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

Scott Workman [pubs] (PhD candidate in CS)
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)
Weilian "William" Song (BS/MS student in CS)
Aaron Mueller (post-bac)
Yu Zhang (PhD student in CS)


  • William "Derek" Jones : MS CS, 2018 ; to PhD program at University of Colorado (Boulder)
  • 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)