Since the start of the CSI PhD program in 2007, 12 Ph.D. students and many more M.S. students have graduated and went on to successful careers in industry and academia. Here are some of their stories.
Recent Ph.D. graduates
Pawel Jurczyk, PhD (2009): first position: Software Engineer at Google. Pawel's thesis was on Scalable and Privacy-Preserving Integration of Distributed Heterogeneous Data. Advisor: Li Xiong
Julianne Chung, PhD (2011): Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech. Julianne's Ph.D. research in computational mathematics developed new methods for efficiently de-blurring images. Advisor: James Nagy.
Sebastien Siva, PhD (2011): first position: Assistant Professor at GGC. Sebastien's Ph.D. research explored techniques for solving constraint satisfaction problems (CSP) in relational algebra. Advisor: James Lu.
Qi Guo, PhD (2012): first position: Applied Scientist at Microsoft, (currently at Google). Qi's research was on inferring searcher intent by mining user interaction data. Awards include SIGIR Best Paper award and WSDM best student paper award. Advisor: Eugene Agichtein
Dmitry Lagun, Ph.D. (2014). First position: Research Scientist, Google. Dmitry's research developed new methods for inferring attention from interaction data, applied to Web search and Neurology. Dmitry was honored with Yahoo FREP award, and best paper awards from SIGIR and WSDM conferences. Advisor: Eugene Agichtein
Sanjay Agravat, PhD (2015): first position: Postdoc at Harvard School of Medicine. Sanjay's research was on Advancing the elucidation of the Human Glycome through an expert-based systems approach, and more geenrally on Big Data in Biomedical Research. Advisor: Lee Cooper
Recent M.S. graduates
Yandong Liu, MS (2009): Software Engineer at Uber. Yandong worked on mining and searching social media data (CQA archives). Published multiple papers in top CS conferences, internships at Microsoft Research and Yahoo Labs.
Ameen Kazerouni, MS (2015): first position: Data Scientist, Zappos. Ameen worked on biomedical informatics and big data analytics with concentration in life sciences.
Our Current Students
Our Emory Computer Science and Informatics graduate students are doing exciting research in Data and Information Management, Theoretical Computer Science, Distributed and High Performance Computing, and Scientific Computing and Data Analysis. Check out our directory of graduate students.
List of Ph.D. graduates and positions: Raya Horesh, IMA Postdoctoral Fellow, IBM Research Pawel Jurcyzk, Software Engineer, Google James Gardner, Digital Reasoning, then Apple, now Data Scientist at Favor Sebastian Siva, Assistant Professor, Georgia Gwinette College Sarah Knepper, Staff Scientist, Intel Qi Guo, Senior Scientist, Microsoft Bing Slawomir Goryczka, Software Engineer, Google Switzerland Olger Denas, Staff Scientist, Adobe Research Aji Abulimiti, Research Scientist, HP Labs Yu Wang, Co-founder and CTO, CarGlass Jaroslaw Slawinski, Microsoft Shuai Yuan, Software Engineer, Microsoft Dmitry Lagun, Research Scientist, Google Sebastian Berisha, Postdoc, U Penn Liyue Fan, Postdoc/Research Associate, USC Thomas Przybylinski, Epic Shuai Zheng, CDC Luca Bonomi, Postdoc, UC San Diego
List of recent M.S. graduates and positions: Lesi Wang, HTC Xin Zhang, EZ Software Group Tunan Wu, Lead Software Engineer, Fuhu Inc Siyuan Lou, Epic Akshatha Pai, Emory University (BMI), Software Engineer. Haojian Jin, Yahoo Labs, Research Engineer Wenpei Si, Oracle, Member of Technical Staff Linlin Chai, Amazon Liyuan Han, Microsoft Jing Sun, Google Alexandra Anghelescu, Velocity Medical Solutions Weian Chan, eBay Chengyin Jin, Health Integrity LLC Zhengwen Zhou, MathWorks Chi Zhou, Microsoft Ameen Kazerouni, Zappos