University of Pittsburgh

Alumni List

Name Current Position Dissertation Title Degree Year
Mahdi Pakdaman Naeini Postdoctoral Researcher at Harvard University Obtaining Accurate Probabilities using Classifier Calibration. Ph.D. 2017 ln
Phillip Walker Researcher at Smart Information Flow Technologies Improving Operator Recognition and Prediction of Emergent Swarm Behaviors. Ph.D. 2017 ln
Shaghayegh (Sherry) Sahebi Assistant Professor, University at Albany Canonical Correlation Analysis in Cross-Domain Recommendation. Ph.D.  2017 ln
Ian (An Kwok) Wong Internal Medicine Resident, Emory Healthcare Biomarker Discovery in Exome Data. Ph.D. 2016 ln
Lingjia Deng NLP Research Scientist, Bloomberg Entity/Event-Level Sentiment Detection And Inference. Ph.D. 2016 ln
Matthias Grabmair Systems Scientist, Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University Modeling Purposive Legal Argumentation and Case Outcome Prediction using Argument Schemes�in the Value Judgment Formalism. Ph.D.  2016 ln
Cem Akkaya Sr. Research Scientist at Yahoo Labs, San Francisco SUBJECTIVITY WORD SENSE DISAMBIGUATION: A METHOD FOR SENSE-AWARE SUBJECTIVITY ANALYSIS. Ph.D. 2014 ln
Collin Lynch Research Assistant Professor, Computer Science NC State University The Diagnosticity of Argument Diagrams. Ph.D. 2014 ln
Matthew Stokes Computational Biology Scientist for Celgene, CITRE Novel Extensions of Label Propagation for Biomarker Discovery in Genomic Data. Ph.D. 2014 ln
Yuriy Sverchkov CIBM Postdoctoral Trainee at University of Wisconsin-Madison Detection and Explanation of Statistical Differences Across a Pair of Groups. Ph.D. 2014 ln
Eric Williams   Automated Detection of Anomalous Patterns in Validation Scores for Protein X-Ray Structure Models. Ph.D. 2013 ln
Lanfei Shi Phd Student at Smith Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland   M.S. 2013 ln
Saeed Amizadeh Machine Learning Scientist at Microsoft NON-PARAMETRIC GRAPH-BASED METHODS FOR LARGE SCALE PROBLEMS. Ph.D. 2013 ln
Jeremy Espino Biomedical Informatician   M.S. 2012 ln
Jialan Que Lead Analytical Scientist at FICO RANK-BASED TEMPO-SPATIAL CLUSTERING: A FRAMEWORK FOR RAPID OUTBREAK DETECTION USING SINGLE OR MULTIPLE DATA STREAMS. Ph.D. 2012 ln
Seshan Ananthasubramanian Quantitative Analyst at Google M.S. 2012 ln
Ilya Goldin Director of Data Science, 2U, Inc. A FOCUS ON CONTENT: THE USE OF RUBRICS IN PEER REVIEW TO GUIDE STUDENTS AND INSTRUCTORS. Ph.D. 2011 ln
Richard Pelikan Bioinformatics Scientist at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation Analytical Techniques for the Improvement of Mass Spectrometry Protein Profiling. Ph.D. 2011 ln
Sung-Young Jung   Using Natural Language as Knowledge Representation in an Intelligent Tutoring System. Ph.D. 2011 ln
Arthur Ward Postdoctoral Scholar at Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh Reflection and Learning Robustness in a Natural Language Conceptual Physics Tutoring System. Ph.D. 2010 ln
Behrang Mohit Data Scientist at Apple Siri-Search LOCATING AND REDUCING TRANSLATIONDIFFICULTY. Ph.D. 2010 ln
Michael Ringenberg Senior Research Programmer at Carnegie Mellon University Scaffolding Problem Solving with Embedded Examples to Promote Deep Learning. M.S. 2010 ln
Philip Ganchev Software Engineer at Hulu Transfer rule learning for biomarker discovery and verification from related data sets. Ph.D. 2010 ln
Thahir P. Mohamed Software Development Engineer, Amazon.com M.S. 2010 ln
Hua Ai Consultant at Slalom Consulting User Simulation for Spoken Dialog System Development. Ph.D. 2009 ln
Min Chi Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University, Department of Computer Science Do Micro-Level Tutorial Decisions Matter: Applying Reinforcement Learning To Induce Pedagogical Tutorial Tactics. Ph.D. 2009 ln
Rosta Farzan Assistant Professor, School of Information Science, University of Pittsburgh A STUDY OF SOCIAL NAVIGATION SUPPORT UNDER DIFFERENT SITUATIONAL AND PERSONAL FACTORS. Ph.D. 2009 ln
Xiaohui (Javy) Kong Founder, Cognitive AI Technologies Inc. ROLES OF VISUAL WORKING MEMORY, GLOBAL PERCEPTION AND EYE-MOVEMENT IN VISUAL COMPLEX PROBLEM SOLVING. Ph.D. 2009 ln
Yanna Shen Fellow, Center for Devices and Radiological Health,  Department of Health and Human Services BAYESIAN MODELING OF ANOMALIES DUE TO KNOWN AND UNKNOWN CAUSES. Ph.D. 2009 ln
Theresa Wilson Visiting Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, Hanover College, IN Fine-grained Subjectivity and Sentiment Analysis: Recognizing the intensity, polarity, and attitudes of private states. Ph.D. 2008 ln
Aditya Nemlekar Senior Research Engineer at National Robotics Engineering Center M.S. 2007 ln
Shyam Visweswaran Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh Learning Patient-Specific Models From Clinical Data. Ph.D. 2007 ln
Branislav Kveton Senior Scientist at Adobe Research Planning in Hybrid Structured Stochastic Domains. Ph.D. 2006 ln
Paul Hoffmann Compunetix in Pittsburgh M.S. 2006 ln
Yuan, Changhe Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of New York Importance Sampling for Bayesian Networks: Principles, Algorithms, and Performance. Ph.D. 2006 ln
Chas Murray Cognitive Scientist at Carnegie Learning An evaluation of decision-theoretic tutorial action selection. Ph.D. 2005 ln
Subramani Mani Associate Professor, Clinical and Translational Science, University of New Mexico A Bayesian Local Causal Discovery Framework. Ph.D. 2005 ln
Gil Citro Psychiatrist, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA Ph.D. 2004 ln
Haiqin Wang Advanced Computing Technologist at Boeing Phantom Works Seattle, WA Building Bayesian Networks: Elicitation, Evaluation, and Learning. Ph.D. 2004 ln
Noboru Matsuda Associate Professor, Learning, and Culture of Texas A&M University THE IMPACT OF DIFFERENT PROOF STRATEGIES ON LEARNING GEOMETRY THEOREM PROVING. Ph.D. 2004 ln
Wei Wang Research Scientist at Apixio M.S. 2004 ln
Changwon Yoo Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Florida International University Ph.D. 2003 ln
Daniel Hennessy System Architect at MDT Software Ph.D. 2003 ln
Denver Dash Principal Machine Learning Engineer @ Magic Leap Ph.D. 2003 ln
Jun Zhang Senior Developer, Nome Holdings LLC M.S. 2003 ln
Lili Ma Sr. Software Developer at SAS M.S. 2003 ln
Mehmet Kayaalp Staff scientist, U.S. National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Ph.D. 2003 ln
Tsai-Ching Lu Senior Research Staff Scientist at HRL Laboratories Construction and Utilization of Mechanism-based Causal Models. Ph.D. 2003 ln
Amy Soller Manager for science and technology in the public interest Ph.D. 2002 ln
Ravi Desai Manager, Oleoline M.S. 2002 ln
Gerardina Hernandez Ph.D. 2001 ln
Ioannis Tsamardinos Associate Professor at Computer Science Department, University of Crete Ph.D. 2001 ln
Giuseppe Carenini Associate Professor in Computer Science Department, University of British Columbia. Generating and Evaluating Evaluative Arguments PhD 2000 ln
Pam Jordan Research Associate, Learning Research and Development Center, University of Pittsburgh Intentional Influences on Object Redescriptions in Dialogue: Evidence from an Empirical Study Ph.D. 2000 ln
Richard Ambrosino Medical Director, Clinical Decision Support and Reporting, eRecord, UPMC Ph.D. 2000 ln
Sailesh Ramakrishnan Investment Professional at Milliways LLC; CTO & VP Engineering at LocBox M.S. 2000 ln
Benoit Desjardins Associate Professor of Radiology M.S. 1999 ln
Bruce McLaren Associate Research Professor at HCII, Carnegie Mellon University Assessing the Relevance of Cases and Principles Using Operationalization Techniques Ph.D. 1999 ln
Cristina Conati Professor, University of British Columbia. Ph.D. 1999 ln
Patricia Albacete Research Associate, Learning Research and Development Center, University of Pittsburgh. Ph.D. 1999 ln
Stefano Monti Associate Professor, Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Boston University Ph.D. 1999 ln
William Hogan Professor in the College of Medicine, University of Florida M.S. 1999 ln
Constantin Aliferis Director of Institute for Health Informatics, University of Minnesota Ph.D. 1998 ln
Massimo Paolucci Manager of the Technology, DOCOMO Communications Laboratories  M.S. 1998 ln
Violetta Cavalli-Sforza Assistant Professor, Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco, Department of Computer Science Constructed vs. Received Graphical Representations For Learning About Scientific Controversy: Implications For Learning And Coaching Ph.D. 1998 ln
Anthony Harris Physician specializing in Neurological Surgery, MultiCare Ph.D. 1997 ln
R. Michael Young Professor and Director, Liquid Narrative Group, School of Computing

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Ph.D. 1997 ln
Vincent Aleven Associate Professor, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University Ph.D. 1997 ln
David Joslin Ph.D. 1996 ln
Thomas Spalthoff Senior Sales Manager at Amdocs M.S. 1996 ln
Jonathan Rubin Software Developer M.S. 1995 ln
Michael Wagner Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh Ph.D. 1995 ln
Yagil Ronen M.S. 1995 ln
Anandeep Pannu (Pannu) Sr Principal Product Manager M.S. 1994 ln
Arthur DeCillis VP Medical Affairs at Exelixis M.S. 1994 ln
Anoosh (Anooshiravan) Katibshahidi Ph.D. 1993 ln
John Aronis Post Doctoral Scholar Ph.D. 1993 ln
Sigalit Ur Educational staff at Galilee Foundation for Value Education, IBM M.S. 1993 ln
Steve Casner Research Psychologist at NASA, Human Systems Integration Division Ph.D. 1990 ln
Jeffrey Sullivan Internet and Technology-Driven Business Executive, Minute Menu Systems M.S. 1989 ln
Barry Blumenfeld Senior Physician Informaticist at RTI International M.S. 1989 ln
Charles Webster President at EHR Workflow Inc. M.S.   ln
Donald Freeman   ln
han Teng Ph.D student at the UoM HCI lab M.S. ln
Jozsef Toth   ln
Wang, Shuguang Lead Data Scientist M.S. ln

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