PhD Students

Sarah Abowitz

Sarah Abowitz

PhD Student in Computer Science 
Research Areas:
Systems, Security, Microservice Security 
Advisors: Ankur and Mari Sahu Assistant Professor Raja Sambasivan, Associate Professor Fahad Dogar 

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Tooba Ahsen

Tooba Ahsen

PhD Student in Computer Science 
Research Areas:
Human Computer Interaction, Augmented Reality, Assistive & Educational Technology, Computer Networks 
Advisor: Associate Professor Fahad Dogar 

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Gabriel Appleby

PhD student in Computer Science
Research Areas: Data visualization, visual analytics, and machine learning
Advisor: Associate Professor Remco Chang

Ayca Aygun

Ayca Aygun

PhD student in Computer Science
Research Areas: Interested in studying cognitive state and team state estimation from various physiological signal modalities such as EEG and human gaze by leveraging different learning methodologies and statistical techniques.
Advisors: Professor and Benard M. Gordon Senior Faculty Fellow Matthias Scheutz, Associate Professor Shuchin Aeron

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Hafiz Bashir

Hafiz Mohsin Bashir

PhD student in Computer Science
Research Areas: Cloud Computing and Data Center Networking
Advisor: Associate Professor Fahad Dogar

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Nate Bragg

Nate Bragg

PhD student in Computer Science
Research Areas: Programming languages, specializing in program synthesis
Advisor: Professor and Chair of Computer Science Jeff Foster

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Camelia Brumar

Camelia D. Brumar

PhD student in Computer Science
Research Areas: Data Visualization, Visual Analytics, Machine Learning
Advisor: Associate Professor Remco Chang

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Ellery Buntel

Ellery Buntel

PhD student in Computer Science
Research Areas: Brain Computer Interaction and Machine Learning
Advisor: Professor Rob Jacob

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Jared Chandler

Jared Chandler

PhD student in Computer Science
Research Areas: Security, Programming Languages, HCI
Advisor: Adjunct Professor Kathleen Fisher

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Xiaohui Chen

PhD student in Computer Science
Research Area: Machine Learning
Advisor: Schwartz Family Assistant Professor Liping Liu

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Gwendolyn Edgar

Gwen Edgar

PhD student in Computer Science
Research Areas: I work broadly on the logic and action side of human robot interaction. Currently, I am working on improving team efficiency in mixed human robot teams with shared tasks.
Advisor: Professor and Benard M. Gordon Senior Faculty Fellow Matthias Scheutz

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Hiba Eltigani

Hiba Eltigani

PhD student in Computer Science
Research Areas: Computer Networks and Distributed Systems
Advisor: Associate Professor Fahad Dogar

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Abdullah Faisal

​​​​​​PhD student in Computer Science
Research Areas: Cloud computing, machine learning systems
Advisor: Associate Professor Fahad Dogar

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Sasha Fedchin

Sasha Fedchin

PhD student in Computer Science
Research Areas: Programming Languages, Formal Verification, Test Automation
Advisor: Professor and Chair of Computer Science Jeff Foster

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Patrick Feeney

Patrick Feeney

PhD student in Computer Science
Research Areas: Computer Vision, Deep Learning
Advisor: Ann W. Lambertus and Peter Lambertus Assistant Professor Michael Hughes

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Tyler Frasca

Tyler Frasca

​​​​​​PhD student in Computer Science and Human-Robot Interaction
Research Areas: Human-Robot Interaction for assessing and improving task performance
Advisor: Professor and Benard M. Gordon Senior Faculty Fellow Matthias Scheutz

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Shivam Goel

Shivam Goel

PhD student in Computer Science
Research Areas: Reinforcement Learning, Robotics, Symbolic Learning
Advisor: James Schmolze Assistant Professor

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Andrew Gonczi

Andrew Gonczi

​​​​​PhD student in Computer Science
Research Areas: Computational Geometry
Advisors: Professor Diane Souvaine, Visiting Scholar Matias Korman, Adjunct Associate Professor Csaba Toth

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Ethan Harvey

PhD student in Computer Science
Research Areas: Human-computer interaction, brain-computer interfaces, machine learning, data science
Advisor: Professor Rob Jacob

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Emily Holt

Emily Holt

PhD student in Computer Science
Research Areas: Data Science for Sustainability, Data Science, Applied Machine Learning
Advisors: Assistant Professor Deborah Sunter, Associate Professor Alva Couch

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Jiajing Hu

Jiajing Hu

PhD student in Computer Science
Research Areas: Graph Neural Networks, Variational Inference
Advisor: Schwartz Family Assistant Professor Liping Liu

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Jindan Huang

Jindan Huang

PhD student in Computer Science
Research Area: Human-Robot Interaction
Advisor: Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor Elaine Schaertl Short

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Fox Huston

Fox Huston

​​​PhD student in Computer Science
Research Area: Programming Languages
Advisors: Professor and Chair of Computer Science Jeff Foster, Associate Professor Norman Ramsey

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Darby Huye

Darby Huye

​​​PhD student in Computer Science
Research Areas: Debugging distributed systems, distributed tracing & observability, microservices
Advisor: Ankur and Mari Sahu Assistant Professor Raja Sambasivan

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Apurva Kalia

Apurva Kalia

PhD student in Computer Science
Research Area: Systems Biology
Advisor: Professor Soha Hassoun

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Samantha Katcher

​​​​PhD student in Computer Science
Research Areas: Focusing on the human-centered intersections between cybersecurity, data science, and DEI.
Advisor: Lin Family Assistant Professor Daniel Votipka

Hifza Khalid

Hifza Khalid

PhD student in Computer Science
Research Areas: Operating Systems, Performance Analysis, Configuration Management, Machine Learning.
Advisor: Associate Professor Alva Couch

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Blessing Kolawole

Blessing Kolawole

​​​PhD student in Computer Science
Research Areas: Bioinformatics, Machine Learning, Data Science
Advisor: Professor Lenore Cowen

Samuel Lasser

Sam Lasser

PhD student in Computer Science
Research Areas: Formal verification, Interactive theorem proving
Advisors: Adjunct Professor Kathleen Fisher

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Theresa Law

Theresa Law

​​​​​PhD student in Computer Science and Cognitive Science
Research Areas: Human-robot interaction, trust in human-robot interaction, social robots
Advisor: Professor and Benard M. Gordon Senior Faculty Fellow Matthias Scheutz

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Sipei Li

​​​PhD student in Computer Science
Research Area: Machine learning
Advisor: Assistant Professor Bert Huang

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Yukun Li

​​​PhD student in Computer Science
Research Area: Machine learning
Advisor: Schwartz Family Assistant Professor Liping Liu

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Max Liu

Max Liu

PhD student in Computer Science
Research Areas: Interested in debugging and improving performance of distributed systems, especially ones built with microservices.
Advisor: Ankur and Mari Sahu Assistant Professor Raja Sambasivan

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Panagiotis Lymperopoulos

Panagiotis Lymperopoulos

​​​​PhD student in Computer Science
Research Areas: Machine Learning, Deep Learning
Advisors: Schwartz Family Assistant Professor Liping Liu

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Margaret Martin

Margaret Martin

PhD student in Computer Science
Research Areas: Machine Learning, Systems Biology
Advisor: Professor Soha Hassoun

Noah Martin

Noah Martin

PhD student in Computer Science
Research Area: Networking and systems
Advisor: Associate Professor Fahad Dogar

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James Mattei

James Mattei

​​​PhD student in Computer Science
Research Area: Human factors of computer security
Advisor: Lin Family Assistant Professor Daniel Votipka

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Jeanne Marie Musca

Jeanne-Marie Musca

​​​​PhD student in Computer Science
Research Area: Programming languages
Advisor: Adjunct Professor Kathleen Fisher

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Woojoo Na

Woojoo Na

PhD student in Computer Science
Research Area: Machine Learning
Advisor: Assistant Professor Bert Huang

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Monsurat Olaosebikan

Monsurat Olaosebikan

​​​​PhD student in Computer Science
Research Areas: Human Computer Interaction, Virtual Reality
Advisors: Professor Lenore Cowen, Professor Orit Shaer

Carson Powers

Carson Powers

PhD student in Computer Science
Research Areas: Human Factors, Threat Modeling, Reverse Engineering
Advisors: Lin Family Assistant Professor Daniel Votipka, Professor and Chair of Computer Science Jeff Foster

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Nicholas Rabb

Nicholas Rabb

​​​PhD student in Computer Science and Cognitive Science
Research Areas: Computation and social systems, disinformation, computational modeling
Advisors: Professor Lenore Cowen, Professor J.P. de Ruiter

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Sarah Radway

Sarah Radway

​​​​Interdisciplinary PhD student in Computer Science & Public Policy
Research Areas: Security and Privacy
Advisors: Bridge Professor in Cyber Security and Policy Susan Landau

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Preetish Rath

Preetish Rath

​​PhD student in Computer Science
Research Area: Machine Learning
Advisor: Ann W. Lambertus and Peter Lambertus Assistant Professor Michael Hughes

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Sarah Schneider

Sarah Schneider

​​PhD student in Computer Science
Research Areas: Computer Vision, Machine Learning
Advisor: Professor and Benard M. Gordon Senior Faculty Fellow Matthias Scheutz

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Isaac Sheidlower

Isaac Sheidlower

PhD student in Computer Science
Research Areas: Human Robot Interaction, Human Robot Collaboration
Advisor: Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor Elaine Schaertl Short

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Polina Shpilker

​​​​PhD student in Computer Science
Research Area: Computational Biology
Advisors: Professor Lenore Cowen, Professor Donna Slonim

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Yash Shukla

Yash Shukla

​​​​PhD student in Computer Science
Research Areas: Curriculum learning; Reinforcement Learning; Sim2Real Transfer
Advisor: James Schmolze Assistant Professor Jivko Sinapov

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Ashley Suh

​​​​PhD student in Computer Science
Research Areas: Visual analytics, Information visualization, Graph visualization & analytics
Advisor: Associate Professor Remco Chang

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Christopher Thierauf

​​​PhD student in Computer Science and Human-Robot Interaction
Research Area: Robot algorithms and designs for long-term autonomy in human-robot interaction
Advisor: Professor and Benard M. Gordon Senior Faculty Fellow Matthias Scheutz

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Ronald Thompson

Ron Thompson

​​​​PhD student in Computer Science
Research Area: Medical Device Security
Advisor: Lin Family Assistant Professor Daniel Votipka

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Muhammad Umair

Muhammad Umair

PhD student in Computer Science and Human-Robot Interaction
Research Areas: Conversational AI, Dialogue Systems, Language in Human Robot Interaction
Advisors: Professor J.P. de Ruiter, Schwartz Family Assistant Professor Liping Liu

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Liang Wang

​​​​PhD student in Computer Science
Research Area: BCI
Advisors: Professor Rob Jacob

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Matthew Werenski

PhD student in Computer Science
Research Areas: Optimal Transport, Machine Learning, High-Dimensional Probability
Advisors: Associate Professor Shuchin Aeron, Assistant James Murphy

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Hang Yu

Hang Yu

PhD student in Computer Science
Research Areas: Interactive Reinforcement Learning, Human-Robot Interaction
Advisors: Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor Elaine Schaertl Short

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Zhaoqi Zhang

​​​PhD student in Computer Science
Research Areas: Distributed System, Distributed Tracing, Debugging
Advisors: Ankur and Mari Sahu Assistant Professor Raja Sambasivan

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Frederick Zhang

Frederick Zhang

​​​PhD student in Computer Science
Research Area: Machine Learning for Computational Biology
Advisor: Professor Soha Hassoun

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Yan Zhou Chen

Yan Zhou Chen

​​​PhD student in Computer Science
Research Area: I am interested in developing tools to improve identification of metabolite from tandem mass spectrometry.
Advisor: Professor Soha Hassoun

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Hao Zhu

Hao Zhu

​​​​PhD student in Computer Science
Research Areas: Artificial intelligence, Computational biology
Advisor: Professor Donna Slonim

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