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312 students have received a Ph.D. degree from the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering since Dr. Sanjeev Ahuja completed his dissertation in 1986 on the application of abductive reasoning to analyzing and classifying errors in discrete sequential processes. We are very proud of our Ph.D. graduates, who contributed to the advance of knowledge in their fields as a doctoral students and continue to contribute in their current positions in academia, industry or government organizations.

2017

Dr. Alexander Nelson, Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, December 2017
Dissertation: ACCESS: AN Adaptive Contactless Capacitive Electrostatic Sensing System
Mentor: Nilanjan Banerjee, First position: Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Current position: Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Dr. Navid Golpayegani, Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 2017
Dissertation: The Lightweight Virtual File System
Mentor: Miltaon Halem

Dr. Prajit Das, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2017
Dissertation: Context-dependent privacy and security management on mobile devices
Mentor: Anupam Joshi and Tim Finin, First position: Cisco, Current position: Cisco

Dr. Bryan Wilkinson, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2017
Dissertation: Identifying and Ordering Scalar Adjectives using Lexical Substitution
Mentor: Tim Oates, First position: Visiting Assistant Profressor, UMBC, Current position: Visiting Assistant Profressor, UMBC

Dr. Abhay Kashyap, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2017
Dissertation: Deep Representation of Lyrical Style and Semantics for Music Recommendation
Mentor: Tim Finin, First position: Walmart Labs, Current position: Walmart Labs

Dr. Nikolaos Baroutis, Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 2017
Dissertation: Efficient Traffic Morphing Techniques for Boosting Base-Station’s Location Privacy in Wireless Sensor Networks
Mentor: Mohamed Younis, First position: Visiting Assistant Profresso, UMBC, Current position: Visiting Assistant Profresso, UMBC

Dr. Jennifer Sleeman, Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 2017
Dissertation: Dynamic Data Assimilation for Topic Modeling
Mentor: Tim Finin and Milton Halem, First position: Visiting Assistant Profresso, UMBC, Current position: Visiting Assistant Profresso, UMBC

Dr. Mark Bolstad, Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 2017
Dissertation: Rendering Massive Models
Mentor: Marc Olano, First position: Janelia Research Campus, HHMI, Current position: Janelia Research Campus, HHMI

Dr. Zois Boukouvalas, Ph.D. in Math, August 2017
Dissertation: Development of ICA and IVA Algorithms with Application to Medical Image Analysis
Mentor: Tulay Adali

Dr. Yue Hu, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2017
Dissertation: Modeling Nonlinearity and Noise in High-Current Photodetectors
Mentor: Curtis Menyuk

Dr. Tanmay Abhay Kulkarni, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2017
Dissertation: Self Powered Glucose Biosensing System
Mentor: Gymama Slaughter

Dr. Yuri Zvi Levin-schwartz, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2017
Dissertation: Blind Source Seperation for Multimodal Fusion of Medical Imaging Data
Mentor: Tulay Adali

Dr. Zhichuan Huang, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2017
Dissertation: Data, Enrgy and Privacy Managment Techniques for Sustainable Microgrids
Mentor: Ting Zhu

Dr. Ahmed Amer Shahin, Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, May 2017
Dissertation: Infrastructure-less Group Data Sharing Using Smart Devices
Mentor: Mohamed Younis

Dr. Amey Mahesh Kulkarni, Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, May 2017
Dissertation: Heterogeneous and Scalable Sketch-based Framework for Big Data Acceleration on Low Power Embedded Cores
Mentor: Tinoosh Mohsenin

Dr. Mary L. Mathews, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2017
Dissertation: Creating a Collaborative Situational-Aware IDS
Mentor: Anupam Joshi, First position: DoD, Current position: DoD

Dr. Yin Huang, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2017
Dissertation: yInMem: A Parallel Distributed Indexed In-Memory Computation System for Big Data Analytics
Mentor: Yelena Yesha

Dr. Robert A. Brandon, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2017
Dissertation: Vector Space Models of Executable Code
Mentor: Charles Nicholas, First position: DoD, Current position: DoD

Dr. Clare T. Grasso, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2017
Dissertation: A Semantically Rich Cognitive Search Assistant For Clinical Notes
Mentor: Anupam Joshi

Dr. David J. Mountain, Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, May 2017
Dissertation: A General Purpose Neural Processor
Mentor: Anupam Joshi, First position: DoD, Current position: DoD

Dr. Nelofar Mosavi, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2017
Dissertation: Optical and RF Beam Propagation in Turbulent Media
Mentor: Curtiis Menyuk, First position: The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Current position: The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

2016

Dr. Yao Li, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, December 2016
Dissertation: Recursive Band Processing Algorithms for Finding Unknown Targets in Hyperspectral Imagery
Mentor: Chein-I Chang

Dr. Timothy J. Blattner, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2016
Dissertation: The Hybrid Task Graph Scheduler
Mentor: Milton Halem, First position: NIST

Dr. Sami S. Alsemairi, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2016
Dissertation: Cross-Layer Techniques for Boosting Base-Station Anonymity in Wireless Sensor Networks
Mentor: Mohamed Younis

Dr. Grace Crowder, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2016
Dissertation: Content-Based Metadata for Touting in a Distributed Information Retrieval Framework
Mentor: Charles Nicholas, First position: DoD, Current position: DoD

Dr. Zhiguang Wang, Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 2016
Dissertation: Learning Representations and Modeling Temporal Signals: Symbolic Approximation, Deep Learning, Optimization and Beyond
Mentor: Tim Oates

Dr. Cheng Gao, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2016
Dissertation: Finding Endmember Classes and Endmembers in Hyperspectral Image
Mentor: Chein-I Chang

Dr. Hsiao-chi Li, Ph.D. in EE?, May 2016
Dissertation: Simplex Volume Growing Analysis for Finding Endmembers in Hyperspectral Imagery
Mentor: Chein-I Chang

Dr. Pavan Kumar Kamaraju, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2016
Dissertation: An Automated Method for Analyzing Unstructured Health Data
Mentor: Zary Segal

Dr. Yichuan Gui, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2016
Dissertation: Convexification and Deconvexification for Training Artificial Neural Networks
Mentor: Yun Peng, First position: NoizIvy.org, Current position: The Climate Corporation

Dr. Robert Holder, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2016
Dissertation: Rapid Plan Adaptation Through Offline Analysis of Potential Plan Disruptors
Mentor: Marie desJardins and Tim Finin, First position: The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Current position: Senior Software Engineer at ClearEdge IT Solutions

Dr. Ahmed Shahin, Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, May 2016
Dissertation: Infrastructure-less Group Data Sharing using Smart Devices
Mentor: Mohamed Younis, First position: Assistant Lecturer at Zagazig University, Current position: Assistant Lecturer at Zagazig University

2015

Dr. Tanvir Mahmood, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, December 2015
Dissertation: Polarization-insensitive all-optical dual pump-phase trans-multiplexing from 2 × 10-GBd OOKs to 10-GBd RZ-QPSK using cross-phase modulation in a passive nonlinear birefringent photonic crystal fiber
Mentor: Gary Carter, First position: Senior Optical Systems Engineer, ClariPhy Communications, Current position: Senior Optical Systems Engineer, ClariPhy Communications

Dr. Edward Luzhansky, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, December 2015
Dissertation: Quantum Cascade Lasers Modulation and Applications
Mentor: Fow Sen Choa, First position: Mission Optical Systems Lead at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Current position: Mission Optical Systems Lead at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Dr. Yunsu Lee, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2015
Dissertation: Automatic Service Search and Composability Analysis in Large Scale Service Networks
Mentor: Yun Peng, First position: Guest Researcher at NIST

Dr. Yatish Joshi, Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, December 2015
Dissertation: Distributed Protocols for Connectivity Restoration in Damaged Wireless Sensor Networks
Mentor: Mohamed Younis

Dr. Yu Wang, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2015
Dissertation: The Modeling Equation: Solving the Physically-Based Modeling and Animation Problem with a Unified Solution
Mentor: Marc Olano, First position: R&D Core Graphics team at VMware Inc., Current position: R&D Core Graphics team at VMware Inc.

Dr. Yan Kang, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2015
Dissertation: A Semantic Resolution Framework for Integrating Manufacturing Service Capability Data
Mentor: Yun Peng, First position: Software Engineer at Cerner, Current position: Software Engineer at Cerner

Dr. Brice Cannon, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2015
Dissertation: Simultaneous Polarization-Insensitive Phase-space Trans-multiplexing and Wavelength Multicasting via Cross-phase Modulation in a Photonic Crystal Fiber at 10 GBd
Mentor: Gary M. Carter, First position: The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Current position: The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Dr. John Ward, Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, May 2015
Dissertation: Increasing Base-Station Anonymity in Wireless Ad-hoc Networks
Mentor: Mohamed Younis

Dr. Sushmita Rao, Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, May 2015
Dissertation: Accurate Dynamic Power Supply Analysis and Delay Estimation
Mentor: Chintan Patel, First position: Altera, Current position: Altera

Dr. James Cahill, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2015
Dissertation: Rayleigh-Scattering-Induced Noise in Analog RF-Photonic Links
Mentor: Gary Carter

Dr. Varish Mulwad, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2015
Dissertation: TABEL — A Domain Independent and Extensible Framework for Inferring the Semantics of Tables
Mentor: Tim Finin, First position: UMBC, Current position: GE Research

Dr. Huguens Jean, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2015
Dissertation: Paper Form Classification for Information Systems Strengthening in Developing Countries
Mentor: Tim Oates, First position: senior engineer, Captricity, Current position: senior engineer, Captricity

2014

Dr. Gengshen Fu, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, December 2014
Dissertation: Entropy rate estimators and their application to blind source separation
Mentor: Tulay Adali , First position: Amazon, Current position: Amazon

Dr. Edward J. Birrane, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2014
Dissertation: Virtual Circuit Provisioning in Challenged Sensor Internetworks, with Application to the Solar System Internet
Mentor: Alan Sherman and Mohammed Younis , First position: The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Current position: The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Dr. Randy Schauer, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2014
Dissertation: Using Markov Logic Networks to Provide Autonomic Management of High Performance Computing System Configurations and Operations
Mentor: Anupam Joshi, First position: Raytheon, Current position: Raytheon

Dr. Fahad Zafar, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2014
Dissertation: Medical Image Quality Assessment for Stereoscopic Display Devices Using Computational Observers
Mentor: Yaacov Yesha

Dr. Oleg Aulov, Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 2014
Dissertation: Human Sensor Networks for Disasters
Mentor: Milton Halem, First position: NIST, Current position: NIST

Dr. Lushan Han, Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 2014
Dissertation: Schema Free Querying of Semantic Data
Mentor: Tim Finin, First position: Samsung, Current position: Samsung

Dr. Damon Bradley, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2014
Dissertation: On the Detection of Radio Frequency Interference in Spaceborne Microwave Radiometers using Negentropy Approximations and Complex Kurtosis Coefficients as Test Statistics
Mentor: Joel Morris, First position: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Current position: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Dr. Shi-yu Chen, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2014
Dissertation: Algorithm Design and Analysis for Finding Endmembers in Hyperspectral Imagery
Mentor: Chein-I Chang

Dr. Wortman Dana, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2014
Dissertation: Datasets Using Levels of Abstraction
Mentor: Penny Rheingans, First position: Senior Instructor, University of Colorado – Colorado Springs, Current position: Senior Instructor, University of Colorado – Colorado Springs

Dr. Wei Du, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2014
Dissertation: Feature Extraction and Fusion for Supervised and Semi-supervised
Mentor: Tulay Adali, First position: NIH, Current position: NIH

Dr. Christopher Morris, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2014
Dissertation: Classification: Application to fMRI and LTM Data
Mentor: Penny Rheingans, First position: Northrop Grumman, Current position: Northrop Grumman

Dr. Andrew Paylor, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2014
Dissertation: Second Order Statistics Targets-Specified Virtual Dimentionality
Mentor: Chein-I Chang

Dr. Adrian Rosebrock, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2014
Dissertation: A Rapidly Deployable Image Classification System Using Feature Views
Mentor: Tim Oates, First position: IDMyPill.com, Current position: IDMyPill.com

Dr. Robert Schultz, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2014
Dissertation: Progressive Band Processing for Hyperspectral Imaging
Mentor: Chein-I Chang

2013

Dr. Lloyd Emokpae, Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, December 2013
Dissertation: Design and Analysis of Underwater Acoustic Networks with Reflected Links
Mentor: Mohamed Younis, First position: U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center, Current position: U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center

Dr. Benjamin Johnson, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2013
Dissertation: Reference Advice for Word Sense Disambiguation
Mentor: Sergei Nirenburg

Dr. Timothy Leschke, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2013
Dissertation: Applying Data Visualization Techniques to Support the Analysis of Digital Forensic Data
Mentor: Charles Nicholas, First position: DoD, Current position: DoD

Dr. Michael John Oehler, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2013
Dissertation: Private Packet Filtering Searching for Sensitive Indicators without Revealing the Indicators in Collaborative Environments
Mentor: Dhananjay Phatak

Dr. Tyler Simon, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2013
Dissertation: Multiple Objective Task Scheduling for Scalable High Performance Computing
Mentor: Yaacov Yesha, First position: NASA, Current position: DoD

Dr. Xianshu Zhu, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2013
Dissertation: Finding Story Chains and Creating Story Maps in Newswire Articles
Mentor: Tim Oates, First position: Member Research Staff, Philips, Current position: Member Research Staff, Philips

Dr. Xing Chen, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, August 2013
Dissertation: High Power Mid-Infrared Quantum Cascade Laser Array For Standoff Photoacoustic Chemical
Mentor: Fow Sen Choa

Dr. Dingkai Guoi, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, August 2013
Dissertation: Mid-Infrared Photonic Integration
Mentor: Fow Sen Choa

Dr. Shiming Yang, Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 2013
Dissertation: On Prediction and Estimation for Datastream Utilizing Sparsity and Structure
Mentor: Kostas Kalpakis

Dr. Zhonghua Zhu, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, August 2013
Dissertation: Reconfigurable Metro-optical Network Enabled by Monolithically Integrated Photonic Devices
Mentor: Ray (YJ) Chen, First position: CoAdna Photonics, Inc., Current position: CoAdna Photonics, Inc.

Dr. Matthew Anderson, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2013
Dissertation: Independent Vector Analysis: Theory, Algorithms. and Applications
Mentor: Tulay Adali, First position: Northrop Grumman Corporation, Current position: Northrop Grumman Corporation

Dr. Josiah Dykstra, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2013
Dissertation: Digital Forensics for Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud Computing
Mentor: Alan Sherman, First position: DoD, Current position: DoD

Dr. Peter Fu, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2013
Dissertation: Three Dimensional Receiver Operating Characteristic Analysis in Predicting Trauma Patient Outcomes Using Vital Signs Signals
Mentor: Chein-I Chang, First position: Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Current position: Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Albert Kir, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2013
Dissertation: On Optimizing Contrast Quality and Acquisition Time of SSFP-Sequence -Based techniques for Structural and Functional MR Imaging via Extended Phase Graph (EPG) Analysis
Mentor: Joel Morris and Alan McMillan, First position: Magnetic Resonance Research Center, Current position: Magnetic Resonance Research Center

Dr. Sai Ma, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2013
Dissertation: Analysis of brain network connectivity in fMRI data using spatial information
Mentor: Tulay Adali, First position: UMBC, Current position: UMBC

Dr. James Macglashan, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2013
Dissertation: Multi-Source Option-Based Policy Transfer
Mentor: Marie desJardins, First position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Brown University, Current position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Brown University

Dr. Rory Mulvaney, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2013
Dissertation: The Haar Wavelet Motif Relating Decision Trees, Neural Networks, and the Rule-Exception Sets
Mentor: Dhananjay Phatak

Dr. Pedro Rodriguez, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2013
Dissertation: Data-Driven Group Analysis of Complex-Valued FMRI Data
Mentor: Tulay Adali, First position: Electrical and Biomedical Engineer, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Current position: Electrical and Biomedical Engineer, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Dr. Joel Sachs, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2013
Dissertation: Supporting Citizen Science and Biodiversity Informatics on the Semantic Web
Mentor: Tim Finin, First position: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Current position: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Dr. Ganesh Saiprasad, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2013
Dissertation: Automatic Detection of Adrenal Gland Abnormality Using The Random Forest Classification Framework Combined With Histogram Analysis
Mentor: Chein-I Chang, First position: NIST, Current position: NIST

2012

Dr. David Chapman, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2012
Dissertation: A Decadal Gridded Hyperspectral Infrared Record for Climate
Mentor: Milton Halem, First position: Postdoctoral fellow, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia, Current position: Postdoctoral fellow, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia

Dr. Niyati Chhaya, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2012
Dissertation: Joint Inference for Extracting Soft Biometric Text Descriptorsfrom Patient Triage Images
Mentor: Tim Oates, First position: Adobe, Current position: Adobe

Dr. Kevin Fisher, Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, December 2012
Dissertation: Real-Time Progressive Band Processing for Linear Spectral Unmixing and Endmember Extraction
Mentor: Chein-I Chang, First position: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Current position: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Dr. Yasaman Haghpanah Jahromi, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2012
Dissertation: A Trust and Reputation Mechanism Through Behavioral Modeling of Reviewers
Mentor: Marie desJardins, First position: NIST, Current position: NIST

Dr. Karuna Joshi, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2012
Dissertation: Semantically Rich, Policy Based Framework to Automate Lifecycle of Cloud Based Services
Mentor: Yelena Yesha and Tim Finin, First position: Assistant Research Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Current position: Assistant Research Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Dr. Phuong Nguyen, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2012
Dissertation: Data Intensive Scientific Compute Model For Multicore Clusters
Mentor: Milton Halem, First position: UMBC, Current position: Quality Software Services, Inc.

Dr. Senel Fatih, Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 2012
Dissertation: Relay Node Placement for Federating Segmented Wireless Sensor Networks
Mentor: Mohamed Younis, First position: Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering, Antalya International University,Turkiye, Current position: Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering, Antalya International University,Turkiye

Dr. Niels Kasch, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2012
Dissertation: Mining Commonsense Knowledge from the Web: Towards Inducing Script-like Structures From Large-scale Text Sources
Mentor: Tim Oates, First position: EMC, Current position: EMC

Dr. Houcheng Lee, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2012
Dissertation: Diffserv Assured Forwarded and Robust Header Compression: Performance Analysis
Mentor: Deepinder Sidhu

Dr. Patti Ordóñez Rozo, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2012
Dissertation: Multivariate Time Series Analysis of Physiological and Clinical Data
Mentor: Tim Oates and Marie desJardins, First position: UMBC Training Centers, Current position: Asst. Prof., University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras

Dr. Mohammad Shahine, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2012
Dissertation: Semiconductor Laser Dynamics With Optop-Electric Feedback
Mentor: Ray (YJ) Chen

Dr. David Trimm, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2012
Dissertation: Clustering and Visualization Techniques for Aggregate Trajectory Analysis
Mentor: Penny Rheingans, First position: DoD, Current position: DoD

2011

Dr. Justin Martineau, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2011
Dissertation: Identifying and Isolating Text Classification Signals from Domain and Genre Noise for Sentiment Analysis
Mentor: Tim Finin, First position: Samsung Research, Current position: Samsung Research

Dr. Dean Wright, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2011
Dissertation: Finding a Temporal Frame Comparison Function for the Metacognitive Loop
Mentor: Tim Oates, First position: White Oak Technologies, Current position: White Oak Technologies

Dr. Wenjia Li, Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 2011
Dissertation: A Security Framework to Cope with Node Misbehaviors in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
Mentor: Anupam Joshi, First position: Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Georgia Southern University, Current position: New York Institute of Technology

Dr. Fuesane Cheng, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2011
Dissertation: Cover Model Pivot Indices for Flexible, Adaptable and Agile Systems
Mentor: Yelena Yesha, First position: Travelers Indemnity Co., Current position: Travelers Indemnity Co.

Dr. Jaewook Kim, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2011
Dissertation: A Semantic Analysis of XML Schema Matching for B2B Systems Integration
Mentor: Yun Peng, First position: Oracle, Current position: Oracle

Dr. Palani Kodeswaran, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2011
Dissertation: On the use of context and policies in declarative networked systems
Mentor: Anupam Joshi, First position: IBM Research, India, Current position: IBM Research, India

Dr. Keng-hao Liu, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2011
Dissertation: Progressive Band Prioritization and Selection of Linear Spectral Mixture Analysis
Mentor: Chein-I Chang, First position: Academic Sinica, Taiwan (postdoc), Current position: Assistant Professor, National Sun Yet Sen University, Taiwan (postdoc)

Dr. Marc Pickett, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2011
Dissertation: Towards Relational Theory Formation from Undifferentiated Sensor Data
Mentor: Tim Oates, First position: Naval Research Laboratory, Current position: Google

Dr. Soumi Ray, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2011
Dissertation: Discovery of theoretical entities
Mentor: Tim Oates, First position: National Library of Medicine, NIH, Current position: National Library of Medicine, NIH

Dr. Curt Tilmes, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2011
Dissertation: Enabling Reproducibility of Scientific Data Flows through Tracking and Representation of Provenance
Mentor: Milton Halem and Yelena Yesha, First position: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Current position: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Dr. Englin Wong, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2011
Dissertation: Partial Volume estimation of Magnetic Resonance Image Using Linear Spectral Mixing Analysis
Mentor: Chein-I Chang, First position: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Current position: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Dr. Wei Xiong, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2011
Dissertation: Estimation of Effective Spectral Dimentionality for Hyperspectral Imagery
Mentor: Chein-I Chang, First position: software engineer, Airvana (Boston), Current position: software engineer, Airvana (Boston)

2010

Dr. Richard Carback, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2010
Dissertation: Engineering Practical End-to-End Verifiable Voting Systems
Mentor: Alan Sherman, First position: Convergent Technologies, Current position: Convergent Technologies

Dr. Russell Fink, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2010
Dissertation: Applying trustworthy computing to End-to-End electronic voting
Mentor: Alan Sherman, First position: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Current position: Senior Professional Staff, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Dr. Haleh Safavi, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, December 2010
Dissertation: Hyperspectral data dimensionality reduction and applications
Mentor: Chein-I Chang, First position: Engineer, NASA, Current position: Engineer, NASA

Dr. Qiang Wang, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, December 2010
Dissertation: Coherent beam combining through mutual injection locking of individual lasers
Mentor: Li Yan

Dr. Jesse English, Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 2010
Dissertation: Learning by reading: Automatic knowledge extraction through semantic analysis
Mentor: Sergei Nirenburg, First position: UMBC, Current position: UMBC

Dr. Sourav Mukherjee, Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 2010
Dissertation: Stochastic graph grammars: Parameter learning and applications
Mentor: Timothy Oates, First position: Microsoft, Current position: Microsoft

Dr. Zareen Syed, Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 2010
Dissertation: Wikitology: A novel hybrid knowledge base derived from wikipedia
Mentor: Tim Finin, First position: National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Pakistan, Current position: National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Pakistan

Dr. Edward Zieglar, Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 2010
Dissertation: Issues and approaches to generalizing two-party authentication protocols for multi-party authentication
Mentor: Deepinder Sidhu, First position: DoD, Current position: DoD

Dr. Nicolle Correa, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2010
Dissertation: Fusion of multiple neuroimaging modalities using canonical correlation analysis
Mentor: Tulay Adali, First position: Amazon.com Inc., Current position: Amazon.com Inc.

Dr. Xiaoli Jiao, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2010
Dissertation: Unsupervised target detection and classification for hyperspectral imagery
Mentor: Chein-I Chang, First position: Postdoctor, SAIC, Current position: Postdoctor, SAIC

Dr. Frank Krautheim, Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, May 2010
Dissertation: Building trust into utility cloud computing
Mentor: Dhananjay Phatak and Alan Sherman, First position: DoD, Current position: DoD

Dr. Sookyoung Lee, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2010
Dissertation: Optimized relay node placement for federating wireless sensor sub-networks
Mentor: Mohamed Younis, First position: UMBC

Dr. Donald Miner, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2010
Dissertation: A framework for predicting and controlling system-level properties of agent-based models
Mentor: Marie desJardins, First position: ClearEdge IT Solutions, Current position: EMC Greenplum

Dr. Olukayode Okusaga, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2010
Dissertation: Study of dual injection-locked optoelectronic oscillators
Mentor: Gary Carter, First position: Army Research Laboratory, Current position: Army Research Laboratory

Dr. Muhammad Talukder, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2010
Dissertation: Analysis of self-induced transparency modelocking of quantum cascade lasers
Mentor: Curtis Menyuk, First position: Assistant Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering,, Current position: Associate Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering,

2009

Dr. Jesus Caban, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2009
Dissertation: Generation and visualization of relational statistical deformation models for morphological image analysis
Mentor: Penny Rheingans, First position: National Institute of Health, Current position: US Navy Brain Trauma Center

Dr. Kamalika Das, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2009
Dissertation: Privacy preserving distributed data mining based on multi-objective optimization and algorithmic game theory
Mentor: Hillol Kargupta, First position: NASA Ames Research Center, Current position: NASA Ames Research Center

Dr. Mikhail Itskovich, Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, December 2009
Dissertation: VLSI design of an integrated system for Iddt testing
Mentor: Jim Plusquellic

Dr. Parag Namjoshi, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2009
Dissertation: Computational problems in haplotype inference
Mentor: Kostas Kalpakis, First position: Agnik LLC, Current position: Agnik LLC

Dr. Blazej Bulka, Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 2009
Dissertation: Efficient planning using plan libraries to capture the structure of the state space
Mentor: Marie desJardins, First position: Clark & Parsia, Current position: Clark & Parsia

Dr. Ekarat Laohavaleeson, Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, August 2009
Dissertation: VLSI modules for power supply monitor and power analysis countermeasure
Mentor: Chintan Patel, Current position:

Dr. Michael Novey, Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 2009
Dissertation: Complex ICA using nonlinear functions
Mentor: Tulay Adali, First position: Northrop Grumman, Current position: Northrop Grumman

Dr. Adam Anthony, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2009
Dissertation: Stochastic and iterative techniques for relational data clustering
Mentor: Marie desJardins, First position: Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science, Baldwin-Wallace University, Current position: Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science, Baldwin-Wallace University

Dr. Abdelrahman Desoky, Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, May 2009
Dissertation: Nostega: A Novel Noiseless Steganography Paradigm
Mentor: Mohamed Younis, First position: Independent Consultant, Current position: Independent Consultant

Dr. Eric Eaton, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2009
Dissertation: Selective knowledge transfer for machine learning
Mentor: Marie desJardins, First position: Lockheed Martin, Current position: Lecturer, Deptartment of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Akshay Java, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2009
Dissertation: Mining Social Media Communities and Content
Mentor: Tim Finin, First position: Microsoft Live Labs, Current position: Microsoft

Dr. Yiou Li, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2009
Dissertation: Novel second-order methods for data-driven fMRI analysis
Mentor: Tulay Adali, First position: Department of Radiology, University of California San Francisco, Current position: HP Labs

Dr. Michael Smith, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2009
Dissertation: A new model for trust and reputation: Learning about competence and commitment
Mentor: Marie desJardins, First position: MITRE, Current position: MITRE

Dr. Jiazheng Wang, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2009
Dissertation: Micro-ring based planar lightwave circuit devices for optical communications
Mentor: Joel Morris

Dr. Zhipeng Wang, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2009
Dissertation: Micro-ring based planar lightwave circuit devices for optical communications
Mentor: Ray (YJ) Chen, First position: Infinera, Current position: Ciena Communications

Dr. Wei Wang, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2009
Dissertation: Novel data-driven methods for target detection and classification and their application to Raman spectroscopy
Mentor: Tulay Adali, First position: Intelligent Automation Inc., Current position: Intelligent Automation Inc.

Dr. Chao-cheng Wu, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2009
Dissertation: Design and analysis of maximum simplex volume-based endmember extraction algorithms
Mentor: Chein-I Chang, First position: Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, National Taipei University of Technology,, Current position: Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, National Taipei University of Technology,

2008

Dr. Dhruva Acharyya, Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, December 2008
Dissertation: Hardware results demonstrating the effectiveness of defect detection and fault localization using multiple supply pad based IDDT measurements
Mentor: Jim Plusquellic, First position: IBM, Current position: Verigy

Dr. Thomas Briggs, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2008
Dissertation: Constraint generation and reasoning in OWL
Mentor: Yun Peng, First position: Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Shippensburg State University, Current position: Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Shippensburg State University

Dr. Zhihang Hu, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, December 2008
Dissertation: Analysis of chalcogenide-glass photonic crystal fibers
Mentor: Curtis Menyuk, First position: Princeton University, Current position: Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Baylor University

Dr. Hualiang Li, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, December 2008
Dissertation: Complex-valued adaptive signal processing using Wirtinger calculus and its application to independent component analysis
Mentor: Tulay Adali, First position: Research Assistant Professor, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Current position: Cognizant, Hartford, CT

Dr. Paul Mcnamee, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2008
Dissertation: Textual representations for corpus-based bilingual retrieval
Mentor: Charles Nicholas, First position: Principal Computer Scientist, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Current position: Senior Research Scientist, Johns Hopkins University

Dr. James Parker, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2008
Dissertation: Observation techniques for detecting malicious behavior in ad hoc networks
Mentor: Anupam Joshi, First position: DoD, Current position: DoD

Dr. Reza Rad, Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, December 2008
Dissertation: Detection & Localization of Hardware Trojans through Analysis of Power Ports Transient Signals
Mentor: Jim Plusquellic, First position: UMBC, Current position: Maxlinear Inc

Dr. Yongmei Shi, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2008
Dissertation: An investigation of linguistic information for speech recognition error detection
Mentor: Scott Cost and Lina Zhou, First position: Research Assoc, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Current position: Research Assoc, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Dr. Chia-chien Wei, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, December 2008
Dissertation: All-optical signal processing in optical communication systems
Mentor: Ray (YJ) Chen

Dr. Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 2008
Dissertation: From sensors to structures: Unsupervised language learning
Mentor: Timothy Oates, First position: Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Wheaton College, Current position: Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Wheaton College

Dr. William Astar, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, August 2008
Dissertation: 10 Gb/s polarization-insensitive OOK-to-BPSK modulation format conversion using a single SOA, and its performance in OOK/DBPSK mixed-modulation format, long-haul DWDM transmission
Mentor: Gary Carter, First position: UMBC, Current position: UMBC

Dr. Sethuram Kodeswaran, Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 2008
Dissertation: Content and context aware networking using semantic tags
Mentor: Anupam Joshi, First position: Broadwing Corporation (Corvis Operations), Current position: American Institutes for Research

Dr. Wei-min Liu, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, August 2008
Dissertation: Unsupervised hyperspectral target detection
Mentor: Chein-I Chang, First position: postdoctor, Naval Medical Research Center, Current position: postdoctor, Naval Medical Research Center

Dr. Suresh Reddy Purini, Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 2008
Dissertation: Studies in bounded query hierarchies
Mentor: Richard Chang, First position: Postdoc, TIFR, Mumbai, Current position: Assistant Prof, IIIT, Hyderabad

Dr. Shilang Tang, Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 2008
Dissertation: Data and energy management in wireless sensor networks
Mentor: Kostas Kalpakis, First position: Association of American Medical Colleges, Current position: Association of American Medical Colleges

Dr. Kanishka Bhaduri, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2008
Dissertation: Efficient local algorithms for distributed data mining in large scale peer to peer environments: A deterministic approach
Mentor: Hillol Kargupta, First position: Research Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center, Current position: Research Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center

Dr. Sumit Chakravarty, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2008
Dissertation: Probabilistic approximate algorithms for distributed data mining in peer-to-peer networks
Mentor: Chein-I Chang, First position: Engineer, WV, Current position: Assistant Professor, New York Polytech. University

Dr. Souptik Datta, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2008
Dissertation: Analysis on hyperspectral signature coding
Mentor: Hillol Kargupta, First position: Industry, Current position: Director, Data Science, Genesis Media LLC

Dr. Yonglin Gu, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2008
Dissertation: Design, fabrication and characterization of hetero-PN-junction devices for photovoltaic and photodetection applications
Mentor: Fow-Sen Choa

Dr. Song Han, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2008
Dissertation: Ultrafast dual-gain-media neodymium:glass laser
Mentor: Li Yan

Dr. Bharath Ramakrishna, Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, May 2008
Dissertation: Computer Aided Detection (CAD) for Meniscal and Articular Cartilages on Magnetic Resonance (MR) Images
Mentor: Chein-I Chang, First position: software engineer, UCLA hospital

Dr. Marcella Wilson, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2008
Dissertation: The comparison of online social networks in terms of structure and evolution
Mentor: Charles Nicholas, First position: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Current position: Adjunct Professor of Computer Science, Bowie State University

Dr. Waleed Youssef, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2008
Dissertation: Intelligent gateways placements techniques for improved dependability of wireless sensor networks
Mentor: Mohamed Younis, First position: IBM Networks Solutions, Current position: IBM Networks Solutions

2007

Dr. Haimonti Dutta, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2007
Dissertation: Empowering scientific discovery by distributed data mining on the grid infrastructure
Mentor: Hillol Kargupta, First position: Research Sicentist, Columbia University, Current position: Research Sicentist, Columbia University

Dr. Alark Joshi, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2007
Dissertation: Art-inspired techniques for visualizing time-varying data
Mentor: Penny Rheingans, First position: Post-doctoral Fellow, Yale University, Current position: Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of San Francisco

Dr. Pranam Kolari, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2007
Dissertation: Detecting spam blogs: An adaptive online approach
Mentor: Tim Finin, First position: Yahoo!, Current position: Walmart Labs

Dr. Mingkai Hsueh, Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, August 2007
Dissertation: Reconfigurable Computing for Algorithms in Hyperspectral Image Processing
Mentor: Chein-I Chang, First position: Software Engineer, Gatan, CA, Current position: Software Engineer, Gatan, CA

Dr. Olga Ratsimor, Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 2007
Dissertation: Opportunistic bartering of digital goods and services in pervasive environments
Mentor: Tim Finin, First position: Intelligent Automation Inc, Current position: Intelligent Automation Inc

Dr. Jiping Wen, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, August 2007
Dissertation: Investigation of performance statistics in a high bit-rate terrestrial WDM system
Mentor: Gary Carter

Dr. Hua Jiao, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2007
Dissertation: Investigation of the combined effect of polarization-mode dispersion and polarization-dependent loss on system performance
Mentor: Gary Carter

Dr. Kun Liu, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2007
Dissertation: Multiplicative Data Perturbation for Privacy Preserving Data Mining
Mentor: Hillol Kargupta, First position: IBM Research, Current position: Yahoo! Labs

Dr. Anand Patwardhan, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2007
Dissertation: Trustworthy data management in pervasive environments
Mentor: Anupam Joshi, First position: Cougaar Software, Current position: Cougaar Software

Dr. Oleg Sinkin, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2007
Dissertation: Calculation of Bit Error Rates in Optical Fiber Communications Systems in the Presence of Nonlinear Disortion and Noise
Mentor: Curtis Menyuk, First position: Tyco Telecom, Current position: Tyco Subcom

Dr. Mahesh Sivakumar, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2007
Dissertation: Architectures and Algorithms for Survivable Wavelength-Shared Optical WDM Mesh Networks
Mentor: Krishna Sivalingam, First position: Cisco Systems

Dr. Jingzhou Yan, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2007
Dissertation: Novel indium phosphide based broadband bipolar cascade lasers and broadband gain materials: Designs, MOCVD growth studies, and fabrications
Mentor: Fow-Sen Choa

2006

Dr. Yong Rao, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2006
Dissertation: Automatic multimedia content analysis and management
Mentor: Padma Mundur, First position: Amazon, Current position: Yahoo!

Dr. Jianxin Cai, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, August 2006
Dissertation: Advanced Photonic Devices Fabricated by Selective-Area-Growth Techniques
Mentor: Fow-Sen Choa

Dr. Thomas Goff, Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 2006
Dissertation: Network connection striping by end systems
Mentor: Dhananjay Phatak

Dr. Rong Pan, Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 2006
Dissertation: Semantically-linked Bayesian network: A framework for probabilistic inference over multiple Bayesian networks
Mentor: Yun Peng, First position: Industry, Current position: NexTag

Dr. Qianjun Xu, Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 2006
Dissertation: Active Querying for Semi-Supervised Clustering
Mentor: Marie desJardins, First position: Microsoft, Current position: Microsoft

Dr. Li Ding, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2006
Dissertation: Enhancing Semantic Web Data Access
Mentor: Tim Finin, First position: Post-doctoral Fellow, Stanford University, Current position: RPI

Dr. Aihua Guo, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2006
Dissertation: Traffic Engineering with Quality-of-Service in Multi-layer GMPLS Optical Networks
Mentor: Ray (YJ) Chen, First position: ADVA Optical Networking, Current position: ADVA Optical Networking

Dr. Baohong Jiao, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2006
Dissertation: Constrained Linear Spectral Mixture Analysis
Mentor: Chein-I Chang, First position: GIS developer, Tetra Tech, Fairfax, VA, Current position: GIS developer, Tetra Tech, Fairfax, VA

Dr. Dan Scholnik, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2006
Dissertation: Shared Wideband Transmit Antenna Arrays: Optimal Pattern Synthesis and Spatio-temporal Delta-sigma Modulation
Mentor: Tulay Adali, First position: NRL, Current position: NRL

Dr. Abhishek Singh, Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, May 2006
Dissertation: An Analytical Framework for Defect Simulation and Estimation of Power Grid Effects in Defect-based Test Methodologies
Mentor: Jim Plusquellic

Dr. Jing Wang, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2006
Dissertation: Applications of Independent Component Analysis to Hyperspectral Data Exploitatio
Mentor: Chein-I Chang, First position: Xerox , NY, Current position: Logsitics, CA

Dr. Su Wang, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2006
Dissertation: Statistical Signal Processing Applications to Hyperspectral Signature Characterization
Mentor: Chein-I Chang, First position: Postdoctor, SUNY, medical school, Current position: Engineer, SONY, CA

Dr. Xiangjun Zhao, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2006
Dissertation: Optical Components and Subsystems Used in Optical Packet Switching Networks: Theory and Experiments
Mentor: Fow-Sen Choa, First position: Research Engineer at Chorum, Current position: Design engineer at InPhenix

2005

Dr. Zhongli Ding, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2005
Dissertation: BayesOWL: A probabilistic framework for uncertainty in semantic web
Mentor: Yun Peng, First position: Amazon, Current position: Google

Dr. Matthew Gaston, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2005
Dissertation: Organizational learning and network adaptation in multi-agent systems
Mentor: Marie desJardins, First position: DoD, Current position: Director, SEI Emerging Technology Center, Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Guoyun Ru, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, December 2005
Dissertation: Slab-coupled buried waveguide high power semiconductor laser and optical amplifier
Mentor: Fow-Sen Choa

Dr. Sasikanth Avancha, Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 2005
Dissertation: A holistic approach to secure sensor networks
Mentor: Anupam Joshi, First position: IBM Research, Current position: IBM Research

Dr. Jie Lin, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, August 2005
Dissertation: InP-Based Photonic Integrated Modulator
Mentor: Fow-Sen Choa

Dr. Aurenice Oliveira (lima), Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, August 2005
Dissertation: Advanced Monte Carlo Methods for Computation of Penalties Induced by Polarization Mode Dispersion in Optical Fiber Transmission Systems
Mentor: Curtis Menyuk, First position: Assistant Professor, School of Technology, Michigan Technological University, Current position: Assistant Professor, School of Technology, Michigan Technological University

Dr. Vasundhara Puttagunta, Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 2005
Dissertation: Computations over data streams
Mentor: Kostas Kalpakis

Dr. Hai Xu, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, August 2005
Dissertation: Investigation of the polarization mode dispersion effects in recirculating loop systems
Mentor: Gary Carter

Dr. Xiaohui Yang, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, August 2005
Dissertation: The Enabling Technologies in Reconfigurable Wdm Networks
Mentor: Ray (YJ) Chen

Dr. Kemal Akkaya, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2005
Dissertation: Energy and QoS aware routing protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks
Mentor: Mohamed Younis, First position: Asst. Prof., Southern Illinois University, Current position: Assoc. Prof., Southern Illinois University

Dr. Eleanor Chlan, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2005
Dissertation: Botanically Inspired Visualization: Exploring Hierarchical Data Sets with Extent and Variation
Mentor: Penny Rheingans, First position: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Current position: Associate Program Chair for Computer Science, Information Assurance, and Information Systems Engineering, Johns Hopkins University WSE Engineering for Professionals

Dr. Xiao Lin, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2005
Dissertation: Optical Channel Monitoring Based on Integrated Planar Lightwave Circuits and Fast Fourier Transform Technologies
Mentor: Li Yan

Dr. Amitkumar Mahadevan, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2005
Dissertation: On RCD codes as a class of LDPC codes: Properties, decoding, and performance evaluation
Mentor: Joel Morris

Dr. Wenze Xi, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2005
Dissertation: Maximum Likelihood Electronic Equalization and Integrated Coding and Equalization for Optical Communications Systems
Mentor: Tulay Adali, First position: NIH, Current position: Staff Scientist, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

Dr. Ying Zhang, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2005
Dissertation: Routing and Multicasting in WDM and ADHOC Networks
Mentor: Deepinder Sidhu

2004

Dr. Ali Bicak, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2004
Dissertation: Zone Routing In Mobile Ad Hoc and Peer-to-Peer Networks
Mentor: Deepinder Sidhu, First position: TeleniX Corporation, Current position: Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Marymount University

Dr. Lik (harry) Chen, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2004
Dissertation: An Intelligent Broker Architecture for Pervasive Context-Aware Systems
Mentor: Tim Finin, First position: Image Maters LLC, Current position: Apple

Dr. Lalana Kagal, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2004
Dissertation: A Policy-Based Approach to Governing Autonomous Behavior in Distributed Environments
Mentor: Tim Finin, First position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Current position: Principal Research Scientist, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

Dr. Xiaocheng Luan, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2004
Dissertation: Adaptive Middle Agent for Service Matching in the Semantic Web: A Quantitative Approach
Mentor: Yun Peng and Tim Finin, First position: Aquilent, Current position: Everyday Health

Dr. Elbert Nhan, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, December 2004
Dissertation: Polarization Stability of Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers With Asymmetric Aperture Geometries
Mentor: Ray (YJ) Chen

Dr. Dipanjan Chakraborty, Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 2004
Dissertation: Service Discovery and Composition in Pervasive Environments
Mentor: Anupam Joshi, First position: IBM Research, Current position: IBM Research

Dr. Chauhan Lee, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, August 2004
Dissertation: Spectrum-Encoded Optical CDMA Systems Employing Planar Lightwave Circuit Technology
Mentor: Ray (YJ) Chen

Dr. Anocha Yimsiriwattana, Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 2004
Dissertation: Distributed Quantum Computing
Mentor: Samuel Lomonaco

Dr. Youyong Zou, Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 2004
Dissertation: Agent-Based Services for the Semantic Web
Mentor: Tim Finin, First position: ImageMatters LLC, Current position: Lockheed Martin

Dr. Vadim Okun, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2004
Dissertation: Specification mutation for test generation and analysis
Mentor: Yaacov Yesha, Current position:

Dr. Filip Perich, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2004
Dissertation: On peer-to-peer data management in pervasive computing environments
Mentor: Anupam Joshi, First position: Cougaar Software, Current position: Google

Dr. Jeffrey Undercoffer, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2004
Dissertation: Intrusion Detection: Modeling System State to Detect and Classify Aberrant Behaviors
Mentor: John Pinkston , First position: DoD, Current position: senior executive, DoD

Dr. Chintan Patel, Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, 2004
Dissertation: Defect Detection and Diagnosis Using Quiescent Signal Analysis
Mentor: Jim Plusquellic, First position: UMBC, Current position: UMBC

2003

Dr. Wei Chen, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, December 2003
Dissertation: WDM Filter in All Optical Network
Mentor: Ray (YJ) Chen

Dr. Ivan Lima, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, December 2003
Dissertation: Investigation of the Performance Degredation Due to Polarization Effects in Optical Fiber Communication Systems
Mentor: Curtis Menyuk, First position: Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Dakota State University, Current position: Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Dakota State University

Dr. William Martin, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, December 2003
Dissertation: The Weight Enumerator Function For the RCD Array Codes: A Class of Regular LDPC Codes
Mentor: Joel Morris

Dr. Olga Streltchenko, Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 2003
Dissertation: Exploring Trading Dynamics in a Derivative Securities Market of Heterogeneous Agents
Mentor: Tim Finin, First position: Algorithmics Inc, Current position: RBC Capital Markets

Dr. Yu Sun, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, December 2003
Dissertation: Polarization Effects in a Recirculating Loop System and System Using a Recirculating Loop
Mentor: Gary Carter

Dr. Koustuv Dasgupta, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2003
Dissertation: Efficient resource management techniques in distributed data systems
Mentor: Kostas Kalpakis, First position: IBM Research, New Delhi, Current position: Senior Research Scientist, Xerox India Innovation Hub

Dr. Jochen Dorring, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2003
Dissertation: Ultra-fast, All-optical Signal Processing Techniques for Reconfigurable Networks
Mentor: Ray (YJ) Chen

Dr. Yingzi Du, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2003
Dissertation: Text Detection and Restoration for Color Video Images
Mentor: Chein-I Chang, First position: Research Assistant Professor, Naval Academy, MD, Current position: Director of Engineering, Qualcomm

Dr. Kerri Guilfoyle, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2003
Dissertation: Application of Linear and Nonlinear Mixture Models to Hyperspectral Imagery Analysis Using Radial Basis Function Neural Networks
Mentor: Chein-I Chang, First position: DoD, Current position: DoD

Dr. Ronald Holzloehner, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2003
Dissertation: A Covariance Matrix Method for the Computation of Bit Errors in Optical Transmission Systems
Mentor: Curtis Menyuk, First position: Max-Planck Institute, Erlangen, Germany, Current position: European Southern Observatory, Munich, Germany

Dr. Charles Laberge, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2003
Dissertation: On Turbo-coded hybrid ARQ techniques constrained by Time Division Multiplex Signal Formats
Mentor: Joel Morris, First position: Honeywell Aerospace Research & Tech Cnt. (concurrent), Current position: Professor of the Practice, UMBC

Dr. Edward Perl, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2003
Dissertation: Analysis of Signaling in IP/WDM Networks
Mentor: Deepinder Sidhu

Dr. Jianwei Wang, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2003
Dissertation: Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) Design for Real-time Implementation of Hyperspectral Detection and Classification Algorithms
Mentor: Chein-I Chang, First position: Senior Engineer, Applied Materials, CA

2002

Dr. Wei Lu, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, December 2002
Dissertation: Ultrashort Pulse Generation from Actively Mode-Locked Broadband Inhomogenously Broadened Lasers
Mentor: Li Yan

Dr. Naomi Avigdor, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2002
Dissertation: Building a Scalable and Reliable Parallel File System Using Commodity Computer
Mentor: Charles Nicholas

Dr. Vince Calhoun, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2002
Dissertation: Independent Component Analysis for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Mentor: Tulay Adali, First position: Assistant Professor, Hartford University, and Dept. of Psychiatry, Yale University, Current position: Professor, Depts. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Neurosciences, Psychiatry and Computer Science, University of New Mexico Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, Yale University

Dr. Taehwan Kim, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2002
Dissertation: Fully-Complex Multilayer Perceptron and Its Application to Communications
Mentor: Tulay Adali, First position: The MITRE Corporation, VA

Dr. Ye Chen, Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2002
Dissertation: An extended Bayesian belief network model of multi-agent systems for supply chain management
Mentor: Yun Peng, First position: SAP

2001

Dr. Ruo-mei Mu, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, August 2001
Dissertation: Comparison of the chirped return-to-zero and dispersion managed soliton modulation formats in wavelength division multiplexed systems
Mentor: Curtis Menyuk, First position: Tyco Telecom, Current position: Tyco Subcom

Dr. Ali Selcuk, Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 2001
Dissertation: Probabilistic optimization techniques for multicast key management and bias estimation in linear cryptanalysis
Mentor: Deepinder Sidhu, First position: Assistant Profesor of Computer Science, Bilkent University, Turkey, Current position: Professor, TOBB University of Economics and Technology

Dr. Shan Zhong, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, August 2001
Dissertation: Planar waveguide based optical performance monitoring techniques and their applications in all-optical networks
Mentor: Ray (YJ) Chen

Dr. Yi Cai, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2001
Dissertation: On Forward Error Correction Codes and Line-coding Schemes in Optical Fiber Communications
Mentor: Tulay Adali and Joel Morris, First position: TyCom, Ltd, Current position: Tyco Subcom

Dr. Shao-shan Chiang, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2001
Dissertation: Automatic Target Detection and Classification in Hyperspectral Imagery
Mentor: Chein-I Chang, First position: Assistant Professor, Long Hua University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, Current position: Professor of Electrical Engineering, Long Hua University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Dr. Daniel Heinz, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2001
Dissertation: Constrained Least Squares Approaches to Target Detection and Image Classification for Remotely Sensed Images
Mentor: Chein-I Chang, First position: Northop Grumann, Current position: The MITRE Corporation, El Segundo, CA

Dr. Hongmei Ni, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2001
Dissertation: Partial Likelihood for Nonlinear Signal Processing and its Applications in Communications
Mentor: Tulay Adali, First position: Hughes Network Systems, Current position: Wireless Highways, Vienna, VA

Dr. Ian Soboroff, Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2001
Dissertation: Combining content-based and collaborative filtering
Mentor: Charles Nicholas, First position: NIST, Current position: NIST

2000

Dr. Sanjay Joshi, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, August 2000
Dissertation: Joint-domain representations using discrete-domain frames
Mentor: Joel Morris

Dr. Se (richard) Chung, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2000
Dissertation: Metal-organic chemical vapor deposition of gallium nitride semiconductor
Mentor: JC Chen

Dr. Qian Du, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2000
Dissertation: Topics in Hyperspectral Image Analysis
Mentor: Chein-I Chang, First position: Assistant Professor, Texas A&M, Kingsville, Current position: Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and COmputer Engineering, Mississippi State University

Dr. William Freeman, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 2000
Dissertation: Decentralized Security for Network-Attached Storage
Mentor: Ethan Miller, First position: DoD, Current position: Northrop Grumman

Dr. Agustin Ifarraguerri, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2000
Dissertation: Hyperspectral Image Analysis with Convex Cones and Projection Pursuit
Mentor: Chein-I Chang, First position: US Army, Edgewood, Current position: Engineer, SAIC, VA

Dr. Hsuan Ren, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2000
Dissertation: Unsupervised and Generalized Orthogonal Subspace Projection and Constrained Energy Minimization for Target Detection and Classification in Remotely Sensed Imagery
Mentor: Chein-I Chang, First position: Assistant Professor, National Central University, Taiwan, Current position: Associate Professor, National Central University, Taiwan

Dr. Paul Thouin, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2000
Dissertation: Image Restoration of Low Resolution Text and Document Images
Mentor: Chein-I Chang, First position: DoD, Current position: DoD

Dr. Ding Wang, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2000
Dissertation: Polarization effects in dense WDM system
Mentor: Curtis Menyuk, First position: 3M Corporation, Current position: 3M Corporation

Dr. Bo Wang, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2000
Dissertation: Frequency Domain Approaches for Equalizer Design for Discrete Multitone Systems
Mentor: Tulay Adali, First position: Aware Tech. Inc.

Dr. Tao Yu, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 2000
Dissertation: Optimal Pulse Formats in Optical Fiber Communication Systems
Mentor: Curtis Menyuk, First position: Nortel, Current position: General Photonics Corporation

1999

Dr. Richard Cost, Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 1999
Dissertation: A framework for developing conversational agents
Mentor: Tim Finin, First position: Research Assistant Professor, UMBC, Current position: Chief Scientist, Information Systems Engineering, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Dr. Jen-yu Fan, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 1999
Dissertation: Design, fabrication and application of photonic components for all-optical networking and switching
Mentor: Fow-Sen Choa, Current position:

Dr. Sashi Lazar, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 1999
Dissertation: Enterprise network management using intelligent mobile agents
Mentor: Deepinder Sidhu

Dr. Robert Rosenberry, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 1999
Dissertation: Signaling protocols and network architectures in ATM environments
Mentor: Deepinder Sidhu

Dr. Liming Wang, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 1999
Dissertation: A bandwidth-on-demand access network based on integrated tunable coherent transceivers
Mentor: Fow-Sen Choa

Dr. Wiliam Maughan, Ph.D. in Computer Science, 1999
Dissertation: Towards network security management in an Internetwork environment
Mentor: Deepinder Sidhu, First position: DoD, Current position: Division Director, Cyber Security Division, DHS Science and Technology Directorate

Dr. Linglan Zhang (edwards), Ph.D. in Computer Science, 1999
Dissertation: Computational models for the formation of protocell structures
Mentor: Yun Peng, Current position:

1998

Dr. Bradley Fordham, Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 1998
Dissertation: The evolving data model: Modeling electronic commerce and other semanti-centric domains
Mentor: Yelena Yesha, First position: NIST, Current position: Oracle

Dr. Shih-hsiang Hsu, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, August 1998
Dissertation: Monolithically integrated receiver module for high-speed wavelength division multiplexing applications
Mentor: Ray (YJ) Chen

Dr. Muhammad Rabi, Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 1998
Dissertation: Relationships among algebraic and security properties of cryptographic functions, and a security architecture for intelligent agents
Mentor: Alan Sherman and Tim Finin

Dr. Paula Reitan, Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 1998
Dissertation: Hybrid Approaches to Color Image Quantization
Mentor: Charles Nicholas, First position: NASA GSFC, Current position: Internal Revenue Service

Dr. Clark Brumbley, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 1998
Dissertation: Kalman Filtering and Subspace Projection Approaches to Multispectral and Hyperspectral Image Classification
Mentor: Chein-I Chang, First position: DoD, Current position: deceased

Dr. Jye-hong Chen, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 1998
Dissertation: Opto-electronic devices and subsystems for all-optical networks
Mentor: Fow-Sen Choa

Dr. Ellis Clarke, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 1998
Dissertation: The empirical use of continuous variables in Bayesian belief networks for exploratory data analysis
Mentor: Tim Finin, First position: Maryland Medical Research Institute

Dr. Timothy Gibson, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 1998
Dissertation: Long-term UNIX File System Activity and the Efficacy of Automatic File Migration
Mentor: Ethan Miller, First position: US Army, Current position: Hewlett Packard

Dr. John Hryniewicz, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 1998
Dissertation: Chemically assisted ion beam etching for photonics applications
Mentor: Yung-Jui Chen

Dr. Haifeng Li, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 1998
Dissertation: Wavelength-division-multiplexing photonic integrated circuits using phased-array waveguide grating multi/demultiplexers
Mentor: Ray (YJ) Chen

Dr. Ishan Weerakoon, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 1998
Dissertation: Hierarchical mobile user location tracking: Design and analysis
Mentor: Deepinder Sidhu

Dr. Dongsheng Wu, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 1998
Dissertation: Time-frequency signal analysis via Cohen’s class of distributions and implementation algorithms
Mentor: Joel Morris

1997

Dr. Raja Holavanahali, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, August 1997
Dissertation: Sensors using phase modulation fluorometry
Mentor: Gary Carter

Dr. Wenhua Lin, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, August 1997
Dissertation: Phased-array waveguide grating multi/demultiplexers and their applications in wavelength division multiplexing networks
Mentor: Ray (YJ) Chen

Dr. Xiao Liu, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, August 1997
Dissertation: Canonical piecewise linear network and distribution learning for nonlinear filtering
Mentor: Tulay Adali, First position: GlobeSpan Semiconductor Inc, Current position: GlobeSpan Semiconductor Inc

Dr. Vasileios Megalooikonomou, Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 1997
Dissertation: Quantization of distributed estimation with unknown observation statistics
Mentor: Yelena Yesha, First position: Temple University, Current position: Temple University

Dr. Mirela Djordjevic-stojkovic, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 1997
Dissertation: Proof Transformations in Constructive Type Theory
Mentor: James Sasaki, First position: Assistanst Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Manhattanville College, Current position: Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Manhattanville College

Dr. Michael Grasso, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 1997
Dissertation: Speech Input in Multimodal Environments: Effects of Perceptual Structure on Speed, Accuracy, and Acceptance
Mentor: Tim Finin, Current position:

Dr. Jianhua Xuan, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 1997
Dissertation: Medical image understanding: Segmentation, modeling and representation
Mentor: Tulay Adali, First position: Assistant Professor, Catholic University of America, Current position: Associate Professor, Virginia Tech.

Dr. Yen-ping Ho, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, 1997
Dissertation: .Grating based multi/demultiplexing devices for wavelength division multiplexing network systems
Mentor: Ray (YJ) Chen

Dr. Mei-hao Shih, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, 1997
Dissertation: Integrated photonic devices for optical communication and interconnect
Mentor: Fow-Sen Choa

1996

Dr. Yannis Labrou, Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 1996
Dissertation: Semantics for an agent communication language
Mentor: Tim Finin, First position: UMBC, Current position: Fujitsu Research

Dr. David Lazoff, Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 1996
Dissertation: Network reliability and optimal resource allocation in distributed database systems
Mentor: Brooke Stephens

Dr. Vincent Marier, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 1996
Dissertation: Diagnosing faults in protocol testing
Mentor: Deepinder Sidhu, First position: DoD, Current position: DoD, retired

Dr. Odysseas Pentakalos, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 1996
Dissertation: Performance evaluation of hierarchical mass storage systems
Mentor: Yelena Yesha, First position: BearingPoint, Current position: Northrop Gruman

Dr. Raghu Vallurupalli, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 1996
Dissertation: Protocol testing hierarchies, maximum fault coverage and fault diagnosis
Mentor: Deepinder Sidhu

Dr. Alexander Wenjia, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 1996
Dissertation: Channel Assignment and location Tracking in Wireless Networks
Mentor: Deepinder Sidhu, First position: Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Towson Univ., Current position: Professor of Computer Science, Towson Unversity,

1995

Dr. Youhong Lu, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, August 1995
Dissertation: Biorthogonal-like functions and their application to generalized Gabor expansions, and signal processing
Mentor: Joel Morris

Dr. Yue Wang, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 1995
Dissertation: MRI statistics and model-based MR image analysis
Mentor: Tulay Adali, First position: Georgetown University, Current position: Grant A. Dove Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Dr. Mark Althouse, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, 1995
Dissertation: Vapor Cloud Detection in Multispectral Infrared Image Sequences Using Co-occurrence Matrix Methods
Mentor: Chein-I Chang, First position: US Army, Current position: DoD

Dr. Venkata Chinni, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, 1995
Dissertation: Numerical Study of Integrated Optical Waveguide Devices
Mentor: Curtis Menyuk, First position: Ranch Neworks, Current position: General Partner at Sterling iCapital

Dr. Rita Doerr (mccardell), Ph.D. in Computer Science, 1995
Dissertation: LexicalSemantic and Statistical Approach to Lexical Collocation
Mentor: James Mayfield, First position: DoD, Current position: DoD

Dr. Kao-yang Huang, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, 1995
Dissertation: Characteristics and applications of frequency modulation of gallium arsenide external cavitiy lasers
Mentor: Gary Carter

1994

Dr. Konstantinos Kalpakis, Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 1994
Dissertation: Parallel Computations
Mentor: Yaacov Yesha, First position: UMBC, Current position: UMBC

Dr. Thomas Anastasio, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 1994
Dissertation: Mapping of dataflow programs by local structure analysis
Mentor: Howard Motteler, First position: UMBC, Current position: Salisbury State University, retired

Dr. Venkata Chinni, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 1994
Dissertation: Numerical Study of Integrated Optical Waveguide Devices
Mentor: Curtis Menyuk, First position: AT&T Bell Labs, Current position: Datum Global

Dr. David Flater, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 1994
Dissertation: Towards a global federation of heterogeneous resources
Mentor: Yelena Yesha, First position: NIST, Current position: NIST

Dr. Claudia Pearce, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 1994
Dissertation: A dynamic hypertext environment through n-gram analysis
Mentor: Charles Nicholas, First position: DoD, Current position: DoD

Dr. Larry Wagoner, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 1994
Dissertation: Group theory as a basis for searching and routing techniques
Mentor: Brooke Stephens, First position: DoD, Current position: DoD

Dr. Mingcho Wu, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 1994
Dissertation: Monolithically integrated photonic devices for optical interconnect applications
Mentor: Ray (YJ) Chen

Dr. Liu Zheng, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 1994
Dissertation: Picosecond pulse generation and compression using semiconductor lasers: Experiments and simulations
Mentor: Gary Carter

1993

Dr. Joseph Harsanyi, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, August 1993
Dissertation: Detection and Classification of Subpixel Spectral Signatures in Hyperspectral Image Sequences
Mentor: Chein-I Chang, First position: President, ASIT, Current position: President, ASIT

Dr. Raj Nair, Ph.D. in Computer Science, August 1993
Dissertation: Analysis of routing algorithms for large networks
Mentor: Deepinder Sidhu, First position: Netrix Corporation, Current position: CTO, Azuki Systems

Dr. Shukri Abdallah, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 1993
Dissertation: Routing in hierarchical networks
Mentor: Deepinder Sidhu, First position: FORE Systems, Current position: Software Engineer, Ericsson

1992

Dr. Vivek Srinivas, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, August 1992
Dissertation: Exciton dynamics in gallium arsenide quantum wells
Mentor: Ray (YJ) Chen

Dr. Anthony Chung, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 1992
Dissertation: Length optimization and fault coverage of protocol test sequences
Mentor: Deepinder Sidhu, First position: Assistanst Professor, College of Computing, Depaul University, Current position: Associate Professor, College of Computing and Digital Media, Depaul University

Dr. Win-tsung Lo, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 1992
Dissertation: Location on tree networks and allocation on Hypercube multiprocessors
Mentor: Shietung Peng

Dr. Ralph Semmel, Ph.D. in Computer Science, 1992
Dissertation: A knowledge-based approach to automated query formulation
Mentor: James Mayfield, First position: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Current position: Director, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

1991

Dr. John Alexander, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 1991
Dissertation: An analysis of the general properties and convergence of a connectionist model employing probability data as weights and parameters
Mentor: Brooke Stephens, First position: Towson Univ., Current position: now Prof. Emeritus

Dr. Linda Rosenberg Wilbanks, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 1991
Dissertation: Canto: A hypertext data model
Mentor: Charles Nicholas, First position: NASA GSFC, Current position: CIO, Naval Facilities Engineering Command

Dr. Che-fen Tang, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, May 1991
Dissertation: Adaptive array systems using QR-based RLS and CRLS techniques with systolic array architectures
Mentor: S. Tretter and K. Liu

Dr. Wooyoung Soh, Ph.D. in Computer Science, 1991
Dissertation: Episodic learning through conceptual clustering in a parallel activation model for diagnostic reasoning
Mentor: James Mayfield, First position: Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering, Hannam University, Current position: Professor of Computer Engineering, Hannam University

1990

Dr. Roberta Sabin, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 1990
Dissertation: Metacyclic error-correcting codes
Mentor: Samuel Lomonaco, First position: Loyola University Maryland, Current position: Professor (Emeritus) Computer Science Department, Loyoya University

Dr. Gur Adhar, Ph.D. in Computer Science, 1990
Dissertation: Parallel algorithms for problems involving perfect graphs
Mentor: Shei-Tung Peng, First position: UNC Wilmington, Current position: now a Professor at UNCW

Dr. Keith Gallagher, Ph.D. in Computer Science, 1990
Dissertation: Using program slicing in software maintenance
Mentor: James Lyle, First position: Loyola University in Maryland, Current position: Florida Institute of Technology

Dr. Yuan-bao Shieh, Ph.D. in Computer Science, 1990
Dissertation: Modeling and integration of fault tolerance techniques in distributed systems
Mentor: Shietung Peng

1989

Dr. Moon-seog Jun, Ph.D. in Computer Science, 1989
Dissertation:
Mentor: Shei-Tung Peng, First position: Morgan State University, Current position: Soongsil University, Korea

1988

Dr. Thomas Hudson, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 1988
Dissertation: Design and analysis of several parallel algorithms for multiplying very large integers
Mentor: Shei-Tung Peng, First position: DoD, Current position: DoD

1986

Dr. Sanjeev Ahuja, Ph.D. in Computer Science, 1986
Dissertation: An artificial intelligence environment for the analysis and classification of errors in discrete sequential processes (simulation, abduction, diagnostic, set-covering, modelling)
Mentor: Jim Reggia, First position: Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Neurology, University of Maryland Institute of Advanced Computer Studies, Current position: KPMG International