Recent PhDs

2016-17 (As of Dec. 2016)

Rahil Sharma - Dec 16 PhD AlumRahil Sharma

PhD received December 2016

Thesis Title: Shared and Distributed Memory Parallel Algorithms to Solve Big Data Problems in Biological, Social Networks, and Spatial Domain Applications

Advisor: Suely Oliveira

Employment: Sr. R&D Engineer, Synopsys, Mountain View, California

Vivek Sardeshmukh - December 2016 PhD AlumVivek Sardeshmukh

PhD received December 2016

Thesis Title: Efficient Graph Computing on the Congested Clique

Advisor: Sriram Pemmaraju

Employment: Lead Software Engineer, Cadence Design Systems, San Jose, California


Xin Xiao - May 2016 PhD AlumXin Xiao

PhD received May 2016

Thesis Title: Coresets, Complexity of Shapes, and Total Sensitivity

Advisor: Kasturi Varadarajan

Employment: Senior Software Engineer, Mathworks, Natick, Massachusetts

Jason Fries

PhD received August 2015

Thesis Title: Modeling Words for Online Sexual Behavior Surveillance and Clinical Text Information Extraction

Advisor: Alberto Segre

Employment: Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford, University, Stanford, California

Valerie Galluzzi

PhD received August 2015

Thesis Title: Automatic Recognition of Healthcare Worker Hand Hygiene

Advisor: Ted Herman

Employment: Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Software Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Indiana


Mauricio Monsalve

PhD received August 2015

Thesis Title: Computational Applications to Hospital Epidemiology

Advisor: Sriram Pemmaraju

Employment: Postdoctoral Scholar, Centro Nacional de Investigación para la Gestión Integrada de Desastres Naturales (CIGIDEN), Santiago de Chile


Chao Yang

PhD received May 2015

Thesis Title: From Surveys to Surveillance Strategies: a Case Study of Life Satisfaction

Advisor: Padmini Srinivasan

Employment: Applied Scientist, Amazon, Seattle, Washington area


Geoffrey Fairchild

PhD received December 2014

Thesis Title: Improving Disease Surveillance: Sentinel Surveillance Network Design and Novel Uses of Wikipedia

Advisor: Alberto Segre

Employment: Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico

Tianyi Liang

PhD received December 2014

Thesis Title: Automated Reasoning over String Constraints

Advisor: Cesare Tinelli

Employment: Quantitative Software Engineer, Two Sigma, New York City area

Alessio Signorini

PhD received December 2014

Thesis Title: Use of Social Media to Monitor and Predict Outbreaks and Public Opinion on Health Topics

Advisor: Alberto Segre

Employment: Director of Research, Evidation Health, Menlo Park, California

Lucio Tolentino

PhD received December 2014

Thesis Title: Effective and Efficient Algorithms for Simulating Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Advisor: Alberto Segre

Employment: Computer & Data Scientist, Mashable, New York City area