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

Tawfiq Salem [pubs] (PhD candidate in CS)
Connor Greenwell [pubs] (PhD student in CS)
Hunter Blanton (PhD student in CS)
M. Usman Rafique [pubs] (PhD candidate in ECE)
Gongbo "Tony" Liang [pubs] (PhD student in CS)
Yu Zhang (PhD student in CS)
Xin Xing (PhD student in CS)
Weilian "William" Song [pubs] (BS/MS student in CS)
Armin Hadzic (MS student in CS)
Raian Vargas Maretto (Visiting Student from INPE, Brazil)
Thomas Barber (2019 REU Student)
Nicole Wong (High School Mentee)


Menghua "Ted" Zhai [pubs]: PhD CS, Fall 2018; to MatrixSense Inc., Shanghai
Zach Bessinger [pubs]: PhD CS, Fall 2018; to Data Scientist at Zillow
Scott Workman [pubs]: PhD CS, May 2018; to Dzyne Technologies
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 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 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)