2009 Class of CIFellows

Zlatan Aksamija

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Ph.D.-Granting College/University: University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

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Research Interests: Computational nanoscience

CIFellowship Mentor: Irena Knezevic

CIFellowship Host Organization: University of Wisconsin at Madison

Current Position: NSF Transformative Computational Science using Cyber Infrastructure (CITraCS) Postdoctoral Fellowship

Current Affiliation: University of Wisconsin at Madison

Sitaram Asur

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: Ohio State University

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Research Interests: Social computing, data mining, machine learning, information retrieval

CIFellowship Mentor: Bernardo Huberman

CIFellowship Host Organization: Hewlett Packard

Current Position: Research Scientist

Current Affiliation: Hewlett-Packard

Paula Bach

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: Pennsylvania State University

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Research Interests: Human computer interaction, computer-supported cooperative work.

CIFellowship Mentor: Michael Twidale

CIFellowship Host Organization: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Current Position: User Experience Researcher

Current Affiliation: Microsoft Research

Cindy L. Bethel

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: University of South Florida

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Research Interests: Human-robot interaction, affective computing, social robotics, and cognitive science

CIFellowship Mentor: Brian Scassellati

CIFellowship Host Organization: Yale University

Current Position: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: Mississippi State University

Carleton Bosley

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: New York University

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Research Interests: Information assurance, security, privacy, cryptography

CIFellowship Mentor: Antonio Nicolosi

CIFellowship Host Organization: Stevens Institute of Technology

Current Position: Software Engineer

Current Affiliation: Google, New York

Quincy Brown

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: Drexel University

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Research Interests: Human computer interaction, mobile learning, intelligent supports in learning environments

CIFellowship Mentor: Allison Druin

CIFellowship Host Organization: University of Maryland at College Park

Current Position: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: Bowie State University

Yuriy Brun

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: University of Southern California

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Research Interests: Software engineering with a particular focus on self-adaptation techniques

CIFellowship Mentor: David Notkin

CIFellowship Host Organization: University of Washington

Current Position: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: University of Massachusetts

Scott Coull

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: Johns Hopkins University

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Research Interests: Statistical analysis, data mining and machine learning

CIFellowship Mentor: Michael Reiter

CIFellowship Host Organization: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Current Position: Research Scientist

Current Affiliation: RedJack, LLC

Nicholas Diakopoulos

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: Georgia Institute of Technology

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Research Interests: Human computer interaction and information visualization

CIFellowship Mentor: Mor Naaman

CIFellowship Host Organization: Rutgers University

Current Position: Research Fellow

Current Affiliation: Columbia University

Jeremy Fineman

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Research Interests: Algorithm design and analysis with a focus on parallel algorithms

CIFellowship Mentor: Guy Blelloch

CIFellowship Host Organization: Carnegie Mellon University

Current Position: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: Georgetown University

Davide Fossati

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: University of Illinois at Chicago

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Research Interests: Artificial Intelligence, data mining, intelligent tutoring systems

CIFellowship Mentor: Mark Guzdial

CIFellowship Host Organization: Georgia Institute of Technology

Current Position: Assistant Teaching Professor

Current Affiliation: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar

Xin Fu

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: University of Florida

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Research Interests: Computer architecture, hardware reliability and the impact of nano-scale technology on multi-core processors

CIFellowship Mentor: Sarita Adve

CIFellowship Host Organization: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Current Position: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: University of Kansas

Ronald Garcia

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: Indiana University

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Research Interests: Programming languages

CIFellowship Mentor: Frank Pfenning

CIFellowship Host Organization: Carnegie Mellon University

Current Position: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: University of British Columbia

Ragib Hasan

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Research Interests: Cloud computing, computer security, secure provenance, trustworthy databases and file systems

CIFellowship Mentor: Randal Burns

CIFellowship Host Organization: Johns Hopkins University

Current Position: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Michael Hines

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: State University of New York at Binghamton

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Research Interests: Building and analyzing experimental, networked systems

CIFellowship Mentor: Jason Nieh

CIFellowship Host Organization: Columbia University

Current Position: Research Staff Member

Current Affiliation: IBM Research

Daniel C. Howe

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Ph.D.-Granting College/University: New York University

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Research Interests: Computation, literature, and education

CIFellowship Mentor: Andy van Dam

CIFellowship Host Organization: Brown University

Current Position: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: City University of Hong Kong

Yuho Jin

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: Texas A&M University

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Research Interests: Computer architecture, interconnection network, multicore architecture, parallel computing

CIFellowship Mentor: Timothy Pinkston

CIFellowship Host Organization: University of Southern California

Current Position: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: New Mexico State University

Jeffrey Johns

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: University of Massachusetts at Amherst

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Research Interests: Autonomous learning

CIFellowship Mentor: Ronald Parr

CIFellowship Host Organization: Duke University

Current Position: Research Scientist

Current Affiliation: U.S. Department of Defense

Yong Joo Kil

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: University of California at Davis

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Research Interests: Algorithms and visualization

CIFellowship Mentor: Marshall Bern

CIFellowship Host Organization: Xerox PARC

Current Position: Research Scientist

Current Affiliation: Xerox PARC

Dara Kusic

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: Drexel University

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Research Interests: Networks and operating systems

CIFellowship Mentor: Daniel Mosse

CIFellowship Host Organization: University of Pittsburgh

Current Position: Application Developer

Current Affiliation: Coriell Institute for Medical Research

Benjamin Lee

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: Harvard University

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Research Interests: Scalable technologies, power-efficient computer architectures and high-performance applications

CIFellowship Mentor: Mark Horowitz

CIFellowship Host Organization: Stanford University

Current Position: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: Duke University

Katrina Ligett

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: Carnegie Mellon University

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Research Interests: Online algorithms, algorithmic game theory, and data privacy

CIFellowship Mentor: Eva Tardos

CIFellowship Host Organization: Cornell University

Current Position: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: California Institute of Technology

Edgar J. Lobaton

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: University of California at Berkeley

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Research Interests: Robotics, computer vision, and sensor networks

CIFellowship Mentor: Ron Alterovitz

CIFellowship Host Organization: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Current Position: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: North Carolina State University

Cristian Lumezanu

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: University of Maryland at College Park

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Research Interests: Networking, distributed systems, and security

CIFellowship Mentor: Nick Feamster

CIFellowship Host Organization: Georgia Institute of Technology

Current Position: Research Staff Member

Current Affiliation: NEC Laboratories

Niti Madan

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: University of Utah

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Research Interests: Computer architecture and systems

CIFellowship Mentor: Pradip Bose

CIFellowship Host Organization: IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Current Position: Product Development

Current Affiliation: Oracle

Victoria Manfredi

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: University of Massachusetts at Amherst

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Research Interests: Ad hoc networks, adaptive sensor networks, and machine learning

CIFellowship Mentor: Mark Crovella

CIFellowship Host Organization: Boston University

Current Position: Network Scientist

Current Affiliation: BBN Technologies

Damon McCoy

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: University of Colorado at Boulder

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Research Interests: Privacy and security

CIFellowship Mentor: Stefan Savage

CIFellowship Host Organization: University of California at San Diego

Current Position: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: George Mason University

Andrew McPherson

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: University of Pennsylvania

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Research Interests: Electronically-augmented instruments and creative expression

CIFellowship Mentor: Youngmoo Kim

CIFellowship Host Organization: Drexel University

Current Position: Lecturer

Current Affiliation: Queen Mary, University of London

Miriah Meyer

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: University of Utah

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Research Interests: Data visualization

CIFellowship Mentor: Hanspeter Pfister

CIFellowship Host Organization: Harvard University

Current Position: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: University of Utah

Lilyana Mihalkova

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: University of Texas at Austin

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Research Interests: Arfificial intellgence and machine learning

CIFellowship Mentor: Lise Getoor

CIFellowship Host Organization: University of Maryland at College Park

Current Position: Researcher

Current Affiliation: Google, Santa Monica

Antonina Mitrofanova

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: New York University

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Research Interests: Predictive modeling, bioinformatics, and computational biology

CIFellowship Mentor: Andrea Califano

CIFellowship Host Organization: Columbia University

Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow

Current Affiliation: Columbia University

Deidra Morrison

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: Northwestern University

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Research Interests: Data visualization and social computing

CIFellowship Mentor: Juan E. Gilbert

CIFellowship Host Organization: Clemson University

Current Position: Research Assistant Professor 

Current Affiliation: Clemson University

Ifeoma Nwogu

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: State University of New York at Buffalo

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Research Interests: Image processing, biometrics, computational geometry, and large-scale databases

CIFellowship Mentor: Chris Brown

CIFellowship Host Organization: State University of New York at Rochester

Current Position: Research Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: State University of New York at Buffalo

Iris Oved

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: Rutgers University

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Research Interests: Arfificial intellgence

CIFellowship Mentor: Ian Fasel and Paul Cohen

CIFellowship Host Organization: University of Arizona

Current Position: Director

Current Affiliation: The Paradox Center

Joyojeet Pal

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: University of California at Berkeley

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Research Interests: Social computing and social informatics

CIFellowship Mentor: John Bennett

CIFellowship Host Organization: University of Colorado

Current Position: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: University of Michigan

Jeff Phillips

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: Duke University

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Research Interests: Algorithms for data analysis

CIFellowship Mentor: Suresh Venkatasubramanian

CIFellowship Host Organization: University of Utah

Current Position: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: University of Utah

Sally Pias

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: New Mexico State University

Research Interests: High-performance computing for biomolecular simulations

CIFellowship Mentor: Carlos Simmerling

CIFellowship Host Organization: State University of New York at Stony Brook

Current Position: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Anna Pyayt

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: University of Washington

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Research Interests: Biomedicine and computer architerctures

CIFellowship Mentor: Olav Solgaard

CIFellowship Host Organization: Stanford University

Current Position: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: University of South Florida

Emilee Rader

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: University of Michigan

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Research Interests: Understanding individual - , group - , and system- level influences on information sharing in the cloud

CIFellowship Mentor: Darren Gergle

CIFellowship Host Organization: Northwestern University

Current Position: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: Michigan State University

Ioan Raicu

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: University of Chicago

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Research Interests: Scientific computing, high performance computing, and data-intensive scalable computing

CIFellowship Mentor: Alok Choudhary

CIFellowship Host Organization: Northwestern University

Current Position: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: Illinois Institute of Technology

Leena Razzaq

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Research Interests: Human computer interaction, human learning, and user modeling

CIFellowship Mentor: Beverly Woolf

CIFellowship Host Organization: University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Current Position: Lecturer

Current Affiliation: Northeastern University

Lev Reyzin

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: Yale University

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Research Interests: Theory and practice of machine learning

CIFellowship Mentor: John Langford

CIFellowship Host Organization: Yahoo! Research

Current Position: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: University of Illinois at Chicago

Guy Rothblum

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Research Interests: Theoretical computer science and computer security

CIFellowship Mentor: Boaz Barak

CIFellowship Host Organization: Princeton University

Current Position: Researcher

Current Affiliation: Microsoft Research

Sushmita Roy

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: University of Chicago

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Research Interests: Computational learning theory

CIFellowship Mentor: Lisa Hellerstein

CIFellowship Host Organization: Polytechnic Institute of New York University

Current Position: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: University of Wisconsin at Madison

Linda Sellie

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: University of New Mexico

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Research Interests: Systems and biomedicine

CIFellowship Mentor: Aviv Regev

CIFellowship Host Organization: Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Current Position: Part-time Instructor/Researcher

Current Affiliation: Polytechnic Institute of New York University

Stelios Sidiroglou

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: Columbia University

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Research Interests: Systems, security, and programming languages

CIFellowship Mentor: Martin Rinard

CIFellowship Host Organization: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Current Position: Research Scientist

Current Affiliation: Massachusettes Institute of Technology

David Soloveichik

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: California Institute of Technology

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Research Interests: Molecular programming

CIFellowship Mentor: Georg Seelig

CIFellowship Host Organization: University of Washington

Current Position: Systems Biology Fellow

Current Affiliation: University of California at San Francisco

Veselin Stoyanov

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: Cornell University

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Research Interests: Machine learning and computational linguistics

CIFellowship Mentor: Jason Eisner

CIFellowship Host Organization: Johns Hopkins University

Current Position: Researcher

Current Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University

Julia Stoyanovich

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: Columbia University

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Research Interests: Modeling and data analytics

CIFellowship Mentor: Susan B. Davidson

CIFellowship Host Organization: University of Pennsylvania

Current Position: Visiting Scholar

Current Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania

Cui Tao

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: Brigham Young University

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Research Interests: Ontologies, standard terminologies, and the semantic web

CIFellowship Mentor: Christopher G. Chute

CIFellowship Host Organization: Mayo Clinic

Current Position: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: Mayo Clinic

Lydia Tapia

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: Texas A&M University

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Research Interests: Motion planning, robotics, computational biology, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality

CIFellowship Mentor: Ron Elber

CIFellowship Host Organization: University of Texas at Austin

Current Position: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: University of New Mexico

Duygu Ucar

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: The Ohio State University

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Research Interests: Scientific data mining and computational biology

CIFellowship Mentor: Kai Tan

CIFellowship Host Organization: University of Iowa

Current Position: Researcher/Bioinformatician 

Current Affiliation: Stanford University

Stephen Voida

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: Georgia Institute of Technology

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Research Interests: Human computer interaction and information systems

CIFellowship Mentor: Gloria Mark

CIFellowship Host Organization: University of California at Irvine

Current Position: Research Scientist

Current Affiliation: University of California, Irvine

David Van Horn

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: Brandeis University

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Research Interests: Reliable software construction

CIFellowship Mentor: Matthias Felleisen

CIFellowship Host Organization: Northeastern University

Current Position: Research Assistant Fellow

Current Affiliation: Northeastern University

Lawton Verner

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: Johns Hopkins University

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Research Interests: Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, robotics, and vision

CIFellowship Mentor: Simon DiMaio

CIFellowship Host Organization: Intuitive Surgical

Current Position: Research Engineer

Current Affiliation: Intuitive Surgical

Virginia Vassilevska Williams

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: Carnegie Mellon University

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Research Interests: Theoretical computer science and computational social choice

CIFellowship Mentor: Satish Rao

CIFellowship Host Organization: University of California at Berkeley

Current Position: Research Associate

Current Affiliation: University of California at Berkeley 

Ilya Wagner

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: University of Michigan

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Research Interests: Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, robotics, and vision

CIFellowship Mentor: Shih-Lien Lu

CIFellowship Host Organization: Intel Corporation

Current Position: Research Scientist

Current Affiliation: Intel Corporation

Jennifer Wortman Vaughan

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: University of Pennsylvania

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Research Interests: Machine learning, algorithmic aspects of economics, and social computing

CIFellowship Mentor: Yiling Chen

CIFellowship Host Organization: Harvard University

Current Position: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: University of California at Los Angeles

Weijun Xiao

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: University of Rhode Island

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Research Interests: Computer system and architecture, distributed systems, and high performance computing

CIFellowship Mentor: David J. Lilja

CIFellowship Host Organization: University of Minnesota

Current Position: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: Virginia Tech

Liangjun Zhang

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Research Interests: Path planning, visual, and control algorithms for autonomous vehicles

CIFellowship Mentor: Jean-Claude Latombe

CIFellowship Host Organization: Stanford University

Current Position: Research and Development

Current Affiliation: Honda Research Institute