Browse College of Engineering by Contributor "Vaidya, Nitin"

  • Wang, He (2016-07-11)
    Mobile devices like smartphones and smartwatches are beginning to "stick" to the human body. Given that these devices are equipped with a variety of sensors, they are becoming a natural platform to understand various aspects ...

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  • Zhuo, Danyang (2013-05)
    The Byzantine fault model is a worst-case assumption for faulty nodes in distributed systems because it assumes faulty nodes to behave arbitrarily. Previously, Lamport et al. proposed a replicated state way to solve ...

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  • Huang, Zhenqi (2016-11-28)
    Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are now commonplace in power grids, manufacturing, and embedded medical devices. Failures and attacks on these systems have caused significant social, environmental and financial losses. In this ...

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  • Agrawal, Shashank (2015-12-01)
    Over the last decade or so, thanks to remarkable breakthroughs in cryptographic techniques, a wave of ''cryptographic objects'' -- identity-based encryption, fully-homomorphic encryption, functional encryption, and most ...

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  • Yang, James Yifei (2016-09-13)
    Despite the substantial literature on recommendation systems, there have been few studies in distributed settings, where peers provide recommendations locally. Motivated by word of mouth type of social behavior and the ...

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  • Ghosh, Mainak (2018-11-12)
    Performance of big data systems largely relies on efficient data reconfiguration techniques. Data reconfiguration operations deal with changing configuration parameters that affect data layout in a system. They could be ...

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  • Naqvi, Syed Shalan (2018-04-26)
    We consider the problem of achieving exact consensus with Byzantine faults under a local-broadcast communication channel. We prove necessary and sufficient conditions on the underlying communication graph to achieve ...

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  • Park, Hyongju (2016-07-07)
    Throughout the past decade, we have witnessed an active interest in distributed motion coordination algorithms for networked mobile autonomous robots. Often, in multi-robot systems, each robot executing a coordination task ...

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  • Shifteh Far, Saeidreza (2015-10-29)
    Mobile devices have become ubiquitous and provide ever richer content and functionality. At the same time, applications are also becoming more complex and require ever increasing amount of computational power and energy. ...

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  • Mudaliar, Vikram (2017-12)
    In this thesis, we build a framework for implementing iterative algorithms by abstracting the code for node communication. This thesis explains the building of said framework using a distributed algorithm and introduces ...

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  • Roy, Nirupam (2018-12-05)
    This dissertation is focused on developing a sub-area of acoustics that we call inaudible acoustics. We have developed two core capabilities, (1) BackDoor and (2) Ripple, and demonstrated their use in various mobile and ...

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  • Ni, Xiang (2016-07-12)
    As machines increase in scale, it is predicted that failure rates of supercomputers will correspondingly increase. Even though the mean time to failure (MTTF) of individual component is high, the large number of components ...

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  • Gowda, Mahanth Krishnappa (2017-12-05)
    The dissertation focuses on inferring various motion patterns of internet-of-things (IoT) devices, by leveraging inertial sensors embedded in these objects, as well as wireless signals emitted (or reflected) from them. For ...

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  • Saremi, Fatemeh (2016-11-23)
    The proliferation of smartphones has led to increased interest in mobile participatory sensing. This paradigm enables low cost establishment of a wide range of applications in variety of domains, including environmental ...

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  • Ghorbani Khaledi, Soudeh (2016-11-28)
    One big non-blocking switch is one of the most powerful and pervasive abstractions in datacenter networking. As Moore's law begins to wane, using parallelism to scale out processing units, vs. scale them up, is becoming ...

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  • Lauschke, David (2015-05)
    A wide variety of consistency models are available to designers of key-value storage systems, such as Apache’s Cassandra or Amazon’s Dynamo. Each consistency model has been extensively analyzed for advantages and disadvantages ...

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