### Students Supervised

peaches and plums everywhere ...

Current PhD Research Advisees:
Guodong Chen (AMS doctoral student)
Aranyak Acharyya (AMS doctoral student)
Ningyuan (Teresa) Huang (AMS doctoral student)
Tianyi Chen (AMS doctoral student)
Tim Wang (AMS doctoral student)

Recent posdocs in academia:
Vince Lyzinski, Associate Professor, University of Maryland
Minh Tang, Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University
Jesus Arroyo, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University
Zachary Lubberts, Assistant Professor, University of Virginia

Mathematics Genealogy Project

Joshua Agterberg, Ph.D. (2023)
Dissertation Title: Asymptotics and Statistical Inference in High-Dimensional Low-Rank Matrix Models
Defended: February 2023
Joshua will join UPenn as postdoc; then University of Illinois as Assistant Professor

Cong Mu, Ph.D. (2023)
Dissertation Title: Chernoff Information in Community Detection
Defended: February 2023
Cong will join MSFT

Heather Gaddy Patsolic, Ph.D. (2020)
Dissertation Title: Graph Matching and Vertex Nomination
Defended: March 2020
Heather is now at Accenture Federal Services: hmgaddy@icloud.com

Joshua Cape, Ph.D. (2019)
Dissertation Title: Statistical Analysis and Spectral Methods for Signal-Plus-Noise Matrix Models
Defended: March 2019
Joshua is now Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin: jrcape@wisc.edu

Gongkai (Percy) Li, Ph.D. (2019)
Dissertation Title: Dissimilarity Learning under Noise: Classical Multidimensional Scaling and Randomer Forests
Defended: May 2019
Percy is now at Constellation Energy: ligkpercy@gmail.com

Mingyue Gao, Ph.D. (2019)
Dissertation Title: On Manifold Learning Subsequent Inference
Defended: March 2019
Mingyue is now at Financial Industry Regulatory Authority: mygao90@gmail.com

Congyang Yuan, Ph.D. (2019)
Dissertation Title: Simultaneous Dimensionality and Complexity Model Selection for Spectral Graph Clustering
Defended: January 2019
CY is now at Sensagrate, LLC: yangcy.ee@gmail.com

Shangsi Wang, Ph.D. (2018)
Dissertation Title: Statistical Inference on Multiple Graphs
Defended: January 2018
Shangsi is now at Two Sigma: shangsiwang@gmail.com

Runze Tang, Ph.D. (2017)
Dissertation Title: Robust Estimation from Multiple Graphs
Defended: July 2017
Runze is now Quantitative Associate at 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 Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin: keith.levin@gmail.com

Jordan Yoder, Ph.D. (2016)
Dissertation Title: On Model-Based Semi-Supervised Clustering
Defended: March 2016
Jordan is now Machine Learning Engineer at Amazon, Nashville, Tennessee: 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 Associate Professor at University of Delaware: shenc@udel.edu

Li Chen, Ph.D. (2015)
Dissertation Title: Pattern Recognition on Random Graphs
Defended: March 2015
Lee is now at Meta Responsible AI: lichen66@meta.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 Associate 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 Senior Research Scientist at Metron, Inc.: 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 Auburn University: 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

Anton Alyakin, M.S. (2019)
Thesis Title: LqRT: A Robust Lq-likelihood-ratio-type Test in Python
Anton is an MD student at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis: alyakin314@gmail.com

Hayden Helm, M.S. (2018)
Thesis Title: Vertex Classification on Weighted Networks

Nikhil Ram Mohan, M.S. (2009)
MD/PhD program at Northwestern University: nikhil.rm87@gmail.com
Nikhil will be done with residency in June 2023; starting August 2023 he will be Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at Washington University in St. Louis

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