### Students Supervised

Current Research Advisees:
Shangsi Wang (AMS doctoral student), working in the area of multiple graph inference
Joshua Cape (AMS doctoral student), working in the area of linear algebra and concentration inequalities
Mingyue Gao (AMS doctoral student), working in the area of submodel statistical inference
Heather Gaddy Patsolic (AMS doctoral student), working in the area of graph matching & inference
Gongkai (Percy) Li (AMS doctoral student), working in the area of multi-dissimilarity inference

Mathematics Genealogy Project

Runze Tang, Ph.D. (2017)
Dissertation Title: Robust Estimation from Multiple Graphs
Defended: July 2017
Runze Tang is now Quantitative Associate @ Citi: tangrunze@gmail.com

Keith Levin, Ph.D. (2016)
Dissertation Title: Graph Inference with Applications to Low-Resource Audio Search and Indexing
Defended: December 2016
Keith is now postdoc at University of Michigan: keith.levin@gmail.com

Jordan Yoder, Ph.D. (2016)
Dissertation Title: On Model-Based Semi-Supervised Clustering
Defended: March 2016
Jordan is now Senior Quantitative Analyst at Exelon Corporation: jordan.yoder@gmail.com

Heng Wang, Ph.D. (2015)
Dissertation Title: Community Detection using Locality Statistics
Defended: December 2015
Heng is now Platform Engineering research scientist at MachineZone: whalessandro@gmail.com

Cencheng Shen, Ph.D. (2015)
Dissertation Title: Matching and Inference for Multiple Correlated Data Sets
Defended: March 2015
Cencheng is now postdoc at Temple University: charlie.cshen@gmail.com

Li Chen, Ph.D. (2015)
Dissertation Title: Pattern Recognition on Random Graphs
Defended: March 2015
Lee is now Data Scientist at Intel: lichen.jhu1@gmail.com

Sancar Adali, Ph.D. (2014)
Dissertation Title: Joint Optimization of Fidelity and Commensurability for Manifold Alignment and Graph Matching
Defended: March 2014
Sancar is now at Raytheon BBN Technologies: sadali@gmail.com

Daniel Sussman, Ph.D. (2014)
Dissertation Title: Foundations of Adjacency Spectral Embedding
Defended: December 2013
Daniel is now Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at Boston University: dpmcsuss@gmail.com

Ming Sun, Ph.D. (2013)
Dissertation Title: Data Fusion via Manifold Matching
Defended: September 2013
Ming is now Machine Learning Scientist at Amazon in Boston: sunming425@gmail.com

Yichen Qin, Ph.D. (2013)
Dissertation Title: Robust Inference via Lq-Likelihood
Defended: June 2013
Yichen is now Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati: yichenqin@gmail.com

Adam Cardinal-Stakenas, Ph.D. (2011)
Dissertation Title: Choosing a Dissimilarity Representation for Classification
Defended: February 2011
Adam is employed with DoD: cardinal.stakenas@gmail.com

Ting Yang, Ph.D. (2010)
Dissertation Title: The Effect of Model Misspecification on Semi-supervised Classification
Defended: December 2010
Ting is now at Armstrong Institute: ty.tingyang@gmail.com

Zhiliang Ma, Ph.D. (2010)
Dissertation Title: Disparate Information Fusion in the Dissimilarity Framework
Defended: October 2010
Zhiliang is now at facebook: zhiliang.ma@gmail.com

Andrey Rukhin, Ph.D. (2009)
Dissertation Title: Asymptotic Analysis of Various Statistics for Random Graph Inference
Defended: April 2009
Andrey is now at NSWC Dahlgren: rukhin@gmail.com

Elizabeth (Libby) Beer, Ph.D. (2009)
Dissertation Title: Latent Position Random Graphs: Theory, Inference, and Applications
Defended: February 2009
(Co-advisor with Ed Scheinerman)
Libby is now at Center for Computing Sciences (IDA/CCS-Bowie): libby.beer@gmail.com

Xugang Ye, Ph.D. (2008)
Dissertation Title: Random Disambiguation Paths: Models, Algorithms, and Analysis
Defended: September 2008
(Co-advisor with Shih-Ping Han)
Xugang is now at Microsoft Bing Information Platform: xugangye@microsoft.com

Al Aksakalli, Ph.D. (2007)
Dissertation Title: Protocols for Stochastic Shortest Path Problems with Dynamic Learning
Defended: March 2007
(Co-advisor with Donniell Fishkind)
Al is now Associate Professor at Department of Mathematical Sciences, RMIT University, Australia: vural.aksakalli@rmit.edu.au

Kendall Giles, Ph.D. (2007)
Dissertation Title: Knowledge Discovery in Computer Network Data: A Security Perspective
Defended: October 2006
Kendall is now Assistant Professor at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech University: kendallgiles@gmail.com

Majnu John, Ph.D. (2005)
Dissertation Title: A data-adaptive methodology
for finding an optimal weighted generalized
Mann-Whitney-Wilcoxon statistic
Defended: January 2005
Majnu John is
Institute Scientist in the Feinstein Institute and
Director of Biostatistics in the Department of Psychiatry at LIJ:
mjohn5@nshs.edu

Elvan Ceyhan, Ph.D. (2005)
Dissertation Title: An Investigation of Proximity Catch Digraphs in Delaunay Tessellations
Defended: October 2004
Elvan is now Associate Professor at Department of Statistics, University of Pittsburgh: elvanceyhan@gmail.com

Jason DeVinney, Ph.D. (2003)
Dissertation Title: The Class Cover Problem and its Applications in Pattern Recognition
Defended: November 2002
Jason DeVinney is now at Center for Computing Sciences (IDA/CCS-Bowie): jasondevinney@gmail.com

Adam Cannon, Ph.D. (2001)
Dissertation Title: Approximate Distance Methods in Classification
Defended: May 2000
(Co-advisor with Lenore Cowen)
Adam Cannon is now at Columbia University: cannon@cs.columbia.edu ; http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~cannon/homepage/Adam_Heath_Cannon.html

Peng Tao, Ph.D. (2000)
Dissertation Title: The Generalized Borrowed Strength Method and the Application to Image Recognition
Defended: March 2000
Peng Tao is now at AccuImage: peng.tao@gmail.com

Dalei Chen, Ph.D. (2000)
Dissertation Title: Borrowed Strength Density Estimation and Applications
Defended: November 1999
Dalei Chen is now at Bristol-Myers Squibb: dalei.chen@bms.com

Jingdong Xie, Ph.D. (1999)
Dissertation Title: Generalizing the Mann-Whitney-Wilcoxon Statistic
Defended: April 1999
Jingdong Xie is now Associate Director of Biostatistics at Forest Research Institute: jingdong.xie@frx.com

Dominic Lee, Ph.D. (1996)
Dominic Lee is Senior Lecturer at University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: D.Lee@math.canterbury.ac.nz

Nikhil Ram Mohan, M.S. (2009)
Nikhil is now in the MD/PhD program at Northwestern University

Allison Barker, M.S. (2003)

Karen Shahar, M.S. (2000)
"Quantitative Differentiation of Breast Lesions Based on 3-Dimensional Morphology from MR Imaging"
Karen Cohen nee Shahar is now a
radiation oncologist in private practice in Houston, TX.

Howard Friedman, Ph.D. (2000) : howiefriedman@yahoo.com