Danielle Bragg (dkbragg@cs)
ADVISOR: Richard Ladner
RESEARCH AREA: Human-Computer Interaction, Data Science, Accessibility
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Data-Driven Accessibility for Visual Language
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Research, Industry - Research, Industry - Development
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2018

Jonathan Bragg (jbragg@cs)
ADVISOR: Daniel S. Weld and Mausam
RESEARCH AREA: Artificial Intelligence, Human-Computer Interaction
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Intelligent Management of Human-Machine Collaboration
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Research, Industry - Research, Industry - Development
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2018

Safiye Celik (safiye@cs)
ADVISOR: Su-In Lee
RESEARCH AREA: Computational Biology, Machine Learning
DISSERTATION TOPIC: High-dimensional machine learning techniques for integrative analysis of heterogeneous molecular data
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia (Research), Academia (Teaching), Industry (Research), Industry (Development)
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Summer 2018

Michael Jae-Yoon Chung (mjyc@cs)
ADVISORS: Rajesh P.N. Rao and Maya Cakmak
RESEARCH AREA: Human-Robot Interaction
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Designing and Evaluating Information Gathering Robots 
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia (Research), Industry (Research), Industry (Development)

Daniel Epstein (depstein@cs)
ADVISORS: James Fogarty, Sean Munson (HCDE)
RESEARCH AREA: Human Computer-Interaction
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Everyday Personal Informatics
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Research, Industry - Research
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2018

Abram Friesen (afriesen@cs)
ADVISOR: Pedro Domingos
RESEARCH AREA: Machine Learning
DISSERTATION TOPIC: The Sum-Product Theorem and its Applications
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry (Research)
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Autumn 2017 

Maxim Grechkin (grechkin@cs)
ADVISOR: Bill Howe
RESEARCH AREA: Machine Learning and Open Science
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Computational Curation of Open Science Data
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry - Research, Industry - Development
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Winter 2018

Luheng He (luheng@cs)
ADVISOR: Luke Zettlemoyer
RESEARCH AREA: Natural Language Processing
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Annotating, Learning, and Exploiting Shallow Semantic Structure (may be subject to change)
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry - Research
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Summer 2018

Justin Huang (jstn@cs)
ADVISOR: Maya Cakmak
RESEARCH AREA: Human-Robot Interaction
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Robot programming of mobile manipulators for non-experts
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry - Research, Industry - Development
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: WInter 2018

Daniel Jones (dcjones@cs)
ADVISOR: Larry Ruzzo 
RESEARCH AREA: Computational biology 
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Comprehensive analysis of RNA sequencing experiments 
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia (Research), Industry (Research)

Antoine Kaufmann (antoinek@cs)
ADVISOR: Thomas Anderson
RESEARCH AREA: Operating Systems and Networks
DISSERTATION TOPIC: High-speed network packet processing with NIC-software co-design
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Research
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Summer 2018

Kenton Lee (kentonl@cs)
ADVISOR: Luke Zettlemoyer
RESEARCH AREA: Natural Language Processing
DISSERTATION TOPIC: End-to-end Neural Structured Prediction
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry - Research
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Autumn 2017

Hanchuan Li (hanchuan@cs)
ADVISOR: Shwetak Patel
RESEARCH AREA: Ubicomp, Human-Computer Interaction, Internet of Things
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Enabling Sensing and Interaction with Everyday Objects
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry - Research
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Summer 2018

Shu Liang (liangshu@cs)
ADVISORS: Linda Shapiro and Ira Kemelmacher-Shilzerman
RESEARCH AREA: Computer Vision, Graphics
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Virtualize Me: Personalized 3D Head Reconstruction
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry - Research, Industry - Development
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2018

Calvin Loncaric (loncaric@cs)
ADVISOR: Michael D. Ernst
RESEARCH AREA: Programming Languages
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Data Structure Synthesis
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry - Research, Industry - Development
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2018

Yao Lu (luyao@cs)
ADVISOR: Linda Shapiro
RESEARCH AREA: Systems for AI and AI for systems, Computer Vision
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Building and accelerating a declarative platform for cloud machine learning
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Research, Industry - Research, Industry - Development
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Summer 2018

Lauren Milne (milnel2@cs)
ADVISOR: Richard Ladner
RESEARCH AREA: Accessibility
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Educational Smartphone Applications for Blind Children
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Teaching, Industry - Development
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Summer 2018

Eric Mullen (emullen@cs)
ADVISORS: Zach Tatlock and Dan Grossman
RESEARCH AREA: Interactive Program Verification
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Pushing the limits of Compiler Verification
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry - Research, Industry - Development
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2018

Cyrus Rashtchian (cyrash@cs)
ADVISOR: Paul Beame
RESEARCH AREA: Distributed Computing and Theoretical Computer Science
DISSERTATION TOPIC: New Algorithmic Tools for Distributed Similarity Search
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia (Research), Industry (Research), Industry (Development) 

Aditya Sankar (aditya@cs)
ADVISOR: Steve Seitz
RESEARCH AREA: Graphics, Vision
DISSERTATION TOPIC: In-situ Semantic 3D Modeling
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia (Research), Industry (Research), Industry (Development)

Haichen Shen (haichen@cs)
ADVISOR: Arvind Krishnamurthy
RESEARCH AREA: Distributed Systems, Systems for AI
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Efficient Neural Network Serving System (may be subject to change)
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry - Research, Industry - Development
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2018

Alex Takakuwa (alextaka@cs)
ADVISOR: Tadayoshi Kohno
RESEARCH AREA: Security and Privacy
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Modern Authentication
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Research, Industry - Research, Industry - Development
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Summer 2018

Rob Thompson (robthomp@cs)
ADVISOR: Steve Tanimoto
RESEARCH AREA: Education
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Educational Programming Environments for Children with Learning Disabilities
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry (Research), Industry (Development)

Jingjing Wang (jwang@cs)
ADVISOR: Magda Balazinska
RESEARCH AREA: Databases & Data Management
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Runtime Optimizations for Large-Scale Data Analytics
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry - Research, Industry - Development
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Winter 2018

Kanit Wongsuphasawat (kanitw@cs)
ADVISOR: Jeffrey Heer
RESEARCH AREA: Human-Computer Interaction and Visualization
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Recommendation-Powered Visualization Tools for Exploratory Data Analysis
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry - Research, Industry - Development, Industry - Product Management
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring or Summer 2018

Qiao Zhang (qiao@cs)
ADVISORS: Thomas Anderson and Arvind Krishnamurthy
RESEARCH AREA: Datacenter Networks, Distributed Systems
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Failure Diagnosis for Data Center Applications
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry - Research, Industry - Development
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2018