# Students and Postdoctoral Associates

## Postdoctoral associates

Silke Glas
Ph.D., Ulm University, 2018 |
Optimization of stellarators |

## PhD students

Caira Anderson
Applied Math |
MHD stability in stellarators |

Michael Czekanski
Statistics |
Monte Carlo transport calculations for stellarators |

Ariel Kellison
Computer Science |
Formal verification of numerical methods |

Darian Nwankwo
Computer Science |
Transformed kernel methods for prediction and optimization |

Max Ruth
Applied Math |
Nonlinear dynamics and stellarators |

Xinran Zhu
Applied Math |
Numerical analysis of kernel methods |

Misha Padidar
Applied Math Ph.D., 2023 |
Challenges in the optimization-aided design of magnetic confinement systems |

Eric Lee
Computer Science Ph.D., 2020 |
Budget-Constrained Bayesian Optimization |

Kun Dong
Applied Math Ph.D., 2019 |
Randomized Numerical Linear Algebra for Large-Scale Matrix Data |

David Eriksson
Applied Math Ph.D., 2018 |
Scalable kernel methods and their use in black-box optimization
Co-advised (secondary advisor: Christine Shoemaker) |

Moontae Lee
Computer Science Ph.D., 2018 |
Joint-stochastic spectral inference for robust co-occurrence modeling and latent topic analysis
Co-advised (primary advisor: David Mimno) |

Amanda Hood
Applied Math Ph.D., 2017 |
Localizing the eigenvalues of matrix-valued functions: analysis and applications |

Colin Ponce
Computer Science Ph.D., 2016 |
Network-Structured Error Flattening for Power Grids and Other Real-World Networks |

Erdal Yilmaz
Applied Physics Ph.D., 2016 |
Design, Analysis and Simulation of Microscale Solid-Wave Gyroscopes
Research advisor (formally advised by Richard Lovelace) |

## Masters students

Felix Hohne Computer Science M.Eng., 2023 |
Interfacing DESC with Julia |

Sahil Dev Computer Science M.Eng., 2022 |
Streamlining Spark Cluster Setup with Flintrock |

Junyoung Lim Computer Science M.Eng., 2021 |
Learning to Cluster |

Erik Louie Computer Science M.Eng., 2021 |
Learning to Cluster |

Kevin Chaudhuri Computer Science M.Eng., 2020 |
Matrix exponentials in modeling electron spin resonance spectra |

Yuanxi Shen Computer Science M.Eng., 2020 |
Fast Bayesian Transformed Gaussian Prediction |

Sungjun Cho Computer Science M.S., 2020 |
Robust and Scalable Spectral Topic Modeling for Large Vocabularies |

Bingqing Ma Computer Science M.Eng., 2018 |
Web Interface to a Finite Element Analysis Program |

Alvin Zhu Computer Science M.Eng., 2018 |
Fast non-negative projection of low rank matrices |

Tommy Shum Computer Science M.Eng., 2018 |
PySOT in the Cloud |

Peiyu Shi Computer Science M.Eng., 2018 |
A web dashboard for PySOT |

Israr Mahmood Computer Science M.Eng., 2018 |
A web dashboard for PySOT |

Daniel Liu Computer Science M.Eng., 2017 |
Bayesian optimization in PySOT |

Han Wen Chen Computer Science M.Eng., 2017 |
Jupyter Notebooks for Finite Element Analysis |

Michael Ficenic Computer Science M.Eng., 2017 |
Network Classification via Spectral Features |

Paul West Computer Science M.Eng., 2017 |
Optimization with Pre-Emptible VMs |

Joel Lubitinsky Computer Science M.Eng., 2017 |
Resource-Coupled Evolutionary Games |

Ioana-Maria Tamas Computer Science M.Eng., 2017 |
Resource-Coupled Evolutionary Games |

Batu Inal Computer Science M.Eng., 2016 |
Super Seminar Scraper |

Sania Nagpal Computer Science M.Eng., 2016 |
Fast Trial Spaces for Parameterized PageRank Problems |

Suarabh Netravalkar Computer Science M.Eng., 2016 |
Fast Trial Spaces for Parameterize PageRank Problems |

Shitong Jia Computer Science M.Eng., 2016 |
Etch-a-Sketch 3D |

Jing Jing Computer Science M.Eng., 2016 |
Super Seminar Scraper |

Jiankun Lu Computer Science M.Eng., 2016 |
Super Seminar Scraper |

Xiangyu Zhang Computer Science M.Eng., 2016 |
Edge-Weighted Parameterized PageRank: A Demo |

Markus Salasoo Computer Science M.Eng., 2016 |
Edge-Weighted Parameterized PageRank: A Demo |

Ziyang Tang Computer Science M.Eng., 2016 |
Optimizing Price of Anarchy in a Model of Opinion Formation |

Jia Zhang Computer Science M.Eng., 2016 |
Spectral Histograms on Networks |

Xiaoan Yan Computer Science M.Eng., 2015 |
Edge-Weighted Parameterized PageRank: A Demo |

Chen Ting-Hao Electrical Engineering M.Eng., 2013 |
MEMS Simulation as a Service |

Syed Hassan Computer Science M.Eng., 2013 |
MEMS Simulation as a Service |

Kim Young Jae Computer Science M.Eng., 2013 |
Teaching Support Vector Machines to Predict Profitable Stock Offers |

Jungmin Yun Computer Science M.Eng., 2012 |
Python Implementation of a Stochastic RBF Optimization Method |

Jesseon Chang Computer Science M.Eng., 2012 |
Python Implementation of a Stochastic RBF Optimization Method |

Chen-Yi Chen Computer Science M.Eng., 2012 |
A Flexible Interface to FEAP |

Scott Purdy Computer Science M.Eng., 2010 |
Process Replication for HPC Applications |

Peter Hunt Computer Science M.Eng., 2010 |
Process Replication for HPC Applications |

Silvio Tarca Scientific Computing (NYU) M.S., 2010 |
Performance Optimization of Symmetric Factorization Algorithms |

## Undergraduate students

Tejal Nair | Variational Gaussian Processes (2023) |

Tony Xu | Stability-Constrained Optimization for Stellarators (2023) |

Sean Yang | Near-Axis Expansion of Stellarators in Julia (2023) |

Stella Dang | Soliton Stability (2022) |

Paco Rilloraza | Stellarator Optimization (2020) |

Catherine Horng | Learning to Cluster (2020) |

Shengye Zang | Learning to Cluster (2020) |

Andrew Yates | Nonlinear Eigenvalue Problems and Traveling Wave Stability (2020) |

Ziwei Gu | Learning to Cluster (2020) |

Leo Huang | Fast Bayesian Transformed Gaussian Prediction (2019) |

Cameron Ibrahim | Fast Bayesian Transformed Gaussian Prediction (2019) |

Sungjun Cho | Spectral Topic Modeling (2017) |

Nathaniel Rogalskyj | Identifying Network Changes from Ringdown Analysis (2016) |

Anna Yesypenko | Graph Analysis via Density of States (2016) |

Moteleolu Onabajo | Graph Analysis via Density of States (2016) |

Jianqiu Wang | Graph Analysis via Density of States (2016) |

Humam Alwassel | Automated Floating Point Error Analysis (2015) |

Patrick Chen | Super Seminar Scraper (2015-16) |

Jooyoung Park | Maximum Entropy Method Implementation in MATLAB (2015) |

Sheroze Sherifdeen | MatScat for Python (2015-16) |

Nimit Sohoni | Review of the FEAST Eigensolver (2015) |

Leon Davis | Diagonal Completion for Low-Rank Matrices (2015) |

Greg Rosenthal | PageRank with Random Edge Weights (2015) |

Eric Ma | Graph Analysis via Spectral Histograms (2015) |

Brandon Hartz | Fast PageRank on Parameter-Dependent Graphs (2014) |

Marshall Jiang | Randomly Projected GMRES (2014-15) |

Kyu-Young Kim | Evaluating Overlapping Community Detection via Matrix Factorizations (2011-12) |

Jiexun Xu | Fast Factorizations for Network Tomography (2008) |

Iva Vukicevic | Error Bounds and Estimates for a Discrete Sine-Gordon Equation (2008) |

Daniel Parry | Bounds on Biased and Unbiased Random Walks (2008) |

Anwis Davis | MEMS Web Service (2002) |

Ernest Zhu | MEMS Web Service (2001) |

Wayne Kao | MEMS Web Service (2001) |

## Thesis committees

### Current

- Griffin Berlstein (Computer Science)
- Jonah Botvinivk-Greenhouse (Applied Math)
- Jacob Brown (Applied Math)
- Poompol Buathong (Applied Math)
- Chiatai Chen (Applied Physics)
- Aditya Chetan (Computer Science)
- Michael Czeskanski (Statistics)
- Youssef Fahmy (Statistics)
- Tayler Fernandes NuĂ±ez (Applied Math)
- Mallory Gaspard (Applied Math)
- Arnav Gupta (Theoretical and Applied Mechanics)
- Ariel Kellison (Computer Science)
- Kapil Khanal (Systems Engineering)
- David Lee (Computer Science)
- Yandong Li (Computer Science)
- Si Yi Meng (Computer Science)
- Shriya Nagpal (Applied Math)
- Darian Nwankwo (Computer Science)
- Shawn Ong (Applied Math)
- Max Ruth (Applied Math)
- Cade Sbrocco (Physics)
- Jiatian Sun (Computer Science)
- Katerina Tang (Applied Math)
- Jiayue Wan (Operations Research)
- Junxiong Wang (Computer Science)
- Aaron Wheeler (Chemical Engineering)
- Xinchen Xu (Applied Math)
- Yujia Zhang (Applied Math)
- Yunxiang Zhang (Operations Research)
- Xinran Zhu (Applied Math)
- Jennifer Zvonek (Applied Math)