Current PhD Students

Sepeher Abdous

Group(s): Systems Group
Lab(s): DSN
Adviser(s): Soudeh Ghorbani
Research Interests: Computer Networks,Burst Tolerant Data-Centers, Cyber Security

Carlos Aguirre

Lab(s): Drezde Lab, Intuitive Computing Lab
Adviser(s): Mark Drezde
Research Interests: Social media, Fairnessm Health care, human-computer interaction

Omar Ahmed

Group(s): Computational Biology
Adviser(s): Ben Langmead
Research Interests: Genomics, Algorithms, Transcriptomics

Gopika Ajaykumar

Group(s): Robotics, Vision & Graphics Group
Lab(s): Intuitive Computing Laboratory
Adviser(s): Chien-Ming Huang
Research Interests: Human-robot interaction, assistive robotics

Atheer Almogbil

Lab(s): Security and Privacy Applied Research Lab
Adviser(s): Aviel Rubin
Research Interests: IoT security, digital forensics

Jin Bai

Group(s): Robotics, Vision & Graphics Group
Lab(s): LCSR, CIRL
Adviser(s): Gregory D. Hager
Research Interests: Computer Vision

Zhihao Bai

Group(s): Systems Group
Adviser(s): Xin Jin
Research Interests: My research interest lies in the field of distributed systems and computer networks. Currently I am working on systems for machine learning.

Gabrielle Beck

Group(s): Information Security Group
Lab(s): Health and Medical Security Lab
Adviser(s): Matthew Green
Research Interests: Applied/Theoretical Cryptography, Applications Security

Andrew Blair-Stanek

Group(s): Language & Speech Processing Group
Adviser(s): Ben Van Durme,Mark Dredze
Research Interests: NLP, tax law

Sahiti Bommareddy

Group(s): Systems Group
Lab(s): CNDS- Computer Networks and Distributed Systems Lab
Adviser(s): Yair Amir

Isabel Cachola

Group(s): Language & Speech Processing Group
Adviser(s): Mark Dredze
Research Interests: Natural Language Processing

Kuan-Hao Chao

Lab(s): Center for Computational Biology
Adviser(s): Steven Salzberg, Mihaela Pertea
Research Interests: Computational genomics, transciptome

Alishah Chator

Group(s): Information Security Group
Lab(s): Information Security, Cryptography
Adviser(s): Matthew Green
Research Interests: Applied Cryptography, Security, Privacy, Technology Policy

Aditya Chattopadhyay

Group(s): Machine Learning & Data Intensive Computing Group
Lab(s): Center for Imaging Science, Mathematical Institute for Data Science
Adviser(s): Rene Vidal
Research Interests: Generative Modelling

Haomin Chen

Lab(s): LCSR
Adviser(s): Mathias Unberath, Gregory Hager
Research Interests: Computer vision, medical imaging, transparent system

 

Jieneng Chen

Group(s): Robotics, Vision & Graphics Group
Lab(s): CCVL (Computational Cognition, Vision, and Learning)
Adviser(s): Alan Yuille
Research Interests: Deep Learning; Computer Vision

 

Nae-Chyun Chen
Group(s): Computational Biology & Medicine Group
Adviser(s): Ben Langmead
Research Interests: Computational Genomics, Sequence Alignment

Qi Chen

Group(s): Robotics, Vision & Graphics Group
Lab(s): CCVL
Adviser(s): Alan Yuille
Research Interests: Computer Vision

Arun Das

Group(s): Computational Biology & Medicine Group
Adviser(s): Mike Schatz
Research Interests: Algorithms, Computational Genomics, Deep Learning, Genomic Privacy, Cryptography and Computer Security

Alexandra DeLucia

Lab(s): Drezde
Adviser(s): Mark Drezde
Research Interests: Natural language processing, social media

Shuoyang Ding

Group(s): Language & Speech Processing Group
Adviser(s): Philipp Koehn
Research Interests: Machine Translation, Natural Language Processing, Deep Learning

Seth Ebner

Group(s): Language & Speech Processing Group
Adviser(s): Benjamin Van Durme
Research Interests: Natural Language Understanding, Computational Semantics, Semantic Representation

Cong Gao

Group(s): Robotics, Vision & Graphics Group
Lab(s): LCSR
Adviser(s): Mehran Armand, Mathias Unberath, Russell Taylor
Research Interests: Medical Imaging and Deep Learning

Yuxiang Gao

Group(s): Robotics, Vision & Graphics Group
Lab(s): Intuitive Computing Laboratory
Adviser(s): Chien-Ming Huang
Research Interests: Human-robot interaction, Socially-aware navigation

Sougol Gheissi

Group(s): Systems Group
Lab(s): Hopkins Networking Lab (HopNet)
Adviser(s): Soudeh Ghorbani
Research Interests: Datacenter networks, software defined netorking

Aarushi Goel

Group(s): Information Security Group
Lab(s): Information Security and Cryptography
Adviser(s): Dr. Abhishek Jain
Research Interests: Cryptography, Security

Keith Harrigian

Group(s): Language & Speech Processing Group
Adviser(s): Mark Dredze
Research Interests: Multi-view Machine Learning, Longitudinal Modeling, Clinical Decision Support, Mental Health

Zitong He

Group(s): Computational Biology & Medicine Group
Lab(s): Florea Lab
Adviser(s): Liliana Florea
Research Interests: Machine Learning, Computational Genomics

Aditya Hegde

Lab(s): Advanced Research in Cryptography (ARC) Lab
Adviser(s): Abhishek Jain, Matthew Green
Research Interests: Cryptography, security

Yigong Hu

Group(s): Systems Group
Adviser(s): Ryan Huang
Research Interests: Mobile system, reliable system, operating system

 

Ruizhe Huang
Group(s): Language & Speech Processing Group
Lab(s): Center for Language and Speech Processing
Adviser(s): Sanjeev Khudanpur, Daniel Povey
Research Interests: Speech Recognition, Machine Learning

Yuzhuo Jing

Lab(s): Order Lab
yzjing [at] jhu [dot] edu
Adviser(s): Ryan Huang
Research Interests: Software reliability, operating systems

Tushar Jois

Group(s): Information Security, Cryptography
Lab(s): Security and Privacy Applied Research (SPAR) Lab, Advanced Research in Cryptography (ARC) Lab
Adviser(s): Avi Rubin
Research Interests: Systems, software, and network security; privacy for IoT devices; applied cryptography; technology policy

Prakhar Kaushik
Lab(s): CCVL (Computational Cognition, Vision, and Learning)
Adviser(s): Alan L. Yuille
Research Interests: Computer Vision, Cognitive Computing

Dayeon Kim

Lab(s): Sensing, Manipulation, and Real-Time Systems Lab & Intuitive Computing Laboratory
Adviser(s): Peter Kazanzides, Chien-Ming Huang
Research Interests: Augmented reality, virtual reality, Human-robot interaction, deep learning

Benjamin Killeen

Group(s): Robotics, Vision & Graphics Group
Lab(s): ARCADE, CIRL
Adviser(s): Mathias Unberath, Gregory Hager
Research Interests: Computer vision, domain generalization, deep learning, reinforcement learning, robotics, medical imaging, surgical robotics, clinician-centric assistance systems.

April Kim

Group(s): Machine Learning and Data Intensive Computing, Computational Biology and Medicine
Adviser(s): Alexis Battle
Research Interests: Computational Genomics, Machine Learning

Melanie Kirsche

Group(s): Computational Biology & Medicine Group
Adviser(s): Michael Schatz
Research Interests: Computational Genomics

Aditya Krishnan

Group(s): Machine Learning & Data Intensive Computing Group Theory & Programming Languages Group
Adviser(s): Vladimir Braverman
Research Interests:  Sublinear Algorithms, Scalable Machine Learning, Streaming Algorithms

Sing Chun Lee

Group(s): Robotics, Vision & Graphics Group
Lab(s): Computer Graphics, Computer Aided Medical Procedures
Adviser(s): Michael Kazhdan, Nassir Navab
Research Interests: Geometry Processing, Perceptual Visualization

Max Zhaoshuo Li

Group(s): LCSR
Lab(s): ARCADE, CIIS
Adviser(s): Russell H. Taylor, Mathias Unberath
Research Interests: Computer Vision, Surgical Robotics

Yingwei Li

Group(s): Robotics, Vision & Graphics Group
Adviser(s): Alan Yuille

Zhaoshuo (Maxwell) Li

Group(s): Robotics, Vision & Graphics Group
Lab(s): CIIS, MUSIIC, LCSR
Adviser(s): Russ Taylor, Peter Kazanzides, Emad Boctor
Research Interests: Surgical Robotics, Virtual Fixture, AR, Computer Vision

Zhuowan Li

Group(s): Robotics, Vision & Graphics Group
Adviser(s): Alan Yuille
Research Interests: Computer Vision, Machine Learning

 

Fengze Liu
Group(s): Machine Learning & Data Intensive Computing Group
Adviser(s): Alan Yuille

Chang Lou

Group(s): Systems Group
Adviser(s): Ryan Huang
Research Interests: distributed system, operating system, cloud service availability

 

Meghana Madhyastha
Group(s): Machine Learning & Data Intensive Computing Group Systems Group
Lab(s): Hopkins Storage Systems Lab, NeuroData
Adviser(s): Randal Burns, Joshua Vogelstein
Research Interests: Scalable Machine Learning

 

Kelly Marchisio
Group(s): Language & Speech Processing Group
Adviser(s): Philipp Koehn
Research Interests: Machine Translation

Arya McCarthy

Group(s): Language & Speech Processing Group
Adviser(s): David Yarowsky
Research Interests: Machine translation, derivational morphology, complex networks, graph theory

Jieru Mei

Group(s): Robotics, Vision & Graphics Group
Lab(s): Computational Cognition, Vision, and Learning
Adviser(s): Alan Yuille

Poorya Mianjy

Group(s): Machine Learning
Lab(s): CLSP, MINDS
Adviser(s): Raman Arora
Research Interests: Theoretical Machine Learning, Deep Learning Theory, Stochastic Optimization

Sabrina Mielke

Group(s): Language & Speech Processing Group
Lab(s): Argo
Adviser(s): Jason Eisner
Research Interests: natural language, machine learning

David Mueller

Group(s): Language and Speech Processing Group
Lab(s): Center for Language and Speech Processing (CLSP)
Adviser(s): Mark Dredze
Research Interests: Machine Learning, Multi-task Learning, Natural Language Processing

Ramchandran Muthukumar

Group(s): Machine Learning & Data Intensive Computing Group
Adviser(s): Jeremias Sulam
Research Interests: Theoretical Machine Learning, Adversarial Robustness, Sparse Coding, Optimization

Bohan Ni

Group(s): Computational Biology & Medicine Group
Lab(s): Michael Schatz Lab, Alexis Battle Lab
Adviser(s): Michael Schatz, Alexis Battle
Research Interests: Sequence alignment algorithms, genome assembly algorithms, machine learning, genomic structural variants, and biological graph and networks

Amber Pal

Group(s): Machine Learning and Data Intensive Computing Group
Lab(s): Mathematical Institute for Data Science, JHU Vision Lab
Adviser(s): René Vidal
Research Interests: Theory of Deep Learning, Non-Convex Optimization

Michael Peven

Group(s): Robotics, Vision & Graphics Group
Adviser(s): Greg Hager
Research Interests: Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Statistics

Kaitlynn Pineda

Lab(s): Intuitive Computing Lab , CIRL
Adviser(s): Chien-Ming Huang, Greg Hager
Research Interests: Human-robot interaction, socially assistive robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning

Gwenyth Portillo Wightman

Lab(s): Language & Speech Processing Group
Adviser(s): Mark Drezde
Research Interests: Natural language processing, health informatics, NLP for social good, human-computer interaction

Desh Raj

Group(s): Language & Speech Processing Group
Adviser(s): Daniel Povey, Sanjeev Khudanpur
Research Interests: Speech Recognition, Language Modeling, and Deep Learning.

Aniket Roy

Group(s): Computer Vision and Machine Learning
Lab(s): AIEM
Adviser(s): Rama Chellappa
Research Interests: Computer Vision, Machine learning

Elizabeth Salesky

Group(s): Language & Speech Processing Group
Adviser(s): Matt Post, Philipp Koehn
Research Interests: Machine Translation, Speech and Language Processing, Computational Linguistics, Multilingual and Low-Resource NLP

Kate Sanders

Adviser(s): Benjamin Van Durme, Alan Yuille
Research Interests: Natural language processing, computer vision, cognitive science

Anshul Shah

Lab(s): AIEM Lab
Adviser(s):  Rama Chellappa
Research Interests:  Computer vision, machine learning

Erfan Sharafzadeh

Group(s): Systems Group
Adviser(s): Soudeh Ghorbani
Research Interests: Designing operating systems for latency-sensitive applications, optimizing the system software for datacenters

Eli Sherman

Group(s): Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare, Mathematical Institute for Data Science, Causal Inference Working Group
Adviser(s): Ilya Shpitser
Research Interests: Causal Inference, Dependent Data, Health and Development Economics

Suzanna 欣芸 Sia

Group(s): Language & Speech Processing Group
Adviser(s): Kevin Duh
Research Interests: Natural Language Processing, Bayesian Statistics, Multi-lingual Information Retrieval

Elias Stengel-Eskin

Group(s): Language & Speech Processing Group
Adviser(s): Benjamin Van Durme
Research Interests: Low-resource NLP, cross-lingual NLP, computational semantics, language acquisition, unsupervised learning.

Hyunwoo Song

Group(s): Laboratory for Computational Sensing + Robotics (LCSR)
Lab(s): Medical UltraSound Imaging and Intervention Collaboration (MUSIIC)
Adviser(s): Emad Boctor
Research Interests: Functional intra-operative surgical guidance, Medical ultrasound & photoacoustic imaging

Hossein Souri

Group(s): Machine Learning, AI, and Data Science Group
Lab(s): AIEM – Artificial Intelligence for Engineering and Medicine Lab
Adviser(s): Rama Chellappa
Research Interests: Machine Learning, Computer Vision, and Artificial Intelligence

Darshan Thaker

Group(s): Machine Learning & Data Intensive Computing Group
Lab(s): Center for Imaging Science, Mathematical Institute for Data Science
Adviser(s): René Vidal
Research Interests: Theoretical Machine Learning, Theory of Deep Learning, Non-Convex Optimization, Learning Theory

Prasad Vagdargi

Lab(s): Imaging for Surgery, Therapy, and Radiology (I-STAR) Lab
Adviser(s): Jeffrey H. Siewerdsen, Gregory D. Hager
Research Interests: Image-Guided Surgery and Therapy, Surgical Computer Vision, Deep Learning and Medical Robotics.

Tim Vieria

Group(s): Center for Language and Speech Processing
Lab(s): Argo lab
Adviser(s): Jason Eisner
Research Interests: Reinforcement learning, machine learning, natural language processing, programming languages.

Yiming Wang

Group(s): Language & Speech Processing Group
Lab(s): Center for Language and Speech Processing
Adviser(s): Sanjeev Khudanpur, Daniel Povey
Research Interests: Speech Recognition, Machine Learning

Yunjuan Wang

Group(s): Machine Learning & Data Intensive Computing Group
Adviser(s): Raman Arora
Research Interests: Machine learning, online learning, optimization

Chen Wei

Group(s): Robotics, Vision & Graphics Group
Lab(s): CCVL (Computational Cognition, Vision, and Learning)
Adviser(s): Alan L. Yuille
Research Interests: Computer Vision, Machine Learning

Nathaniel Weir

Group(s): Language & Speech Processing Group
Adviser(s): Benjamin Van Durme
Research Interests: Natural Language Processing, representation learning, meta-learning, general linguistic intelligence .

Shiwei Weng

Group(s): Theory & Programming Languages Group
Lab(s): The Programming Languages Laboratory
Adviser(s): Scott Smith
Research Interests: Programming Languages, Functional Programming, Symbolic Execution, Program Analysis

Brian Wheatman

Group(s): Systems Group
Lab(s): CNDS- Computer Networks and Distributed Systems Lab
Adviser(s): Yair Amir, Randal Burns
Research Interests: Big Data and Distributed Systems, Assured Machine Learning, Graph Analytics, Performance Engineering, Parallel Data Structures and Algorithms

Haoze Wu

Group(s): Systems Group
Adviser(s): Ryan Huang
Research Interests: Software Reliability, Distributed Systems

Jingfeng Wu

Group(s): Theory & Programming Languages Group
Adviser(s): Vladimir Braverman
Research Interests: Machine learning theory, stochastic algorithms, adversarial learning, semi-supervised learning, explainable computer vision

Jie Ying Wu

Group(s): Robotics, Vision & Graphics Group
Lab(s): LCSR, SMARTS, CAMP
Adviser(s): Peter Kazanzides, Mehran Armand
Research Interests: Surgical robotics systems, open-source robotics platform, da Vinci Research Kit

Yixuan Wu

Group(s): Robotics, Vision & Graphics Group
Lab(s): Medical UltraSound Imaging and Intervention Collaboration (MUSiiC) Laboratory
Adviser(s): Emad M. Boctor, Russel H. Taylor
Research Interests: Medical Robotics, Photoacoustic Imaging

Zihao Xia

Group(s): Robotics, Vision & Graphics Group
Lab(s): CCVL
Adviser(s): Alan Yuille
Research Interests: Computer Vision

Haoran Xu

Group(s): Language & Speech Processing Group
hxu64@jhu.edu
Adviser(s): Philipp Koehn, Kenton Murray
Research Interests: Natural Language Processing, Machine Translation, Cross-Lingual Learning
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Farnaz Yousefi

Group(s): Systems Group Theory & Programming Languages Group
Lab(s): DSN
Adviser(s): Scott Smith
Research Interests: Verification of Reactive Systems and Networks, Model Checking, Distributed Systems

Zhoulong Yu

Group(s): Systems Group
Adviser(s): Xin Jin, Vladimir Braverman
Research Interests: My research interest lies in the field of distributed systems and computer networks. Currently I am working on programming switches and software-defined networking (SDN).

Qihang Yu

Group(s): Robotics, Vision & Graphics Group
Lab(s): CCVL (Computational Cognition, Vision, and Learning)
Adviser(s): Alan Yuille
Research Interests: Computer Vision, Deep Learning, Medical Image Analysis

Samantha Zarate

Group(s): Computational Biology & Medicine Group
slzarate@jhu.edu
Adviser(s): Michael Schatz
Research Interests: Computational Genomics

 

Xuan Zhang
Group(s): Language & Speech Processing Group
Adviser(s): Kevin Duh
Research Interests: Machine Translation, Hyper-parameter Optimization

Yi Zhang

Group(s): Robotics, Vision & Graphics Group
Lab(s): CCVL
Adviser(s): Alan Yuille
Research Interests: Computer Vision

Yixiao Zhang

Group(s): Robotics, Vision & Graphics Group
Lab(s): CCVL
Adviser(s): Alan Yuille
Research Interests: Computer Vision

Hang Zhu

Group(s): Systems Group
Adviser(s): Xin Jin
Research Interests: Distributed systems, programmable networks, machine learning for systems

Max Zinkus

Group(s): Cryptography and Security, Information Security Institute
Lab(s): ARC
Adviser(s): Matthew Green
Research Interests: Applied Cryptography, Privacy, Security