Ph.D. Alumni
Ph.D. Alumni


Abdullah Mueen
 Microsoft


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh Graduated: Winter 2013 Email: 
Dissertation: Exact Primitives for Time Series Data Mining 

Abhijith Kashyap  Truaxis, MasterCard


Advisor: Vagelis Hristidis Graduated: Fall 2013 Email: 
Dissertation: Improving User Efficiency in Structured Data Exploration 

Abhishek Mitra
 UTMB Galveston


Advisor: Walid Najjar Graduated: Fall 2008 Email: 
Dissertation: Acceleration of Streaming Application on FPGAs from High Level Constructs. 

Adam Dou
 Google


Advisor: Harsha Madhyastha Graduated: Fall 2011 Email: 
Dissertation: Scheduling in Multiprocess Systems 

Ahmed Atya  Security Software Development Engineer, Amazon


Advisor: Srikanth Krishnamurthy Graduated: Summer 2016 Email: 
Dissertation: Exploiting Time Series Primitives to Solve Realistic Data Mining Problems 

Alan Peisheng Su  Department Manager, Global Unichip Corp.


Advisor: Yuchin Hsu Graduated: Fall 1998 Email: 
Dissertation: A Study of False Loop and False Path in HighLevel Synthesis 

Alex Edgcomb  Researcher, Software Engineer, and Content Author at Zyante


Advisor: Frank Vahid Graduated: Spring 2014 Email: 
Dissertation: Automated VideoBased Fall Detection 

Amlan Kusum


Advisor: Rajiv Gupta Graduated: Fall 2016 Email: 
Dissertation: Adapting Data Representations for Optimizing DataIntensive Applications 

Andres Figueroa
 Associate Professor, University of TexasPan American


Advisor: Tao Jiang Graduated: Summer 2004 Email: 
Dissertation: Efficient Algorithms for Oligonucleotide Fingerprinting of Ribosomal DNA Genese in the Analysis of Microbial Communities 

Anirban Banerjee
 StopTheHacker.com (founder)


Advisor: Michalis Faloutsos and Laxmi Bhuyan Graduated: Fall 2008 Email: 
Dissertation: Measuring and Modeling Applications for Content Distribution in the Internet 

Ann GordonRoss
 Assistant Professor, University of Florida


Advisor: Frank Vahid Graduated: Spring 2007 Email: 
Dissertation: Hot Caches, Cool Techniques: Online Tuning of Highly Configurable Caches for Reduced Energy Consumption 

Anton Polishko  Project Manager/Lead Developer; Helpful Bus


Advisor: Stefano Lonardi Graduated: Spring 2014 Email: 
Dissertation: Computational Methods for Exploring Nucleosome Dynamics 

Antony Ming Lam
 Project Researcher at National Institute of Informatics, Japan


Advisor: Christian Shelton and Amit K. RoyChowdhury Graduated: Fall 2010 Email: 
Dissertation: Learning Ranking Functions for Video Search on the Web 

Arun Kumar Saha
 Software Engineer, Cisco Systems


Advisor: Mart Molle Graduated: Summer 2006 Email: 
Dissertation: Cross Layer Techniques to Secure PeertoPeer Protocols for Location, Adjacency, and Identity Verification 

Ayse Betul Buyukkurt
 Sandbridge Technologies, Inc. Tarrytow, NY


Advisor: Walid Najjar Graduated: Fall 2007 Email: 
Dissertation: HighLevel Optimizations in ROCCC  Riverside Optimizing Compiler for Configurable Computing 

Bailey Miller  Software Engineer, Space Exploration Technologies


Advisor: Frank Vahid Graduated: Spring 2014 Email: 
Dissertation: Accelerating Synchronous ManyCore Networks on FPGAs 

Benjamin T Arai
 Microsoft


Advisor: Dimitrios Gunopulos Graduated: Spring 2008 Email: 
Dissertation: Approximate Query Processing for Distributed Data Systems 

Bhrigu Celly
 Principal Engineer, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA


Advisor: Victor Zordan Graduated: Summer 2015 Email: 
Dissertation: Smoldering Combustion: Animation and Control 

Bilson Jake Libres Campana
 Google Research


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh Graduated: Fall 2012 Email: 
Dissertation: PatternBased Data Mining on Diverse Multimedia and Time Series Data 

Bing Hu  Senior Engineer, Samsung Research America


Advisor: EamonnKeogh Graduated: Winter 2014 Email: 
Dissertation: Mining Time Series Data: Moving From Toy Problems to Realistic Deployments 

Bo Zhou
 Java Engineer, WANdisco


Advisor: Rajiv Gupta Graduated: Fall 2016 Email: 
Dissertation: Extracting Actionable Information From Bug Reports 

Carlotta Domeniconi
 Associate Professor, George Mason University, Dept. of Information & Software Engineering


Advisor: Dimitrios Gunopulos Graduated: Summer 2002 Email: 
Dissertation: Locally Adaptive Techniques for Pattern Recognition 

Changhui Lin
 Samsung Research America


Advisor: Rajiv Gupta Graduated: Summer 2013 Email: 
Dissertation: Imposing Minimal Memory Ordering on Multiprocessors 

Chen Huang  SDE, Amazon


Advisor: Frank Vahid Graduated: Spring 2012 Email: 
Dissertation: Synthesis of Custom Networks of Processing Elements Onto FieldProgrammable Gate Arrays for Physical System Emulation 

Chen Tian
 Huawei Research Center, Santa Clara


Advisor: Rajiv Gupta Graduated: Spring 2010 Email: 
Dissertation: Speculative Parallelization On Multicore Processors 

Chieh Changfan  Software Engineer, Novas Software, San Jose


Advisor: Yuchin Hsu Graduated: Summer 1999 Email: 

Chong Ding  Research Staff Member, IBM Research


Advisor: Amit RoyChowdhury (EE) Graduated: Winter 2008 Email: 
Dissertation: Coordinated Sensing in a PTZ Camera Networking 

Chotirat Ann Ratanamahatana
 Assistant Professor, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh Graduated: Spring 2005 Email: 
Dissertation: Improving Efficiency and Effectiveness of Dynamic Time Warping in Large Time Series Databases 

Christos Koufogiannakis
 Turn.com


Advisor: Neal Young Graduated: Fall 2009 Email: 
Dissertation: Approximation Algorithms for Covering Problems 

Chun Shing (Eric) Cheung


Advisor: Harry Hsieh Graduated: Summer 2009 Email: 
Dissertation: MPSoC Simulation and Implementation of KPN Applications 

ChunChih James Wu
 Riverside Graphics Lab


Advisor: Victor Zordan Graduated: Winter 2011 Email: 
Dissertation: GoalDirected Biped Stepping and Push Recovery With Momentum Control 

Curtis Yu  Software Engineer, Microsoft


Advisor: Harsha Madhyastha Graduated: Fall 2014 Email: 
Dissertation: 

Dan Grissom  Assistant Professor, Azusa Pacific University


Advisor: Philip Brisk Graduated: Spring 2014 Email: 
Dissertation: Design of Topologies for Interpreting Assays on Digital Microfluidic Biochips 

Danhua (DG) Guo
 Facebook


Advisor: Laxmi Bhuyan Graduated: Spring 2010 Email: 
Dissertation: Multicore Scheduling for Network Scheduling Based on Highest Random Weight 

David Sheldon
 Senior Software Engineer, Altera


Advisor: Frank Vahid Graduated: Summer 2011 Email: 
Dissertation: Design Space Exploration of Parameterized Systems using Design of Experiments 

Demetrios ZeinalipourYazti
 Lecturer, University of Cyprus


Advisor: Dimitrios Gunopulos Graduated: Summer 2005 Email: 
Dissertation: Search and Retrieval Algorithms for Distributed Data Management Systems 

Denisa Duma  Post Doc, Baylor College of Medicine


Advisor: Stefano Lonardi Graduated: Fall 2013 Email: 
Dissertation: Title: A combinatorial Pooling Strategy for the Selective Sequencing of Very Large and Repetitive Genomes 

Dennis Jeffrey
 Google, Senior Software Engineer in Test


Advisor: Rajiv Gupta Graduated: Summer 2009 Email: 
Dissertation: Dynamic State Alteration Techniques for Automatically Locating Software Errors 

Dhananjay Kulkarni
 Boston University


Advisor: Chinya V. Ravishankar Graduated: Fall 2007 Email: 
Dissertation: Techniques for Query Optimization, Scheduling, and Load Shedding in Data Stream Management Systems 

Dhiman Barman
 Juniper Networks


Advisor: Michalis Faloutsos Graduated: Fall 2008 Email: 
Dissertation: Challenges in Security and Traffic Management in Enterprise Networks 

Dimitrios Papadopoulos
 Data Scientist, Schibsted Products and Technology (Schibsted Media Group), London, UK


Advisor: Dimitrios Gunopulos Graduated: Winter 2005 Email: 
Dissertation: Clustering and Indexing Methods for High Dimensional Data and Moving Objects 

Dinesh Chander Suresh
 AMD


Advisor: Walid Najjar Graduated: Summer 2006 Email: 
Dissertation: EnergyEfficient Encoding Techniques for OffChip Data Buses 

Donghui Zhang
 Senior Researcher SDE, Microsoft Jim Gray Systems Lab


Advisor: Vassilis Tsotras Graduated: Summer 2002 Email: 
Dissertation: Aggregation Computation over Complex Objects 

Dorian Perkins
 Software Engineer II, Uber


Advisor: Harsha Madhyastha Graduated: Fall 2015 Email: 
Dissertation: Modeling the Size Frequency Distributions of the Trilobite Aulacopleura koninckii and its Implications for Understanding Trilobite 

Dragomir Yankov
 Yahoo! Inc.


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh Graduated: Spring 2008 Email: 
Dissertation: Learning from Time Series in the Presence of Noise: Unsupervised and SemiSupervised Approaches 

Dung Tien Vu  AnalystProgrammer, CSUSB


Advisor: Laxmi Bhuyan Graduated: Summer 2014 Email: 
Dissertation: Efficient Parallel Processing of Multimedia Applications on Multicore Architechtures 

Ece Gelal
 Microsoft


Advisor: Srikanth Krishnamurthy Graduated: Spring 2009 Email: 
Dissertation: CrossLayer Design for Wireless Networks Using Antenna Arrays 

Eduardo Irigoyen Ruiz  Software Development EngineerAmazon.com


Advisor: Vagelis Hristidis Graduated: Winter 2014 Email: 
Dissertation: Effective and Efficient Analysis on InternetBased Social Networks 

Edward Fernandez
 Digital Design Engineer, Freescale Semiconductor


Advisor: Walid Najjar Graduated: Fall 2012 Email: 
Dissertation: Hardware Implementation of a String Matching Algorithm based on the FMIndex 

Elena Harris
 Lecturer, Cal Poly Pomona


Advisor: Stefano Lonardi Graduated: Spring 2010 Email: 
Dissertation: Computational Methods for Epigenetic Studies 

E. Busra Celikkaya  Amazon Research, Seattle, WA


Advisor: Christian Shelton Graduated: Winter 2016 Email: 
Dissertation: Multivariate ContinuousTime Models: Approximate Inference Algorithms and Medical Informatics Applications 

Enoch OiKee Hwang
 Professor, La Sierra University, Dept. of Mathematics & Computer Science


Advisor: Frank Vahid & Yuchin Hsu Graduated: Spring 1999 Email: 
Dissertation: Functional Partitioning for Low Power 

Ergude Bao  Associate Professor School of Software, Beijing Jiangtong University, Beijing, Chinga


Advisor: Tao Jiang and Thomas Girke (Bioinformatics) Graduated: Spring 2014 Email: 
Dissertation: Algorithms for Reference Assisted Genome and Transcriptome Assemblies 

Essia Hamouda Elhafsi
 PostDoc, INRIA, France


Advisor: Mart Molle Graduated: Fall 2005 Email: 
Dissertation: Modeling Forking Nodes with StateDependent Routing: Application to Asymmetric Networks 

Fang Chen
 Software Engineer, Oracle Corporation


Advisor: Vana Kalogeraki Graduated: Spring 2005 Email: 
Dissertation: Resource Management and Multimedia Support in PeertoPeer Systems 

Farzad Khorasani
 PostDoc, Rice Univeristy


Advisor: Rajiv Gupta Graduated: Fall 2016 Email: 
Dissertation: High Performance VertexCentric Graph Analytics on GPUs 

Gentian Jakllari
 Associate Professor, University of Toulouse, France


Advisor: Srikanth Krishnamurthy, Michalis Faloutsos Graduated: Spring 2005 Email: 
Dissertation: Broadcasting with Cooperative Diversity in AllWireless Networks: Centralized and Distributed Protocols 

Georgos Chatzimilioudis
 Lecturer, University of Cyprus


Advisor: Dimitrios Gunopulos Graduated: Spring 2010 Email: 
Dissertation: Data Analysis and Query Processing in Wireless Sensor Network 

Georgos Siganos
 Research Scientist, Telefonica Research


Advisor: Michalis Faloutsos Graduated: Summer 2005 Email: 
Dissertation: Analyzing the Cooperation of ISPs in the Internet Routing: Security Implications and Accurate Internet Models 

Greg Stitt
 Assistant Professor, University of Florida


Advisor: Frank Vahid Graduated: Spring 2007 Email: 
Dissertation: Synthesis from Software Binaries: An Enabling Technology for Dynamic and Transparent Synthesis 

Guangdeng (Danny) Liao
 Samsung Research


Advisor: Laxmi Bhuyan Graduated: Summer 2011 Email: 
Dissertation: Accelerating I/O Processing in Server Architectures 

Guanqun (Wilson) Shi
 Data Engineer, Storm8


Advisor: Tao Jiang Graduated: Summer 2011 Email: 
Dissertation: Combinatorial Approaches to Accurate Identification of Orthologous Genes 

Guobiao Mei
 Senior Software Engineer at Google


Advisor: Christian Shelton Graduated: Summer 2008 Email: 
Dissertation: Dimensionality Reduction Algorithms with Applications to Collaborative Data and Images 

Guowu Xie
 Software Engineer, Facebook


Advisor: Michalis Faloutsos Graduated: Spring 2013 Email: 
Dissertation: Reverse Engineering User Behaviors From Network Traffic 

Haifeng Li
 Principle Research Scientist, Motorola


Advisor: Tao Jiang Graduated: Summer 2005 Email: 
Dissertation: Studies on Several Bioinformatics Problems with Machine Learning Techniques 

Hanlung Lin  SDE, Amazon


Advisor: Thomas Stahovich (ME) Graduated: Winter 2015 Email: 

Hoang Thanh Nguyen
 CoFounder, Rocket Wares LLC


Advisor: Bir Bhanu (EE) Graduated: Fall 2012 Email: 
Dissertation: Individual 3D Face Modeling and Recognition in a Video Network 

Huseyin Hakkoymaz
 ESRI


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh and Dimitrios Mourikis (Bioengineering) Graduated: Summer 2010 Email: 
Dissertation: Clustering Techniques for Data Mining and Protein Design Around The Concept of Locality 

Huy Hang  Member of Technical Staff, Security Analytics, Sales Force


Advisor: Michalis Faloutsos Graduated: Fall 2014 Email: 
Dissertation: 

Indrajeet Singh  Senior Systems Software Engineer, Akamai Technologies


Advisor: Srikanth Krishnamurthy Graduated: Fall 2014 Email: 
Dissertation: 

Ioannis Broustis
 Standards Engineer, Alcatel Lucent


Advisor: Srikanth Krishnamurthy, Michalis Faloutsos Graduated: Spring 2005 Email: 
Dissertation: Achieving Efficient Spectrum Usage in Ultra Wide Band Ad Hoc 

Ioannis Drougas
 ESRI


Advisor: Vana Kalogeraki Graduated: Fall 2008 Email: 
Dissertation: Rate Allocation in Distributed Stream Processing Systems 

Ioannis Gasparis  Andriod Security Researcher, NowSecure


Advisor: Srikanth Krishnamurthy Graduated: Winter 2017 Email: 
Dissertation: Ensuring Users' Privacy and Security on Mobile Devices 

Jakob Eriksson
 Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Chicago


Advisor: Michalis Faloutsos & Srikanth Krishnamurthy Graduated: Summer 2006 Email: 
Dissertation: Techniques for Routing Scalability and Security in Open Networks 

Jason Villarreal
 Jacquard Computing


Advisor: Walid Najjar Graduated: Spring 2008 Email: 
Dissertation: Compiled Acceleration of C Programs on FPGA 

Jeffrey McDaniel  Lecturer, University of California Riverside


Advisor: Philip Brisk Graduated: Summer 2016 Email: 
Dissertation: Design Automation of Continuous FlowBased Microfluidic Biochips 

Jesin Zakaria  Software Engineer, Facebook


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh Graduated: Fall 2013 Email: 
Dissertation: Title: Developing Efficient Algorithms for Data Mining Large Scale High Dimensional Data 

Jessica Lin
 Assistant Professor, George Mason University, Dept. of Information & Software Engineering


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh Graduated: Spring 2005 Email: 
Dissertation: Discovering Unusual and NonTrivial Patterns in Massive Time Series Databases 

Jia Yu
 VMWare


Advisor: Laxmi Bhuyan & Jun Yang Graduated: Summer 2007 Email: 
Dissertation: Low Power Design and Compiler Optimization for Network Processors 

Jian (Jarod) Wen
 Oracle, Santa Clara


Advisor: Vassilis Tsotras Graduated: Fall 2013 Email: 
Dissertation: Title: Revisiting Aggregation Techniques for Data Intensive Applications 

Jiani Guo
 Software Engineer, Cisco Systems


Advisor: Laxmi Bhuyan Graduated: Summer 2006 Email: 
Dissertation: Message Scheduling in a ClusterBased Active Router for Multimedia Applications 

Jianxia Ning  Research Assistant, UCR


Advisor: Srikanth Krishnamurthy Graduated: Fall 2012 Email: 
Dissertation: Survivability Considerations in Wireless Networks 

Jie Zheng
 Assistant Professor, Nanyang Tech Univ, Singapore


Advisor: Stefano Lonardi & Tao Jiang Graduated: Summer 2006 Email: 
Dissertation: Efficient Algorithms for Identification and Analysis of Repetitive Patterns in Biological Sequences 

Jilong Kuang
 Samsung Research


Advisor: Laxmi Bhuyan Graduated: Fall 2011 Email: 
Dissertation: PowerEfficient Scheduling of Network Applications on Multicore Architecture 

Jim Herold
 Software Engineer, Google


Advisor: Thomas Stahovich (ME) Graduated: Spring 2013 Email: 
Dissertation: Data Mining Students' Ordinary Handwritten Coursework 

Jinfeng Ni
 Software Engineer, IBM


Advisor: Chinya V. Ravishankar Graduated: Fall 2006 Email: 
Dissertation: Spatial and Spatiotemporal Queries in the Presence of Uncertainty and Movement 

Jing Li
 Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Dept.


Advisor: Tao Jiang Graduated: Spring 2004 Email: 
Dissertation: Algorithmic Approaches for Haplotype Inference from Pedigree Data and HaplotypeBased Gene Association Mapping 

Jing Xu
 Software Engineer at The MathWorks


Advisor: Christian Shelton Graduated: Summer 2010 Email: 
Dissertation: A Continuous Time Bayesian Network Approach for Intrusion Detection 

Jingnan Yao
 Software Engineer, Cisco Systems


Advisor: Laxmi Bhuyan Graduated: Summer 2007 Email: 
Dissertation: Scheduling Network Applications Based on Divisible Load Theory (DLT) 

Jinqing (Andy) Yu
 Synopsys Inc.


Advisor: Gianfranco Ciardo Graduated: Spring 2008 Email: 
Dissertation: Formal Verification of Asynchronous Systems Using Decision Diagrams 

JinWien Shieh
 Microsoft


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh Graduated: Spring 2010 Email: 
Dissertation: Time Series Retrieval: Indexing and Mining Large Data Sets 

Jobin James  Software Engineer, Packet Design


Advisor: Satish Tripathi Graduated: Summer 2003 Email: 
Dissertation: Perfornamce Analysis of Wireless Networks: Challenging the Assumptions in Simulation and Modeling 

Jonathan Dautrich Jr.
 Software Engineer, Google


Advisor: Chinya Ravishankar Graduated: Spring 2014 Email: 
Dissertation: Achieving Practical Access Pattern Privacy in Data Outsourcing 

Juan Casse  Data Scientist, Children's Hospital, Los Angeles


Advisor: Christian Shelton Graduated: Fall 2014 Email: 
Dissertation: 

Katya Mkrtchyan
 Visiting Assistant Professor, Pomona College


Advisor: Amit RoyChowdhury (EE) Graduated: Winter 2017 Email: 
Dissertation: BioImage Analysis for Understanding Plant Development and Mosquito Behaviors 

Kevin Horan
 IT Systems Engineer at Global Recordings Network


Advisor: Christian Shelton and Thomas Girke (Bioinformatics) Graduated: Fall 2011 Email: 
Dissertation: Gene Function Prediction Based on Sequence 

Kin Fai Kan  Senior Data Scientist at LinkedIn


Advisor: Christian Shelton Graduated: Summer 2008 Email: 
Dissertation: Towards InformationEconomical Classification and Ranking 

Kishore Kumar Pusukuri
 Oracle, Santa Clara


Advisor: Rajiv Gupta Graduated: Summer 2012 Email: 
Dissertation: Runtime Support For Maximizing Performance on Multicore Systems 

Konstantinos Pelechrinis
 Professor at University of Pittsburgh


Advisor: Srikanth Krishnamurthy Graduated: Summer 2010 Email: 
Dissertation: Security and Performance Considerations in Wireless Networks 

Kyriakos Karenos
 Software Development EngineerMicrsoft


Advisor: Vana Kalogeraki Graduated: Spring 2008 Email: 
Dissertation: Traffic Management in Wireless Sensor Networks 

Lan Gao
 Member of Tech Staff, VMware


Advisor: Marek Chrobak & Jun Yang Graduated: Summer 2007 Email: 
Dissertation: Security Designs for Uni and MultiProcessors 

Lan Liu
 Google


Advisor: Tao Jiang Graduated: Summer 2007 Email: 
Dissertation: Some Algorithmic Problems Concerning the Inference and Analysis of Tag SNPs, Haplotypes and Pedigrees 

Lap Kong (Eric) Law
 Juniper Networks


Advisor: Srikanth Krishnamurthy Graduated: Summer 2007 Email: 
Dissertation: Composable Wireless Network Architectures and Protocols 

Lexiang Ye
 Google


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh Graduated: Spring 2010 Email: 
Dissertation: Proposed: Learning from Time Series in the Resource Limited Situations 

Li Wei
 Software Engineer, Google


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh Graduated: Fall 2006 Email: 
Dissertation: Efficient Pattern Discovery in Massive Time Series Databases 

Li Yan
 Software Engineer, Google


Advisor: Marek Chrobak Graduated: Spring 2013 Email: 
Dissertation: Approximation Algorithms for the FaultTolerant Facility Placement Problem 

Li Zhao
 Senior Engineer, Systems Technology Laboratory, Intel


Advisor: Laxmi Bhuyan Graduated: Summer 2005 Email: 
Dissertation: Architectural Analysis and Acceleration for Server Network Processing 

Li Zhou
 Software Engineer, eBay


Advisor: Chinya V. Ravishankar Graduated: Summer 2006 Email: 
Dissertation: Supporting Message Confidentiality and Authenticity in Dynamic Peer Groups and Wireless Sensor Networks 

Li Tan
 Post Doc, Los Alamos National Laboratory


Advisor: Zizhong Chen Graduated: Fall 2015 Email: 
Dissertation: The Interplay Between Energy Efficiency and Resilience for Scalable High Performance Computing Systems 

Linan Feng  Research Assistant, Center for Research in Intelligent Systems, UCR


Advisor: Bir Bhanu (EE) Graduated: Fall 2014 Email: 
Dissertation: 

Lingling Jin
 Software Engineer, nVidia


Advisor: Jun Yang Graduated: Fall 2006 Email: 
Dissertation: Software Thermal Monitoring and Management for Highperformance Microprocessors 

Liudmila Ulanova  Researcher, Microsoft


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh Graduated: Spring 2016 Email: 

Marcos R Vieira
 Research Scientist


Advisor: Vassilis Tsotras Graduated: 2011 Email: 
Dissertation: Complex Motion Pattern Queries for Trajectories 

Mariam Salloum
 Visiting Assistant Professor, Boston College


Advisor: Vassilis Tsotras Graduated: Winter 2012 Email: 
Dissertation: Query Answering in Data Integration Systems 

Marios Hadjieleftheriou
 Inventive Researcher, AT&T Shannon Labs


Advisor: Vassilis Tsotras Graduated: Fall 2004 Email: 
Dissertation: Novel SpatioTemporal Queries for Moving Object Applications 

Marios Iliofotou
 Senior Software Engineer, Splunk


Advisor: Michalis Faloutsos Graduated: Winter 2011 Email: 
Dissertation: Analyzing NetworkWide Interactions Using Graphs: Techniques and Applications 

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


Advisor: Harsha Madhyastha Graduated: Fall 2015 Email: 
Dissertation: Scalable Techniques for Security and Anonymity in Distributed Systems Scalable Techniques for Security and Anonymity in Distributed Systems 

Matthew Wiley  CoFounder, SmartDocFinder


Advisor: Vagelis Hristidis Graduated: Spring 2016 Email: 

Md Reaz Uddin
 Software Development Engineer, Microsoft


Advisor: Chinya V Ravishankar & Vassilis Tsotras Graduated: Winter 2014 Email: 
Dissertation: Identifying Interesting Behaviors From Moving Object Trajectories 

Md. Mahbub Hasan  Software Engineer, Teradata Corporation


Advisor: Vassilis Tsotras Graduated: Winter 2014 Email: 
Dissertation: Improving User Query Results Through Diversification 

Md. Mahmudul Hasan  Research Scientist, Comcast


Advisor: Amit RoyChowdhury (EE) Graduated: Summer 2016 Email: 
Dissertation: Online Activity Understanding and Labeling in Natural Videos 

Md. Sazzadur Rahman  Qualcomm Research


Advisor: Michalis Faloutsos Graduated: Fall 2012 Email: 
Dissertation: Detecting Social Malware and its Ecosystem in Online Social Networks 

Md. Tanzirul Azim  Researcher, Software Engineer, Security Analyst, Specializing in Program Analysis, Debugging & Testing


Advisor: Iulian Neamtiu Graduated: Summer 2016 Email: 
Dissertation: Fault Discovery, Localization, and Recovery in Smartphone Apps 

Mehmet Belviranli  Post Doc, Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Advisor: Laxmi Bhuyan Graduated: Fall 2016 Email: 
Dissertation: Efficient Execution of Scientific Applications on Heterogeneous Architectures 

Mehran Kafai  Senior Research Scientist, HP Labs


Advisor: Bir Bhanu (EE) Graduated: Spring 2013 Email: 
Dissertation: RealWorld Face and Vehicle Recognition 

Michael Butkiewicz  Software Engineer, LinkedIn, Sunnyvalle, CA


Advisor: Harsha Madhyastha Graduated: Fall 2015 Email: 
Dissertation: Taming Webpage Complexity to Optimize User Experience on Mobile Devices 

Michael Rice  ESRI


Advisor: Vassilis Tsotras Graduated: Fall 2013 Email: 
Dissertation: Title: Algorithms for Constrained Route Planning in Road Networks 

Michalis Vlachos
 Research Staff Member, IBM Research


Advisor: Dimitrios Gunopulos Graduated: Summer 2004 Email: 
Dissertation: Similarity and Indexing in MultiDimensional Spaces 

Min Feng
 Researcher, NEC Laboratories America Inc.


Advisor: Rajiv Gupta Graduated: Fall 2012 Email: 
Dissertation: The SpiceC Parallel Programming System 

Min Wan
 Google


Advisor: Gianfranco Ciardo Graduated: Fall 2008 Email: 
Dissertation: Approximating stationary measures of structured continuoustime Markov models using matrix diagrams 

MingYing Chung
 Verification Group, Synopsys Inc.


Advisor: Gianfranco Ciardo Graduated: Fall 2007 Email: 
Dissertation: Distributed Symbolic Reachability Analysis 

Minli Zhu
 RAID Software Engineer, Network Appliance Corp.


Advisor: Mart Molle Graduated: Fall 2005 Email: 
Dissertation: SOLAR: Secure Overlay LAN ARchitecture 

Mirella Moura Moro
 Assistant Professor, UFMG, Brazil


Advisor: Vassilis Tsotras Graduated: Winter 2007 Email: 
Dissertation: The Role of Structural Aggregation for Query Processing over XML Data 

Mohammad ShokoohiYekta
 Data Scientist, Apple


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh Graduated: Winter 2015 Email: 
Dissertation: Meaningful Rule Discovery and Adaptive Classification of MultiDimensional Time Series Data 

Moloud Shahbazi


Advisor: Vagelis Hristidis Graduated: Winter 2017 Email: 
Dissertation: DomainSpecific Analysis and Search on UserGenerated Content 

Monik Khare
 YP.com


Advisor: Neal Young Graduated: Fall 2012 Email: 
Dissertation: Topics in Approximation Algorithms 

Mustafa Yasir Arslan
 Researcher, NEC Laboratories America Inc, Princeton, NJ


Advisor: Srikanth Krishnamurthy Graduated: Fall 2012 Email: 
Dissertation: Resource Allocation Techniques to Improve the Performance of Wireless Networks 

Nandita Nayak  Senior Researcher, Konica Minolta Laboratory


Advisor: Amit RoyChowdhury (EE) Graduated: Fall 2014 Email: 
Dissertation: 

Nicholas Valler
 Senior Site Reilability Engineer, New Relic Inc


Advisor: Michalis Faloutsos Graduated: Fall 2012 Email: 
Dissertation: Spreading Processes on Networks: Theory and Applications 

Nkenge Wheatland  Content Developer, zyBooks


Advisor: Victor Zordan Graduated: Summer 2016 Email: 
Dissertation: Capturing and Animating Hand and Finger Motion for 3D Communicative Characters 

Nurjahan Begum  Software Engineer, Teradata Lab


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh Graduated: Spring 2016 Email: 

Oben Moses Tataw  Senior Software Enginner, 4Over


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh (CS) and Amit RoyChowdhury (EE) Graduated: Spring 2013 Email: 
Dissertation: Image/Time Series Mining Algorithms: Applications to Developmental Biology, Document Processing and Data Streams 

Olga Tanseichuk
 Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation


Advisor: Tao Jiang Graduated: Winter 2014 Email: 
Dissertation: Some Clustering and Classification Problems in High Throughput Metagenomics and Cheminformatics 

Pamela Bhattacharya
 Software Design Engineer in Test at Microsoft


Advisor: Iulian Neamtiu Graduated: Spring 2012 Email: 
Dissertation: Quantitative Decisionmaking in Software Engineering 

Panruo Wu


Advisor: Zizhong Chen Graduated: Fall 2016 Email: 
Dissertation: Silent Data Corruption Resilient Mathix Factorizations 

Paul DiLorenzo
 R&D Manager, DreamWorks Animation


Advisor: Victor Zordan Graduated: Spring 2009 Email: 
Dissertation: Breathing, Laughing, Sneezing, Coughing: Model and Control of an Anatomically Inspired PhysicallyBased Human Torso Simulation 

Peng Wang  Software Engineer, Google


Advisor: Chinya Ravishankar Graduated: Spring 2014 Email: 
Dissertation: Security and Privacy in Search Services 

Petko Dimitrov Bakalov
 ESRI


Advisor: Vassilis Tsotras Graduated: Summer 2008 Email: 
Dissertation: Complex Trajectory Pattern and Similarity Queries 

Qi Fu
 Google


Advisor: Marek Chrobak Graduated: Summer 2007 Email: 
Dissertation: Algorithmic Methods in Oligonucleotide Fingerprinting of Ribosomal RNA Genes 

Qiang Zhu
 Software Engineer, Data Mining Intelligence, LinkedIn


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh Graduated: Fall 2011 Email: 
Dissertation: Data Mining Historical Manuscripts and Culture Artifacts 

Rachid Ounit
 CoFounder and CTO, Biotia


Advisor: Stefano Lonardi Graduated: Winter 2017 Email: 
Dissertation: Computing The Microbiome: Faster, More Accurate and More Efficients Methods for The Analysis of Metagenomes 

Richard W. McHard  Teacher, Advanced Placement (AP), Gabrielino High School


Advisor: L. H. Harper Graduated: Spring 2009 Email: 
Dissertation: Sperner Properties of the Ideals of a Boolean Lattice 

Ricky J Sethi
 Computing Innovation Fellow at UCLA


Advisor: Thomas Payne(CS), Amit K. RoyChowdhury(EE) Graduated: Spring 2009 Email: 
Dissertation: A PhysicsBased, NeurobiologicallyInspired Stochastic Framework for Activity Recognition 

Robert Halstead  Research Engineer, Xilinx


Advisor: Walid Najjar Graduated: Winter 2015 Email: 
Dissertation: Using Multithreaded Techniques to Mask Memory Latency of FPGA Accelerators 

Roger Moussalli  IBM Watson


Advisor: Walid Najjar Graduated: Winter 2013 Email: 
Dissertation: Hardware Acceleration of Database Applications 

Roman Lysecky
 Assistant Professor, University of Arizona, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering


Advisor: Frank Vahid Graduated: Spring 2005 Email: 
Dissertation: Warp Processing and JustinTime Field Programmable Gate Array Compilation 

Sai Charan Koduru  Software Engineer, Microsoft


Advisor: Rajiv Gupta Graduated: Fall 2015 Email: 
Dissertation: Size Oblivious Programming of Clusters for Irregular Parallelism 

Sandeep Kumar Gupta
 PostDoc, SuperComputer, San Diego


Advisor: Chinya V. Ravishankar Graduated: Summer 2006 Email: 
Dissertation: External Memory Algorithms for Shortest Distance and SpatioTemporal Queries on Road Network 

Satya R Mohanty
 Cisco Systems


Advisor: Laxmi Bhuyan Graduated: Summer 2007 Email: 
Dissertation: Fair Scheduling in Multiple Aggregated Links 

Saugat Majumdar
 Software Engineer, HP


Advisor: Chinya V. Ravishankar Graduated: Winter 2007 Email: 
Dissertation: Designing Signature Schemes Secure with Short Passwords 

Scott Sirowy
 Director of Engineering, Zyante


Advisor: Frank Vahid Graduated: Spring 2010 Email: 
Dissertation: Emulation of SystemC Applications for Portable FPGA Binaries 

Serdar Bozdag
 Assistant Professor, Marquette Univ


Advisor: Stefano Lonardi Graduated: Summer 2008 Email: 
Dissertation: Combinatorial Approaches to the Physical Mapping Problem 

Seyed Hamid Mirebrahim  Principal Scientist, Roche Sequencing


Advisor: Stefano Lonardi Graduated: Fall 2015 Email: 
Dissertation: Efficient Methods for Analysis of UltraDeep Sequencing Data 

Shailendra Singh  Post Doc, UCR


Advisor: Srikanth Krishnamurthy Graduated: Winter 2016 Email: 
Dissertation: Flexible Resource Management in Wireless Networks 

Shanzhong Zhu
 Software Engineer, Ask.com


Advisor: Chinya V. Ravishankar Graduated: Fall 2006 Email: 
Dissertation: Managing Erratic Data Streams in the Distributed Environments 

Sharmila Subramaniam
 Software Engineer, Google


Advisor: Dimitrios Gunopulos Graduated: Spring 2006 Email: 
Dissertation: Optimizing Business Processes Through Log Analysis 

Shihong Huang
 Associate Professor, Florida Atlantic University, Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering


Advisor: Scott Tilley & Thomas Payne Graduated: Spring 2004 Email: 
Dissertation: An Integrated Approach to Program Redocumentation 

Shiwen Cheng  Research Scientist, Facebook


Advisor: Vagelis Hristidis Graduated: Spring 2015 Email: 

Smruti Parichha
 Software Engineer, Google


Advisor: Mart Molle Graduated: Fall 2012 Email: 
Dissertation: Accurate and Secure TimeBased Localization With 802.11Compatible Entities 

Sohail Nadimi
 Senior System Design Engineer, KLATENCOR


Advisor: Bir Bhanu (EE) Graduated: Spring 2003 Email: 
Dissertation: PhysicsBased Evolutionary Strategies and Dynamic Sensor Fusion for Moving Object Detection 

Song Lin
 Yahoo! Labs


Advisor: Dimitrios Gunopulos Graduated: Summer 2007 Email: 
Dissertation: Data Management and Data Analysis Techniques for Wireless Sensor Networks 

Susan Lysecky
 Assistant Professor, University of Arizona, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Advisor: Frank Vahid Graduated: Spring 2006 Email: 
Dissertation: eBlocks: Enabling Design of Basic Embedded Systems by Novice Users 

Teddy Yap
 Senior Software Engineer at Scotiabank


Advisor: Christian Shelton Graduated: Fall 2009 Email: 
Dissertation: Mobile Robot Navigation With LowCost Sensors 

Teresa Davies 

Advisor: Zizhong Chen Graduated: Fall 2014 Email: 
Dissertation: 

Thanawin (Art) Rakthanmanon  Kasetsart University Thailand


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh Graduated: Fall 2012 Email: 
Dissertation: Efficient Algorithms for High Dimensional Data Mining 

Theodoros Lappas
 Professor, Stevens Institute, Business School


Advisor: Vassilis Tsotras & Dimitris Gunopulos Graduated: Summer 2011 Email: 
Dissertation: Algorithmic Challenges in Social Media Search 

Thomas Karagiannis
 Microsoft Research Labs, Cambridge England


Advisor: Michalis Faloutsos Graduated: Spring 2006 Email: 
Dissertation: Novel Techniques and Models for Network Traffic Profiling: Characterizing the Unknown 

Thomas Repantis
 Akamai Technologies


Advisor: Vana Kalogeraki Graduated: Summer 2008 Email: 
Dissertation: Synergy: Quality of Service Support for Distributed Stream Processing Systems 

TingKai Huang  Software Engineer/SRE, Google


Advisor: Michalis Faloutsos/Harsha Madhyastha Graduated: Summer 2013 Email: 
Dissertation: Understanding Online Malicious Behavior: Social Malware and Email Spam 

Titus Winters
 Software Engineer, JetHead Software, San Diego


Advisor: Tom Payne Graduated: Spring 2006 Email: 
Dissertation: Educational Data Mining: Collection and Analysis of Score Matrices for OutcomesBased Assessment 

Tony Givargis  Professor, University of California, Irvine


Advisor: Frank Vahid Graduated: Spring 2001 Email: 
Dissertation: SystemLevel Exploration for ParetoOptimal Configuration in Parameterized SystemonaChip Architectures 

Torsten Berger  Software Engineer, MetaVR


Advisor: Jay Farrell Graduated: Spring 1998 Email: 
Dissertation: An Integrated Approach to Hierarchial Planning, Plan Execution, and OnLine Learning in Uncertain Continuous Domains 

Tuan Dao
 Senior Software Engineer, Samsung


Advisor: Srikanth Krishnamurthy Graduated: Winter 2017 Email: 
Dissertation: Managing Applications in Resource Constrained Settings 

Vijayanand (Vijay) Nagarajan
 University of Edinburgh, UK


Advisor: Rajiv Gupta Graduated: Fall 2009 Email: 
Dissertation: IMPRESS: Improving Multicore Performance and Reliability via Efficient Support for Software Monitoring 

Vineet Singh
 Software Engineer, Intel


Advisor: Rajiv Gupta Graduated: Fall 2016 Email: 
Dissertation: User Assisted Data Structure Debugging and Verification 

Vladimir Vacic
 Bioinformatics Scientist, New York Genome Center


Advisor: Stefano Lonardi Graduated: Summer 2008 Email: 
Dissertation: Computational Methods for Discovery of Cellular Regulatory Mechanisms 

WeeSan Lee
 Yahoo!


Advisor: Thomas Stahovich (ME) Graduated: Winter 2009 Email: 
Dissertation: Enabling Instructional Applications on Pentop Computers 

Wei Li
 Postdoc at DanaFarber Cancer Institute and Harvard School of Public Health


Advisor: Tao Jiang Graduated: Summer 2012 Email: 
Dissertation: RNASeq Transcriptome Assembly: Sparsity, Bias Correction and Multiple Sample Comparison 

Wei Wang


Advisor: Chinya V. Ravishankar Graduated: Winter 2007 Email: 
Dissertation: EnergyEfficient Data Delivery Schemes in Wireless and Mobile Environments 

Wei Wu
 Research Scientist, Intel Corporation


Advisor: Sheldon Tan Graduated: Winter 2008 Email: 
Dissertation: Power/Thermal Modeling and Dynamic Thermal Management for SRAM Structure 

WeiBung (Bob) Wang
 SDE, Microsoft


Advisor: Tao Jiang Graduated: Spring 2011 Email: 
Dissertation: Optimization Problems Concerning Tag SNP Selection, Haplotype Inference, and Detection of Horizontal Gene Transfers 

Wenyu Huo
 LinkedIn


Advisor: Vassilis Tsotras Graduated: Spring 2013 Email: 
Dissertation: Query Processing on Temporally Evolving Social Data 

Wojciech Szymon Jawor
 Software Engineer, Shopzilla


Advisor: Marek Chrobak Graduated: Summer 2006 Email: 
Dissertation: Competitive algorithms for packet scheduling in computer networks 

Xi Chen
 Research Scientist, Novas Software, San Jose


Advisor: Harry Hsieh Graduated: Summer 2005 Email: 
Dissertation: Verification and Analysis of System Designs with Functional and Performance Constraints 

Xi (Cynthia) Chen 

Advisor: None Graduated: Summer 2005 Email: 
Dissertation: Verification and Analysis of System Designs With Functional and Performance Constraints 

Xiao Zhang
 Software Engineer, Qualcomm Corporation


Advisor: Laxmi Bhuyan Graduated: Summer 2005 Email: 
Dissertation: Fair Scheduling for InputQueued Crossbar Switches 

Xiaojing (Tracy) Chen  Senior Applied Research Engineer, Sony US Research Center


Advisor: Bir Bhanu (EE) Graduated: Fall 2015 Email: 
Dissertation: MultiTarget Tracking in Surveillance Cameras 

Xiaopeng Xi
 Yahoo!


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh Graduated: Summer 2007 Email: 
Dissertation: Fast Time Series Classification With Applications on Large Time Series Databases 

Xiaoqing Jin
 Senior Research Engineer, Toyota Technical Center


Advisor: Gianfranco Ciardo Graduated: Summer 2013 Email: 
Dissertation: Verification and Validation for Hybrid System 

Xiaoyue Wang
 Nokia


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh Graduated: Spring 2010 Email: 
Dissertation: Data Mining Techniques on Historical Image Databases 

Xuetao Wei  Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati


Advisor: Michalis Faloutsos Graduated: Fall 2013 
Dissertation: Understanding and Improving the Smpartphone Ecosystem: Measurements, Security and Tools 

Yan Luo
 Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering


Advisor: Laxmi Bhuyan & Jun Yang Graduated: Summer 2005 Email: 
Dissertation: Performance Evaluation and Low Power Design of Network Processors 

Yan Wang  Software Engineer, Google


Advisor: Rajiv Gupta Graduated: Summer 2014 Email: 
Dissertation: Dynamic Analysis Techniques for Effective and Efficient Debugging 

Yang Zhao
 Software Engineer, Microsoft


Advisor: Gianfranco Ciardo Graduated: Summer 2013 Email: 
Dissertation: Bridging the Gap Between Logic and Probabilistic Model Checking 

Yanping Chen  Senior Researcher, Samsung Research America


Advisor: Bir Bhanu (EE) Graduated: Spring 2015 Email: 

Yehdhih Ould Mohamed Moctar  Electronic Design Automation Engineering Professional, IBM


Advisor: Philip Brisk Graduated: Spring 2014 Email: 
Dissertation: Parallel Routing for FPGAs With Sparse IntraCluster Routing Crossbars 

Yi Hu  Unknown Company, New Jersey


Advisor: Laxmi Bhuyan Graduated: Fall 2012 Email: 
Dissertation: PeertoPeer Support for Large Scale Interactive Applications 

Yi Wang 

Advisor: Michalis Faloutsos Graduated: Summer 2013 Email: 
Dissertation: Measuring and Inferring Demographics From MultiMode Communication Networks 

Yihua He
 Yahoo!


Advisor: Michalis Faloutsos Graduated: Fall 2007 Email: 
Dissertation: Measuring and Modeling the Internet: Topology, Routing and Their Interplay 

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 

Yiqun Cao
 Senior Informatics Architect, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR)


Advisor: Tao Jiang Graduated: Summer 2010 Email: 
Dissertation: Novel Structure SimilarityBased Methods for Identifying DrugLike Compounds 

YiWen Yang  Post Doc, UCLA


Advisor: Tao Jiang Graduated: Fall 2015 Email: 
Dissertation: Algorithms for Determining Differentially Expressed Genes and Chromosome Structures From HighThroughput Sequencing Data 

Yonghui Wu
 Google, Mountain View, CA


Advisor: Stefano Lonardi Graduated: Summer 2008 Email: 
Dissertation: On the Accurate Construction of Genetic Linkage Maps 

Yordanos Beyene
 Network Security Software Engineer, HewlettPackard


Advisor: Chinya Ravishankar Graduated: Fall 2014 Email: 
Dissertation: 

Yougang Song
 Investment Technology Group


Advisor: Brett D. Fleisch Graduated: Fall 2006 Email: 
Dissertation: New Approaches to Mobile Code Security and Recoverable Persistent Storage 

Yu Fan  Software Engineer, Google


Advisor: Christian Shelton Graduated: Fall 2009 Email: 
Dissertation: Continuous Time Bayesian Network Approximate Inference and Social Network Applications 

Yuan Hao  Software Engineer, Google


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh Graduated: Winter 2014 Email: 
Dissertation: Supervised and Unsupervised Discovery of Structures in Large Data Archives 

Yuan Tian  Senior Software Engineer, AOL Advertising


Advisor: Eamonn Keogh Graduated: Winter 2013 Email: 
Dissertation: Project: Improvement of Image Search by Augmenting Text with Image Similarity 

Yuanchi (Bill) Chiu


Advisor: Victor Zordan Graduated: Winter 2007 Email: 
Dissertation: StateAnnotated Motion Graphs 

YuTing (Claire) Huang  Software Engineer, Microsoft


Advisor: Marek Chrobak Graduated: Spring 2015 Email: 
Dissertation: Algorithms and Software for PCR Primer Design 

Zhen Qin  Senior Data Scientist, LiveNation Entertainment


Advisor: Christian Shelton Graduated: Spring 2015 Email: 

Zheng Fu
 Software Engineer, Google


Advisor: Tao Jiang Graduated: Summer 2007 Email: 
Dissertation: A Combinatorial Approach to GenomeWide Ortholog Assignment via Genome Rearrangement 

Zheng Liu
 City of Hope


Advisor: Tao Jiang Graduated: Summer 2006 Email: 
Dissertation: Combinatorial and Statistical Approaches for Some Challenges in Oligonucleotide Fingerprinting of Ribosomal RNA Genes 

Zhixing Jin  Software Engineer, Google


Advisor: Bir Bhanu (EE) Graduated: Fall 2014 Email: 
Dissertation: 

Zi Feng
 Software Engineer, Juniper Networks


Advisor: Srikanth Krishnamurthy Graduated: Winter 2013 Email: 
Dissertation: Security, Reliability and Performance Issues in Wireless Networks 

Zografoula Vagena
 Postdoc, Rice University


Advisor: Vassilis Tsotras Graduated: Fall 2005 Email: 
Dissertation: Query Processing and Optimization for Structural Selection Queries Over XML Data 