Research Group

Group Pictures

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

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

Mousumi Roy Computer Science, Stony Brook University 2016-present
Sina Rashidian Computer Science, Stony Brook University 2015-present
Yu Wang Computer Science, Stony Brook University 2015-present
Pengyue Zhang Computer Science, Stony Brook University 2015-present
Furqan Baig Computer Science, Stony Brook University 2015-present
Hoang Vo Computer Science, Stony Brook University (expected graduation Spring 2018) 2012-present
Xin Chen Biomedical Informatics, Stony Brook University (expected graduation 2018) 2012-present
Yanhui Liang Biomedical Informatics, Stony Brook University (graduating Summer 2017) 2012-present
Xiaobo Sun (co-adviser) Computer Science and Informatics, Emory University 2012-present

Graduated

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.
(advisor)
Computer Science, Emory University Graduation: October, 2014
Research area: Spatial Big Data
First employment: HP Labs

M.S. Students

Current M.S students

Program / Campus Expected Graduation
Amogh Avadhani Computer Science, Stony Brook University 2017
Gaurav Badur Gopalkrishna Computer Science, Stony Brook University 2017
Anusha Muthyampeta Computer Science, Stony Brook University 2017
Sudeshna Pal Computer Science, Stony Brook University 2017
Prachi Poddar Computer Science, Stony Brook University 2017
Poojitha Ponakala Computer Science, Stony Brook University 2017
Manish Kumar Valakonda Computer Science, Stony Brook University 2017
Aviral Nigam Computer Science, Stony Brook University 2017
Xinyu Dong Computer Science, Stony Brook University 2017
Qingjiang Yin Computer Science, SUNY Korea 2017
Zhiqian Liu Computer Science, Stony Brook University 2017

Graduated

Graduation Year First Employment
Sheetal Mangesh Pandrekar M.S. 2016 Transferring to Ph.D. program.
Abhinav Agshikar M.S. 2016 Amazon
Yangyang Zhu M.S. 2015 VMWare
Jiaqi Chen M.S. 2015 VMWare
Kaushik Devarajaiah M.S. 2015 Google
Mudit Mehrotra M.S. 2015 Trulia

B.S. and High School Students

B.S. Students

Nicholas Cataldo NSF REU 2016
Carolyn Kiriakos NSF REU 2015
Priscila Souza 2015

High School Students

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).