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.


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)
Yuhan Long (2019 REU Student)
Sean Grate (2019 REU Student)
Whitney Dawson (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)