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PhD Alumni

The department is proud with the quality and impact of its Alumni. Our graduates hold positions in top companies, research labs. and in academia. Last year, we graduated over 20 PhD students per year, and we expect this number to grow to over 30 in the next few years based on the current enrollments. If your name is not on the list and you would like to be added, please contact vanda@cs.ucr.edu (Or ask Vanda if there is a more appropriate email).

For our BSc and MS alumni -- we are proud of you too! We are working on a system that will allow us to stay in touch.

Masoud Akhoondi Masoud Akhoondi | Software Engineer, Snapchat Inc., Los Angeles, CA


Advisor: Harsha Madhyastha
Graduated: Fall 2015
Email: makho001@ucr.edu
Dissertation: Scalable Techniques for Security and Anonymity in Distributed Systems Scalable Techniques for Security and Anonymity in Distributed Systems
Hind  Al Hakami Hind Al Hakami


Advisor: Stefano Lonardi
Graduated: Spring 2017
Email: halha004@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Data Structures and Algorithms for de novo Sequence Assembly
Benjamin T Arai Benjamin T Arai | Microsoft


Advisor: Dimitrios Gunopulos
Graduated: Spring 2008
Email: barai@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Approximate Query Processing for Distributed Data Systems
Mustafa Arslan Mustafa Yasir Arslan | Researcher, NEC Laboratories America Inc, Princeton, NJ


Advisor: Srikanth Krishnamurthy
Graduated: Fall 2012
Email: marslan@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Resource Allocation Techniques to Improve the Performance of Wireless Networks
Ahmed  Atya Ahmed Atya | Security Software Development Engineer, Amazon


Advisor: Srikanth Krishnamurthy
Graduated: Summer 2016
Email: afath001@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Exploiting Time Series Primitives to Solve Realistic Data Mining Problems
Md. Tanzirul  Azim Md. Tanzirul Azim | Researcher, Software Engineer, Security Analyst, Specializing in Program Analysis, Debugging & Testing


Advisor: Iulian Neamtiu
Graduated: Summer 2016
Email: mazim002@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Fault Discovery, Localization, and Recovery in Smartphone Apps
Petko Dimitrov Bakalov Petko Dimitrov Bakalov | ESRI


Advisor: Vassilis Tsotras
Graduated: Summer 2008
Email: pbakalov@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Complex Trajectory Pattern and Similarity Queries
Anirban  Banerjee Anirban Banerjee | StopTheHacker.com (founder)


Advisor: Michalis Faloutsos and Laxmi Bhuyan
Graduated: Fall 2008
Email: anirban@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Measuring and Modeling Applications for Content Distribution in the Internet
Ergude  Bao Ergude Bao | Associate Professor School of Software, Beijing Jiangtong University, Beijing, Chinga


Advisor: Tao Jiang and Thomas Girke (Bioinformatics)
Graduated: Spring 2014
Email: baoe@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Algorithms for Reference Assisted Genome and Transcriptome Assemblies
Dhiman  Barman Dhiman Barman | Juniper Networks


Advisor: Michalis Faloutsos
Graduated: Fall 2008
Email: dhiman@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Challenges in Security and Traffic Management in Enterprise Networks
Nurjahan  Begum Nurjahan Begum | Software Engineer, Teradata Lab


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh
Graduated: Spring 2016
Email: nbegu001@cs.ucr.edu
 
Mehmet  Belviranli Mehmet Belviranli | Post Doc, Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Advisor: Laxmi Bhuyan
Graduated: Fall 2016
Email: belviram@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Efficient Execution of Scientific Applications on Heterogeneous Architectures
Torsten Berger Torsten Berger | Software Engineer, MetaVR


Advisor: Jay Farrell
Graduated: Spring 1998
Email: torsten.berger@engr.ucr.edu
Dissertation: An Integrated Approach to Hierarchial Planning, Plan Execution, and On-Line Learning in Uncertain Continuous Domains
Yordanos  Beyene Yordanos Beyene | Network Security Software Engineer, Hewlett-Packard


Advisor: Chinya Ravishankar
Graduated: Fall 2014
Email: yordanos@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation:
Pamela  Bhattacharya Pamela Bhattacharya | Software Design Engineer in Test at Microsoft


Advisor: Iulian Neamtiu
Graduated: Spring 2012
Email: pamelab@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Quantitative Decision-making in Software Engineering
Serdar  Bozdag Serdar Bozdag | Assistant Professor, Marquette Univ


Advisor: Stefano Lonardi
Graduated: Summer 2008
Email: sbozdag@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Combinatorial Approaches to the Physical Mapping Problem
Ioannis  Broustis Ioannis Broustis | Standards Engineer, Alcatel Lucent


Advisor: Srikanth Krishnamurthy, Michalis Faloutsos
Graduated: Spring 2005
Email: broustis@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Achieving Efficient Spectrum Usage in Ultra Wide Band Ad Hoc
Michael  Butkiewicz Michael Butkiewicz | Software Engineer, LinkedIn, Sunnyvalle, CA


Advisor: Harsha Madhyastha
Graduated: Fall 2015
Email: butkiewm@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Taming Webpage Complexity to Optimize User Experience on Mobile Devices
Ayse Betul Buyukkurt Ayse Betul Buyukkurt | Sandbridge Technologies, Inc. Tarrytow, NY


Advisor: Walid Najjar
Graduated: Fall 2007
Email: abuyukku@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: High-Level Optimizations in ROCCC - Riverside Optimizing Compiler for Configurable Computing
Bilson Jake Libres Campana Bilson Jake Libres Campana | Google Research


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh
Graduated: Fall 2012
Email: bcampana@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Pattern-Based Data Mining on Diverse Multimedia and Time Series Data
Yiqun  Cao Yiqun Cao | Senior Informatics Architect, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR)


Advisor: Tao Jiang
Graduated: Summer 2010
Email: ycao@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Novel Structure Similarity-Based Methods for Identifying Drug-Like Compounds
Juan  Casse Juan Casse | Data Scientist, Children's Hospital, Los Angeles


Advisor: Christian Shelton
Graduated: Fall 2014
Email: cassej@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation:
E. Busra  Celikkaya E. Busra Celikkaya | Amazon Research, Seattle, WA


Advisor: Christian Shelton
Graduated: Winter 2016
Email: celikkae@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Multivariate Continuous-Time Models: Approximate Inference Algorithms and Medical Informatics Applications
Bhrigu  Celly Bhrigu Celly | Principal Engineer, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA


Advisor: Victor Zordan
Graduated: Summer 2015
Email: bcelly@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Smoldering Combustion: Animation and Control
Chieh Changfan Chieh Changfan | Software Engineer, Novas Software, San Jose


Advisor: Yu-chin Hsu
Graduated: Summer 1999
Email: chieh.changfan@engr.ucr.edu
 
Georgos  Chatzimilioudis Georgos Chatzimilioudis | Lecturer, University of Cyprus


Advisor: Dimitrios Gunopulos
Graduated: Spring 2010
Email: gchatzim@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Data Analysis and Query Processing in Wireless Sensor Network
Fang Chen Fang Chen | Software Engineer, Oracle Corporation


Advisor: Vana Kalogeraki
Graduated: Spring 2005
Email: fchen@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Resource Management and Multimedia Support in Peer-to-Peer Systems
Xi  Chen Xi Chen | Research Scientist, Novas Software, San Jose


Advisor: Harry Hsieh
Graduated: Summer 2005
Email: xichen@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Verification and Analysis of System Designs with Functional and Performance Constraints
Xi (Cynthia) Chen Xi (Cynthia) Chen


Advisor: None
Graduated: Summer 2005
Email: xchen012@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Verification and Analysis of System Designs With Functional and Performance Constraints
Xiaojing (Tracy)  Chen Xiaojing (Tracy) Chen | Senior Applied Research Engineer, Sony US Research Center


Advisor: Bir Bhanu (EE)
Graduated: Fall 2015
Email: xchen010@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Multi-Target Tracking in Surveillance Cameras
Yanping  Chen Yanping Chen | Senior Researcher, Samsung Research America


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh
Graduated: Spring 2015
Email: ychen053@cs.ucr.edu
 
Shiwen  Cheng Shiwen Cheng | Research Scientist, Facebook


Advisor: Vagelis Hristidis
Graduated: Spring 2015
Email: schen064@cs.ucr.edu
 
Chun Shing (Eric)  Cheung Chun Shing (Eric) Cheung


Advisor: Harry Hsieh
Graduated: Summer 2009
Email: chuncheung@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: MPSoC Simulation and Implementation of KPN Applications
Yuan-chi (Bill)  Chiu Yuan-chi (Bill) Chiu


Advisor: Victor Zordan
Graduated: Winter 2007
Email: bill@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: State-Annotated Motion Graphs
Ming-Ying  Chung Ming-Ying Chung | Verification Group, Synopsys Inc.


Advisor: Gianfranco Ciardo
Graduated: Fall 2007
Email: mychung@synopsys.com
Dissertation: Distributed Symbolic Reachability Analysis
Tuan  Dao Tuan Dao | Senior Software Engineer, Samsung


Advisor: Srikanth Krishnamurthy
Graduated: Winter 2017
Email: tdao006@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Managing Applications in Resource Constrained Settings
Jonathan  Dautrich Jr. Jonathan Dautrich Jr. | Software Engineer, Google


Advisor: Chinya Ravishankar
Graduated: Spring 2014
Email: dautricj@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Achieving Practical Access Pattern Privacy in Data Outsourcing
Teresa Davies Teresa Davies


Advisor: Zizhong Chen
Graduated: Fall 2014
Email: tdavi008@ucr.edu
Dissertation:
Paul  DiLorenzo Paul DiLorenzo | R&D Manager, DreamWorks Animation


Advisor: Victor Zordan
Graduated: Spring 2009
Email: pdiloren@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Breathing, Laughing, Sneezing, Coughing: Model and Control of an Anatomically Inspired Physically-Based Human Torso Simulation
Chong Ding Chong Ding | Research Staff Member, IBM Research


Advisor: Amit Roy-Chowdhury (EE)
Graduated: Winter 2008
Email: cding@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Coordinated Sensing in a PTZ Camera Networking
Carlotta Domeniconi Carlotta Domeniconi | Associate Professor, George Mason University, Dept. of Information & Software Engineering


Advisor: Dimitrios Gunopulos
Graduated: Summer 2002
Email: carlotta@ise.gmu.edu
Dissertation: Locally Adaptive Techniques for Pattern Recognition
Adam Dou Adam Dou | Google


Advisor: Harsha Madhyastha
Graduated: Fall 2011
Email: jdou@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Scheduling in Multiprocess Systems
Ioannis  Drougas Ioannis Drougas | ESRI


Advisor: Vana Kalogeraki
Graduated: Fall 2008
Email: drougas@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Rate Allocation in Distributed Stream Processing Systems
Denisa  Duma Denisa Duma | Post Doc, Baylor College of Medicine


Advisor: Stefano Lonardi
Graduated: Fall 2013
Email: dduma@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Title: A combinatorial Pooling Strategy for the Selective Sequencing of Very Large and Repetitive Genomes
Alex  Edgcomb Alex Edgcomb | Researcher, Software Engineer, and Content Author at Zyante


Advisor: Frank Vahid
Graduated: Spring 2014
Email: aedgcomb@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Automated Video-Based Fall Detection
Essia Hamouda Elhafsi Essia Hamouda Elhafsi | PostDoc, INRIA, France


Advisor: Mart Molle
Graduated: Fall 2005
Email: essia@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Modeling Forking Nodes with State-Dependent Routing: Application to Asymmetric Networks
Jakob  Eriksson Jakob Eriksson | Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Chicago


Advisor: Michalis Faloutsos & Srikanth Krishnamurthy
Graduated: Summer 2006
Email: jakob@uic.edu
Dissertation: Techniques for Routing Scalability and Security in Open Networks
Yu  Fan Yu Fan | Software Engineer, Google


Advisor: Christian Shelton
Graduated: Fall 2009
Email: yfan@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Continuous Time Bayesian Network Approximate Inference and Social Network Applications
Linan  Feng Linan Feng | Research Assistant, Center for Research in Intelligent Systems, UCR


Advisor: Bir Bhanu (EE)
Graduated: Fall 2014
Email: fengl@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation:
Min Feng Min Feng | Researcher, NEC Laboratories America Inc.


Advisor: Rajiv Gupta
Graduated: Fall 2012
Email: mfeng@nec-labs.com
Dissertation: The SpiceC Parallel Programming System
Zi Feng Zi Feng | Software Engineer, Juniper Networks


Advisor: Srikanth Krishnamurthy
Graduated: Winter 2013
Email: zfeng@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Security, Reliability and Performance Issues in Wireless Networks
Edward Fernandez Edward Fernandez | Digital Design Engineer, Freescale Semiconductor


Advisor: Walid Najjar
Graduated: Fall 2012
Email: efernand@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Hardware Implementation of a String Matching Algorithm based on the FM-Index
Andres  Figueroa Andres Figueroa | Associate Professor, University of Texas-Pan American


Advisor: Tao Jiang
Graduated: Summer 2004
Email: afigueroa@cs.panam.edu
Dissertation: Efficient Algorithms for Oligonucleotide Fingerprinting of Ribosomal DNA Genese in the Analysis of Microbial Communities
Qi  Fu Qi Fu | Google


Advisor: Marek Chrobak
Graduated: Summer 2007
Email: qfu@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Algorithmic Methods in Oligonucleotide Fingerprinting of Ribosomal RNA Genes
Zheng  Fu Zheng Fu | Software Engineer, Google


Advisor: Tao Jiang
Graduated: Summer 2007
Email: zfu@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: A Combinatorial Approach to Genome-Wide Ortholog Assignment via Genome Rearrangement
Lan  Gao Lan Gao | Member of Tech Staff, VMware


Advisor: Marek Chrobak & Jun Yang
Graduated: Summer 2007
Email: lgao@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Security Designs for Uni- and Multi-Processors
Ioannis  Gasparis Ioannis Gasparis | Andriod Security Researcher, NowSecure


Advisor: Srikanth Krishnamurthy
Graduated: Winter 2017
Email: igasp001@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Ensuring Users' Privacy and Security on Mobile Devices
Ece  Gelal Ece Gelal | Microsoft


Advisor: Srikanth Krishnamurthy
Graduated: Spring 2009
Email: ecegelal@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Cross-Layer Design for Wireless Networks Using Antenna Arrays
Tony Givargis Tony Givargis | Professor, University of California, Irvine


Advisor: Frank Vahid
Graduated: Spring 2001
Email: givargis@ics.uci.edu
Dissertation: System-Level Exploration for Pareto-Optimal Configuration in Parameterized System-on-a-Chip Architectures
Ann  Gordon-Ross Ann Gordon-Ross | Assistant Professor, University of Florida


Advisor: Frank Vahid
Graduated: Spring 2007
Email: ann@ece.ufl.edu
Dissertation: Hot Caches, Cool Techniques: Online Tuning of Highly Configurable Caches for Reduced Energy Consumption
Dan  Grissom Dan Grissom | Assistant Professor, Azusa Pacific University


Advisor: Philip Brisk
Graduated: Spring 2014
Email: grissomd@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Design of Topologies for Interpreting Assays on Digital Microfluidic Biochips
Danhua (DG)  Guo Danhua (DG) Guo | Facebook


Advisor: Laxmi Bhuyan
Graduated: Spring 2010
Email: dguo@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Multicore Scheduling for Network Scheduling Based on Highest Random Weight
Jiani  Guo Jiani Guo | Software Engineer, Cisco Systems


Advisor: Laxmi Bhuyan
Graduated: Summer 2006
Email: jiani@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Message Scheduling in a Cluster-Based Active Router for Multimedia Applications
Sandeep Kumar Gupta Sandeep Kumar Gupta | PostDoc, SuperComputer, San Diego


Advisor: Chinya V. Ravishankar
Graduated: Summer 2006
Email: sandeep@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: External Memory Algorithms for Shortest Distance and Spatio-Temporal Queries on Road Network
Marios  Hadjieleftheriou Marios Hadjieleftheriou | Inventive Researcher, AT&T Shannon Labs


Advisor: Vassilis Tsotras
Graduated: Fall 2004
Email: mhadji@gmail.com
Dissertation: Novel Spatio-Temporal Queries for Moving Object Applications
Huseyin  Hakkoymaz Huseyin Hakkoymaz | ESRI


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh and Dimitrios Mourikis (Bioengineering)
Graduated: Summer 2010
Email: huseyin@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Clustering Techniques for Data Mining and Protein Design Around The Concept of Locality
Robert Halstead Robert Halstead | Research Engineer, Xilinx


Advisor: Walid Najjar
Graduated: Winter 2015
Email: rhalstea@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Using Multithreaded Techniques to Mask Memory Latency of FPGA Accelerators
Huy  Hang Huy Hang | Member of Technical Staff, Security Analytics, Sales Force


Advisor: Michalis Faloutsos
Graduated: Fall 2014
Email: hangh@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation:
Yuan  Hao Yuan Hao | Software Engineer, Google


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh
Graduated: Winter 2014
Email: yhao@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Supervised and Unsupervised Discovery of Structures in Large Data Archives
Elena  Harris Elena Harris | Lecturer, Cal Poly Pomona


Advisor: Stefano Lonardi
Graduated: Spring 2010
Email: elenah@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Computational Methods for Epigenetic Studies
Md. Mahbub  Hasan Md. Mahbub Hasan | Software Engineer, Teradata Corporation


Advisor: Vassilis Tsotras
Graduated: Winter 2014
Email: hasanm@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Improving User Query Results Through Diversification
Md. Mahmudul  Hasan Md. Mahmudul Hasan | Research Scientist, Comcast


Advisor: Amit Roy-Chowdhury (EE)
Graduated: Summer 2016
Email: mhasa004@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Online Activity Understanding and Labeling in Natural Videos
Yihua  He Yihua He | Yahoo!


Advisor: Michalis Faloutsos
Graduated: Fall 2007
Email: yhe AT cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Measuring and Modeling the Internet: Topology, Routing and Their Interplay
Jim Herold Jim Herold | Software Engineer, Google


Advisor: Thomas Stahovich (ME)
Graduated: Spring 2013
Email: heroldj@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Data Mining Students' Ordinary Handwritten Coursework
Kevin  Horan Kevin Horan | IT Systems Engineer at Global Recordings Network


Advisor: Christian Shelton and Thomas Girke (Bioinformatics)
Graduated: Fall 2011
Email: khoran@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Gene Function Prediction Based on Sequence
Bing  Hu Bing Hu | Senior Engineer, Samsung Research America


Advisor: EamonnKeogh
Graduated: Winter 2014
Email: bhu002@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Mining Time Series Data: Moving From Toy Problems to Realistic Deployments
Yi Hu Yi Hu | Unknown Company, New Jersey


Advisor: Laxmi Bhuyan
Graduated: Fall 2012
Email: yihu@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Peer-to-Peer Support for Large Scale Interactive Applications
Chen Huang Chen Huang | SDE, Amazon


Advisor: Frank Vahid
Graduated: Spring 2012
Email: chuang@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Synthesis of Custom Networks of Processing Elements Onto Field-Programmable Gate Arrays for Physical System Emulation
Shihong  Huang Shihong Huang | Associate Professor, Florida Atlantic University, Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering


Advisor: Scott Tilley & Thomas Payne
Graduated: Spring 2004
Email: shihong@cse.fau.edu
Dissertation: An Integrated Approach to Program Redocumentation
Ting-Kai Huang Ting-Kai Huang | Software Engineer/SRE, Google


Advisor: Michalis Faloutsos/Harsha Madhyastha
Graduated: Summer 2013
Email: huangt@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Understanding Online Malicious Behavior: Social Malware and Email Spam
Yu-Ting (Claire)  Huang Yu-Ting (Claire) Huang | Software Engineer, Microsoft


Advisor: Marek Chrobak
Graduated: Spring 2015
Email: huangy@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Algorithms and Software for PCR Primer Design
Wenyu Huo Wenyu Huo | LinkedIn


Advisor: Vassilis Tsotras
Graduated: Spring 2013
Email: whuo@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Query Processing on Temporally Evolving Social Data
Enoch Oi-Kee Hwang Enoch Oi-Kee Hwang | Professor, La Sierra University, Dept. of Mathematics & Computer Science


Advisor: Frank Vahid & Yu-chin Hsu
Graduated: Spring 1999
Email: ehwang@lasierra.edu
Dissertation: Functional Partitioning for Low Power
Marios Iliofotou Marios Iliofotou | Senior Software Engineer, Splunk


Advisor: Michalis Faloutsos
Graduated: Winter 2011
Email: marios@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Analyzing Network-Wide Interactions Using Graphs: Techniques and Applications
Michael  Izbicki Michael Izbicki


Advisor: Christian Shelton
Graduated: Fall 2017
Email: mizbi001@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Divide and Conquer Algorithms for Faster Machine Learning
Gentian  Jakllari Gentian Jakllari | Associate Professor, University of Toulouse, France


Advisor: Srikanth Krishnamurthy, Michalis Faloutsos
Graduated: Spring 2005
Email: jakllari@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Broadcasting with Cooperative Diversity in All-Wireless Networks: Centralized and Distributed Protocols
Jobin James Jobin James | Software Engineer, Packet Design


Advisor: Satish Tripathi
Graduated: Summer 2003
Email: jobin@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Perfornamce Analysis of Wireless Networks: Challenging the Assumptions in Simulation and Modeling
Wojciech Szymon Jawor Wojciech Szymon Jawor | Software Engineer, Shopzilla


Advisor: Marek Chrobak
Graduated: Summer 2006
Email: wojtek@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Competitive algorithms for packet scheduling in computer networks
Dennis  Jeffrey Dennis Jeffrey | Google, Senior Software Engineer in Test


Advisor: Rajiv Gupta
Graduated: Summer 2009
Email: jeffreyd@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Dynamic State Alteration Techniques for Automatically Locating Software Errors
Lingling  Jin Lingling Jin | Software Engineer, nVidia


Advisor: Jun Yang
Graduated: Fall 2006
Email: ljin@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Software Thermal Monitoring and Management for High-performance Microprocessors
Xiaoqing Jin Xiaoqing Jin | Senior Research Engineer, Toyota Technical Center


Advisor: Gianfranco Ciardo
Graduated: Summer 2013
Email: jinx@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Verification and Validation for Hybrid System
Zhixing  Jin Zhixing Jin | Software Engineer, Google


Advisor: Bir Bhanu (EE)
Graduated: Fall 2014
Email: jinz@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation:
Mehran Kafai Mehran Kafai | Senior Research Scientist, HP Labs


Advisor: Bir Bhanu (EE)
Graduated: Spring 2013
Email: mkafai@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Real-World Face and Vehicle Recognition
Kin Fai Kan Kin Fai Kan | Senior Data Scientist at LinkedIn


Advisor: Christian Shelton
Graduated: Summer 2008
Email: kkan@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Towards Information-Economical Classification and Ranking
Thomas  Karagiannis Thomas Karagiannis | Microsoft Research Labs, Cambridge England


Advisor: Michalis Faloutsos
Graduated: Spring 2006
Email: thomkar@microsoft.com
Dissertation: Novel Techniques and Models for Network Traffic Profiling: Characterizing the Unknown
Kyriakos  Karenos Kyriakos Karenos | Software Development Engineer-Micrsoft


Advisor: Vana Kalogeraki
Graduated: Spring 2008
Email: kkarenos@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Traffic Management in Wireless Sensor Networks
Abhijith Kashyap Abhijith Kashyap | Truaxis, MasterCard


Advisor: Vagelis Hristidis
Graduated: Fall 2013
Email: akash001@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Improving User Efficiency in Structured Data Exploration
Monik  Khare Monik Khare | YP.com


Advisor: Neal Young
Graduated: Fall 2012
Email: mkhare@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Topics in Approximation Algorithms
Farzad  Khorasani Farzad Khorasani | PostDoc, Rice Univeristy


Advisor: Rajiv Gupta
Graduated: Fall 2016
Email: fkhor001@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: High Performance Vertex-Centric Graph Analytics on GPUs
Taeyoung  Kim Taeyoung Kim | Sr. Software Engineer, Intel


Advisor: Sheldon Tan
Graduated: Spring 2017
Email: tkim049@ucr.edu
Dissertation: System-Level Electromigration-Induced Dynamic Reliability Management
Sai Charan  Koduru Sai Charan Koduru | Software Engineer, Microsoft


Advisor: Rajiv Gupta
Graduated: Fall 2015
Email: scharan@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Size Oblivious Programming of Clusters for Irregular Parallelism
Christos  Koufogiannakis Christos Koufogiannakis | Turn.com


Advisor: Neal Young
Graduated: Fall 2009
Email: ckou@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Approximation Algorithms for Covering Problems
Jilong  Kuang Jilong Kuang | Samsung Research


Advisor: Laxmi Bhuyan
Graduated: Fall 2011
Email: jkuang@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Power-Efficient Scheduling of Network Applications on Multicore Architecture
Dhananjay Kulkarni Dhananjay Kulkarni | Boston University


Advisor: Chinya V. Ravishankar
Graduated: Fall 2007
Email: kulkarni@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Techniques for Query Optimization, Scheduling, and Load Shedding in Data Stream Management Systems
Amlan  Kusum Amlan Kusum


Advisor: Rajiv Gupta
Graduated: Fall 2016
Email: akusu001@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Adapting Data Representations for Optimizing Data-Intensive Applications
Antony Lam Antony Ming Lam | Project Researcher at National Institute of Informatics, Japan


Advisor: Christian Shelton and Amit K. Roy-Chowdhury
Graduated: Fall 2010
Email: antonylam@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Learning Ranking Functions for Video Search on the Web
Theodoros  Lappas Theodoros Lappas | Professor, Stevens Institute, Business School


Advisor: Vassilis Tsotras & Dimitris Gunopulos
Graduated: Summer 2011
Email: tlappas@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Algorithmic Challenges in Social Media Search
Lap Kong (Eric)  Law Lap Kong (Eric) Law | Juniper Networks


Advisor: Srikanth Krishnamurthy
Graduated: Summer 2007
Email: lklaw@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Composable Wireless Network Architectures and Protocols
WeeSan  Lee WeeSan Lee | Yahoo!


Advisor: Thomas Stahovich (ME)
Graduated: Winter 2009
Email: weesan@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Enabling Instructional Applications on Pentop Computers
Haifeng  Li Haifeng Li | Principle Research Scientist, Motorola


Advisor: Tao Jiang
Graduated: Summer 2005
Email: hli@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Studies on Several Bioinformatics Problems with Machine Learning Techniques
Jing  Li Jing Li | Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Dept.


Advisor: Tao Jiang
Graduated: Spring 2004
Email: jingli@eecs.cwru.edu
Dissertation: Algorithmic Approaches for Haplotype Inference from Pedigree Data and Haplotype-Based Gene Association Mapping
Tai-Ching  Li Tai-Ching Li


Advisor: Michalis Faloutsos
Graduated: Fall 2017
Email: tli010@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Profiling, modelling and classifying online user behavior
Wei  Li Wei Li | Assistant professor, Children's National Medical Center and George Washington University at DC


Advisor: Tao Jiang
Graduated: Summer 2012
Email: liw@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: RNA-Seq Transcriptome Assembly: Sparsity, Bias Correction and Multiple Sample Comparison
Guangdeng (Danny) Liao Guangdeng (Danny) Liao | Samsung Research


Advisor: Laxmi Bhuyan
Graduated: Summer 2011
Email: gliao@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Accelerating I/O Processing in Server Architectures
Changhui Lin Changhui Lin | Samsung Research America


Advisor: Rajiv Gupta
Graduated: Summer 2013
Email: linc@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Imposing Minimal Memory Ordering on Multiprocessors
Hanlung Lin Hanlung Lin | SDE, Amazon


Advisor: Thomas Stahovich (ME)
Graduated: Winter 2015
Email: linh@cs.ucr.edu
 
Jessica Lin Jessica Lin | Assistant Professor, George Mason University, Dept. of Information & Software Engineering


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh
Graduated: Spring 2005
Email: jessica@ise.gmu.edu
Dissertation: Discovering Unusual and Non-Trivial Patterns in Massive Time Series Databases
Song  Lin Song Lin | Yahoo! Labs


Advisor: Dimitrios Gunopulos
Graduated: Summer 2007
Email: slin@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Data Management and Data Analysis Techniques for Wireless Sensor Networks
Yingqiang Lin Yingqiang Lin | Senior Research Engineer, Yahoo


Advisor: Bir Bhanu (EE)
Graduated: Spring 2003
Dissertation: Feature Synthesis and Analysis by Evolutionary Computation for Object Detection and Recognition
Lan  Liu Lan Liu | Google


Advisor: Tao Jiang
Graduated: Summer 2007
Email: lliu@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Some Algorithmic Problems Concerning the Inference and Analysis of Tag SNPs, Haplotypes and Pedigrees
Zheng  Liu Zheng Liu | City of Hope


Advisor: Tao Jiang
Graduated: Summer 2006
Email: zliu@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Combinatorial and Statistical Approaches for Some Challenges in Oligonucleotide Fingerprinting of Ribosomal RNA Genes
Yan  Luo Yan Luo | Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering


Advisor: Laxmi Bhuyan & Jun Yang
Graduated: Summer 2005
Email: yan_luo@uml.edu
Dissertation: Performance Evaluation and Low Power Design of Network Processors
Roman  Lysecky Roman Lysecky | Assistant Professor, University of Arizona, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering


Advisor: Frank Vahid
Graduated: Spring 2005
Email: rlysecky@ece.arizona.edu
Dissertation: Warp Processing and Just-in-Time Field Programmable Gate Array Compilation
Susan  Lysecky Susan Lysecky | Assistant Professor, University of Arizona, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Advisor: Frank Vahid
Graduated: Spring 2006
Email: slysecky@ece.arizona.edu
Dissertation: eBlocks: Enabling Design of Basic Embedded Systems by Novice Users
Saugat  Majumdar Saugat Majumdar | Software Engineer, HP


Advisor: Chinya V. Ravishankar
Graduated: Winter 2007
Email: smajumdar@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Designing Signature Schemes Secure with Short Passwords
Jeffrey  McDaniel Jeffrey McDaniel | Lecturer, University of California Riverside


Advisor: Philip Brisk
Graduated: Summer 2016
Email: jmcda001@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Design Automation of Continuous Flow-Based Microfluidic Biochips
Richard W. McHard Richard W. McHard | Teacher, Advanced Placement (AP), Gabrielino High School


Advisor: L. H. Harper
Graduated: Spring 2009
Email: rmchard@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Sperner Properties of the Ideals of a Boolean Lattice
Guobiao  Mei Guobiao Mei | Senior Software Engineer at Google


Advisor: Christian Shelton
Graduated: Summer 2008
Email: gmei@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Dimensionality Reduction Algorithms with Applications to Collaborative Data and Images
Bailey  Miller Bailey Miller | Software Engineer, Space Exploration Technologies


Advisor: Frank Vahid
Graduated: Spring 2014
Email: bmiller@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Accelerating Synchronous Many-Core Networks on FPGAs
Seyed Hamid  Mirebrahim Seyed Hamid Mirebrahim | Principal Scientist, Roche Sequencing


Advisor: Stefano Lonardi
Graduated: Fall 2015
Email: smire002@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Efficient Methods for Analysis of Ultra-Deep Sequencing Data
Abhishek  Mitra Abhishek Mitra | UTMB Galveston


Advisor: Walid Najjar
Graduated: Fall 2008
Email: amitra@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Acceleration of Streaming Application on FPGAs from High Level Constructs.
Katya  Mkrtchyan Katya Mkrtchyan | Visiting Assistant Professor, Pomona College


Advisor: Amit Roy-Chowdhury (EE)
Graduated: Winter 2017
Email: mkrtchyk@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Bio-Image Analysis for Understanding Plant Development and Mosquito Behaviors
Yehdhih Ould Mohamed Moctar Yehdhih Ould Mohamed Moctar | Electronic Design Automation Engineering Professional, IBM


Advisor: Philip Brisk
Graduated: Spring 2014
Email: moctar@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Parallel Routing for FPGAs With Sparse Intra-Cluster Routing Crossbars
Satya R Mohanty Satya R Mohanty | Cisco Systems


Advisor: Laxmi Bhuyan
Graduated: Summer 2007
Email: satya@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Fair Scheduling in Multiple Aggregated Links
Mirella Moura Moro Mirella Moura Moro | Assistant Professor, UFMG, Brazil


Advisor: Vassilis Tsotras
Graduated: Winter 2007
Email: mirella@dcc.ufmg.br
Dissertation: The Role of Structural Aggregation for Query Processing over XML Data
Roger Moussalli Roger Moussalli | IBM Watson


Advisor: Walid Najjar
Graduated: Winter 2013
Email: rmous@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Hardware Acceleration of Database Applications
Abdullah  Mueen Abdullah Mueen | Microsoft


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh
Graduated: Winter 2013
Email: mueen@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Exact Primitives for Time Series Data Mining
Sohail Nadimi Sohail Nadimi | Senior System Design Engineer, KLA-TENCOR


Advisor: Bir Bhanu (EE)
Graduated: Spring 2003
Email: sohail@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Physics-Based Evolutionary Strategies and Dynamic Sensor Fusion for Moving Object Detection
Vijayanand (Vijay)  Nagarajan Vijayanand (Vijay) Nagarajan | University of Edinburgh, UK


Advisor: Rajiv Gupta
Graduated: Fall 2009
Email: vijay@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: IMPRESS: Improving Multicore Performance and Reliability via Efficient Support for Software Monitoring
Nandita  Nayak Nandita Nayak | Senior Researcher, Konica Minolta Laboratory


Advisor: Amit Roy-Chowdhury (EE)
Graduated: Fall 2014
Email: nayakn@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation:
Hoang Nguyen Hoang Thanh Nguyen | Co-Founder, Rocket Wares LLC


Advisor: Bir Bhanu (EE)
Graduated: Fall 2012
Email: nthoang@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Individual 3D Face Modeling and Recognition in a Video Network
Jinfeng  Ni Jinfeng Ni | Software Engineer, IBM


Advisor: Chinya V. Ravishankar
Graduated: Fall 2006
Email: jni@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Spatial and Spatio-temporal Queries in the Presence of Uncertainty and Movement
Jianxia Ning Jianxia Ning | Research Assistant, UCR


Advisor: Srikanth Krishnamurthy
Graduated: Fall 2012
Email: jning@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Survivability Considerations in Wireless Networks
Rachid  Ounit Rachid Ounit | Co-Founder and CTO, Biotia


Advisor: Stefano Lonardi
Graduated: Winter 2017
Email: rouni001@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Computing The Microbiome: Faster, More Accurate and More Efficients Methods for The Analysis of Metagenomes
Dimitrios  Papadopoulos Dimitrios Papadopoulos | Data Scientist, Schibsted Products and Technology (Schibsted Media Group), London, UK


Advisor: Dimitrios Gunopulos
Graduated: Winter 2005
Email: dimitris@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Clustering and Indexing Methods for High Dimensional Data and Moving Objects
Smruti  Parichha Smruti Parichha | Software Engineer, Google


Advisor: Mart Molle
Graduated: Fall 2012
Email: sparichh@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Accurate and Secure Time-Based Localization With 802.11-Compatible Entities
Konstantinos  Pelechrinis Konstantinos Pelechrinis | Professor at University of Pittsburgh


Advisor: Srikanth Krishnamurthy
Graduated: Summer 2010
Email: kpele@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Security and Performance Considerations in Wireless Networks
Dorian   Perkins Dorian Perkins | Software Engineer II, Uber


Advisor: Harsha Madhyastha
Graduated: Fall 2015
Email: dperkins@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Modeling the Size Frequency Distributions of the Trilobite Aulacopleura koninckii and its Implications for Understanding Trilobite
Anton  Polishko Anton Polishko | Project Manager/Lead Developer; Helpful Bus


Advisor: Stefano Lonardi
Graduated: Spring 2014
Email: polishka@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Computational Methods for Exploring Nucleosome Dynamics
Kishore Kumar Pusukuri Kishore Kumar Pusukuri | Oracle, Santa Clara


Advisor: Rajiv Gupta
Graduated: Summer 2012
Email: kishore@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Runtime Support For Maximizing Performance on Multicore Systems
Zhen   Qin Zhen Qin | Senior Data Scientist, LiveNation Entertainment


Advisor: Christian Shelton
Graduated: Spring 2015
Email: zqin001@cs.ucr.edu
 
Md. Sazzadur Rahman Md. Sazzadur Rahman | Qualcomm Research


Advisor: Michalis Faloutsos
Graduated: Fall 2012
Email: rahmanm@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Detecting Social Malware and its Ecosystem in Online Social Networks
Thanawin (Art) Rakthanmanon Thanawin (Art) Rakthanmanon | Kasetsart University Thailand


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh
Graduated: Fall 2012
Email: rakthant@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Efficient Algorithms for High Dimensional Data Mining
Chotirat Ann Ratanamahatana Chotirat Ann Ratanamahatana | Assistant Professor, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh
Graduated: Spring 2005
Email: ratana@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Improving Efficiency and Effectiveness of Dynamic Time Warping in Large Time Series Databases
Thomas  Repantis Thomas Repantis | Akamai Technologies


Advisor: Vana Kalogeraki
Graduated: Summer 2008
Email: trep@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Synergy: Quality of Service Support for Distributed Stream Processing Systems
Michael  Rice Michael Rice | ESRI


Advisor: Vassilis Tsotras
Graduated: Fall 2013
Email: mrice@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Title: Algorithms for Constrained Route Planning in Road Networks
Eduardo Irigoyen Ruiz Eduardo Irigoyen Ruiz | Software Development Engineer-Amazon.com


Advisor: Vagelis Hristidis
Graduated: Winter 2014
Email: eruiz009@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Effective and Efficient Analysis on Internet-Based Social Networks
Shouq Sadah Shouq Sadah


Advisor: Vagelis Hristidis
Graduated: Spring 2017
Email: ssada003@ucr.edu
 
Arun Kumar Saha Arun Kumar Saha | Software Engineer, Cisco Systems


Advisor: Mart Molle
Graduated: Summer 2006
Email: saha@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Cross Layer Techniques to Secure Peer-to-Peer Protocols for Location, Adjacency, and Identity Verification
Mariam Salloum Mariam Salloum | Visiting Assistant Professor, Boston College


Advisor: Vassilis Tsotras
Graduated: Winter 2012
Email: msalloum@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Query Answering in Data Integration Systems
Ricky J Sethi Ricky J Sethi | Computing Innovation Fellow at UCLA


Advisor: Thomas Payne(CS), Amit K. Roy-Chowdhury(EE)
Graduated: Spring 2009
Email: rickys@sethi.org
Dissertation: A Physics-Based, Neurobiologically-Inspired Stochastic Framework for Activity Recognition
Moloud  Shahbazi Moloud Shahbazi


Advisor: Vagelis Hristidis
Graduated: Winter 2017
Email: mshah008@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Domain-Specific Analysis and Search on User-Generated Content
David  Sheldon David Sheldon | Senior Software Engineer, Altera


Advisor: Frank Vahid
Graduated: Summer 2011
Email: dsheldon@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Design Space Exploration of Parameterized Systems using Design of Experiments
Guanqun (Wilson)  Shi Guanqun (Wilson) Shi | Data Engineer, Storm8


Advisor: Tao Jiang
Graduated: Summer 2011
Email: gshi@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Combinatorial Approaches to Accurate Identification of Orthologous Genes
Jin-Wien Shieh Jin-Wien Shieh | Microsoft


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh
Graduated: Spring 2010
Email: shiehj@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Time Series Retrieval: Indexing and Mining Large Data Sets
Mohammad  Shokoohi-Yekta Mohammad Shokoohi-Yekta | Data Scientist, Apple


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh
Graduated: Winter 2015
Email: mshok002@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Meaningful Rule Discovery and Adaptive Classification of Multi-Dimensional Time Series Data
Georgos  Siganos Georgos Siganos | Research Scientist, Telefonica Research


Advisor: Michalis Faloutsos
Graduated: Summer 2005
Email: siganos@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Analyzing the Cooperation of ISPs in the Internet Routing: Security Implications and Accurate Internet Models
Indrajeet  Singh Indrajeet Singh | Senior Systems Software Engineer, Akamai Technologies


Advisor: Srikanth Krishnamurthy
Graduated: Fall 2014
Email: singhi@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation:
Shailendra  Singh Shailendra Singh | Post Doc, UCR


Advisor: Srikanth Krishnamurthy
Graduated: Winter 2016
Email: singhs@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Flexible Resource Management in Wireless Networks
Vineet  Singh Vineet Singh | Software Engineer, Intel


Advisor: Rajiv Gupta
Graduated: Fall 2016
Email: vsing004@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: User Assisted Data Structure Debugging and Verification
Scott  Sirowy Scott Sirowy | Director of Engineering, Zyante


Advisor: Frank Vahid
Graduated: Spring 2010
Email: ssirowy@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Emulation of SystemC Applications for Portable FPGA Binaries
Yougang  Song Yougang Song | Investment Technology Group


Advisor: Brett D. Fleisch
Graduated: Fall 2006
Email: ysong@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: New Approaches to Mobile Code Security and Recoverable Persistent Storage
Greg  Stitt Greg Stitt | Assistant Professor, University of Florida


Advisor: Frank Vahid
Graduated: Spring 2007
Email: gstitt@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Synthesis from Software Binaries: An Enabling Technology for Dynamic and Transparent Synthesis
Alan Su Alan Peisheng Su | Department Manager, Global Unichip Corp.


Advisor: Yu-chin Hsu
Graduated: Fall 1998
Email: alan.su@engr.ucr.edu
Dissertation: A Study of False Loop and False Path in High-Level Synthesis
Sharmila  Subramaniam Sharmila Subramaniam | Software Engineer, Google


Advisor: Dimitrios Gunopulos
Graduated: Spring 2006
Email: sharmi@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Optimizing Business Processes Through Log Analysis
Dinesh Chander Suresh Dinesh Chander Suresh | AMD


Advisor: Walid Najjar
Graduated: Summer 2006
Email: dinesh@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Energy-Efficient Encoding Techniques for Off-Chip Data Buses
Li   Tan Li Tan | Post Doc, Los Alamos National Laboratory


Advisor: Zizhong Chen
Graduated: Fall 2015
Email: ltan003@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: The Interplay Between Energy Efficiency and Resilience for Scalable High Performance Computing Systems
Olga  Tanseichuk Olga Tanseichuk | Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation


Advisor: Tao Jiang
Graduated: Winter 2014
Email: tanaseio@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Some Clustering and Classification Problems in High- Throughput Metagenomics and Cheminformatics
Oben Tataw Oben Moses Tataw | Senior Software Enginner, 4Over


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh (CS) and Amit Roy-Chowdhury (EE)
Graduated: Spring 2013
Email: tatawm@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Image/Time Series Mining Algorithms: Applications to Developmental Biology, Document Processing and Data Streams
Chen Tian Chen Tian | Huawei Research Center, Santa Clara


Advisor: Rajiv Gupta
Graduated: Spring 2010
Email: tianc@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Speculative Parallelization On Multicore Processors
Yuan Tian Yuan Tian | Senior Software Engineer, AOL Advertising


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh
Graduated: Winter 2013
Email: ytian004@ucr.edu
Dissertation: Project: Improvement of Image Search by Augmenting Text with Image Similarity
Md Reaz  Uddin Md Reaz Uddin | Software Development Engineer, Microsoft


Advisor: Chinya V Ravishankar & Vassilis Tsotras
Graduated: Winter 2014
Email: uddinm@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Identifying Interesting Behaviors From� Moving Object Trajectories
Liudmila  Ulanova Liudmila Ulanova | Researcher, Microsoft


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh
Graduated: Spring 2016
Email: lulan001@cs.ucr.edu
 
Vladimir  Vacic Vladimir Vacic | Bioinformatics Scientist, New York Genome Center


Advisor: Stefano Lonardi
Graduated: Summer 2008
Email: vladimir@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Computational Methods for Discovery of Cellular Regulatory Mechanisms
Zografoula  Vagena Zografoula Vagena | Post-doc, Rice University


Advisor: Vassilis Tsotras
Graduated: Fall 2005
Email: foula@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Query Processing and Optimization for Structural Selection Queries Over XML Data
Nicholas Valler Nicholas Valler | Senior Site Reilability Engineer, New Relic Inc


Advisor: Michalis Faloutsos
Graduated: Fall 2012
Email: nvaller@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Spreading Processes on Networks: Theory and Applications
Marcos R Vieira Marcos R Vieira | Research Scientist


Advisor: Vassilis Tsotras
Graduated: 2011
Email: mvieira@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Complex Motion Pattern Queries for Trajectories
Jason  Villarreal Jason Villarreal | Jacquard Computing


Advisor: Walid Najjar
Graduated: Spring 2008
Email: villarre@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Compiled Acceleration of C Programs on FPGA
Michalis Vlachos Michalis Vlachos | Research Staff Member, IBM Research


Advisor: Dimitrios Gunopulos
Graduated: Summer 2004
Email: mvlachos@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Similarity and Indexing in Multi-Dimensional Spaces
Keval  Vora Keval Vora | Assistant Professor, Simon Fraser University


Advisor: Rajiv Gupta
Graduated: Fall 2017
Email: kvora001@ucr.edu
Dissertation: Exploiting Asynchrony for Performance and Fault Tolerance in Distributed Graph Processing
Dung Tien Vu Dung Tien Vu | Analyst-Programmer, CSUSB


Advisor: Laxmi Bhuyan
Graduated: Summer 2014
Email: dungv@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Efficient Parallel Processing of Multimedia� Applications on Multi-core Architechtures
Min  Wan Min Wan | Google


Advisor: Gianfranco Ciardo
Graduated: Fall 2008
Email: mwan@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Approximating stationary measures of structured continuous-time Markov models using matrix diagrams
Peng  Wang Peng Wang | Software Engineer, Google


Advisor: Chinya Ravishankar
Graduated: Spring 2014
Email: wangpe@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Security and Privacy in Search Services
Wei  Wang Wei Wang


Advisor: Chinya V. Ravishankar
Graduated: Winter 2007
Email: wangw@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Energy-Efficient Data Delivery Schemes in Wireless and Mobile Environments
Wei-Bung (Bob)  Wang Wei-Bung (Bob) Wang | SDE, Microsoft


Advisor: Tao Jiang
Graduated: Spring 2011
Email: weiw@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Optimization Problems Concerning Tag SNP Selection, Haplotype Inference, and Detection of Horizontal Gene Transfers
Xiaoyue Wang Xiaoyue Wang | Nokia


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh
Graduated: Spring 2010
Email: xwang@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Data Mining Techniques on Historical Image Databases
Yan  Wang Yan Wang | Software Engineer, Google


Advisor: Rajiv Gupta
Graduated: Summer 2014
Email: wangy@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Dynamic Analysis Techniques for Effective and Efficient Debugging
Yi Wang Yi Wang


Advisor: Michalis Faloutsos
Graduated: Summer 2013
Email: wangyi@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Measuring and Inferring Demographics From Multi-Mode Communication Networks
Li  Wei Li Wei | Software Engineer, Google


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh
Graduated: Fall 2006
Email: wli@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Efficient Pattern Discovery in Massive Time Series Databases
Xuetao Wei Xuetao Wei | Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati


Advisor: Michalis Faloutsos
Graduated: Fall 2013
Dissertation: Understanding and Improving the Smpartphone Ecosystem: Measurements, Security and Tools
Jian (Jarod)  Wen Jian (Jarod) Wen | Oracle, Santa Clara


Advisor: Vassilis Tsotras
Graduated: Fall 2013
Email: wenj@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Title: Revisiting Aggregation Techniques for Data Intensive Applications
Nkenge  Wheatland Nkenge Wheatland | Content Developer, zyBooks


Advisor: Victor Zordan
Graduated: Summer 2016
Email: wheatlan@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Capturing and Animating Hand and Finger Motion for 3D Communicative Characters
Matthew  Wiley Matthew Wiley | Co-Founder, SmartDocFinder


Advisor: Vagelis Hristidis
Graduated: Spring 2016
Email: mwile001@cs.ucr.edu
 
Titus  Winters Titus Winters | Software Engineer, JetHead Software, San Diego


Advisor: Tom Payne
Graduated: Spring 2006
Email: titus@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Educational Data Mining: Collection and Analysis of Score Matrices for Outcomes-Based Assessment
Chun-Chih James Wu Chun-Chih James Wu | Riverside Graphics Lab


Advisor: Victor Zordan
Graduated: Winter 2011
Email: ccwu@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Goal-Directed Biped Stepping and Push Recovery With Momentum Control
Panruo   Wu Panruo Wu


Advisor: Zizhong Chen
Graduated: Fall 2016
Email: pwu011@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Silent Data Corruption Resilient Mathix Factorizations
Wei  Wu Wei Wu | Research Scientist, Intel Corporation


Advisor: Sheldon Tan
Graduated: Winter 2008
Email: wwu@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Power/Thermal Modeling and Dynamic Thermal Management for SRAM Structure
Yonghui  Wu Yonghui Wu | Google, Mountain View, CA


Advisor: Stefano Lonardi
Graduated: Summer 2008
Email: yonghui@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: On the Accurate Construction of Genetic Linkage Maps
Xiaopeng  Xi Xiaopeng Xi | Yahoo!


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh
Graduated: Summer 2007
Email: xxi@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Fast Time Series Classification With Applications on Large Time Series Databases
Guowu Xie Guowu Xie | Software Engineer, Facebook


Advisor: Michalis Faloutsos
Graduated: Spring 2013
Email: xieg@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Reverse Engineering User Behaviors From Network Traffic
Jing  Xu Jing Xu | Software Engineer at The MathWorks


Advisor: Christian Shelton
Graduated: Summer 2010
Email: jingxu@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: A Continuous Time Bayesian Network Approach for Intrusion Detection
Li Yan Li Yan | Software Engineer, Google


Advisor: Marek Chrobak
Graduated: Spring 2013
Email: lyan@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Approximation Algorithms for the Fault-Tolerant Facility Placement Problem
Yi-Wen  Yang Yi-Wen Yang | Post Doc, UCLA


Advisor: Tao Jiang
Graduated: Fall 2015
Email: yyang027@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Algorithms for Determining Differentially Expressed Genes and Chromosome Structures From High-Throughput Sequencing Data
Dragomir  Yankov Dragomir Yankov | Yahoo! Inc.


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh
Graduated: Spring 2008
Email: dyankov@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Learning from Time Series in the Presence of Noise: Unsupervised and Semi-Supervised Approaches
Jingnan  Yao Jingnan Yao | Software Engineer, Cisco Systems


Advisor: Laxmi Bhuyan
Graduated: Summer 2007
Email: jyao@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Scheduling Network Applications Based on Divisible Load Theory (DLT)
Teddy  Yap Teddy Yap | Senior Software Engineer at Scotiabank


Advisor: Christian Shelton
Graduated: Fall 2009
Email: tyap@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Mobile Robot Navigation With Low-Cost Sensors
Lexiang  Ye Lexiang Ye | Google


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh
Graduated: Spring 2010
Email: lexiangy@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Proposed: Learning from Time Series in the Resource Limited Situations
Curtis  Yu Curtis Yu | Software Engineer, Microsoft


Advisor: Harsha Madhyastha
Graduated: Fall 2014
Email: cyu@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation:
Jia  Yu Jia Yu | VMWare


Advisor: Laxmi Bhuyan & Jun Yang
Graduated: Summer 2007
Email: jiayu@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Low Power Design and Compiler Optimization for Network Processors
Jinqing (Andy)  Yu Jinqing (Andy) Yu | Synopsys Inc.


Advisor: Gianfranco Ciardo
Graduated: Spring 2008
Email: jqyu@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Formal Verification of Asynchronous Systems Using Decision Diagrams
Jesin  Zakaria Jesin Zakaria | Software Engineer, Facebook


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh
Graduated: Fall 2013
Email: jzaka001@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Title: Developing Efficient Algorithms for Data Mining Large Scale High Dimensional Data
Demetrios  Zeinalipour-Yazti Demetrios Zeinalipour-Yazti | Lecturer, University of Cyprus


Advisor: Dimitrios Gunopulos
Graduated: Summer 2005
Email: csyiazti@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Search and Retrieval Algorithms for Distributed Data Management Systems
Donghui Zhang Donghui Zhang | Senior Researcher SDE, Microsoft Jim Gray Systems Lab


Advisor: Vassilis Tsotras
Graduated: Summer 2002
Email: dozhan@microsoft.com
Dissertation: Aggregation Computation over Complex Objects
Xiao  Zhang Xiao Zhang | Software Engineer, Qualcomm Corporation


Advisor: Laxmi Bhuyan
Graduated: Summer 2005
Email: xzhang@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Fair Scheduling for Input-Queued Crossbar Switches
Li  Zhao Li Zhao | Senior Engineer, Systems Technology Laboratory, Intel


Advisor: Laxmi Bhuyan
Graduated: Summer 2005
Email: li.zhao@intel.com
Dissertation: Architectural Analysis and Acceleration for Server Network Processing
Yang Zhao Yang Zhao | Software Engineer, Microsoft


Advisor: Gianfranco Ciardo
Graduated: Summer 2013
Email: zhaoy@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Bridging the Gap Between Logic and Probabilistic Model Checking
Jie  Zheng Jie Zheng | Assistant Professor, Nanyang Tech Univ, Singapore


Advisor: Stefano Lonardi & Tao Jiang
Graduated: Summer 2006
Email: zhengj@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Dissertation: Efficient Algorithms for Identification and Analysis of Repetitive Patterns in Biological Sequences
Bo  Zhou Bo Zhou | Java Engineer, WANdisco


Advisor: Rajiv Gupta
Graduated: Fall 2016
Email: bzhou003@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Extracting Actionable Information From Bug Reports
Li  Zhou Li Zhou | Software Engineer, eBay


Advisor: Chinya V. Ravishankar
Graduated: Summer 2006
Email: lzhou@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Supporting Message Confidentiality and Authenticity in Dynamic Peer Groups and Wireless Sensor Networks
Minli  Zhu Minli Zhu | RAID Software Engineer, Network Appliance Corp.


Advisor: Mart Molle
Graduated: Fall 2005
Email: mzhu@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: SOLAR: Secure Overlay LAN ARchitecture
Qiang Zhu Qiang Zhu | Software Engineer, Data Mining Intelligence, LinkedIn


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh
Graduated: Fall 2011
Email: qzhu@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Data Mining Historical Manuscripts and Culture Artifacts
Shanzhong Zhu Shanzhong Zhu | Software Engineer, Ask.com


Advisor: Chinya V. Ravishankar
Graduated: Fall 2006
Email: szhu@cs.ucr.edu
Dissertation: Managing Erratic Data Streams in the Distributed Environments