Our Research Team (group photos 2013, 2014, 2016) is made up of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students. Past group members with contact information are listed here:

Graduated Ph.D. Advisees (committee)

  • Anuj Jaiswal, Sr. Software Engineer, Trulia
    Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State, 2012. (Advisor: Prasenjit Mitra)
    Thesis: On Statistical Schema Matching with Embedded Value Mappings (Download)
  • Pucktada Treeratpituk, Data Scientist, Ministry of Science and Technology, Thailand.
    Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State, 2012. (Advisor: C. Lee Giles)
    Thesis: People Disambiguation in the Multicultural and Online Setting (Download)
  • Yaman Aksu,
    Electrical Engineering, Penn State, 2010. (Advisors: David J. Miller and George Kesidis)
    Thesis: Feature Selection Methods and Classification with Support Vector Machines, with Applications to the Analysis of Alzheimer's Disease and Its Onset, using MRI Brain Image Processing (Download)
  • Yang Sun, Engineer, AOL / Advertising.com
    Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State, 2008. (Advisor: Lee Giles)
    Thesis: A Comprehensive Study of the Regulation and Behavior of Web Crawlers (Download)
  • Professor Daeyoung Kim, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    daeyoung (at) math.umass.edu, Ph.D. in Statistics, Penn State, 2008. (Advisor: Bruce G. Lindsay)
    Thesis: Mixture Inference at the Edge of Identifiability (Link)
  • Isaac Councill, Engineer, Oscar Insurance, New York
    icouncill (at) almaden.ibm.com, Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State, 2006. (Advisor: C. Lee Giles)
    Thesis: Characterizing Scientific Contributions Through Automatic Acknowledgement Indexing and Citation Analysis (Download)
  • Professor Long Chen, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Irvine
    chenlong (at) math.uci.edu, Ph.D. in Mathematics, Penn State, 2005. (Advisor: J. Xu)
    Thesis: Robust and Accurate Algorithm for Solving Anisotropic Singularities (Download)
  • Professor Anne Ya Zhang, Professor, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China.
    ya_zhang (at) sjtu.edu.cn, Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State, 2005. (Advisor: C. Chu. Co-advisor: H. Zha)
    Thesis: Towards Inferring Biologically Informative Protein-Protein Interactions (Download)
  • Hui Han, Engineer, Yahoo!
    hhan (at) cse.psu.edu, Computer Science and Engineering, Penn State, 2004. (Advisor: C. Lee Giles)
    Thesis: Creating a Syntactic Document Ontology (Download)

Ph.D. Advisees (non-PSU)

  • Professor Xirong Li, Remin University, Beijing, China.
    xirong.li (at) gmail.com, University of Amsterdam, March 2012. (Advisor: A. Smeulders)
    Thesis: Content-Based Visual Search Learned from Social Media
  • Wei Wang, Software Development Manager, MediaNet Digital, LLC.
    wei.wang (at) motorola.com, Computer Science and Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, August 2004. (Advisor: A. Zhang)
    Thesis: Automatic Semantic Indexing in Multimedia Information Retrieval

Graduated M.S.

  • Siqiong He, Software Engineer, Google
    sxh415 (at) psu.edu, Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State, graduated in May 2015
    Thesis: Modeling Photographic Composition via Triangles
  • Poonam Suryanarayan, Sr. Software Engineer, Google
    pzs126 (at) psu.edu, Electrical Engineering, Penn State, graduated in 2011
    Thesis: A Compputational Approach for Understanding the Aesthetics of Gray Scale Images
  • AdityaGiri Valluri, Engineer, NetApp, Sunnyvale, CA
    azv114 (at) psu.edu, Electrical Engineering, Penn State, graduated in May 2009
    Thesis: Navigation Through Automated Image Understanding and Retrieval
  • Ashish Parulekar, Business Director, Capital One
    Electrical Engineering, Penn State, graduated in December 2005
    Thesis: Large-scale Satellite Image Browsing using Automatic Semantic Categorization and Content-based Retrieval

Graduated Honors Undergraduates
(Penn State's Schreyer Honors College)

  • Michael J. Costa
    Computer Science and Engineering, Penn State, August 2014.
    Thesis: Visual Scan Path Feature Based Image Emotion Analysis
    after graduation: University of Pennsylvania
  • Jason M. Frederick
    Security and Risk Analysis, Penn State, August 2013.
    Thesis: Advancements in Digital Imaging and Photographic Applications: A Focus on Human Emotion and Intent Driven Communication
    after graduation: Accenture Federal Services
  • John Schleicher
    Computer Science and Engineering, Penn State, May 2011
    Thesis: Applied Crowdsourcing: Zebrafish Phenotyping and Brushstroke Extraction
    after graduation: Microsoft, Redmond, WA
  • Aaron Coble
    Computer Science and Engineering, Penn State, August 2005
    Thesis: JIN: A Java-based Image Navigation System
    after graduation: Cambridge University as a Gates Cambridge Scholar
  • Allison Deal
    Statistics, Penn State, May 2005
    after graduation: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Advisor: Jia Li)
  • Sui Ching Teresa Lin
    Computer Science and Engineering, Penn State, December 2003
    Thesis: Semantic Relation Network and Evaluation Methods on Machine Learning Based Indexing of Images
    After graduation: in Hong Kong
  • Kurt Grieb
    Computer Science and Engineering, Penn State, December 2003
    Thesis: Learning-Based Indexing of Works of Art
    after graduation: Lockheed Martin Corp. and US Air Force
  • Bryan T. Schnittjer
    Computer Science, Penn State, May 2002
    Thesis: The Application of Support Vector Machines for Content-based Image Retrieval
    after graduation: General Electric

Some Past Visitors

Some Collaborators

Past Research Project Staff

  • Adam Dawood, Computer Science, Penn State, 2015.
  • Connor Dougherty, Computer Science, Penn State, 2015.
  • Daniel Clothiaux, Mathematics, Penn State, 2014-2015.
  • Anna Bernardis, Computer Science and Engineering, Penn State, 2013-2014.
  • Mark Wolff, Electrical Engineering, Penn State, 2013-2014.
  • Fang Dai, Visiting Scholar from Xi'an University of Technology, China, 2013-2014
  • Jules Dupont, Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State, 2013.
  • Jose San Pedro, Visiting Scholar from Telefonica, Spain, 2011-2012
  • David Zhang, Computer Science and Engineering, Penn State, 2010-2012
  • Razvan Orendovici, Information Sciences and Technology and Computer Science and Engineering, IUG Program, Penn State, 2007-2010
  • Haifeng Wu, Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State, 2010.
  • Andrew Duffey, Computer Science and Engineering, Washington University at St. Louis, 2009.
  • Saad Ali, Post-Doctoral Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University, 2008-2009. Now with Sarnoff Corp.
  • Kelsey Marie Bauer, College of Science, Penn State, 2009.
  • Daniel Sandberg, Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State, 2007-2008
  • Angela Yen, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT, 2007
  • Walter Weiss, IST, Penn State, 2006-2007, after graduation: the U.S. Department of State
  • Gulsah Tumuklu Ozyer, Computer Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 2007
  • Christopher L. Dancy II, Computer Science, MURE program, Penn State, 2006-2007
  • Weina Ge, Computer Science and Engineering, Penn State, 2005-2007
  • Catriona Cornett, IST, Penn State, 2004-2006, after graduation: Vanguard Group (student marshal)
  • Jason Scott, IST, Honors College, Penn State, 2004-2006
  • Robert D. Shedd Jr. , IST, Honors College, Penn State, 2004-2006, after graduation: IBM
  • Diane Flowers, IST, Penn State, 2004-2006, after graduation: PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Junjia Zhu, Statistics, Penn State, 2004
  • Claire Luo, Penn State, 2004
  • Yin Yang, IST, Penn State, 2002
  • Priya Unnikrishnan, Computer Science and Engineering, Penn State, 2000-2001
  • Yanping Du, M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Penn State, January 2001, after graduation: Cisco

In the midst of difficulty lies opportunity. - Albert Einstein

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