Research Group

Group Pictures

I am grateful to work with a group of talented students and top researchers.

Group picture in Summer 2019 (after group dinner):

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Group picture after Yanhui's defense, December 14, 2017:

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Group picture on Halloween, 2014:

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Farewell lunch picture for Ablimit on March 28, 2014:

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Ph.D. Students

Current Ph.D. Students

Jianyuan Deng Biomedical Informatics, Stony Brook University 2019-present
Xinyu Dong Computer Science, Stony Brook University 2018-present
Hongyi Duanmu Computer Science, Stony Brook University 2018-present
Mousumi Roy Computer Science, Stony Brook University 2017-present
Sina Rashidian Computer Science, Stony Brook University 2015-present
Yu Wang Computer Science, Stony Brook University 2015-present
Furqan Baig Computer Science, Stony Brook University 2015-present

Graduated

Hoang Vo, Ph.D.Computer Science, Stony Brook University Graduation: July 2019
Research area: Optimization for Spatial and Spatio-temporal Query Processing
First employment: Pitney Bowes
Pengyue Zhang, Ph.D.Computer Science, Stony Brook University Graduation: July 2019
Research area: Intelligent Biomedical Imaging and Analysis with Deep Learning
First employment: Xpeng Motors
Xin Chen, Ph.D. Biomedical Informatics, Stony Brook University Graduation: December 2018
Research area: Integrative Big Data Analytics for Public Health Studies
First employment: New York, NY
Yanhui Liang, Ph.D.Biomedical Informatics, Stony Brook University Graduation: December 2017
Research area: Integrative Image and Spatial Analytics for Three-Dimensional Digital Pathology
First employment: Google Brain
Shuai Zheng, Ph.D.
(co-advisor, with Dr. James Lu)
Computer Science, Emory University Graduation: May 2015
Research area: Biomedical data natural language processing
First employment: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Ablimit Aji, Ph.D.Computer Science, Emory University Graduation: October 2014
Research area: Spatial Big Data
First employment: HP Labs

M.S. Students

Current M.S students

  • Khadija Chowdhry, M.S., 2019
  • Aditya Deshpande, M.S., 2019
  • Nitesh Idnani, M.S., 2019
  • Md Majid Jahangir, M.S., 2019
  • Urmil Kadakia, M.S., 2019
  • Rahul Rajesh Lachhani, M.S., 2019
  • Wei-Cheng Li, M.S., 2019
  • Rushikesh Nalla, M.S., 2019
  • Ananya Palit, M.S., 2019
  • Purvik Hiteshbhai Shah, M.S., 2019
  • Arun Swaminathan, M.S., 2019

Graduated

  • Praitayini Kanakaraj (BMI M.S., 2019)
  • Ayush Agarwal (M.S., 2018)
  • Vishwatej Reddy Anugu (M.S., 2018)
  • Mohit Lekhraj Khemchandani (M.S., 2018)
  • Shukla,Rohit (M.S., 2018)
  • Yunqing Yang (M.S., 2018)
  • Pratik Sushil Zambani (M.S., 2018)
  • Chenjun Feng (M.S., 2018)
  • Jay Sharadchandra Lohokare (M.S., 2018)
  • Shubham Kumar Jain (M.S., 2018)
  • Amogh Avadhani (M.S., 2017)
  • Gaurav Badur Gopalkrishna (M.S., 2017)
  • Anusha Muthyampeta (M.S., 2017)
  • Sudeshna Pal (M.S., 2017)
  • Prachi Poddar (M.S., 2017)
  • Poojitha Ponakala (M.S., 2017)
  • Manish Kumar Valakonda (M.S., 2017)
  • Aviral Nigam (M.S., 2017)
  • Xinyu Dong (MS., SUNY Korea, 2017)
  • Qingjiang Yin (MS., SUNY Korea, 2017)
  • Zhiqian Liu (MS 2017)
  • Sheetal Mangesh Pandrekar (MS 2016).
  • Abhinav Agshikar (MS 2016). First employment: Amazon |
  • Yangyang Zhu (MS 2015). First employment: VMWare |
  • Jiaqi Chen (MS 2015). First employment: VMWare |
  • Kaushik Devarajaiah (MS 2015). First employment: Google
  • Mudit Mehrotra (MS 2015). First employment: Trulia

B.S. and High School Students

B.S. Students

  • Anthony Xiang (2019, Stony Brook University, funded by NSF REU)
  • Hannah Yao (2018, Stony Brook University, funded by NSF REU)
  • Rishi Paras Shah (2017, Columbia University, funded by NSF REU)
  • Nicholas Cataldo (2016, Stony Brook University, funded by NSF REU)
  • Carolyn Kiriakos (2015, Stony Brook University, funded by NSF REU)
  • Priscila Souza (2015, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil; visiting student at Stony Brook University)

High School Students

  • Joshua Li (CSIRE 2019)
  • Amy Feng (CSIRE 2019)
  • Jamie Fu (Simons 2018)
  • Katherine Kim, Jericho High School, New York (CSIRE 2018)
  • John Joshua, Ward Melville High School, New York (CSIRE 2018)
  • Andrew Wang, Murphy Jr. High, Stony Brook, New York (CSIRE program, 2017)
  • Kevin Zhou, Commack High school, Commack, New York (CSIRE program, 2017)
  • Flynn Bridget, Commack High school, Commack, New York (CSIRE program, 2017)
  • Sean Pak, Commack High school, Commack, New York (CSIRE program, 2017)
  • Samuel Steiger, Commack Shoreham Wading River, Shoreham, New York (CSIRE program, 2017)
  • Daniel Kim, Randolph High School, Randolph, New Jersey (Simons Summer Research Program, 2017)
  • Kavya Kopparapu (Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Virginia, funded by Simons Summer Research Program, 2017)
  • Niranjan Kumar (Manhasset High School, Manhasset, New York, 2015)

Visiting Scholars

Ping Fan Associate professor, Hubei University of Sci. & Tech., China April, 2016-March, 2017
Dubovitskaya Alevtina École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 2016
Na Tang Associate Professor, South Normal University, China August 2015-August 2016
Ming Zhong Associate Professor, Wuhan University, China September 2015-September 2016
Wei Zhang Associate Professor, Harbin Institute of Technology, China January 2013-January 2014

Other Students & Visitors

  • Siddharth Jain, Summer 2014, M.S., Computer Science, BITS-Pilani, India
    • Work on Medical vocabulary generation tool, funded by Google Summer of Code.
    • First employment: Oracle India.
  • Dejun Teng, M.S., Computer Science, Emory University
    • Research area: Spatial databases and NoSQL databases
    • Current employment: Ph.D. student at The Ohio State University
  • Xiling Sun, Summer 2013, M.S., Computer Science, Northwestern University
    • Work on Hadoop-GIS, funded by Google Summer of Code.
    • First employment: Samsung Semiconductor.
  • Tunan Wu, November 2011 - January 2013, M.S., Computer Science, Emory University
    • Current employment: Fuhu, Inc
  • Zhengwen Zhou, Decmeber 2011 - December 2012, M.S., Computer Science, Emory University
    • Current employment: MathWorks
  • Bryan Katigbak, January 2012 - July 2012, M.S., Computer Science, Singapore
    • Current employment: Citi
  • Tae Wook Oh, November 2010 - December 2011, M.S., Management Information Systems, Georgia State University
    • Current employment: SK C&C, Korea
  • Cristobal Vergara Niedermayr, January 2009 - July 2010, M.S., Free University of Berlin, Germany
    • Current employment: Oracle

Other Students

I am grateful to work with following students in the past:

  • Yijian Bai (current employer: Google)
  • Shaorong Liu (IBM)
  • Nikolay Sapov
  • Patrick Kling (Facebook)
  • Cornelius Rabsch (eBay)
  • Tian Xia (Amazon)
  • Pierre-Emmanuel Bourgué (Logica)
  • Georg Hackenberg (Technical University Munich)
  • Mo Wang (Microsoft)
  • David Kaltschmidt (Acme Packet)
  • Daniel Furrer (Google)
  • Florian Thiel (tarent)
  • Cristobal Vergara Niedermayr (Oracle)
  • Jasmin Opitz (National Genetics Reference Lab)
  • Philipp Hussels (Amazon)
  • Chen Qin (Amazon)
  • Xiang Li (Google)
  • André Freitas (National University of Ireland).