PhD Graduates

2011

  • Samer H. Hassan

    Samer H. Hassan

    Summer 2011
    Dissertation:
    Measuring Semantic Relatedness using Salient Encyclopedic Concepts
    Major Professor(s):
    Rada F. Mihalcea
    Job Title and Company:
    Software Engineer at Google in Mountain View, CA
  • Yao Shen

    Yao Shen

    Summer 2011
    Dissertation:
    Scene Analysis Using Scale Invariant Feature Extraction and Probabilistic Modeling
    Major Professor(s):
    Bill Buckles
    Job Title and Company:
    Software Development Engineer II for Microsoft in Redmond, Washington
  • Roopa Vishwanathan

    Roopa Vishwanathan

    Spring 2011
    Dissertation:
    Exploring Privacy in Location-Based Services using Cryptographic Protocols
    Major Professor(s):
    Yan Huang
    Job Title and Company:
    Assistant Professor at State University of New York Institute of Technology
  • Ning Xu

    Ning Xu

    Spring 2011
    Dissertation:
    Physical-Layer Network Coding for MIMO Systems
    Major Professor(s):
    Yan Huang
    Job Title and Company:
    Systems Engineer for Ericsson (Silicon Valley) in San Jose, CA
  • Chengyang Zhang

    Chengyang Zhang

    Spring 2011
    Dissertation:
    Toward a Data-Type-Based Real Time Geospatial Data Stream Management System
    Major Professor(s):
    Yan Huang
    Job Title and Company:
    Database Query Optimizer Software Engineer for Teradata Corporation in Los Angeles, CA

2010

  • Tina Valonne Johnson

    Tina Valonne Johnson

    Fall 2010
    Dissertation:
    The Influence of Social Network Graph Structure on Disease Dynamics in a Simulated Environment
    Major Professor(s):
    Armin R. Mikler
    Job Title and Company:
    Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Tamara Schneider

    Tamara Schneider

    Fall 2010
    Dissertation:
    A Framework for Analyzing and Optimizing Regional Bio-emergency Response Plans
    Major Professor(s):
    Armin R. Mikler
    Job Title and Company:
    Software Developer for Google, Inc. in Munich, Germany
  • Garima Thakral

    Garima Thakral

    Fall 2010
    Dissertation:
    Process-Voltage-Temerature Aware Nanoscale Circuit of Optimization
    Major Professor(s):
    Saraju Mohanty
    Job Title and Company:
    Dean (Undergraduate Engineering), Oriental University Indore, India
  • 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

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