I2S Student Research Symposium (ISRS)

The I2S Student Organization (ISO) is planning their inaugural I2S Student Research Symposium (ISRS). ISRS is an opportunity for graduate students to share their research and ideas with other graduate students and faculty members. Graduate students from all academic backgrounds are invited to submit abstracts for poster presentations of work they have recently published, are in the process of having published, or are works-in-progress. Submission deadline: February 17th.



I2S Student Research Symposium

March 3rd, 2023


There will be a limited number of in-person presentations held during the week. Additional event details will be posted on this page throughout January.

  • Registration Deadline to Present: 11:59PM, February 17th
  • Keynote Speaker: Netflix Director of Engineering, Bruce Wang

Organizers: Babak Badnava, Yousif Dafalla, and Amin Mamandipoor


In-Person Event Plan to be held in Nichols Hall, Apollo Auditorium:


Track 1: Apollo Auditorium


Zoom (pass:657373)

Track 2: Nichols 246 Exec. Conf.

Zoom (pass:698582)

8:30 AM

Breakfast & Registration   
9:00 AMOpening remarks by Dr. Perry Alexander (Director of I2S)   
9:30 AMLoneNeuron: a Highly-effective Feature-domain Neural Trojan using Invisible and Polymorphic WatermarksZeyan LiuMetaLLM: Residue-wise Metal ion Prediction Using Deep Transformer ModelFairuz Shadmani Shishir
9:50 AMIoTPrivComp: A Measurement Study of Privacy Compliance in IoT AppsJavaria AhmadCounterfactual Prediction under Selective ConfoundingSohaib Kiani
10:10 AMTrojan Resilient Computing in COTS Processors under Zero TrustMahmudul HasanEchoViT: Vision Transformers for Echogram layer trackingOluwanisola Ibikunle
10:30 AMBreak   
10:40 AMEnergy Efficient Deadline-Aware Task Offloading: A Multi-User Multi-Channel Bandit ApproachBabak BadnavaAttacking the Protections under Zero Trust ModelTanvir Hossain
11:00 AMJoint Optimization for Delay-Phase Precoding in Wideband THz Massive MIMO SystemsDang Qua NguyenAssessing the Effectiveness of Binary-Level CFI TechniquesRuturaj Kiran Vaidya
11:20 AMFrequency-hopping Pattern Designs in 5G NR ChannelsWai Ming ChanA Hierarchical Bloom Filter-based Framework for Scalable Authentication and Tracking of ICsMd Mashfiq Rizvee
11:40 AMPhysically Realizable Multi-User Radar/Communications (MURC)Alfred FontesNear-Memory Processing of Upper-Layer Network ProtocolsAmin Mamandipoor
12:00 PMLunch   
1:00 PMKeynote: (Bruce Wang, Engineering Director Netflix)   
1:45 PMThe Invisible Polyjuice Potion: an Effective Physical Adversarial Attack against Face RecognitionYe WangReconfigurable Design of Battery Energy Storage Systems: From Architecture to ControlAmir Farakhor
2:05 PMMultiobjective Optimization Method for Quadrilateral Mesh Quality Improvement and UntanglingMoein MoradiIntegrating Physics-Based Modeling with Machine Learning for Lithium-Ion BatteriesHao Tu
2:25 PMIntegrated Framework for Combating Challenges Posed by Large-Scale and Small-Scale Distributed Energy Resources in Electricity Markets using Multi-Agent Reinforcement LearningAmin ShojaeighadikolaeiModel Predictive Inferential Control of Neural Network Dynamics for Autonomous Vehicle Motion PlanningIman Askari
2:45 PMClosing Remarks & Prizes   
3:00 PMGames/ Socializing in Atrium (for those who wish to stay)   


Keynote Speaker


Bruce has been an engineering leader for 16+ years, and currently an Engineering Director at Netflix, leading API Systems.   The team maintains a unified abstraction and aggregation layer over disparate Netflix mid-tier systems, enabling device teams to build innovative user experiences through a consistent API layer.  On the consumer side they enable signup, content discovery, and partner experiences on 1000+ device types, and on the Enterprise/Studio side, they maintain a federated GraphQL service that powers dozens of internal applications that enable Netflix’s global studio functions.  Prior to that, he was the Sr Director of Eng at Shippo, VPE at Packet (now Equinix Metal) and CTO, Co-founder or Eng Leader at various startups and enterprises.  He is also a serious foodie and resides in San Francisco with his spouse and two daughters.


ISRS Track 1 Presentations

ISRS Track 2 Presentations

ISRS Prizes

Awards: Accepted projects or presentations will be evaluated by I2S faculty researchers and will be eligible for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes.


  • First Place: $500

  • Second Place: $300

  • Third Place: $100