Publications

PUBLICATIONS & PATENT

  • “Imaging system for imaging replacement parts,” Crain, Burks, Sephus. Patent: 10,082,237. September 15, 2018.
  • “Estimating the Dominant Orientation of an Object Using Image Segmentation and Principal Component Analysis,” (S. Bhagavatula and N. Sephus). in 11th International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC). Las Vegas, Nevada. Dec. 14, 2015. 
  • “An Industrial-Strength Pipeline For Recognizing Fasteners,” (N. Sephus, S. Bhagavatula, P. Shastri, E. Gabriel). in IEEE 14th International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (IEEE ICMLA). Miami, FL, Dec. 9, 2015.
  • “Modulation Spectral Features: In Pursuit of Invariant Representations of Music with Application to Unsupervised Source Identification,” (N. H. Sephus, A. D. Lanterman, and D. V. Anderson). Journal of New Music Research, June 2014.
  • “A Framework for Exploiting Modulation Spectral Features in Music Data Mining and Other Applications,” A Doctoral Thesis. (N. H. Sephus, co-advised by A. D. Lanterman and D. V. Anderson). Georgia Tech, May 2014.
  • “Application of Modulation Spectrum for iEEG Seizure Analysis,” (O. L. Smart, N. H. Sephus, and R. E. Gross). in 2014 IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Honolulu, HI, May 2014.
  • “Enhancing Online Music Lessons with Applications in Automating Self-Learning Tutorials and Performance Assessment,” (N. Sephus, T. Olubanjo, and D. Anderson). 12th IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications. Miami, FL. Dec. 7, 2013.
  • “Exploring Frequency Modulation Features and Resolution in the Modulation Spectrum,” (N. Sephus, A. Lanterman, and D. Anderson). 2013 IEEE Digital Signal Processing Workshop. Napa, California. Aug. 13, 2013.
  • “The Adaptive Ear,” (N. Sephus). Top 10 Finalist Presentations, 2012 Georgia Tech Research & Innovation Conference (GTRIC). Venture Lab, Atlanta, GA. Feb. 27, 2012.
  • “On Project-Based Learning through the Vertically-Integrated Projects Program,” (VIP lab). The IEEE 2011 International Conference on Frontiers in Education, Rapid Falls, SD. Oct. 2011.
  • “Audio-Based Video Tagging Using Speaker Modeling: A Preliminary Model,” (N. Sephus, C. Lee). Presentation for the Women in Machine Learning Workshop, colocated with 2010 Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) Conference. Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Dec. 6, 2010

SPEAKING ENGAGMENTS & PRESENTATIONS

  • Innovate Mississippi WEBINAR, “Finding Top Tech Talent for Your Startup“, Featured Speaker, May 13, 2020
  • MAGNOLIAJS, Keynote Speaker “I’m Techie and I Know It“, April 17, 2020
  • University of Virginia’s 2020 WOMEN IN DATA SCIENCE CHARLOTTESVILLE, Panelist “Rising to the Top: A Panel with Women Leaders in Data Science“, March 27, 2020
  • Mississippi Educational Computing Association (MECA) CONFERENCE 2020, Speaker “How to Get Into Tech”, February 19, 2020
  • Amazon x HBCU CONFERENCE, Speaker “Techie Boss Up”, February 1, 2020
  • AWS re:Invent 2019, Moderator, December 2, 2019
  • Innovate Mississippi’s ACCELERATE: 20th Annual Conference on Technology Innovation, Speaker, November 13, 2019
  • AFROTECH, Speaker, November 9, 2019
  • THE POWER OF WOMEN IN THE DEEP SOUTH SYMPOSIUM, Speaker, July 5, 2019
  • Nolavate Black’s BLACK TECH NOLA, Main Stage Speaker, July 2, 2019
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce’s TECHNOLOGY EXPO, Main Speaker, March 5, 2019
  • TEDx JACKSON, Speaker “The Why and How of Diversity in Tech“, February 14, 2019
  • Innovate Mississippi’s ACCELERATE, 19th Annual Conference on Technology Innovation, Featured Keynote Speaker, November 14, 2018
  • Mississippi State University’s ENGINEERING INNOVATION TALKS, Featured Speaker, November 1, 2018
  • Mississippi Valley State University’s WOMENS EMPOWERMENT SUMMIT, Featured Speaker, October 4, 2018