Current PhD Students

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

Michael Alonge

Group(s): Computational Biology & Medicine Group
Lab(s): Michael Schatz
Adviser(s): Michael Schatz
Research Interests: Genome Assembly, Comparative Genomics, Sequencing Technology

Daniel Baker

Group(s): Computational Biology & Medicine Group
Adviser(s): Ben Langmead
Research Interests: High-Performance Computing, Scalable and Memory-efficient Software, Big Data, Compressive Analysis

Jin Bai

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

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

Rohit Bhattacharya

Group(s): Machine Learning & Data Intensive Computing Group Computational Biology & Medicine Group
Lab(s): Karchin Lab, Institute for Computational Medicine
Adviser(s): Rachel Karchin
Research Interests: cancer immunotherapy, protein design, deep learning, reinforcement learning, generative models, stochastic approximation

Andrew Blair-Stanek

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

Jacob Buckman

Group(s): Machine Learning & Data Intensive Computing Group Language & Speech Processing Group
Lab(s): Argo
Adviser(s): Jason Eisner
Research Interests: Reinforcement Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Emergent Communication

Tongfei Chen

Group(s): Language & Speech Processing Group
Lab(s): Blab
Adviser(s): Benjamin Van Durme
Research Interests: Natural language processing

Alishah Chator

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

Kuan Cheng

Group(s): Theory & Programming Languages Group
Adviser(s): Xin Li
Research Interests: Randomness, Pseudo-randomness, Computational Complexity, Cryptography

Preetham Chalasani

Group(s): Robotics, Vision & Graphics Group
Lab(s): Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics (LCSR)
Adviser(s): Dr.Russell H Taylor
Research Interests: Robotic Telemanipulation, Virtual fixtures, Haptics

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

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

Charlotte Darby

Group(s): Computational Biology & Medicine Group
Lab(s): Langmead, Schatz
Adviser(s): Ben Langmead,Michael Schatz
Research Interests: Computational Genomics, Sequencing Technologies

Qi Chen

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

Shuoyang Ding

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

Nae-Chyun Chen

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

Robert DiPietro

Group(s): Machine Learning & Data Intensive Computing Group Robotics, Vision & Graphics Group
Lab(s): Computational Interaction and Robotics Laboratory, Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare
Adviser(s): Gregory D. Hager
Research Interests: Modeling sequential data, recurrent neural networks, long-term dependencies

Seth Ebner

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

Leandro Facchinetti

Group(s): Theory & Programming Languages Group
Lab(s): The Programming Languages Laboratory
Adviser(s): Scott F. Smith
Research Interests: Program Analysis, Programming-Language Design, Type Systems, Education

Noam Finkelstein

Group(s): Machine Learning & Data Intensive Computing Group
Lab(s): Saria Lab
Adviser(s): Suchi Saria

Javad Fotouhi

Group(s): Robotics, Vision & Graphics Group
Lab(s): Computer Aided Medical Procedure (CAMP)
Adviser(s): Nassir Navab, Mehran Armand
Research Interests: Medical Augmented Reality, Interventional Imaging, Medical Image Registration and Reconstruction

Cong Gao

Group(s): Robotics, Vision & Graphics Group
Lab(s): LCSR
Adviser(s): Austin Reiter, Mehran Armand
Research Interests: Computer Vision, Medical Imaging and Robotics

Yixin Gao

Group(s): Robotics, Vision & Graphics Group
Lab(s): LCSR, Malone Center for Engineering in Heathcare
Adviser(s): Sanjeev Khudanpur, Greg Hager
Research Interests: Machine Learning

Aarushi Goel

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

Mitchell Gordon

Group(s): Language & Speech Processing Group
Adviser(s): Kevin Duh
Research Interests: Machine translation, machine learning, nlp

Robert Grupp

Group(s): Robotics, Vision & Graphics Group
Lab(s): Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics (LCSR),Computer Integrated Interventional Systems Laboratory (CIIS),Biomechanical and Image Guided Surgical Systems (BIGSS)
Adviser(s): Russell Taylor
Research Interests: Medical image registration, statistical models of anatomy, medical robotics, computer integrated surgery

Katherine Henry

Group(s): Machine Learning & Data Intensive Computing Group Computational Biology & Medicine Group
Lab(s): Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare
Adviser(s): Suchi Saria
Research Interests: Machine-learning, Time-series Analysis, Medicine, Computational Health, Biostatistics

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

Yigong Hu

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

Kapil Katyal

Group(s): Robotics, Vision & Graphics Group
Lab(s): CIRL
Adviser(s): Greg Hager
Research Interests: Robotics, perception, machine learning, artificial intelligence

Huda Khayrallah

Group(s): Language & Speech Processing Group
Adviser(s): Philipp Koehn
Research Interests: Machine Translation, Natural Language Processing, Low-Resource Languages

TaeSoo Kim

Group(s): Robotics, Vision & Graphics Group
Lab(s): Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics, Computational Interaction and Robotics Laboratory
Adviser(s): Greg Hager
Research Interests: My recent work focuses on computer vision methods for learning interpretable representation from time-series data. I am also interested in learning transferable representation between synthetic and real data. I work towards applying such models to activity recognition, skill assessment in surgery and robotics.

Younsu Kim

Group(s): Machine Learning & Data Intensive Computing Group Computational Biology & Medicine Group Robotics, Vision & Graphics Group
Lab(s): MUSIIC
Adviser(s): Emad M. Boctor
Research Interests: Ultrasound thermal monitoring, ultrasound-guided techniques

Sam Kovaka

Group(s): Computational Biology & Medicine Group
Adviser(s): Michael Schatz, Mihaela Pertea
Research Interests: Genomics, transcriptomics

Aditya Krishnan

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

Gaurav Kumar

Group(s): Language & Speech Processing Group
Lab(s): Center for Language and Speech Processing
Adviser(s): Philipp Koehn, Sanjeev Khudanpur
Research Interests: Machine Translation, Speech Recognition, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence

Connor Lane

Group(s): Machine Learning & Data Intensive Computing Group Robotics, Vision & Graphics Group
Lab(s): JHU Vision Lab
Adviser(s): René Vidal
Research Interests: Non-convex Optimization, Theory of Deep Learning, Statistical Machine Learning

Sing Chun Lee

Group(s): Robotics, Vision & Graphics Group
Lab(s): CAMP
Adviser(s): Nassir Navab
Research Interests: Medical Augmented Reality, Perceptual Visualization

Kunal Lillaney

Group(s): Systems Group
Lab(s): Hopkins Storage Systems Lab
Adviser(s): Randal Burns
Research Interests: Hierarchical Storage Management Systems in the cloud, Spatial Databases, Data Intensive Computing

Yingwei Li

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

Song Li

Group(s): Information Security Group
Research Interests: Information Security, Network Security, Cryptography

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

Qing Liu

Group(s): Machine Learning & Data Intensive Computing Group Robotics, Vision & Graphics Group
Lab(s): Computational Cognition, Vision, and Learning Research Group
Adviser(s): Alan Yuille, Alexis Battle, Ilya Shpitser, Suchi Saria
Research Interests: Probabilistic graphical models, human plausible vision models.

Xingtong Liu

Group(s): Robotics, Vision & Graphics Group
Lab(s): LCSR, CIRL
Adviser(s): Austin Reiter, Russell H. Taylor
Research Interests: Deep learning, Computer Vision, Robotics

Chenxi Liu

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

Chang Lou

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

Chenxu Luo

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

Kelly Marchisio

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

Chandler May

Group(s): Language & Speech Processing Group
Adviser(s): Benjamin Van Durme
Research Interests: Topic models, fairness, gender

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

Rebecca Marvin

Group(s): Language & Speech Processing Group
Adviser(s): Philipp Koehn
Research Interests: Machine translation, natural language processing, linguistics, interpretability of neural networks

Jieru Mei

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

Hongyuan Mei

Group(s): Language & Speech Processing Group
Lab(s): Argo, Blab
Adviser(s): Jason Eisner, Benjamin Van Durme
Research Interests: Machine learning, reinforcement learning, deep learning, continuous time sequential modelling, natural language processing

Disa Mhembere

Group(s): Systems Group
Lab(s): Hopkins Storage Systems Lab, NeuroData
Adviser(s): Randal Burns, PhD
Research Interests: Systems/Architecture development, Machine Learning, Scalable data analysis

Poorya Mianjy

Group(s): Machine Learning & Data Intensive Computing Group
Adviser(s): Raman Arora
Research Interests: Machine learning, representation learning, statistical learning theory, stochastic optimization, non-convex optimization

Aaron Mueller

Group(s): Language & Speech Processing Group
Lab(s): Center for Language and Speech Processing
Adviser(s): David Yarowsky
Research Interests: Machine translation, low-resource languages, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, dialectology

Taher Mun

Group(s): Computational Biology & Medicine Group
Lab(s): Langmead Lab
Adviser(s): Benjamin Langmead
Research Interests: Computational Biology, Genomics, Algorithms

Arka Rai Choudhuri

Group(s): Theory & Programming Languages Group Information Security Group
Lab(s): Cryptography
Adviser(s): Abhishek Jain
Research Interests: Theoretical Cryptography

Zhuolong 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

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.

Desh Raj

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

Yixiao Zhang

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

Max Zinkus

Group(s): Information Security Group
Adviser(s): Matthew Green
Research Interests: Applied Cryptography, Privacy Engineering, Programming Language Security, Systems Security

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

Shiwei Weng

Group(s): Theory & Programming Languages Group
Adviser(s): Scott Smith
Research Interests: Programming Languages, Program Analysis

Karen Poblete Rodriguez

Group(s): Robotics, Vision & Graphics Group
Lab(s): Robot and Protein Kinematics Laboratory
Adviser(s): Gregory Chirikjian, Raman Arora
Research Interests: Machine learning applied to Robotics. Action detection using video curvatures and machine learning. Motion planning with Minkowski sums

Teodor Vanislavov Marinov

Group(s): Machine Learning & Data Intensive Computing Group Language & Speech Processing Group
Adviser(s): Raman Arora
Research Interests: Online Learning, Convex and Non-convex optimization, Stochastic optimization, Representation Learning, Theory of Deep Networks

Sebastian Mielke

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

Yasamin Nazari

Group(s): Theory & Programming Languages Group
Lab(s): Algorithms and Complexity
Adviser(s): Michael Dinitz
Research Interests: Theoretical Computer Science, Approximation Algorithms, Distributed Algorithms, Combinatorial Optimization

Arya McCarthy

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

Molly O'Brien

Group(s): Robotics, Vision & Graphics Group
Lab(s): Lab for Computational Sensing and Robotics
Adviser(s): Austin Reiter, Russell Taylor
Research Interests: Integrating computer vision and robotics. Tool tracking through the microscope. Reinforcement learning.

Princy Parsana

Group(s): Machine Learning & Data Intensive Computing Group Computational Biology & Medicine Group
Adviser(s): Alexis Battle and Kenneth Pienta (Department of Urology)

Michael Peven

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

Adam Poliak

Group(s): Language & Speech Processing Group
Lab(s): Blab
Adviser(s): Benjamin Van Durme
Research Interests: Natural Language Processing, Semantics, Representation Learning, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence

Siyuan Qiao

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

Weichao Qiu

Group(s): Robotics, Vision & Graphics Group
Lab(s): CCVL
Adviser(s): Alan Yuille
Research Interests: Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Graphics. Train and diagnose vision algorithms using synthetic images

Pushpendre Rastogi

Group(s): Language & Speech Processing Group
Adviser(s): Benjamin Van Durme

Rachel Rudinger

Group(s): Language & Speech Processing Group
Adviser(s): Benjamin Van Durme
Research Interests: Natural Language Understanding, Natural Language Inference, Computational Semantics, Semantic Representation, Discourse Understanding, Knowledge Acquisition from Text, Representation Learning

Ashis Saha

Group(s): Machine Learning & Data Intensive Computing Group Computational Biology & Medicine Group
Lab(s): Battle Lab
Adviser(s): Alexis Battle
Research Interests: Computational Biology, Single-cell RNA-seq analysis, Regulatory networks, eQTL

Peter Schulam

Group(s): Machine Learning & Data Intensive Computing Group Computational Biology & Medicine Group
Lab(s): Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare, Institute for Computational Medicine, and the Center for Language and Speech Processing
Adviser(s): Suchi Saria
Research Interests: I'm interested in the intersection of machine learning, statistics, and medicine. In particular, my research focuses on developing novel models and algorithms for supporting individualized healthcare.

Pamela Shapiro

Group(s): Language & Speech Processing Group
Adviser(s): Kevin Duh
Research Interests: Natural language processing, computational linguistics, morphology, Semitic languages, low-resource settings.

Matthew Sheckells

Group(s): Robotics, Vision & Graphics Group
Lab(s): Autonomous Systems, Control, and Optimization Lab
Adviser(s): Marin Kobilarov, Greg Hager
Research Interests: Policy Search, Nonlinear Control, Aerial Manipulation, Autonomous Systems, Mobile Robotics

Rachel Sherman

Group(s): Computational Biology & Medicine Group
Lab(s): Center for Computational Biology
Adviser(s): Steven Salzberg
Research Interests: Genome assembly and alignment algorithms, population genomics, structural variant detection and phasing

David Snyder

Group(s): Language & Speech Processing Group
Lab(s): Daniel Povey's Speech Lab
Adviser(s): Daniel Povey, Sanjeev Khudanpur
Research Interests: Speaker recognition, spoken language identification, speaker diarization, deep learning

Li Song

Group(s): Computational Biology & Medicine Group
Lab(s): The Center for Computational Biology
Adviser(s): Liliana Florea
Research Interests: Computational Biology, Algorithms

Dingquan Wang

Group(s): Language & Speech Processing Group
Lab(s): Argo
Adviser(s): Jason Eisner
Research Interests: Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Grammar Induction, Neural Network

Huiyu Wang

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

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

Christopher Wilks

Group(s): Computational Biology & Medicine Group
Lab(s): Langmead
Adviser(s): Ben Langmead
Research Interests: RNA-seq analysis, Data Science, Parallel Processing, Databases, Deep Learning

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

Zach Wood-Doughty

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

Cihang Xie

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

Hainan Xu

Group(s): Language & Speech Processing Group
Lab(s): Dan Povey's speech lab
Adviser(s): Dan Povey, Sanjeev Khudanpur
Research Interests: Speech recognition, language modeling, deep learning

Guangyu Yang

Group(s): Computational Biology & Medicine Group
Lab(s): Florea Lab
Adviser(s): Liliana Florea
Research Interests: Machine learning, Deep learning, Gene and alternative splicing, Next generation sequencing

Sheng Zhang

Group(s): Language & Speech Processing Group
Lab(s): Center for Language and Speech Processing
Adviser(s): Benjamin Van Durme, Kevin Duh
Research Interests: Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning

Yi Zhang

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

Zeyu Zhang

Group(s): Theory & Programming Languages Group
Adviser(s): Michael Dinitz
Research Interests: Algorithms

Zhishuai Zhang

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

Yuyin Zhou

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

Yuyin Zhou

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

Zhuotun Zhu

Group(s): Computational Biology & Medicine Group Robotics, Vision & Graphics Group
Lab(s): CCVL, JHU
Adviser(s): Alan Yuille
Research Interests: Computer Vision, Medical Image Analysis
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