Outgoing Ph.D. Students

Samuel Ainsworth

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Advisor(s): Sidd Srinivasa
Research Area: Machine learning, robotics
Employment Preference: Industry - Research, Industry - Development

Jennifer Brennan

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Advisor(s): Kevin Jamieson
Research Area: Machine Learning
Dissertation Topic: Improving Scientific Experimentation with Machine Learning and Experimental Design
Employment Preference: Industry - Research, Research in national labs or scientific/academic institutes

Farzam Ebrahimnejad

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Advisor(s): Shayan Oveis Gharan, James R. Lee
Research Area: Theory
Dissertation Topic: 
Employment Preference: Academia - Research

Max Forbes

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Advisor(s): Yejin Choi
Research Area: Natural Language Processing
Dissertation Topic: Learning Physical and Social Commonsense with Language
Employment Preference: Consulting & Freelancing; later: Startup / Small Businesses

Christine Geeng

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Advisor(s): Franziska Roesner
Research Area: Usable Security/HCI
Dissertation Topic: Online Safety for the Margins: Lessons from Critical HCI
Employment Preference: Academia - Research, Academia - Teaching

Liang He

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Advisor(s): Jon Froelich
Research Area: Human-Computer Interaction
Dissertation Topic: Beyond Shape: 3D Printing Kinetic Objects for Interactivity

Employment Preference: Academia - Research, Industry - Research

Aleksander Holynski

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Advisor(s): Steve Seitz, Richard Szeliski, Brian Curless
Research Area: Computer Vision / Graphics / VR, AR
Employment Preference: Academia - Research, Industry - Research

Dhruv Jain

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Advisor(s): Jon Froehlich
Research Area: Human-Computer Interaction
Dissertation Topic: Sound Sensing and Feedback Techniques for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Users

Employment Preference: Academia - Research, Industry - Research

Matthew Johnson

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Advisor(s): Kurtis Heimerl
Research Area: Computing for Development (ICTD), Mobile Networking
Employment Preference: Academia - Teaching, Industry - Research, Industry - Development

Martin Kellogg

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Advisor(s): Mike Ernst
Research Area: Software Engineering and Programming Languages
Dissertation Topic: Lightweight Verification via Specialized Typecheckers

Employment Preference: Academia - Research

Beibin Li

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Advisor(s): Linda Shapiro
Research Area: Computer Vision; Machine Learning
Dissertation Topic: Adapting Data Shift for Low-Resource Learning

Employment Preference: Academia - Research, Industry - Research, Industry - Development

Qisheng Li

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Advisor(s): Katharina Reinecke
Research Area: Human-Computer Interaction
Employment Preference: Industry - Research, Industry - Development

Kuikui Liu

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Advisor(s): Shayan Oveis Gharan
Research Area: Theory of Computing, Algorithms, Markov Chains, High-Dimensional Geometry
Dissertation Topic: Markov Chain Analysis Through the Lens of High-Dimensional Expanders

Employment Preference: Academia - Research, Industry - Research

Yang Liu

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Advisor(s): Jeffrey Heer
Research Area: Visualization, Human-Computer Interaction
Dissertation Topic: Multiverse analysis
Employment Preference: Industry - Research, Industry - Development

Steven Lyubomirsky

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Advisor(s): Zach Tatlock
Research Area: Programming languages
Dissertation Topic: Compilers and runtime systems for deep learning applications
Employment Preference: Industry - Research

Julian Michael

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Advisor(s): Luke Zettlemoyer
Research Area: Natural language processing
Employment Preference: Academia - Research

Phoebe Mulcaire

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Advisor(s): Noah Smith
Research Area: Natural Language Processing
Dissertation Topic: Crosslingual Sharing for Low-Resource Natural Language Processing

Employment Preference: Industry - Research

Julie Newcomb

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Advisor(s): Ras Bodik
Research Area: Programming Languages
Dissertation Topic: Augmenting and Synthesizing Term Rewriting Systems

Employment Preference: Industry - Research, Postdoc

Alex Okeson

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Advisor(s): James Fogarty
Research Area: Human Computer Interaction, Applied Machine Learning
Employment Preference: Industry - Research, Industry - Development

Chunjong Park

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Advisor(s): Shwetak Patel
Research Area: Ubiquitous computing, human-computer interaction
Dissertation Topic: Approaches for improving data acquisition in sensor-based health applications
Employment Preference: Industry - Research, Industry - Development

Keunhong Park

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Advisor(s): Ali Farhadi, Steve Seitz
Research Area: Computer Vision, Graphics
Dissertation Topic: 3D Scanning for All

Employment Preference: Industry - Researc

Hao Peng

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Advisor(s): Noah Smith
Research Area: Natural Language Processing
Dissertation Topic: Rational Neural Networks for Natural Language Processing

Employment Preference: Academia - Research, Industry - Research

Leah Perlmutter

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Advisor(s): Maya Cakmak
Research Area: Human-Robot Interaction, Accessibility, CS Education
Employment Preference: Academia - Teaching

Manaswi Saha

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Advisor(s): Jon Froehlich, Jeffrey Heer
Research Area: Human-computer interactionI, urban informatics, accessibility, data visualization, computational social science
Dissertation Topic: Designing Interactive Computational Tools for Understanding Urban Accessibility at Scale

Employment Preference: Industry - Research, Orgs doing research with Social Good focus (e.g., think tanks, national research labs)

Lucy Simko

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Advisor(s): Tadayoshi Kohno
Research Area: Security and privacy
Dissertation Topic: Security and privacy during changes in ontological security
Employment Preference: Academia - Research, Industry - Research

Sherry Tongshuang Wu

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Advisor(s): Jeffrey Heer, Dan Weld
Research Area: Human-Computer Interaction, Natural Language Processing, Human-AI Interaction
Dissertation Topic: Principles and Interactive Tools for Evaluating and Improving NLP models

Employment Preference: Academia - Research, Industry - Research

Rowan Zellers

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Advisor(s): Yejin Choi, Ali Farhadi
Research Area: Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, AI
Dissertation Topic: Learning Commonsense Understanding through Language and Vision

Employment Preference: Academia - Research

Eric Zeng

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Advisor(s): Franziska Roesner
Research Area: Security and Privacy
Employment Preference: Academia - Research, Industry - Research


Outgoing Postdoctoral Scholars

Patrícia Alves-Oliveira

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UW Advisor(s):
 Maya Cakmak
Ph.D. Institution & Advisor(s): Ana Paiva and Guy Hoffman, ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon and Cornell University
Research Area: Human-Robot Interaction
Research Focus: Robotics, health, artificial intelligence
Employment Preference: Academia - Research, Industry - Research

Waylon Brunette

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UW Advisor(s):
 Richard Anderson
Ph.D. Institution & Advisor(s): Richard Anderson, University of Washington
Research Area: Computing for Development (ICTD), Mobile Computing, HCI, Edge Computing
Research Focus: Open Data Kit 2: Building Mobile Application Frameworks for Disconnected Data Management that specifically target Global Humanitarian Organizations
Employment Preference: Academia - Research

Karthik Desingh

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UW Advisor(s): Dieter Fox
Ph.D. Institution & Advisor(s): Chad Jenkins, University of Michigan
Research Area: Robotics, Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence
Research Focus: Perception and Reasoning for Mobile Manipulation; Representation Learning; Belief Propagation
Employment Preference: Academia - Research, Industry - Research

Pardis Emami-Naeini

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UW Advisor(s): Tadayoshi Kohno and Franziska Roesner
Ph.D. Institution & Advisor(s): Lorrie Cranor and Yuvraj Agarwal, Carnegie Mellon University
Research Area: Privacy, Security, Usability
Research Focus: Human aspects in security and privacy. Exploring people's understanding and concerns toward security and privacy of technology to inform the design of systems and policies.
Employment Preference: Academia - Research

Christoforos Mavrogiannis

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UW Advisor(s): Siddhartha Srinivasa
Ph.D. Institution & Advisor(s): Ross A. Knepper, Cornell University
Research Area: Robotics
Research Focus: Human-robot interaction, multiagent navigation, robot planning, artificial intelligence
Employment Preference: Academia - Research, Industry - Research

Dustin Richmond

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UW Advisor(s):
 Richard Anderson
Ph.D. Institution & Advisor(s): Ryan Kastner, University of California, San Diego
Research Area: Computer Architecture, Hardware Security, Reconfigurable Systems
Research Focus: Secure, usable, reconfigurable systems
Employment Preference: Academia - Research

Soumyadip Sengupta

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UW Advisor(s): Steve Seitz, Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman, Brian Curless
Ph.D. Institution & Advisor(s): David W. Jacobs, University of Maryland, College Park
Research Area: Computer Vision & Graphics
Research Focus: Improve video communication by developing easily accessible content creation and editing tools.
Employment Preference: Academia - Research, Industry - Research