Outgoing Ph.D. Students

Maaz Bin Safeer Ahmad

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Advisor(s): Alvin Cheung
Research Area: Program Synthesis, Compilers, & High Performance Computing
Dissertation Topic: Semantic Code Transformations by Program Synthesis
Employment Preference: Industry - Research

Bindita Chaudhuri

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Advisor(s): Linda Shapiro & Alex Colburn
Research Area: Computer Vision, Computer Graphics & Machine Learning
Dissertation Topic: Deep Facial Motion Retargeting [subject to change slightly]
Employment Preference: Industry - Research

Elizabeth Clark

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Advisor(s): Noah Smith
Research Area: Natural Language Processing
Dissertation Topic: Natural language generation and evaluation for narrative text
Employment Preference: Industry - Research, Industry - Development

Katie Doroschak

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Advisor(s): Luis Ceze
Research Area: Computational & Synthetic Biology (+ Advanced Data Science option)
Employment Preference: Industry - Research

Ivan Evtimov

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Advisor(s): Tadayoshi Kohno
Research Area: Computer Security and Privacy - Adversarial Machine Learning
Employment Preference: Industry - Research

Yuchen Jin

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Advisor(s): Arvind Krishnamurthy
Research Area: ML systems & Networking systems
Dissertation Topic: Automating Animated Transitions in Statistical Graphics
Employment Preference: Industry - Research, Industry - Development

Younghoon Kim

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Advisor(s): Jeffrey Heer
Research Area: HCI & Data Visualization
Dissertation Topic: Automating Animated Transitions in Statistical Graphics
Employment Preference: Industry - Research, Industry - Development

Lucy Lin

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Advisor(s): Noah Smith
Research Area: NLP
Dissertation Topic: Semantic Comparisons and Applications
Employment Preference: Industry - Research, Industry - Development

Xuan Luo

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Advisor(s): Steven M. Seitz, Jason Lawrence, Ricardo Martin Brualla
Research Area: Computer Vision, Graphics, AR/VR
Employment Preference: Academia - Research, Industry - Research

Aditya Vamsikrishna Mandalika

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Advisor(s): Siddhartha Srinivasa
Research Area: Motion Planning; Robotics
Dissertation Topic: Efficient Robot Motion Planning in Cluttered Environments
Employment Preference: Industry - Research, Industry - Development

Aravind Rajeswaran

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Advisor(s): Sham Kakade & Emo Todorov
Research Area: Machine Learning, Robotics
Dissertation Topic: Data Driven Models and Priors for Efficient Learning
Employment Preference: Academia - Research, Industry - Research

Talia Ringer

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Advisor(s): Dan Grossman
Research Area: Programming Languages & Software Engineering
Dissertation Topic: Proof Repair
Employment Preference: Academia - Research

Anne Ross

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Advisor(s): James Fogarty & Jacob O. Wobbrock
Research Area: Human-Computer Interaction, Accessibility
Dissertation Topic: A Large-Scale, Multi-Factor Approach to Understand and Improving Mobile App Accessibility
Employment Preference: Academia - Research, Academia - Teaching, Industry - Research, Industry - Development

Maarten Sap

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Advisor(s): Yejin Choi & Noah Smith
Research Area: NLP
Dissertation Topic: Reasoning About Social Dynamics and Social Bias in Language
Employment Preference: Academia - Research, Industry - Research

John Thickstun

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Advisor(s): Sham M. Kakade & Zaid Harchaoui
Research Area: Machine Learning
Dissertation Topic: Generative Modeling of Classical Western Music
Employment Preference: Academia - Research, Industry - Research

Anran Wang

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Advisor(s): Shyam Gollakota
Research Area: Mobile Systems; Signal Processing
Dissertation Topic: Tracking minute motion by exploiting spatial diversity using acoustic signals
Employment Preference: Industry - Research, Industry - Development

Chenglong Wang

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Advisor(s): Ras Bodik & Alvin Cheung
Research Area: Program Synthesis, Programming languages
Dissertation Topic: Program Synthesis for Automating Data Analysis
Employment Preference: Academia - Research, Industry - Research

Christopher Xie

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Advisor(s): Dieter Fox
Research Area: Robotics & Computer Vision
Dissertation Topic: Discovering and Segmenting Unseen Object Instances for Robot Perception
Employment Preference: Industry - Research

Eric Zeng

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

Outgoing Postdoctoral Scholars

Maru Cabrera

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UW Advisor(s): Maya Cakmak
Ph.D. Institution & Advisor(s): Juan P Wachs, Purdue University
Research Area: Human-Robot Interaction
Research Focus: human robot interaction with a focus in service robots collaborating with users with disabilities.
Employment Preference: Academia - Research, Industry - Research

Joseph Jaeger

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UW Advisor(s): Stefano Tessaro
Ph.D. Institution & Advisor(s): Mihir Bellare, University of California, San Diego
Research Area: Cryptography, Security
Employment Preference: Academia - Research

Weihao Kong

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UW Advisor(s): Sham Kakade
Ph.D. Institution & Advisor(s): Gregory Valiant, Stanford University
Research Area: Machine Learning
Research Focus: Meta-learning, Federated learning, Robust machine learning, Model selection
Employment Preference: Academia - Research, Industry - 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; Human-robot Interaction; Artificial Intelligence
Research Focus: Motion planning; multiagent navigation; robotic manipulation
Employment Preference: Academia - Research, Industry - Research

Joseph McMahan

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UW Advisor(s): Luis Ceze
Ph.D. Institution & Advisor(s): Timothy SherwoodUC Santa Barbara
Research Area: Computer Architecture, Machine Learning
Research Focus: Computer Architecture X {Formal Methods, Security, Machine Learning}
Employment Preference: Academia - Research, Academia - Teaching, Industry - Research

Nikolaos Pappas

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UW Advisor(s): Noah A. Smith
Research Area: Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning
Research Focus: Incorporating larger context and improving sample efficiency of language models.
Employment Preference: Academia - Research, Industry - Research