My efforts have benefited from working with some amazing list of collaborators. Some are listed here. Following the link from their names shows a bit of what they have done with me.  As appropriate, I have added the link to their most recent website and as much as I can remember to update, where they are. You can also see a list of my Ph.D. students and my academic genealogy at the Math Geneology Project site.

Current Team

Executive Assistant / Program Coordinator

Ph.D. Students (Current)

  • Huda Alamri [LinkedIn], Ph. D. Candidate in CS (2015-Present).
  • Apoorva Beedu [LinkedIn], Ph. D. Candidate in ECE, (2018-Present).
  • Vincent Cartillier [LinkedIn], Ph. D. Candidate in ECE, (2017-Present).
  • Niranjan K. Kannabiran [LinkedIn], Ph. D. Candidate in ECE (2017-Present).
  • Daniel Nkemelu [LinkedIn], Ph. D, Candidate in Human-Centric Computing (2019-Present) [Co-Advised with Michael Best]
  • Dan Scarafoni [Webpage, LinkedIn], Ph. D. Candidate in Machine Learning (2018-Present) [Co-Advised with Thomas Ploetz].
  • Erik Wijmans [website, LinkedInGoogle Scholar], Ph. D. Candidate in CS (2017-Present).


This list is only those who had some publications with me and were recently working with me.

Visiting Scientists

Post-Doc/Research Scientists

  • Joshua Jones, [website] Research Scientist (2011-2013)
  • Grant Schindler, [website] Research Scientist (2010-2013).
  • Zhile Ren [website] Post-Doc (2018-2019) (with Dhruv Batra and Devi Parikh)

Ph. D. [Official Advisor] (chronologically).

  1. Darnell Moore [LinkedIn] Ph. D. in ECE 2000, (co-advised with Monson Hayes III). Distinguished Member of Technical Staff and Manager at Texas Instruments.
  2. Arno Schödl [LinkedInwebsite] Ph. D. in CS 2003. Technical Director (CTO) at Think-Cell.
  3. Antonio Haro [LinkedInwebsite] Ph. D. in CS 2003. Senior Research and Development Manager at Here.
  4. Gabriel Brostow [website, Google Scholar] Ph. D. in CS 2004. Professor at University College London.
  5. Drew Steedly [website, Google Scholar]Ph. CS 2004. Partner Development Manager at Microsoft.
  6. Vivek Kwatra [website, Google Scholar]Ph. CS 2005, (co-advised with Aaron Bobick). Staff Research Scientist at Google.
  7. Robert Mitch Parry [LinkedInwebsite] Ph. CS 2007. Professor, Appalachian State University.
  8. David Minnen [LinkedInGoogle Scholar] Ph. CS 2007, (co-advised with Thad Starner). Software Engineer at Google.
  9. Nick Diakopoulos [LinkedInwebsite] Ph. D. in CS, 2009. Professor at Northwestern University.
  10. Pei Yin [LinkedIn] Ph. D. in CS 2010, (co-advised with Thad Starner), Engineering Manager at Facebook.
  11. Kihwan Kim [LinkedInwebsite] Ph. D. in CS,  (2012). VP, Samsung, S. Korea.
  12. Matthias Grundmann, [LinkedInwebsiteGoogle Scholar] Ph. D. in CS 2013. Staff Research Scientist at Google.
  13. Yachna Sharma, [LinkedIn] Ph. D. in ECE (2014). Member of Technical Staff at Intuitive Surgical
  14. Syed Hussain Raza, [LinkedInwebsite] Ph. D.  in ECE (2014). Member of Research Staff at Amazon.
  15. Edison Thomaz [website] Ph. D. in HCC, (2016) [Co-Advised with Gregory Abowd]. Professor at the University of Texas, Austin.
  16. Vinay Bettadapura [websiteLinkedIn], Ph. D. in CS, (2016). Senior Software Engineer at Google
  17. Aneeq Zia [websiteLinkedIn, Google Scholar], Ph. D. in ECE (2018), Researcher at Intuitive Surgical.
  18. Unaiza Ahsan [website, Google Scholar], Ph. D. in CS (2019), Data Scientist at Home Depot.
  19. Daniel Castro [websiteLinkedIn, Google Scholar], Ph. D. in CS, (2019), Software Engineer at Google
  20. Steven Hickson [websiteLinkedIn, Google Scholar], Ph. D. in CS (2020), Software Engineer at Google.

The “PhD” (Propeller-Headed-Device). It is a tradition in my lab that on completion of their dissertation, one gets awarded a PhD. Following are some of the recent awardees of this traditional honor

Ph. D. [informally advised] (chronologically).

  • Yifan Shi [LinkedInwebsite] Ph. CS 2007, (informally co-advised with Aaron Bobick). Principal Scientist Manager at Microsoft.
  • Raffay Hamid [LinkedInwebsite]  Ph. D. in CS 2008, (informally co-advised with Aaron Bobick). Member of Technical Staff at Digital Globe.
  • Zahoor Zafrulla, [websiteGoogle Scholar] Ph. D. in CS 2014 (informally co-advised with Thad Starner). Algorithms & Data Science Engineer at Nauto.

M.S (a select few, in chronological order)

  1. David Cunningham [] MS in CS 2002.
  2. Yan Huang [] MS in CS 2005.
  3. Nipun Kwatra [website] MS in CS 2006.
  4. Siddhartha Maddi [website] MS in CS 2007.
  5. Franzi Meier [website] MS in CS 2009.
  6. Amha Mogus [LinkedIn], MS in HCI 2010.
  7. Justin Ratcliffe [website] MS in HCI 2011.
  8. Radford Parker [website] MS in EE, 2012.
  9. Chris McClanahan [website] MS in CS, 2012.
  10. Jing Wang, [] MS in CS, 2013  [Co-Advised with Grant Schindler]
  11. Kevin Hampton [website] MS in CS 2013.
  12. Denis Aleshin, [website] M.S in CS 2013.
  13. David Stutz [website] MS Visiting Student from RWTH Aachen University (2015).
  14. Sonal Mahendru [website], MS CS (2015).
  15. Gokul Raghuraman [website, LinkedIn], MS CS  (2015).
  16. Isabel Lupiani [LinkedIn], MS CS (Online) (2015-2016).
  17. Mansi Rankawat [LinkedIn], MS CS (2015-2016).

B.S (just a select few …)

  • Amit Agarwal, BS ME (2015-Present). [Co-Advised with Daniel Castro].
  • Joy Buolamwini [website] BS in CS 2012
  • Ryan Carlin BC in CS and Math 2011 [Co-Advised with Grant Schindler]
  • Benjamin Dines, BS in CS.
  • Ryan Gomba [LinkedIn]  [Co-Advised with Grant Schindler], BS in CS 2012.
  • James Hays [website], BS in CS, 2004.
  • Mebaa Kidane [Co-Advised with Grant Schindler], BS in CS 2012.
  • Gaurav Mathur [website], BS in CS, 2011.
  • Roberto Peon, BS in CS
  • Christopher Polack [LinkedIn], BS CS (2015-Present). [Co-Advised with Julia Deeb].
  • Spencer Reynolds [LinkedIn], BS in ECE 2002.
  • Vikram Jain [Co-Advised with Daniel Castro], 2014.
  • Michael Maurer [Co-Advised with Daniel Castro], 2014.
  • Alexander Neal [Co-Advised with Daniel Castro], 2014.
  • Sam Skinner [Co-Advised with Daniel Castro], 2014.
  • Patrick Violette [Co-Advised with Daniel Castro], 2014.
  • Raphael Gontijo Lopes [Website, LinkedIn], 2018.