prospective members

I am always interested in hard-working students with strong technical abilities. If you are interested in joining my lab here are some guidelines.
  • If you are a current University of Kentucky student, undergraduate or graduate, please send me an email briefly describing your interests and abilities.
  • If you are a prospective student, I strongly encourage you to apply. If you mention me, and why you are interested in my research area, in your statement of purpose I will review your materials to see if you are a good fit for my lab.


current lab members

Menghua "Ted" Zhai [pubs] (PhD candidate in CS)
Zach Bessinger [pubs] (PhD candidate in CS)
Tawfiq Salem [pubs] (PhD candidate in CS)
Connor Greenwell [pubs] (PhD student in CS)
Hunter Blanton (PhD student in CS)
Yu Zhang (PhD student in CS)
Weilian "William" Song [pubs] (BS/MS student in CS)
Armin Hadzic (MS student in CS)
Nicole Wong (High School Mentee)


  • Scott Workman [pubs]: PhD CS, May 2018
  • Aaron Mueller : BS CS, May 2018; to PhD program at Johns Hopkins University
  • William "Derek" Jones : MS CS, 2018; to Data Scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Hamid Hamraz [pubs]: PhD CS, 2018; to Data Scientist position at Microsoft
  • Cohen Archbold : High School Mentee, 2018; to University of Kentucky
  • Ryan Landry : High School Mentee, 2018; to Virginia Tech
  • Patrick Tutzauer : visiting student from Institute for Photogrammetry, University of Stuttgart, Fall 2017
  • Samuel Davidson : BS CS (NSF REU), 2017; to Firmware Engineer at Lexmark
  • Angelo Stekardis : BS CS (Chellgren Fellow), 2017; to Computer Vision Software Engineer position at Iris Automation
  • Andrew Albrecht : High School Mentee, 2017; to University of Louisville
  • C.J. Labianca : High School Mentee, 2017; to Purdue University
  • Mohammad T. Islam [pubs]: PhD CS, 2016; to tenure-track faculty position at Southern Conneticut State University
  • Ryan Baltenberger [pubs]: MS CS, 2016; to Badger Technologies (was Software Developer at airSpring Software)
  • David Smith : BS CS, 2015; to PhD program in CS at University of Florida
  • Andrew Tapia : High School Mentee, 2015; to University of Kentucky
  • R. Paul Mihail [pubs]: PhD CS, 2014; to tenure-track position at Valdosta State University
  • Feiyu Shi : MS EE, 2013; to MS program in CS at Boston University, then Microsoft
  • Alex Lucas : High School Mentee, 2013
  • Jim Knochelman : BS CS, 2012; to IBM (was Software Developer at airSpring Software)