PhD Graduates

2010

  • Huiqi Zhang

    Summer 2010
    Dissertation:
    Socioscope: Human Relationship and Behavior Analysis in Mobile Social Networks
    Major Professor(s):
    Ram Dantu
    Job Title and Company:
    China Academy of Railway Sciences in Beijing, China
  • Jue Yang

    Spring 2010
    Dissertation:
    Design and Implementation of Large-Scale Wireless Sensor Networks for Environmental Monitoring Applications
    Major Professor(s):
    Yan Huang
    Job Title and Company:
    Senior Software Engineer at Qualcomm in Canada

2009

  • Kino High Coursey

    Kino High Coursey

    Fall 2009
    Dissertation:
    The Value of Everything: Ranking and Association with Encyclopedic Knowledge
    Major Professor(s):
    Rada F. Mihalcea
    Job Title and Company:
    Chief Scientist at Daxton Laboratories
  • Santi Phithakkitnukoon

    Santi Phithakkitnukoon

    Fall 2009
    Dissertation:
    Inferring Social and Internal Context using a Mobile Phone
    Major Professor(s):
    Ram Dantu
    Job Title and Company:
    Lecturer in Urban Informatics, Department of Computer Engineering at Chiang Mai University in Thailand
  • Courtney David Corley

    Courtney David Corley

    Summer 2009
    Dissertation:
    Network Simulation and Mining Social Media to Advance Public Health Epidemiology
    Major Professor(s):
    Armin R. Mikler
    Job Title and Company:
    Senior Research Scientist at PAcific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, WA
  • Dhruva Vinay Ghai

    Dhruva Vinay Ghai

    Spring 2009
    Dissertation:
    Variability-Aware Low-Power Techniques for Nanoscale Mixed-Signal Circuits
    Major Professor(s):
    Saraju Mohanty
    Job Title and Company:
    Dean (Postgraduate Engineering and Research), Oriental University Indore, India

2008

  • Ping Yu

    Fall 2008
    Dissertation:
    Direct Online/Offline Digital Signature Schemes
    Major Professor(s):
    Stephen R. Tate
    Job Title and Company:
    Researcher and Software Developer at OpcBox
  • Andras Csomai

    Spring 2008
    Dissertation:
    Keywords in the Mist: Automated Keyword Extraction for Very Large Documents and Back of the Book Indexing
    Major Professor(s):
    Rada F. Mihalcea
    Job Title and Company:
    Google
  • Vandana Gunupudi

    Spring 2008
    Dissertation:
    Exploring Trusted Platform Module Capabilities: A Theoretical and Experimental Study
    Major Professor(s):
    Stephen R. Tate
    Job Title and Company:
    Software Developer at Microsoft, Redmond, WA

2007

  • Prakash R. Kolan

    Fall 2007
    Dissertation:
    System and Methods for Detecting Unwanted Voice Calls
    Major Professor(s):
    Ram Dantu
    Job Title and Company:
    Senior Engineer in Samsung Research America - Dallas (SRA-D) organization of Samsung
  • Wentong Li

    Fall 2007
    Dissertation:
    High Performance Architecture using Speculative Threads and Dynamic Memory Management Hardware
    Major Professor(s):
    Krishna Kavi
    Job Title and Company:
    Co-Founder, AdMovate, Inc. in San Jose, CA
  • Afrin Naz

    Summer 2007
    Dissertation:
    Split Array and Scalar Data Caches: A Comprehensive Study of Data Cache Organization
    Major Professor(s):
    Krishna M. Kavi
    Job Title and Company:
    Assistant Professor at the Institute of Technology at the University of West Virginia

2006

  • Brian R. Harrington

    Fall 2006
    Dissertation:
    A Netcentric Scientific Research Repository
    Major Professor(s):
    Robert P. Brazile
    Job Title and Company:
    Yahoo! in California
  • Xiaobo Peng

    Fall 2006
    Dissertation:
    Mediation on Xquery Views
    Major Professor(s):
    Robert P. Brazile
    Job Title and Company:
    Senior Software Engineer at Twitter in San Francisco, CA
  • Wenming Li

    Summer 2006
    Dissertation:
    Group EDF - A New Approach and an Efficient Non-Preemptive Algorithm for Soft Real-Time Systems
    Major Professor(s):
    Krishna M. Kavi
    Job Title and Company:
    Software Engineer, Latitude Technologies in Allen, TX
  • Kaja Moinudeen Abbas

    Spring 2006
    Dissertation:
    Bayesian Probabilistic Reasoning Applied to Mathematical Epidemiology for Predictive Spatiotemporal Analysis of Infectious Diseases
    Major Professor(s):
    Armin R. Mikler
    Job Title and Company:
    Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases in Public Health, Department of Population Health Sciences, Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA
  • Kaizar Abdul Husain Amin

    Spring 2006
    Dissertation:
    An Integrated Architecture for Ad Hoc Grids
    Major Professor(s):
    Armin R. Mikler
    Job Title and Company:
    Director at 9Nexus Ltd in London, UK
  • He Ge

    Spring 2006
    Dissertation:
    Flexible Digital Authentication Techniques
    Major Professor(s):
    Stephen R. Tate
    Job Title and Company:
    Software Development Engineer at Microsoft, Redmond, WA

2005

  • Timothy Edwin Roden

    Spring 2005
    Dissertation:
    Procedural Content Creation and Technologies for 3D Graphics Applications and Games
    Major Professor(s):
    Ian Parberry
    Job Title and Company:
    Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX

2004

  • Ken Terry Hartness

    Fall 2004
    Dissertation:
    Adaptive Planning and Prediction in Agent-Supported Distribution Collaboration
    Major Professor(s):
    Kathleen M. Swigger
    Job Title and Company:
    Software Developer for Merchants' Choice Payment Solutions in Houston, TX

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