsense Reasoning in Interpersonal Conflict 

    Cao, Ziyuan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-05)
    We propose to use the subreddit named r/AITA as the corpus for studying social commonsense reasoning. Compared to existing popular corpora, it contains social situations with more complex structures. We show that current ...
  • Examinator: Detecting Exam Cheating Via Comparison of Question Answering Timings 

    Sonubi, Imanuel Oluseyi (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-05)
    Cheating is an issue that affects more than just the student doing it, no matter the format of the assessment being cheated on. Take-home exams provide more flexibility for the instructor and student than regular proctored ...
  • Pipeline for Assisting Diagnosis of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder via Automated Method for Classifying Repetitive Behaviors 

    Sun, Jimin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-05)
    We present automated methods to collect and provide motion data via sensors that can be used to assist the clinical decision-making process when diagnosing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children. The current limitation ...
  • CardiacAR: Mobile Augmented Reality for Cardiovascular Surgical Planning 

    Yang, Alex (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-05)
    Advanced surgical procedures for congenital heart diseases (CHDs) require precise planning before the surgeries. The conventional approach for planning complex cardiovascular surgeries involves extracting the patients’ ...
  • Six Feet Apart: Online Payments During the COVID-19 Pandemic 

    Shaikh, Omar (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-05)
    Since the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses have faced unprecedented challenges when trying to remain open. Because COVID-19 spreads through aerosolized droplets, businesses were forced to distance their services; in some ...

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