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Former Group Members and Collaborators

Past Post-Doctoral Fellows

  1. Elyas Sabeti (2019-2021), Research Staff General Motors AI Labs
  2. Mayank Baranwal (2018-2020), Adj Professor, IIT Bombay,  India.
  3. Rohit Gupta (2019-2020), Asst Professor, Dept Aerospace Engineering, IIT Bombay India.
  4. Lin Zhou (2018-2020), Asst Professor, Beihang University, Beijing.
  5. Salimeh Yasaei Sekeh (2016-2019), Asst. Prof at the University of Maine,Orono. 
  6. Abram Magner (2018-2019), Asst. Prof at the State University of New York at Albany.
  7. Farshad Harirchi (2017-2018), Research Staff, Scientific Research Laboratory, Ford
  8. Hye Won Chung (2014-2017), Asst. Prof at KAIST, Seoul.
  9. (Easton) Li Xu (2017-2018), Asst Prof at Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  10. Sijia Liu (2016-2017), research staff member, MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, IBM research
  11. Yasin Yilmaz (2014-2016), Asst. Prof at University of South Florida
  12. Taposh Banerjee (2014-2015), Asst Prof at University of Texas, San Antonio (formerly Postdoc with Vahid Tarokh at Harvard).
  13. Jie Chen (2014-2015), Asst. Prof at Northwestern Polytechnic University, China.
  14. Goran Marjanovic (2013-2014), Univ South Wales, Australia
  15. Greg Newstadt, (2012-2014), Software Engineer at Google, Inc.
  16. Alex Kulesza, (2012-2014), Postdoc at Univ of Michigan
  17. Joyce Liu, (2012-2013), Postdoc at UC Berkeley and UPenn
  18. Dennis Wei (2011-2013) (.html), IBM Watson Research
  19. Sung Jin Hwang, (2012), Software Engineer at Google, Inc.
  20. Koby Todros (2010-2012), Assistant Professor, Ben Gurion Univ, Israel.
  21. Francesca Bassi (2011-2012), Research Scientist, ENST Paris.
  22. Roni Mittelman (2010-2011), Post-doc Univ of Michigan.
  23. Xu Chen (2010-2011) (.html). Research Engineer. Sharp Labs of America.
  24. Ami Wiesel (2007-2009), Associate Professor, Hebrew University, ami at
  25. Eran Bashan (2008) CEO Hygiea Inc,
  26. Nicolas Dobigeon (2007), Professor ENSEEIHT (Toulouse)
  27. Mark Kliger (2006-2007), CTO Medasense Biometrics, Ltd, mkliger at
  28. Neal Patwari (2005-2006), Associate Professor University of Utah, npatwari at
  29. Raviv Raich (2004-2007), Associate Professor Oregon State University, raich at
  30. Pei-Jung Chung (2004), Lecturer, University of Edinborough, UK, peijung_chung at
  31. Cyrille Hory (2003-2004), Research Staff INRETS, Paris France hory at
  32. Christophe Vignat (2000-2001), Professor Univ. of Paris XI, Paris France. Christophe.VIGNAT at
  33. Stephane Chretien, (1995-1998), Associate Professor University of Besancon, Besancon, France, chretien at
  34. Olivier Michel, (1993-1994), Professor INP, Grenoble, France olivier.michel at

Former PhD Students

  1. Yaya Zhai, Thesis title: Digital Biomarker Models for Prediction of Infectious Disease Susceptibility, Dept of Computation Medicine and Bioinformatics, Aug 2021
  2. Yun Wei, Post-doc at SAMSI. Thesis title: Theoretical Foundations for Clustering and Screening Heterogeneous and High dimensional Data. (.pdf). Dept of Mathematics (AIM), Jan. 2020.
  3. Morteza Noshad, Post-doc at Stanford University. Thesis title: Estimation of Information Measures and Applications in Machine Learning (.pdf). Dept of EECS, Jan. 2020.
  4. Joel LeBlanc, Michigan Tech Research Institute, Ann Arbor. Thesis title: Optical Systems Identification for Passive Electro-Optical Imaging (.pdf). Dept of EECS, Jan. 2020.
  5. Brandon Oselio, Postdoc Univ of Michigan. Thesis title: Models and Inference with Network Structure (.pdf). Dept of EECS, Jan. 2020
  6. Elizabeth Hou, Research Staff, STR, Boston MA. Thesis title:  Anomaly Detection and Sequential Filtering with Partial Observations, (.pdf).  Dept. of EECS, Jan. 2020.
  7. Tianpei Xie, Applied Scientist, Amazon. Thesis title: Robust Learning from Multiple Information Sources(.pdf). Dept of EECS May 2017.
  8. Kristjan Greenewald, Post-doc Dept. of Statistics University of Michigan, Thesis title: High dimensional covariance estimation for spatio-temporal processes(.pdf). Dept of EECS Jan. 2017.
  9. Pin-Yu Chen , Research Staff Member, IBM Watson. Thesis title: Analysis and actions on graph data(.pdf). Dept of EECS Sept. 2016.
  10. Kevin Moon, Post-doc Yale University. Thesis title: Nonparametric Estimation of Distributional Functionals and Applications(.pdf). Dept of EECS Aug. 2016.
  11. Yu-Hui Chen . Software Engineer, Google, Mountain View. Thesis title: Multimodal Image Fusion and Its Applications(.pdf). Dept of EECS Nov. 2015.
  12. Dae-Yon Jung . Research Scientist, Korean manpower establishment. Thesis title: Feature Selection and Non-Euclidean Dimensionality Reduction: Application to Electrocardiology(.pdf). Dept of EECS June 2015.
  13. Hamed Firouzi. Vice President, Goldman Sachs, New York, NY. Thesis title “High Dimensional Correlation Networks and Their Applications.” (.pdf).Dept of EECS Feb. 2015.
  14. Zhaoshi Meng. Senior researcher at Vicarious, Inc., San Francisco CA. Thesis title “Distributed learning, prediction and detection in probabilistic graphs.” Dept of EECS Aug. 2014.
  15. Jeffrey Calder. Assistant Professor of Mathematics, University of Minnesota. Formerly, Morrey Assistant Professor of Mathematics at UC Berkeley. Thesis title “Hamilton-Jacobi equations for sorting and percolation problems,” (.pdf) . Dept. Mathematics, AIM Program, Apr. 2014. (Co-chair Selim Esedoglu).
  16. Ko-Jen (Mark) Hsiao. Senior research scientist at Netflix, Inc. Thesis title “Combining Disparate Information for Machine Learning,” (.pdf) . Dept. EECS Apr. 2014.
  17. Ted Tsiligkaridis . Technical Staff, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington MA. High Dimensional Separable Representations for Statistical Estimation and Controlled Sensing(.pdf) . Dept. EECS Dec. 2013.
  18. Se-Un Park . Research staff, Schlumberger Research, Cambridge MA. Reconstruction, Classification, and Segmentation for Computational Microscopy, (.pdf) . Dept. EECS Aug. 2013.
  19. Paul Shearer , ( at Data scientist at MassMutual Financial Group, Boston MA. Separable inverse problems, blind deconvolution, and stray light correction for extreme ultraviolet solar images, (.pdf) , Program in Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics, May 2013. (Co-chairs Anna Gilbert and Rich Frazin).
  20. Greg Newstadt (newstage37 at Software Engineer, Google, Inc, Pittsburgh PA. Adaptive sensing techniques for dynamic target tracking and detection with applications to synthetic aperture radars, (.pdf) , Dept. EECS, Jan 2013.
  21. Tzu-Yu Liu ( Senior machine learning scientist, Freenome, San Francisco. Thesis Statistical Learning for Sample-Limited High-dimensional Problems with Application to Biomedical Data (.pdf) , Dept. EECS, Jan 2013. (Co-chair Clayton Scott).
  22. Sung Jin Hwang ( Software Engineer at Google, Inc, Mountain View, CA. Thesis Geometric representation of high dimensional data (.pdf) , Dept. EECS, Oct 2012. (Co-chair Steven Damelin).
  23. Kevin Xu ( Assistant Professor, University of Toledo, OH. Thesis ,Computational methods for learning and inference on dynamic networks (.pdf) , Dept. EECS, May 2012.
  24. Kumar Sricharan ( Principal Data Scientist, Intuit. Thesis Neighborhood graphs for estimation of density functionals, (.pdf) , Dept. EECS, April 2012.
  25. Arnau Tibau Puig ( Director of Data Science, LetsGo, Barcelona. Thesis Learning from high-dimensional multivariate signals, (.pdf) , Dept. EECS, Jan 2012.
  26. Yilun Chen ( Vice President – Engineering, Join Intelligent Solution. Shanghai China. Thesis Regularized Estimation of High-dimensional Covariance Matrices (.pdf) , Dept. EECS, March 2011.
  27. Yongsheng Huang ( Software Engineer, DataBricks Boston. Thesis (Bioinformatics) Integrative Statistical Learning and Applications in Predicting Features of Diseases and Health (.pdf) , Bioinformatics Program, Jan 2011. (Co-chair Jay Hess).
  28. Patrick Harrington ( Head of Machine Learning and Risk, Square Inc. Thesis (Bioinformatics) Inverse problems in high dimensional stochastic systems under uncertainty, (.pdf) , Bioinformatics Program, Aug. 2010.
  29. Kevin Carter ( Principal Program Manager Lead, Microsoft, Inc. Formerly Associate Group Leader, at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Thesis (EECS) Dimensionality Reduction on Statistical Manifolds, (.pdf) , Dept. of EECS, Dec. 2008.
  30. Arvind Rao ( Associate Professor, Dept. of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Michigan. Thesis (EECS/Bioinformatics) Prospective identification of long-range transcriptional regulatory regions via integrative genomics, (.pdf) . Bioinformatics Program and Dept. of EECS, July 2008. (Co-chairs David states and Douglas Engel).
  31. Eran Bashan ( CEO, Director and Founder, Hygiea Inc, Ann Arbor MI. Thesis (EECS) Efficient resource allocation schemes for search, (.pdf) , Dept. EECS, May 2008. (Co-chair Jeffrey Fessler).
  32. Jay Marble , Senior EW Engineer at URS Federal Services, Bloomington IN. Thesis (EECS) Advances in surface penetrating technologies for imaging, detection, and classification, (.pdf) . Dept. EECS, Dec. 2007.
  33. Raghuram Rangarajan . Principal Engineer at Mimosa Networks, San Jose CA. Thesis (EECS) Resource constrained adaptive sensing, (.pdf) , Dept. EECS, Aug 2006.
  34. Derek Justice (djusticed at Research Staff at SAS Institute Inc, Raleigh NC. Thesis (EECS) “Inference methods for message endpoint localization in networks,” (.pdf) , Dept. EECS, Aug. 2006.
  35. Dongxiao Zhu (dongxiaozhu at Associate Professor at Wayne State University, Detroit MI. Thesis (EECS) “Reconstructing Signaling Pathways from High Throughput Data” (.pdf) , Dept. EECS, May 2006.
  36. Doron Blatt (dblatt at Head of Algorithmic Trading at DRW Trading Group, Chicago IL. Thesis (EECS) “Performance Evaluation and Optimization for Inference Systems: Model Uncertainty, Distributed Implementation, and Active Sensing,” (.pdf) . Dept. EECS, May 2006.
  37. Michael Ting ( Software developer at Criteo, Paris France. Thesis (EECS) “Signal Processing for Magnetic Resonance Force Microscopy,” (.pdf) , Dept. EECS, May 2006.
  38. Neal Patwari (npatwari at Professor at Washington University,  St Louis. Thesis (EECS) Location estimation in sensor networks (.pdf) , Dept. EECS, Sept. 2005.
  39. Jose Costa . Quantitative Analyst at Teza Technologies, Chicago. Thesis (EECS) (.pdf) Random graphs for structure discovery in high dimensional data , Dept. EECS, Aug. 2005.
  40. Chris Kreucher ( Senior Systems Engineer at Integrity Applications Incorporated in Ann Arbor, MI. Thesis (EECS) (.pdf) An information-based approach to sensor resource allocation , Dept. EECS, Feb. 2005.
  41. Clyde Shih (mfshih at Senior Machine Learning Scientist, Apple, Inc. Thesis (EECS) (.pdf) Unicast Internet Tomography , Dept. EECS, Jan. 2005.
  42. Huzefa Neemuchwala . Senior Director for Data and Digital Solutions, Medtronic. Thesis (Biomedical Engineering) (.pdf) Entropic graphs for image registration , Dept. Biomedical Engineering, Jan. 2005.
  43. Tom Kragh (thomas.kragh at Senior Principal Research Engineer, BAE Systems Inc, NH. Thesis (EECS) (.pdf) Tradeoffs and limitations in statistically based image reconstruction problems , Dept. EECS, Sept. 2002.
  44. Jia Li (li4 at Associate Professor at Oakland University, MI. PhD Thesis (Biomedical Engineering) (.pdf) Three dimensional shape modeling: segmentation, reconstruction and registration , Dept. BME, Jan. 2002,
  45. Mahesh Godavarti (mgodavarti at Chief Scientist at Ditech Networks (mgodavarti at Thesis (EECS) (.pdf) Antenna arrays in wireless communications, , Dept. EECS, July 2001.
  46. Riten (Robby) Gupta Research Staff TRW Inc, Los Angeles (Riten.Gupta at Thesis (EECS) (.pdf) Quantization Strategies for Low-Power Communications, , Dept. EECS, May 2001.
  47. Hyungsoo Kim, Research Engineer at Samsung Electronics, Korea ( at, dearhs at Thesis (EECS) (.pdf) Adaptive target detection in radar imaging, , Dept. EECS, Jan. 2001.
  48. Bing Ma , Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas NV. ( Thesis (EECS) (.pdf) `Parametric and non-parametric approaches for multisensor data fusion Dept. EECS, Jan. 2001.
  49. Robinson Piramuthu , Principal Research Scientist and Director of Computer Vision at eBay Research Labs. Thesis (EECS) Robust fusion of MRI and ECT data, and acceleration of EM algorithm using proximal point approach , Dept. of EECS, May 2000.
  50. Anne Sauve , Data Scientist at Cisco. PhD Thesis System modeling, sampling, interpolation and iterative reconstruction for the 3D Compton camera, Dept. of EECS, Jan. 2000.
  51. Steven Titus, CTO, BIS Global, Raleigh NC. Formerly Director of Engineering at Echo360, Raleigh NC. Thesis (EECS) Improved penalized likelihood image reconstruction of anatomically correlated emission computed tomography data , Dept. EECS, Oct. 1996. (Co-chair Jeffrey Fessler).
  52. Ilan Sharfer, Senior Algorithms Engineer, ECI Telecom, Israel. PhD Thesis Recursive algorithms for digital communications using the discrete wavelet transform , Dept. EECS, Oct. 1996
  53. Mohammad Usman, Vice President of Engineering, Masimo Corporation, Irvine CA (usman92691 at Thesis (EECS) Biased and unbiased Cramer-Rao bounds: computational issues and applications (.pdf) , Dept. EECS, Aug. 1994.
  54. Ron Delap, Professor and Dean of Engineering and Engineering Technology, LeTourneau University, Longview TX. PhD Thesis ADEPT: Task Specific Adaptive Beamforming , Dept. EECS, May 1994.
  55. Nick Antoniadis, Professor of Computer Engineering, TEI of Epirus, Greece. Thesis (EECS) Time Delay Estimation for Inhomogeneous Poisson Processes in the Presence of Gaussian Noise , Dept. EECS, Oct. 1992.
  56. Bulent Baygun, Market Strategist and Quantitative Researcher at Laurion Capital. Formerly, Head of Interest Rate Strategy, BNP-Paribas, New York NY (bbaygun at Thesis (EECS) Optimal Strategies and Tradeoffs for Joint Detection and Estimation , Dept. EECS, Oct. 1992.
  57. Nick Petrick, Deputy Director of the Division of Imaging and Applied Math and Director of the Image Analysis Laboratory, Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Thesis (EECS) Optimal Arrival Time Estimators for Electromagnetic Radiation Detectors , Dept. EECS, July 1992.
  58. John Gorman, Program Manager at DARPA.Thesis (EECS) Error Bounds in Constrained Estimation , Dept. EECS, June 1991.
  59. Ling Shao, Director of Imaging Physics, Philips Healthcare, CA. Thesis (Bioengineering Program) Mutual Information Optimization and Evaluation of Single Photon Computed Tomography , Bioengineering Program, Oct. 1989.
  60. Joong K. Kim, Professor at Sung Kyun Kwan University, Korea (jkkim at Thesis (EECS) Time Delay Estimation with Nuisance Parameters: Performance Approximation and Coarse Acquisition , Dept. EECS, Oct. 1989.

Former Master’s Students

Former Bachelor’s Students

  • Laurent Guillaume (Stagiare) laurent.guillaume at
  • Adam Pocholsky (UG-UROP)
  • Liyan Huang (UG-UROP)
  • Smita Krishnaswamy (UG-UROP)
  • Alina Chu (UG-UROP)
  • Hafez Hadinejad (TH-Darmstadt)
  • Richard Cheung (UM)
  • Christophe Guillouet (ECN)

Other Students

  • Jindan Yu University of Michigan (, PhD Thesis (.pdf) Transcript profiling of the cone-only Nrl-knockout retina using custom cDNA-microarrays: identification of novel targets of Nrl and of signaling pathways involved photoreceptor function , Dept. BME, Jan. 2004,
  • Jeffrey O’Neill, PhD Dept EECS, Univ of Michigan.
  • Anne-Emanuelle Badel , PhD at Ecole Normale Superieure Lyon, France
  • Yong Zhang, PhD in BME at Univ of Michigan. Presently at KLA-TENCOR.

Current (last 5 years) Collaborators on publications and research grants

  • Frank Bogun, Dept Cardiology, Univ of Michigan.
  • Jose Bermudez, Univ Santa Catarina, Brazil.
  • Larry Carin, ECE, Duke University
  • Doug Cochran, Dept ECE Arizona State Univ
  • Pierre Comon, INPG, University of Grenoble
  • Marc de Graef, CMU
  • Steve Damelin, Mathematics Reviews, Ann Arbor
  • Veronique Delouille, Royal Observatory of Belgium
  • Nicolas Dobigeon, Univ of Toulouse, France.
  • Yonina Eldar, Technion, Israel.
  • Emre Ertin, ECE Ohio State University
  • Selim Esedolglu, Mathematics, Univ. Michigan
  • William Finn, Dept of Pathology, Univ of Michigan.
  • Gilles Fleury, Ecole Superieure d’Electricite, Gif-s-Yvette, France.
  • John Fisher, CSAIL, MIT
  • Geoffrey Ginsburg, Center for Genomic Medicine, Duke University.
  • Yuantao Gu, Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University
  • Jay Hess, Dept. Dept Pathology, Univ of Michigan.
  • Franz Hlawatch, Technical Univ of Vienna.
  • Jon How, Aerospace, MIT
  • Michael Jordan, UC Berkeley
  • Joseph Lucas, Duke University
  • Olivier Michel, INPG, Univ Grenoble
  • Steve McLaughlin, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
  • Chuck Meyer, Dept Radiology, Univ of Michigan.
  • Raj Rao Nadakuditi, EECS, University of Michigan
  • Nasser Nasrabadi, ARL
  • Pablo Piantanida, Supelec, Paris
  • Bala Rajaratnam, Dept Statistics, Stanford Univ.
  • Leonardo Rey Vega, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Cedric Richard, Univeristy of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France
  • Dan Rugar, IBM Almaden.
  • Silvio Savarese, Dept CS, Stanford.
  • Brian Sadler, ARL
  • Clay Scott, Dept EECS, Univ of Michigan.
  • John Sidles, Dept BME, Univ of Washington.
  • Jeff Simmons, AFRL
  • Stefano Soatto, UCLA
  • Jean-Yves Tourneret, Univ of Toulouse, France.
  • Alan Willsky LIDS, MIT.
  • Christopher Woods, Medical School, Duke University
  • Angela Yu, UC San Diego
  • Bin Yu, UC Berkeley
  • Aimee Zaas, Medical School, Duke University
  • Ed Zelnio, AFRL

Past (more than 5 years ago) collaborators on publications and research grants

  • Dan Bliss, MIT Lincoln Laboratory.
  • Joachim Bohme, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum
  • Paul Carson, Dept Radiology, Univ of Michigan.
  • David Castanon, Dept ECE Boston University.
  • Clem Karl, Dept ECE Boston University.
  • Neal Clinthorne, Dept Radiology Univ of Michigan.
  • Neiyer Correal, Motorola
  • David Donoho, Statistics, Stanford
  • Pierre Duhamel, CNRS, France.
  • Douglas Engel, Dept Cell and Developmental Biology, Univ of Michigan.
  • Jeffrey Fessler, Dept EECS Univ of Michigan.
  • Rajiva Goyal, Internal Medicine F D M Plc, formerly at University Hospital at Univ Michigan.
  • Simon Haykin, Mcmaster University
  • Keith Kastella, SRI
  • Spyros Kyperountas, Motorola
  • Sridhar Lakshmanan, Dept ECE, Univ. of Michigan – Dearborn
  • Stephane Mallat, Ecole Polytechnique, France
  • Tom Marzetta, Lucent Bell Laboratories -Murray Hill.
  • Christoph Mecklenbrauker, Telecommunicaions Research Center, Vienna
  • Eric Miller, Tufts.
  • Eric Moulines, Telecom Paris-Tech, Paris
  • Rob Nowak, ECE University of Wisconsin
  • Mila Nikolova, Dept Mathematics, Ecole Normal Superieure, Cachan France.
  • Mike Rabat, McGill University
  • Les Rogers, Nuclear Medicine Univ of Michigan.
  • Harry Schmitt, Raytheon Inc.
  • Stuart Schwartz, Princeton University
  • Wayne Stark, EECS Univ of Michigan.
  • David States, Dept Human Genetics, Univ of Michigan.
  • Gil Strang, Mathematics, MIT
  • Anand Swaroop, National Institutes of Health.
  • Christophe Vignat, Univ. of Paris XI, France.
  • Bill Williams, EECS Univ of Michigan.
  • Bin Yu, UC Berkeley