Graduating PhD's in 2019-2020

Marc Andrysco

Advisor: Ranjit Jhala
Dissertation Title: Towards Verified, Constant-Time Floating-Point Operations
Current Employment: Vakaros; Seattle, WA; Software Engineer
home page Email: mandrysc at ucsd dot edu


Armaiti Ardeshiricham

Advisor: Sicun Gao and Ryan Kastner
Dissertation Title: Verification and Synthesis of Information Flow Secure Hardware Designs
Current Employment: Apple Inc; Cupertino, CA; SoC Security Engineer
home page Email: armita dot ardeshiri at gmail dot com


Marco Carmosino

Advisor: Russell Impagliazzo
Dissertation Title: Connections between Complexity Lower Bounds and Meta-Computational Upper Bounds
Current Employment: Simon Fraser Univ (CS Dept); Vancouver, BC, CANADA; PostDoc
home page Email: mcamosi at ucsd dot edu


Peter Edge

Advisor: Vikas Bansal
Dissertation Title: Haplotype Assembly and Small Variant Calling using Emerging Sequencing Technologies
Current Employment: 10X Genomics; Minneapolis, MN; Applied Bioinfo Scientist
Email: edge dot peterj at gmail dot com


Cristin "Ailie" Fraser

Advisor: Scott Klemmer
Dissertation Title: Contextually Recommending Expert Help and Demonstrations to Improve Creativity
Current Employment: Adobe; Seattle, WA; Research Engineer
home page Email: ailie dot fraser8 at gmail dot com


Jiawei Gao

Advisor: Russell Impagliazzo 
Dissertation Title: The Fine-Grained Complexity of Problems Expressible by First-Order Logic and Its Extensions
Current Employment:  Google; Sunnyvale, CA; Software Development Engineer
home page Email: jig025 at ucsd dot edu


Quentin Gautier

Advisor: Ryan Kastner  
Dissertation Title: Automatic Optimization of System Design for 3D Mapping of Archaeological Sites
Current Employment: Pretia, Inc; Tokyo, JAPAN; Computer Vision R&D Engineer
home page Email: qkgautie at ucsd dot edu


Joseph Geumlek

Advisor: Kamalika Chaudhuri
Dissertation Title: Sampling from Distributions under Differential Privacy Notions
Current Employment: TBA
Email: jgeumlek at ucsd dot edu


Nathan Goulding-Hotta

Advisor: Steven Swanson and Michael Taylor
Dissertation Title: Specialization as a Candle in the Dark Silicon Regime
Current Employment: Google; Mountain View, CA; Hardware Engineer
home page Email: ngoulding at gmail dot com


Seyed Kaave Hosseini

Advisor: Shachar Lovett  
Dissertation Title: Structure and Randomness in Complexity Theory and Additive Combinatorics
Current Employment: Carnegie Mellon Univ; Pittsburgh, PA; PostDoc
home page Email: skhossei at ucsd dot edu


Mohsen Imani

Advisor: Tajana Rosing
Dissertation Title: Machine Learning in IoT Systems: From Deep Learning to Hyperdimensional Computing
Current Employment: UC Irvine; Irvine, CA; Assistant Prof 
home page Email: m dot imani at uci dot edu


Joseph Jaeger

Advisor: Mihir Bellare 
Dissertation Title: Secure Messaging: From Systems to Theory
Current Employment: Univ of WA; Seattle, WA; PostDoc
home page Email: jsjaeger at ucsd dot edu


Wangcheng Kang

Advisor: Julian McAuley
Dissertation Title: Building Visually-aware, Dynamic, and Efficient Recommender Systems
Current Employment: Google; Mountain View, CA; Software Engineer
home page Email: wckang at gmail dot com


Moein Khazraee

Advisor: Aaron Shalev
Dissertation Title: Reducing Development Cost for Customized Hardware Acceleration in the Cloud Infrastructure
Current Employment: MIT; Cambridge, MA; PostDoc
Email: moein at mit dot edu


Yeseong Kim

Advisor: Tajana Rosing
Dissertation Title: Efficient Learning in Heterogeneous Internet of Things Ecosystems
Current Employment: DGIST - Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (Info & Communication Eng); Daegu, South Korea; Assistant Professor
Email: myshepherd at gmail dot com


Jason Koh

Advisor: Rajesh Gupta
Dissertation Title: Metadata Models and Methods for Smart Buildings
Current Employment: Mapped Inc; Los Angeles, CA; Chief Data Scientist
Email: bk7749 at gmail dot com


Mikhail Kolmogorov

Advisor: Pavel Pevzner 
Dissertation Title: Algorithms for Long-Read Assembly
Current Employment: UCSD; La Jolla, CA; PostDoc
Email: mkolmogo at ucsd dot edu


Kunal Korgaonkar

Advisor: Steve Swanson 
Dissertation Title: Building Scalable Architectures Using Emerging Memory Technologies
Current Employment: TBA
home page Email: kkorgaon at ucsd dot edu


Nikolaos Koulouris

Advisor: Yannis Papakonstantino 
Dissertation Title: Preventing Multiple Comparisons Problems in Data Exploration and Machine Learning
Current Employment: Amazon; Palo Alto, CA; Software Development Engineer
Email: nk dot nikoskoulouris at gmail dot com


Iljung "Sam" Kwak

Advisor: David Kriegman 
Dissertation Title: Towards Solving Computer Vision Problems: Datasets, Labels, Algorithms, and Applications
Current Employment: Janelia Research Campus; Ashburn, VA; PostDoc
home page Email: iljung dot kwak at gmail dot com


Guo "Vector" Li

Advisor: Kirill Levchenko and Stefan Savage
Dissertation Title: An Empirical Analysis on Threat Intelligence: Data Characteristic and Real-World Uses
Current Employment: Google; San Francisco, CA; Software Engineer
Email: vectorpku at gmail dot com


Soohyun Nam Liao

Advisor: William Griswold and Leonard Porter
Dissertation Title: Early Identification of At-Risk Students and Understanding Their Behavior
Current Employment: Princeton Univ; Princeton, NJ; Non-Tenure Track Lecturer
home page Email: snam at ucsd dot edu


Amirsaman Memaripour

Advisor: Steven Swanson
Dissertation Title: Providing Easy to Use and Fast Programming Support for Non-Volatile Memories
Current Employment: MongoDB, Inc; New York, NY; Sr Software Engineer
home page Email: memarypour at gmail dot com


Jianmo Ni

Advisor: Julian McAuley
Dissertation Title: Personalized and Explainable Models of Text and Sequences
Current Employment: Google; Mountain View, CA; Software Engineer
Email: nijianmo at gmail dot com


Vineet Pandey

Advisor: Scott Klemmer
Dissertation Title: Citizen-led Work using Social Computing and Procedural Guidance
Current Employment: Harvard University; Cambridge, MA; PostDoc 
Email: vipandey at ucsd dot edu


Stefanos Poulis

Advisor: Sanjoy Dasgupta
Dissertation Title: TBA
Current Employment: TBA
Email: spoulis at ucsd dot edu


Andreas Prodromou

Advisor: Dean Tullsen
Dissertation Title: Achieving Accurate Predictions of Future Events under Hardware Heterogeneity
Current Employment: NVIDIA; Santa Clara, CA; Sr Architect 
Email: aprodrom at ucsd dot edu


Yao Qin

Advisor: Gary Cottrell
Dissertation Title: Detecting, Diagnosing, Deflecting and Designing Adversarial Attacks
Current Employment: Google; New York, NY; Research Scientist
home page Email: yaoqindlut at gmail dot com


Igors Stepanovs

Advisor: Mihir Bellare
Dissertation Title: TBA
Current Employment: TBA
home page Email: istepano at ucsd dot edu


Mengting Wan 

Advisor: Julian Mcauley
Dissertation Title: Modeling the Dynamics of Consumer Behavior from Massive Interaction Data
Current Employment: Airbnb; Seattle, WA; Data Scientist
home page Email: m5wan at ucsd dot edu


Shengye Wang 

Advisor: Henrik Christensen
Dissertation Title: Reliability Engineering for Long-term Autonomous Service Robots
Current Employment: Waymo LLC; Mountain View, CA; Software Engineer
home page Email: shengye dot wang at gmail dot com


Yizhen "Eric" Wang 

Advisor: Kamalika Chaudhuri
Dissertation Title: Robust Machine Learning in Adversarial Setting with Provable Guarantee
Current Employment: Visa Inc; Palo Alto, CA; Research Scientist
home page Email: yizhen dot wang dot ai at gmail dot com


Zexiang Xu 

Advisor: Ravi Ramamoorthi
Dissertation Title: Sparse Sampling for Appearance Acquisition
Current Employment: Adobe Research; San Francisco, CA; Research Scientist
home page Email: zex014 at ucsd dot edu


Songbai Yan 

Advisor: Kamalika Chaudhuri
Dissertation Title: Algorithms for Query-Efficient Active Learners
Current Employment: TBA
home page Email: soyan at ucsd dot edu


Jian Yang

Advisor: Steven Swanson
Dissertation Title: Building Distributed Systems with Non-Volatile Main Memories and RDMA Networks
Current Employment: Google; Sunnyvale, CA; Software Engineer
home page Email: jiy092 at ucsd dot edu


Zhaomo Yang

Advisor: Kirill Levchenko
Dissertation Title: Compilers and Software Security: Opportunities and Challenges
Current Employment: Google; Sunnyvale, CA; Information Security Engineer
home page Email: zhy001 at ucsd dot edu


Jiapeng Zhang

Advisor: Shachar Lovett
Dissertation Title: Discrete Fourier Analysis and Its Applications
Current Employment: Harvard Univ; Cambridge, MA; PostDoc
home page Email: jpeng.zhang at gmail dot com


Lu Zhang

Advisor: Steven Swanson
Dissertation Title: Building Reliable Software for Persistent Memory
Current Employment: Google; Mountain View, CA; Hardware Engineer
home page Email: luz017 at ucsd dot edu