Master’s Theses


Ali Bakhshi, Securing Smart Contracts: Strategies for Identifying and Mitigating Vulnerabilities in Blockchain Applications (Supervisor: Dr. Paruchuri)


Aaron Moody, Summarizing Crowd Sourced Reviews with Natural Language Processing (Supervisor: Dr. Hu)

Sampurna Shrestha, Comparing Document Relationships Between Distributional Semantic Models (Supervisor: Dr. Stine)


Amber D. Abernathy, The Incremental Online K-Means Clustering Algorithm and Its Application to Color Quantization (Supervisor: Dr. Celebi)

Furkan Dinc, A New Set of Real-Time Performance Aware Algorithms for Virtual Reality Based Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Surgery Simulation (Supervisor: Dr. Kockara)

Makenzie Spurling, Reliable and Trustworthy: An Investigation on Improving Quality of Crowdsourced Work with Interval-Valued Labels (Supervisor: Dr. Hu)

Qiuyun Tian, Wineinformatics: Comparing and Combining SVM Models Built by Wine Reviews from Robert Parker and Wine Spectator for 95 + Point Wine Prediction (Supervisor: Dr. Chen)


Falla Z. Coulibaly, Software Obfuscation for Security of COTS-Based Embedded Systems (Supervisor: Dr. Patooghy)

Jared McCune, An Unsupervised Machine Learning Approach to Diabetic Neuropathy Data with Internal View Comparison and Weighting (Supervisor: Dr. Kursun)

Hoa Nguyen, Cross-Modal Prediction Using Canonical Correlation Analysis with Privacy Preservation (Supervisors: Dr. Kursun and Dr. Alsharif)

Khalil Oumimoun, Virtual Rotator Cuff Arthroscopic Skill Trainer (Supervisor: Dr. Halic)

Sydnee Phillips, The Effects of Gaze Angle and Iris Size on Off-Angle Iris Recognition Using Deep Learning (Supervisor: Dr. Celebi)

Beiimbet Sarsekeyev, BeiimNet: Semi-Supervised Contextually Guided Convolutional Neural Networks (Supervisor: Dr. Kursun)


Mehmet Alpaydin, Skin Lesion Detection and Tracking Platform for Total Body Photography (Supervisor: Dr. Kockara)

Garrett Brown, The Effects of Learning Rate Schedules on Color Quantization (Supervisor: Dr. Celebi)

Reese Childers, A Study of Rate Control for H.265/HEVC Video Compression (Supervisor: Dr. Sun)

Zeqing Dong, Understanding 21st Century Bordeaux Wines from Wine Reviews Through Natural Language Processing and Classifications (Supervisor: Dr. Chen)

Seema Shedage, Development of Virtual Skill Trainers and Their Validation Study Analysis Using Machine Learning (Supervisor: Dr. Halic)

Skyler Thompson, Fast Color Quantization Using MacQueen’s K-Means Algorithm (Supervisor: Dr. Celebi)


Recep Hacisoftaoglu, Deep Learning Frameworks for Diabetic Retinopathy Detection Using Smartphone-Based Retinal Imaging Systems (Supervisor: Dr. Karakaya)


Recep Erol, Skin Cancer Malignancy Classification with Transfer Learning (Supervisor: Dr. Kockara)

Jake Farmer, Content and Construct Validation of Virtual-Reality Based Surgery Simulators (Supervisor: Dr. Halic)

James Palmer, Multi-Target Classification and Regression in Wineinformatics (Supervisor: Dr. Chen)

Mustafa Tunc, Virtual Arthroscopy Training Platform (Supervisor: Dr. Halic)


German Valenzuela, Effective Color Quantization Using Coreset Sampling (Supervisor: Dr. Celebi)

Valentin Velchev, Wineinformatics: A Quantitative Analysis of Wine Reviewers (Supervisor: Dr. Chen)


Sertan Kaya, Malignancy Detection in Dermoscopy Images with Texture Analysis (Supervisor: Dr. Kockara)


Doga Demirel, Virtual Airway Skills Trainer (VAST) (Supervisor: Dr. Halic)

Hai Le, Classifications on Wine Informatics (Supervisor: Dr. Chen)

Christopher Rhodes, Wine Informatics – Clustering and Analysis of Professional Wine Reviews (Supervisor: Dr. Chen)



Recep Avci, An Efficient Parallel Implementation of Structural Network Clustering in Massively Parallel GPU (Supervisor: Dr. Kockara)

Cody Hudson, Protein Structure Analysis and Prediction Utilizing the Fuzzy Greedy K-Means Decision Forest Model (Supervisor: Dr. Chen)

Christopher Mitchell, A Computational Study of Interval Matrix Games (Supervisor: Dr. Hu)



Pavan Marupally, Forecasting Network Bandwidth Using Interval Computing and Privacy Preserving Portable Health Records Based on Smart Cards (Supervisor: Dr. Paruchuri)

Sait Suer, An Improved Border Detection in Dermoscopy Images for Density Based Clustering (Supervisor: Dr. Kockara)


Vincent Yip, Concept Discovery for Pathology Reports Using an N-Gram Model (Supervisor: Dr. Kockara)


Guanchen Chen, Volatile Data Predictive Analysis with Interval Methods (Supervisor: Dr. Hu)

Xin Yin, New Rate-Complexity Modeling and Rate Control for H.264/AVC Video Compression (Supervisor: Dr. Sun)


Ping Hu, On Interval Weighted Graphs (Supervisor: Dr. Hu)



Michael Nooner, IntBLAS : An Interval Linear Algebra Library in C++ (Supervisor: Dr. Hu)

Vineet Saini, Security Evaluation of MyProxy Credential Repository for Grid Computing Systems (Supervisor: Dr. Paruchuri)


Dwayne Collins, On Interval Valued Nash Games (Supervisor: Dr. Hu)