Maaz Ahmad (maazsaf@cs)
ADVISOR: Alvin Cheung
RESEARCH AREA: Programming Languages, Compilers and Synthesis
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Lifting Imperative Data-Processing Code to Domain-Specific Abstractions
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry - Research
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Autumn 2020

Rahul Banerjee (banerjee@cs)
ADVISOR: Zoran Popovic & Jason Yip
RESEARCH AREA: HCI, Creativity Support Tools, Graphics, End-User Programming
DISSERTATION TOPIC: A Text-Free and Visually Concrete Programming Paradigm for Novices to Rapidly Create and Modify Graphical Interactive Programs
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry - Research, Industry - Development
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Winter 2020

Antoine Bosselut (antoineb@cs)
ADVISOR: Yejin Choi
RESEARCH AREA: Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Commonsense Knowledge, Reasoning, and Simulation in Natural Language Applications
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Research, Industry - Research
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2020

Gabriel Cadamuro (gabca@cs)
ADVISOR: Joshua Blumenstock & Sham Kakade
RESEARCH AREA: Machine Learning for the Developing world
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Prediction and Inference on Big Data in Development
EMPLOYMENT ACCEPTED. 
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Autumn 2019

Michael Jae-Yoon Chung (mjyc@cs)
ADVISOR: Maya Cakmak & Rajesh P.N. Rao
RESEARCH AREA: Human Robot Interaction
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Synthesizer-aided Interactive Robot Behavior Programming
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry - Research, Industry - Development, Entrepreneurship
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2020

Daniel Gordon (xkcd@cs)
ADVISOR: Ali Farhadi & Dieter Fox
RESEARCH AREA: Computer Vision, Machine Learning
DISSERTATION TOPIC: TxCxHxW: Towards Deep Temporal Understanding
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry - Research, Industry - Development
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2020

Brandon Haynes (bhaynes@cs)
ADVISOR: Magda Balazinska & Alvin Cheung
RESEARCH AREA: Database Systems
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Research, Industry - Research
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2020

Jane Hoffswell (jhoffs@cs)
ADVISOR: Jeffrey Heer
RESEARCH AREA: Visualization, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Languages and Visualization Tools for Data-Centric End User Programming
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry - Research, Industry - Development
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2020

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 2020

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 2020

Ravi Karkar (rkarkar@cs)
ADVISOR: James Fogarty
RESEARCH AREA: Human-Computer Interaction + Health
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Holistic Design and Development of Personal Health Technologies
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Research, Industry - Research
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2020

Niel Lebeck (nl35@cs)
ADVISOR: Irene Zhang, Arvind Krishnamurthy & Hank Levy
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Distributed systems and operating systems
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry - Development
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Winter 2020

Vincent Liew (vliew@cs)
ADVISOR: Paul Beame
RESEARCH AREA: Theory, Verification
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Towards Verifying Nonlinear Integer Arithmetic
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry - Research, Industry - Development
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Summer 2020

Ming Liu (mgliu@cs)
ADVISOR: Arvind Krishnamurthy
RESEARCH AREA: Networking and Systems
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Optimizing Distributed Systems Using Programmable Network
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Research, Industry - Research
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2020

Kendall Lowrey (klowrey@cs)
ADVISOR: Emo Todorov
RESEARCH AREA: Robotics Intelligence
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Exploration for Intelligent Robotics Behavior
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Research, Industry - Research, Industry - Development
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Autumn 2019

Liang Luo (liangluo@cs)
ADVISOR: Luis Ceze & Arvind Krishnamurthy
RESEARCH AREA: Systems for machine learning
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry - Research
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Summer 2020

Amrita Mazumdar (amrita@cs)
ADVISOR: Luis Ceze & Mark Oskin
RESEARCH AREA: Computer Architecture
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Perceptual Optimizations for Video Capture, Processing, and Storage Systems
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry - Research
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2020

Parmita Mehta (parmita@cs)
ADVISOR: Magdalena Balazinska & Su-In Lee 
RESEARCH AREA: Databases and applied machine learning
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Large scale analytics on scientific image data.
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry - Research
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Winter/Spring 2020

Siva Natarajan Ramamoorthy (sivanr@cs)
ADVISOR: Anup Rao
RESEARCH AREA: Theory
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Lower Bounds in Computational Complexity
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Research, Industry - Research, Industry - Development
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2020

Hannah Rashkin (hrashkin@cs)
ADVISOR: Yejin Choi
RESEARCH AREA: Natural Language Processing
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Social reasoning and inference in NLP
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry - Research
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2020

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 2020

Jared Roesch (jroesch@cs)
ADVISOR: Zachary Tatlock 
RESEARCH AREA: Programming Languages & Software Engineering
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Learning to Compile Learning
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Research, Startup
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Summer 2020

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 2020

Jessica Schroeder (jesscs@cs)
ADVISOR: James Fogarty & Sean Munson 
RESEARCH AREA: HCI, health informatics 
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Goal-Directed Self-Tracking in the Management of Chronic Health Conditions
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry - Research, Industry - Development
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2020

Minjoon Seo (minjoon@cs)
ADVISOR: Hannaneh Hajishirzi
RESEARCH AREA: Natural Language Processing
DISSERTATION TOPIC: question answering, machine reading, language reasoning, 
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Research, Industry - Research, Industry - Development
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Winter 2020

Amanda Swearngin (amaswea@cs)
ADVISOR: James Fogarty & Amy Ko
RESEARCH AREA: Human Computer Interaction, Programming Languages & Software Engineering 
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Expanding Interface Design Capabilities through Semantic and Data-Driven Analyses
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry - Research, Industry - Development
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Autumn 2019

Rob Thompson (robthomp@cs)
ADVISOR: Steve Tanimoto
RESEARCH AREA: Education/Learning/HCI
DISSERTATION TOPIC: HAWK/KW: An Online System for Studying Dyslexic Children’s Reading, Writing, and Programming
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Teaching, Industry - Research, Industry - Development
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Autumn 2019

Robbie Weber (rtweber2@cs)
ADVISOR: Anna Karlin and Shayan Oveis Gharan
RESEARCH AREA: Theory
DISSERTATION TOPIC: online matching in stochastic and worst-case settings
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Academia - Teaching
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Spring 2020

Cong Yan (congy@cs)
ADVISOR: Alvin Cheung
RESEARCH AREA: Database and software engineering
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Application-database holistic optimization (tentative)
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry - Research
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Summer 2020

Edward Zhang (edzhang@cs)
ADVISOR: Brian Curless
RESEARCH AREA: Computer Graphics & Vision
DISSERTATION TOPIC: Visually Realistic Scene Manipulation for Mixed Reality
EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: Industry - Research, Industry - Development
EXPECTED GRADUATION QUARTER: Winter 2020