Master's Theses & Technical Reports - 2017

M.S. | 5th Year M.S. | M.Eng.


9AGNR Local Back-gate Graphene Nanoribbon Short-field Transistors
Robert Lear [advisor: Eli Yablonovitch]

A 60 GHz Development & Test Platform for Wireless Systems Research
Christopher Yarp [advisor: John Wawrzynek]

A deep generative model for gene expression profiles from single-cell RNA sequencing
Romain Lopez [advisor: Michael Jordan and Nir Yosef]

A Generative Model of Urban Activities from Cellular Data
Mogeng Yin [advisor: Alexandre Bayen]

A miniaturized bioelectronic sensing system featuring portable microbial reactors for environmental deployment
Alyssa Zhou [advisor: Michel Maharbiz]

A Secure One-Roundtrip Index for Range Queries
Tobias Boelter [advisor: Raluca Ada Popa]

Autoregressive Linear Thermal Model of a Residential Forced-Air Heating System with Backpropagation Parameter Estimation Algorithm
Eric Burger [advisor: David E. Culler]

Collaborative, Contact-based Schemas for Robot Righting utilizing Hull Shape Design
David McPherson [advisor: Ronald S. Fearing]

DebateCAFE v1.0: Incentivizing Articulation and Consideration of Adversarial Arguments
Mo Zhou [advisor: Ken Goldberg]

Demonstration of an Optical Chip-to-Chip Link in a 3D Integrated Electronic-Photonic Platform
Sen Lin [advisor: Vladimir Stojanovic]

Design of a Lightweight Serial Link Generator for Test Chips
John Wright [advisor: Borivoje Nikolic]

Distributed Visualization for Genomic Analysis
Alyssa Morrow [advisor: Anthony D. Joseph and Nir Yosef]

Dosimetry Dust: An Ultrasonic Backscatter Implantable Dosimetry Device
Stefanie Garcia [advisor: Michel Maharbiz]

Emergence of coordinated neural dynamics underlies neuroprosthetic learning and skillful control
Vivek Athalye [advisor: Jose M. Carmena]

Enabling Efficient and Transparent Remote Memory Access in Disaggregated Datacenters
Nathan Pemberton [advisor: Randy H. Katz and John D. Kubiatowicz]

FEA-Assisted Analysis and Gain Optimization of a Micromechanical Resonant Displacement Amplifier
Gleb Melnikov [advisor: Clark Nguyen]

Fitting Nonconvex Biomechanics Energy Functions
Ahmed Bakhaty [advisor: Laurent El Ghaoui]

gNUFFTW: Auto-Tuning for High-Performance GPU-Accelerated Non-Uniform Fast Fourier Transforms
Teresa Ou [advisor: Michael Lustig and Laura Waller]

Gradient-Domain Vertex Connection and Merging
Weilun Sun [advisor: Ravi Ramamoorthi and Ren Ng]

Human Modeling for Autonomous Vehicles: Reachability Analysis, Online Learning, and Driver Monitoring for Behavior Prediction
Vijay Govindarajan [advisor: S. Shankar Sastry and Ruzena Bajcsy]

Implementation and Characterization of a Multi-hop 6TiSCH Network for Experimental Feedback Control of an Inverted Pendulum
Craig Schindler [advisor: Kristofer Pister]

Micro Scale Mirrors For Optical Communication
Joseph Crowe [advisor: Jan M. Rabaey]

Node-Pore Coded Coincidence Correcting Microfluidic Channel Framework: Code Design and Sparse Deconvolution
Michael Kellman [advisor: Michael Lustig and Laura Waller]

Overcoming Calibration Problems in Pattern Labeling with Pairwise Ratings
Baiyu Chen [advisor: Alexei (Alyosha) Efros]

Perturbed Iterate Analysis for Asynchronous Stochastic Optimization
Horia Mania [advisor: Michael Jordan and Benjamin Recht]

PLSI: A Portable VLSI Flow
Daniel Dabbelt [advisor: Krste Asanović and Jonathan Bachrach]

Recognizing Functions in Binaries with Neural Networks
Richard Shin [advisor: Dawn Song]

Recursive SDN for Carrier Networks
James McCauley [advisor: Scott Shenker]

Rodent Wearable Ultrasound Interrogation System for Wireless Neural Recording
Joshua Kay [advisor: Bernhard Boser]

Shaping Model-Free Reinforcement Learning with Model-Based Pseudorewards
Paul Krueger [advisor: Stuart J. Russell]

Spawnpoint: Secure Deployment of Distributed, Managed Containers
John Kolb [advisor: Randy H. Katz]

Technical Report: Benchmarking and Evaluating Whole Genome Assembly
Faraz Tavakoli Farahani [advisor: Lior Pachter]

TreeRegex: An Extension to Regular Expressions for Matching and Manipulating Tree-Structured Text (Technical Report)
Benjamin Mehne [advisor: Koushik Sen]

Using Adaptive and Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control to Maximize Throughput of Signalized Arterials
Daniel Albarnaz Farias [advisor: Pravin Varaiya and Kannan Ramchandran]

5th Year M.S.

A Multiplying Delay-Locked Loop For A Self-Adjustable Clock Generator
Gary Choi [advisor: Borivoje Nikolic]

Adversarial Examples for Visual Decompilers
James Wei [advisor: Dawn Song]

Algorithms and Applications of the Vision Correcting Display
Charles Ding [advisor: Brian A. Barsky]

An Efficient, Full Stack Protocol for Body Area Mesh Networks
Ramakrishnan Menon [advisor: Jan M. Rabaey]

Baseline Building Power Estimation
Sumedh Bhattacharya [advisor: Claire Tomlin]

BPSK Demodulation for RF Applications
Yu-Ting Toh [advisor: Ali Niknejad]

Breaking Active-Set Backward-Edge Control-Flow Integrity
Michael Theodorides [advisor: David Wagner]

Deep Factor Graphs for Bayesian Prediction of High-Dimensional Games
Alon Daks [advisor: Laurent El Ghaoui]

Design of Z-Source Inverter for Electric Bikes
Wencong Zhang [advisor: Seth R. Sanders]

EchoBot: Facilitating Data Collection for Robot Learning with the Amazon Echo
Rishi Kapadia [advisor: Ken Goldberg]

Exploring a New IoT Infrastructure
Paul Bramsen [advisor: John D. Kubiatowicz]

First Order Driving Simulator
Wesley Hsieh [advisor: Ken Goldberg]

Goal-Driven Dynamics Learning via Bayesian Optimization
Teddey Xiao [advisor: Claire Tomlin]

High Coverage Hint Generation for Massive Courses
Sumukh Sridhara [advisor: John DeNero]

Model-Based Design of a Satellite with Orthogonal Spinning Sensors
Jonathan Shum [advisor: Claire Tomlin]

Solving the Cox Proportional Hazards Model and Its Applications
Jessica Ko [advisor: Laurent El Ghaoui]

Supporting Asynchronous Interactive Visualization for Exploratory Data Analysis
Larry Xu [advisor: Joseph M. Hellerstein]

The BDD-Nexar Collective: A Large-Scale, Crowsourced, Dataset of Driving Scenes
Vashisht Madhavan [advisor: Trevor Darrell]

The Mezuri Data Provenance Management Platform
Dibyo Majumdar [advisor: Eric Brewer]

TurtleGuard: Helping Android Users Apply Contextual Privacy Preferences
Lynn Tsai [advisor: David Wagner]

Uncertain Reward-Transition MDPs for Negotiable Reinforcement Learning
Nishant Desai [advisor: Stuart J. Russell]


BIDViz: Real-time Monitoring and Debugging of Machine Learning Training Processes
Han Qi [advisor: John F. Canny]

High Speed Data Link
liheng zhu [advisor: Vladimir Stojanovic]

Modern High-Speed Link Design
Jeremie David [advisor: Vladimir Stojanovic]

Predicting Bad Patents
Joong Hwa Lee [advisor: Lee Fleming]

Predicting Bad Patents
William Ho [advisor: Lee Fleming]

Predicting Bad Patents: Employing Machine Learning to Predict Post-Grant Review Outcomes for US Patents
David Winer [advisor: Lee Fleming]

Predicting Pad Patents
Tzuo Shuin Yew [advisor: Lee Fleming]

Privacy-Aware Remote Mobile Health and Fitness Monitoring
Caitlin Gruis [advisor: Ruzena Bajcsy]

Privacy-Aware Remote Mobile Health and Fitness Monitoring
Yu Xiao [advisor: Ruzena Bajcsy]

Privacy-Aware Remote Mobile Health and Fitness Monitoring: Extending the Functionality of The Berkeley Telemonitoring Framework
Kaidi Du [advisor: Ruzena Bajcsy]

Scaling Up Deep Learning on Clusters
Aleks Kamko [advisor: John F. Canny]

Scaling Up Deep Learning on Clusters
Jiaqi Xie [advisor: John F. Canny]

Scaling Up Deep Learning on Clusters
Quanlai Li [advisor: John F. Canny]

Spectrum Access System: Design and Implementation of the Decision-Feedback Equalizer in Hardware
Ci Chen [advisor: Anant Sahai]

Spectrum Access System: Design and Implementation of the Decision-Feedback Equalizer in Software
Heyi Sun [advisor: Anant Sahai]

Understanding Deep Learning Through Visualization
Xuan Zou [advisor: John F. Canny]

Understanding Deep Learning Through Visualization
Jingqiu Liu [advisor: John F. Canny]

User Interface and Data Visualization for Environmental Assessment
Jonya Chen [advisor: Björn Hartmann]

User Interface and Data Visualization for Environmental Assessment
Caroline Chen [advisor: Björn Hartmann]

Vision Correcting Display - Master of Engineering Capstone Final Report
Sijia Teng [advisor: Brian A. Barsky]