2010 Class of CIFellows

Jae-wook Ahn

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

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Research Interests: Information retrieval, human-computer interaction, and (adaptive) social network information visualization

CIFellowship Mentor: Ben Shneiderman

CIFellowship Host Organization: University of Maryland at College Park

Current Title: Data Scientist

Current Affiliation: Drexel University

Alvin AuYoung

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

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Research Interests: Distributed systems, with a focus on resource allocation and scheduling

CIFellowship Mentor: Partha Ranganathan

CIFellowship Host Organization: Hewlett-Packard Labs

Current Title:  Research Scientist

Current Affiliation: Hewlett-Packard Labs

Aruna Balasubramanian

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

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Research Interests: Systems and networking

CIFellowship Mentor: David Wetherall

CIFellowship Host Organization: University of Washington

Robert Bocchino

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

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Research Interests: Programming language design, type theory, formal verification, and concurrency

CIFellowship Mentor: Jonathan Aldrich

CIFellowship Host Organization: Carnegie Mellon University

Current Title: Engineer

Current Affiliation: NASA/CalTech Jet Propulsion Laboratory

 

Lillian Chang

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

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Research Interests: Control, human motion simulation, humanoid robotics, and manipulation

CIFellowship Mentor: Dieter Fox and Joshua Smith

CIFellowship Host Organization: Intel Corporation and University of Washington

Current Title: Researcher

Current Affiliation: Intel Corporation

Yanhua Chen

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

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Research Interests: Data mining, machine learning, and biomedical/health informatics

CIFellowship Mentor: Peter X.-K. Song

CIFellowship Host Organization: University of Michigan

Marc Chiarini

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

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Research Interests: Provenance-aware troubleshooting, performance analysis, system configuration management, and tools for system adminstration

CIFellowship Mentor: Margo Seltzer

CIFellowship Host Organization: Harvard University

David Choffnes

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

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Research Interests: Practical approaches for improving Internet realiability and performance

CIFellowship Mentor: Tom Anderson

CIFellowship Host Organization: University of Washington

Current Title: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: Northeastern University

Tamara Clegg

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

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Research Interests: Educational technology

CIFellowship Mentor: Allison Druin

CIFellowship Host Organization: University of Maryland at College Park

Current Title: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: University of Maryland at College Park

Jyotirmoy V. Deshmukh

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

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Research Interests: Formal methods, tools, and algorithms for the verification, analysis, synthesis, and repair of software systems

CIFellowship Mentor: Rajeev Alur

CIFellowship Host Organization: University of Pennsylvania

Current Title: Researcher

Current Affiliation: Toyota Technical Center

Xiaoning Ding

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

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Research Interests: Operating systems, computer architecture, distributed systems, and database systems

CIFellowship Mentor: Phillip Gibbons

CIFellowship Host Organization: Intel Labs - Pittsburgh

Current Title: Assistant Professor - Research Scientist

Current Affiliation: Intel Labs

David Doty

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

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Research Interests: Theoretical computer science, particularly algorithmic information theory and computational complexity

CIFellowship Mentor: Erik Winfree

CIFellowship Host Organization: California Institute of Technology

Jenny Rose Finkel

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

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Research Interests: Natural language proccessing, machine learning, and probabilistic graphical models

CIFellowship Mentor: Michael Collins

CIFellowship Host Organization: Columbia University

Current Title: Research Engineer

Current Affiliation: Prismatic

S. Dov Gordon

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

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Research Interests: Theoretical cryptography and practicial applications of secure computation in modern computing environments

CIFellowship Mentor: Tal Malkin

CIFellowship Host Organization: Columbia University

Current Title: Research Scientist 

Current Affiliation: Telcordia

Elena Grigorescu

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

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Research Interests: Theoretical aspects of computer science, particulary property testing, sublinear algorithms, codes, and complexity theory

CIFellowship Mentor: Chris Peikert and Santosh Vempala

CIFellowship Host Organization: Georgia Institute of Technology

Current Title: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: Purdue University

Haryadi S. Gunawi

Ph.D.-Granting College/University: University of Wisconsin at Madison

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Research Interests: Cloud reliability and cloud storage

CIFellowship Mentor: Joseph M. Hellerstein

CIFellowship Host Organization: University of California at Berkeley

Current Title: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: University of Chicago

David Harmon

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

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Research Interests: Physical simulation, contact mechanics, numerical methods, modern geometry, and computing animation

CIFellowship Mentor: Denis Zorin

CIFellowship Host Organization: New York University

Current Title: Co-Founder

Current Affiliation: Startup

Timothy Havens

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

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Research Interests: Pattern recognition and machine learning, with an emphasis on classification and clustering in large-scale and hetereogenous data

CIFellowship Mentor: Anil Jain

CIFellowship Host Organization: Michigan Technological University

Current Title: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: Michigan Technological University

Michael Hay

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

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Research Interests: Developing practical tools for privacy-preserving data analysis

CIFellowship Mentor: Johannes Gehrke

CIFellowship Host Organization: Cornell University

Current Title: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: Colgate University

Houman Homayoun

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

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Research Interests: Computer architecture including CAD and VLSI circuit design

CIFellowship Mentor: Dean M. Tullsen

CIFellowship Host Organization: University of California at San Diego

Current Title: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: George Mason University

Daniel C. Howe

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 Title: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: City University of Hong Kong

Shaili Jain

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

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Research Interests: Incentives in peer production and crowdsourcing systems, network economics, mechanism design, and contract theory

CIFellowship Mentor: Joan Feigenbaum

CIFellowship Host Organization: Yale University

Saket Joshi

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

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Research Interests: Artificial Intelligence, particularly at the intersection of decision theoretic planning, knowledge representation, and machine learning

CIFellowship Mentor: Prasad Tadepalli

CIFellowship Host Organization: Oregon State University

Current Title: Technical Staff

Current Affiliation: Cycorp

Thomas R. Kiehl

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

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Research Interests: Computational neuroscience

CIFellowship Mentor: Scott Tenenbaum

CIFellowship Host Organization: State University of New York at Albany

Current Title: Research Scientist

Current Affiliation: Neural Stem Cell Institute

Samantha Kleinberg

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

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Research Interests: Causality, inference from complex data, and biomedical informatics

CIFellowship Mentor: George Hripcsak

CIFellowship Host Organization: Columbia University

Current Title: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: Stevens Institute of Technology

J. Zico Kolter

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

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Research Interests: Applying machine learning and control techniques to problems in energy and sustainability

CIFellowship Mentor: Russ Tedrake

CIFellowship Host Organization: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Current Title: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: Carnegie Mellon University

Lukas Kroc

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

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Research Interests: New techniques and approaches for solving hard combinatorial problems, especially with application in artificial intelligence

CIFellowship Mentor: Allon Percus

CIFellowship Host Organization: Claremont Graduate University

Current Title: Research Scientist

Current Affiliation: SpaceX

Vijay S. Kumar

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

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Research Interests: High-performance computing, distributed systems, performance modeling and evaluation, and big data

CIFellowship Mentor: Jay Wylie

CIFellowship Host Organization: Hewlett Packard Labs

Current Title: Design Engineer

Current Affiliation: Kaweri Telecoms

Homin K. Lee

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

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Research Interests: Computational learning theory, combinatorics, and computational complexity

CIFellowship Mentor: Adam Klivans

CIFellowship Host Organization: University of Texas at Austin

Current Title: Senior Data Scientist

Current Affiliation: SpaceX

Yuliya Lierler

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

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Research Interests: Artificial intelligence, particulary in the areas of knowledge representation, automated reasoning, declarative problem solving, and natural language understanding

CIFellowship Mentor: Miroslaw Truszczynski

CIFellowship Host Organization: University of Kentucky

Current Title: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: University of Nebraska at Omaha

Xiaojuan Ma

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

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Research Interests: Augmented human-human and human-robot interactions

CIFellowship Mentor: Jodi Forlizzi

CIFellowship Host Organization: Carnegie Mellon University

Current Title: Researcher

Current Affiliation: Noah's Ark Lab (Hong Kong)

Amon Millner

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

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Research Interests: Human computer interaction, tangible user interface design, community organizing, and the learning sciences

CIFellowship Mentor: Lynn Andrea Stein

CIFellowship Host Organization: Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Current Title: Visting Assistant Professor/Visiting Scientist

Current Affiliation: Olin College/MIT Media Lab

Arifa Nisar

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

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Research Interests: High performance I/O systems, parallel I/O, and file systems

CIFellowship Mentor: Ethan Miller

CIFellowship Host Organization: University of California at Santa Cruz

Current Title: Technical Staff 

Current Affiliation: Salesforce.com

Amit Pande

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

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Research Interests: Various aspects of multimedia systems including compression, communications, security, and architectures

CIFellowship Mentor: Prasant Mohapatra

CIFellowship Host Organization: University of California at Davis

Current Title: Research Scientist 

Current Affiliation: University of California, Davis

Sharoda A. Paul

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

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Research Interests: Human-computer interaction, computer supported cooperative work, social computing, and healthcare informatics

CIFellowship Mentor: Ed Chi and Peter Pirolli

CIFellowship Host Organization: Google and Palo Alto Research Center

Current Title: Collaboration researcher 

Current Affiliation: GE Global Research

Brian Price

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

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Research Interests: Computer vision

CIFellowship Mentor: Scott Cohen

CIFellowship Host Organization: Adobe Systems

Current Title: Researcher

Current Affiliation: Adobe Systems

Dustin Reishus

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

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Research Interests: Self-assembly and self-organization with emphasis on the theoretical foundations, fundamental limits, and potential applications of self-organizing systems

CIFellowship Mentor: Nikolaus Correll

CIFellowship Host Organization: University of Colorado

Ricky J. Sethi

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

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Research Interests: Machine learning, computer vision, social computing, collaborative intelligence, financial modelling, science learning, and physics education research

CIFellowship Mentor: Jennifer Wortman Vaughan and Yolanda Gil

CIFellowship Host Organization: University of California at Los Angeles and University of Southern California, Information Science Institute

Saurabh Srivastava

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

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Research Interests: Theory and tools for program synthesis and program verification

CIFellowship Mentor: Rastislav Bodik

CIFellowship Host Organization: University of California at Berkeley

Current Title: Assistant Research Engineer

Current Affiliation: University of California at Berkeley

Muthuramakrishnan Venkitasubramaniam

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

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Research Interests: Cryptography and complexity, with focus on building theoretical foundations and techniques to secure protocols in the Internet, i.e., concurrent security

CIFellowship Mentor: Yevgeniy Dodis

CIFellowship Host Organization: New York University

Current Title: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: State University of New York at Rochester

Erin Walker

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

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Research Interests: Adaptive technology for influencing student learning from collaboration

CIFellowship Mentor: Winslow Burleson

CIFellowship Host Organization: Arizona State University

Current Position: Assistant Professor (effective winter 2013)

Current Affiliation: Arizona State University

Susan P. Wyche

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

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Research Interests: Research focuses on human-computer interaction, interaction design, and cultural studies of technology

CIFellowship Mentor: Steven Harrison

CIFellowship Host Organization: Virginia Tech

Current Title: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: Michigan State University

Yinglong Xia

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

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Research Interests: High performance computing, parallel algorithm design, and their applications in sparse solvers, graphical models, and machine learning problems

CIFellowship Mentor: Anshul Gupta

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

Current Title: Research Staff Member

Current Affiliation: IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Yang Xiang

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

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Research Interests: Biomedical informatics, computational biology, algorithms, graph theory, data mining, databases, and networks

CIFellowship Mentor: Kun Huang

CIFellowship Host Organization: The Ohio State University

Current Title: Research Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: The Ohio State University

Cem Yuksel

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

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Research Interests: Computer graphics

CIFellowship Mentor: Doug James

CIFellowship Host Organization: Cornell University

Current Title: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: University of Utah

Ting Zhu

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

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Research Interests: Energy-aware computing, embedded systems, network protocols and architecture, mobile computing, smart-grid, security, and wireless sensor networks

CIFellowship Mentor: Don Towsley

CIFellowship Host Organization: University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Current Title: Assistant Professor

Current Affiliation: State University of New York at Binghamton

Caroline Ziemkiewicz

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

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Research Interests: Information visualization for structuring a user's thinking process

CIFellowship Mentor: David Laidlaw

CIFellowship Host Organization: Brown University

Current Title: Associate research engineer 

Current Affiliation: Aptima