Deepali Aneja (deepalia@cs)
ADVISOR: Linda Shapiro
RESEARCH AREA: Computer Vision, Graphics and Animation 
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Research, Industry - Research
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Summer 2019

Aaron Bauer (awb@cs)
ADVISOR: Zoran Popović
RESEARCH AREA: Human-Computer problem solving
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Understanding Problem Solving and Collaboration in an Open-Ended Scientific-Discovery Game
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Teaching
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2019

James Bornholt (bornholt@cs)
ADVISOR: Emina Torlak, Dan Grossman, and Luis Ceze
RESEARCH AREA: Programming Languages, Formal Methods
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Scaling Up Program Verification and Synthesis
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Research, Industry - Research
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2019

Waylon Brunette (wrb@cs)
ADVISOR: Richard Anderson
RESEARCH AREA: Mobile Systems, Computing for Global Development
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Research
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2019

Arunkumar Byravan (barun@cs)
ADVISOR: Dieter Fox
RESEARCH AREA: Robotics, Deep Learning, Machine Learning
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Structured Deep Visual Models for Robot Manipulation
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Research, Industry - Research
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2019

Ignacio Cano (icano@cs)
ADVISOR: Arvind Krishnamurthy
RESEARCH AREA: Systems, Machine Learning
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Optimizing Systems using Machine Learning
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry - Development
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Autumn 2018

Tianqi Chen (tqchen@cs)
ADVISOR: Carlos Guestrin
RESEARCH AREA: Machine Learning, Systems
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Scalable and automated learning systems
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Research
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Summer 2019

Shumo Chu (chushumo@cs)
ADVISOR: Dan Suciu
RESEARCH AREA: Data Management, Formal Methods
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Automated Reasoning of Database Queries
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Research, Industry - Research
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring or Summer 2019

Eunsol Choi (eunsol@cs)
ADVISOR: Yejin Choi and Luke Zettlemoyer
RESEARCH AREA: Natural Language Processing
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Extracting and Inferring Information From Text
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Research, Industry - Research
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Summer 2019

Camille Cobb (cobbc12@cs)
ADVISOR: Tadayoshi Kohno
RESEARCH AREA: Security & Privacy
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Peer-to-peer privacy in social and communications applications
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Research
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2019

Lilian de Greef (ldegreef@cs)
ADVISOR: Shwetak Patel
RESEARCH AREA: Ubiquitous Computing
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Using Commodity Hardware to Noninvasively Monitor Acute Infant Medical Conditions
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry - Research, Industry - Development
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2019

Kira Goldner (kgoldner@cs)
ADVISOR: Anna Karlin
RESEARCH AREA: Algorithmic mechanism design, algorithmic game theory, approximation algorithms
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Interdimensional Mechanism Design
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Research
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2019

Srini Iyer (sviyer@cs)
ADVISOR: Luke Zettlemoyer and Alvin Cheung
RESEARCH AREA: Natural Language Processing
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Learning to Map Natural Language to General Purpose Source Code
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Research, Industry - Research
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2019

Mohit Jain (mohitj@cs)
ADVISOR: Shwetak Patel
RESEARCH AREA: Ubicomp / Human-Computer Interaction
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Making Chatbots More Usable
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Research, Industry - Research
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2019

Daniel Jones (dcjones@cs)
ADVISOR: Larry Ruzzo
RESEARCH AREA: Computational Biology
DISSERTATION TOPIC: The statistical analysis of RNA-Seq experiments using approximate likelihood
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Research, Industry - Research
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2019

Kiron Lebeck (kklebeck@cs)
ADVISOR: Franziska Roesner and Tadayoshi Kohno
RESEARCH AREA: Augmented Reality, Security and Privacy
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry - Research, Industry - Development
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2019

Vincent Lee (vlee2@cs)
ADVISOR: Luis Ceze and Mark Oskin
RESEARCH AREA: Computer Architecture
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Towards Practical Stochastic Computing Architectures for Emerging Applications
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry - Research
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Winter 2019

Jialin Li (lijl@cs)
ADVISOR: Dan R. K. Ports
RESEARCH AREA: Distributed Systems
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Co-designing Distributed Systems with the Datacenter Network
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Research, Industry - Research
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Summer 2019

Scott Lundberg (slund1@cs)
ADVISOR: Su-In Lee
RESEARCH AREA: Interpretable Machine Learning in Healthcare
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Actionable Machine Learning for Medicine and Biology
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Research, Industry - Research, Industry - Development
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Winter 2019 or Spring 2019

Alex Mariakakis (atm15@cs)
ADVISOR: Shwetak Patel and Jacob Wobbrock (iSchool)
RESEARCH AREA: Ubicomp / Human-Computer Interaction
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Mobile Sensing for Health and Public Safety
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Research
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Summer 2019

Thierry Moreau (moreau@cs)
ADVISOR: Luis Ceze
RESEARCH AREA: Computer Architecture, Deep Learning Systems
DISSERTATION TOPIC: From Approximate Specialization to Specialized Approximation: Navigating Cross-Stack Optimizations for Pareto-Optimal Systems Design
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Post-Doc
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Autumn 2018

Dominik Moritz (domoritz@cs)
ADVISOR: Jeffrey Heer and Bill Howe
RESEARCH AREA: Data Visualization, Data Management, Data Science
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Interactive Systems for Scalable Visual Analysis
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Research
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2019

Rajalakshmi Nandakumar (rajaln@cs)
ADVISOR: Shyamnath Gollakota
RESEARCH AREA: Mobile Systems and Wireless networks
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Research, Industry - Research
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2019

Peter Ney (neyp@cs)
ADVISOR: Tadayoshi Kohno
RESEARCH AREA: Security and Privacy
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Bio-cyber Security
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Postdoc
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2019

Jennifer Ortiz (jortiz16@cs)
ADVISOR: Magdalena Balazinska
RESEARCH AREA: Databases & Data Management
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Enabling Performance-based Service Level Agreements for Data Analytics in the Cloud
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry - Research, Industry - Development
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2019

Pavel Panchekha (pavpan@cs)
ADVISOR: Zachary Tatlock and Michael Ernst
RESEARCH AREA: Programming Languages
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Verifying that Web Page Layout is Accessible
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Research, Industry - Research
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2019

Trevor Perrier (tperrier@cs)
ADVISOR: Richard Anderson
RESEARCH AREA: Computing for Global Development
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Semi-Automated Bi-Directional SMS for Global Health
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Teaching, Industry - Research, Industry - Development
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Winter 2019

Fahad Pervaiz (fahadp@cs)
ADVISOR: Richard Anderson
RESEARCH AREA: Computing for Development, Human-Computer Interaction and Data Analytics
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Understanding the Challenges in Development Data Pipeline
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry - Research, Industry - Development
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2019

Alireza Rezaei (arezaei@cs)
ADVISOR: Shayan Oveis Gharan
RESEARCH AREA: Approximation Algorithms, Spectral Graph Theory, Distributed Computing, Markov Chains 
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Designing practical and efficient primitives for determinantal point processes
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry - Research, Industry - Development
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Summer 2019

Connor Schenck (schenckc@cs)
ADVISOR: Dieter Fox
RESEARCH AREA: Robotics
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Liquids & Robots: An Investigation of Techniques for Robotic Interaction with Liquids
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry - Research, Industry - Development
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Autumn 2018

Jacob Schreiber (jmschr@cs)
ADVISOR: William Noble
RESEARCH AREA: Computational Biology and Machine Learning
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Latent Factor Modeling of the Human Epigenome
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Research, Industry - Research
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Summer 2019

Alex Takakuwa (alextaka@cs)
ADVISOR: Tadayoshi Kohno
RESEARCH AREA: Security and Privacy
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Moving from Passwords to Authenticators
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry - Research, Industry - Development
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Summer 2019

Rob Thompson (robthomp@cs)
ADVISOR: Steve Tanimoto
RESEARCH AREA: Education,Problem Solving,HCI
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Understanding and Addressing Dyslexia's Effects on Child Programmers
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Teaching, Industry - Research, Industry - Development
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2019

John Toman (jtoman@cs)
ADVISOR: Dan Grossman
RESEARCH AREA: Programming Languages and Software Engineering
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Learning to Adapt: Analyses for Configurable Software
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Research, Industry - Research, Industry - Development
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2019

Aditya Vashistha (adityav@cs)
ADVISOR: Richard Anderson
RESEARCH AREA: HCI
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Social Computing for Social Good in Low-Resource Environments
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Research, Industry - Research
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Summer 2019

Eric Whitmire (emwhit@cs)
ADVISOR: Shwetak Patel
RESEARCH AREA: HCI / Mixed Reality
DISSERTATION TOPIC: High-Fidelity Interaction for Virtual and Augmented Reality
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry - Research
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2019

James Wilcox (jrw12@cs)
ADVISOR: Zachary Tatlock
RESEARCH AREA: Programming Languages
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Verified Distributed Systems
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Research
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2019

Doug Woos (dwoos@cs)
ADVISOR: Zachary Tatlock, Michael D. Ernst, and Thomas E. Anderson
RESEARCH AREA: Programming languages, operating systems, and distributed systems
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Graphical Interactive Debugging for Distributed Systems
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Teaching
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2019

Xiaoyi Zhang (xiaoyi@cs)
ADVISOR: James Fogarty
RESEARCH AREA: HCI, Accessibility
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Runtime Repair and Enhancement of Mobile App Accessibility
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry - Research
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Autumn 2018