Recent PhD Graduates

Our recent doctoral graduates represent the breadth and depth of our many research areas as well as our numerous interdisciplinary opportunities. Here's a partial list:

Ghous Amjad

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Advisor(s): Seny Kamara
Research Area(s): Cryptography and Applied Cryptography, Encrypted Search
Thesis Title: Theoretical and Practical Advances in Structured Encryption
Current Employer: Google LLC

Jiwon Choe

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Advisor(s): Iris Bahar and Maurice Herlihy
Research Area(s): Computer Architecture, Concurrent Data Structures
Thesis Title: Concurrent Data Structures with Near-Memory Processing: Software-Hardware Co-Design
Current Employer: Apple (Systems Software Engineer)

Numair Khan

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Advisor(s): James Tompkin
Research Area(s): Computer Vision, Computational Photography
Thesis Title: Are Multi-view Edges Incomplete?
Current Employer: Meta

Ani Kristo

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Advisor(s): Tim Kraska
Research Area(s): ML for Systems, Databases, Algorithms
Thesis Title: Engineering a high-performing, learning-enhanced sorting algorithm
Current Employer: Meta (Boston office)

Yanqi Liu

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Advisor(s): Iris Bahar
Research Area(s): Hardware Acceleration, Robotics
Thesis Title: Towards Robust and Energy-efficient Robot Perception Compute System
Current Employer: Xilinx/AMD

Carl Trimbach

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Advisor(s): Michael Littman
Research Area(s): Machine Learning
Thesis Title: Methods for Teaching Hard Learning Problems
Current Employer: American Water

Linnan Wang

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Advisor(s): Rodrigo Fonseca
Research Area(s): Artificial Intelligence and Distributed Systems
Thesis Title: Building an Intelligent Agent to Design Neural Networks
Current Employer: NVIDIA

John Wrenn

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Advisor(s): Shriram Krishnamurthi 
Research Area(s): Computing Education, Programming Languages
Thesis Title: Executable Examples: Empowering Students to Hone Their Problem Comprehension
Current Employer: Amazon Web Services