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Postdoctoral Fellow

  • E-Ping Rau (co-supervised with David Coomes)


  • Petr Dolezal (co-supervised with Emily Shuckburgh, CST)
  • Derek Sorensen (co-supervised with Anil Madhavapeddy, CST)
  • Amelia Holcombe (co-supervised with David Coomes, Plant Sciences)
  • Madeline Lisaius (co-supervised with Clement Atberger, BOKU, Vienna and Andrew Blake, Mantle Labs)
  • Yihang She (co-supervised with David Coomes and Andrew Blake)
  • Anais Berkes
  • Felipe Begliomini (co-supervised with David Coomes)
  • Jovana Knezevic (co-supervised with David Coomes)


  • Livia Carol (visiting from ETH Zurich)

PhD oversight

  • Grace Colverd, Engineering (supervised by Jonathan Cullen)
  • Scott Jeen, Engineering (supervised by Jonathan Cullen)
  • Luke Cullen, Engineering (supervised by Jonathan Cullen)
  • Matt Allen, Geography (supervised by Emily Lines)


  • Anais Berkes (ETH)



Ju Wang, Ph.D. from Northwestern University, China. RFID sensors. [2018-2019]

Liqiong Chang, Ph.D. from Northwestern University, China. RFID sensors. [2018-2019]

Sun Sun, Ph.D. from University of Toronto, Canada. Stochastic matching and synthetic trace generation. [2017-2019]

Ansis Rosmanis, Ph.D. from University of Waterloo. Smart lighting. [2016]

Rachel Kalaimani, Ph.D. from IIT Bombay. Energy-efficient HVAC operation. [2015-2016]

Yashar Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Ph.D. from University of Toronto. Solar and Storage management. (2012-2015)

Hanan Shpungin, Ph.D. from Ben Gurion University. Energy systems. (2012)

Kirill Kogan, Ph.D. from Ben Gurion University. Multi-connected microgrids. (2012-2013)

Weihong Wang, Ph.D. from U. Toronto. EV scheduling. (2010-2011)

Andre Allavena, Ph.D. from Cornell University. Leaf-only trees for massively parallel computing. (2005-2006)


Waterloo (Theses can be found in UWspace)

Sajjad Rizvi: 2015-2021, Co-supervised by Prof. B. Wong. Thesis: On the Importance of Infrastructure-Awareness in Large-Scale Distributed Storage Systems (--> Cockroach DB)

Christian Gorenflo: 2015-2020, Co-supervised by Prof. L. Golab. Thesis: Towards a New Generation of Permissioned Blockchain Systems (--> Axelar)

Fiodar Kazhamiaka: 2014-2019, Co-supervised by Prof. C. Rosenberg. Thesis: Modelling, Design, and Control of Energy Systems: A Data-Driven Approach (--> Postdoc at Stanford --> Microsoft) Winner of the Cheriton Distinguished Dissertation Award

Adedamola Adepetu: 2012-2016. Thesis: An Agent-Based Modeling Framework for Energy Policies (CIBC Bank --> Loblaws)

Rayman Preet Singh: 2011-2015, Co-supervised by Prof. T. Brecht. Thesis: Personal Data Management in the Internet of Things (Samsung Research --> Amazon --> LinkedIn)

Omid Ardakanian: 2009-2015, Co-supervised by Prof. C. Rosenberg. Thesis: On the Control of Active End-nodes in the Smart Grid (Postdoc UC Berkeley --> Postdoc UBC --> Associate Professor at U. Alberta)

Tommy Carpenter: 2010-2015. Thesis: Measuring & Mitigating Electric Vehicle Adoption Barriers (AT&T Research --> MerQube)

Earl Oliver: 2006-2012. Thesis: Censorship Tolerant Networking (-->Brio Mobile)

Andy Curtis: 2008-2012, Co-supervised by Prof. A. Lopez-Ortiz. Thesis: Reducing the cost of Operating a Datacenter Network (-->Nicera --> VmWare --> Avi Networks)

Nabeel Ahmed: 2004-2009. Thesis: Interference Management in Dense 802.11 Networks (-->post-doc at MIT --> Ruckus Wireless --> Facebook)

Aaditeshwar Seth: 2004-2008, Co-supervised by Prof. R. Cohen. Thesis: Design of a Recommender System for Participatory Media Built on a Tetherless Communication Infrastructure (IBM Research, India --> Assistant Professor at IIT Delhi --> Associate Professor at IIT Delhi)

Majid Ghaderi: 2004-2006, Co-supervised by Prof. R. Boutaba. Thesis: Resource management in heterogeneous wireless networks (PostDoc at U. Mass. Amherst --> Associate Professor at U. Calgary)


Cristian Estan(2): 1998-99. (U. Wisconsin --> Architect at NetLogic Microsystems)

Yin Zhang(1): 1997-99. (AT&T Labs --> Associate Professor at UT Austin)

Lili Qiu(1): 1997-99. (Microsoft Research --> Associate Professor at UT Austin --> Professor at UT Austin)

Jia Wang(1): 1997-99. (-->Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Labs)

Snorri Gylfason(3): 1997-99. (Ensim --> VmWare --> Facebook)

Rosen Sharma: 1996-99. Thesis: 'Internet TV' (Ensim --> SolidCore --> CTO of the Systems and Virtualization Business at McAfee --> CEO BlueStacks)

M.S./MMath/M. Phil/M. Res.


2023: Yihang She, Sharan Agarwal, Sachin Matthew, Johanna De La Cruz-Rothenfusser

2022: Madeline Lisaius, Sofija Stefanovic

2021: Simon Mathis, Arduin Findeis

2020: David Adeboye Project report: Exploring the effect of spatial faithfulness on group decision-making

Waterloo (Theses can be found in UWspace)

2023: Abhinav Bora Data-driven Estimation of Soiling Loss and Optimal Cleaning Schedule for a Utility-scale PV Plant (—> Amazon)

2021: Amelia Holcomb Mobile Phone Depth Sensors for Forest Carbon Measurement (--> PhD student at Cambridge)

2020: Dimcho Karakashev Making Renewable Energy Certificates Efficient, Trustworthy, and Private

2019: Yerbol Aussat A Power-Efficient Smart Lighting System (--> Snapchat)

2016: Alimohammad Rabbani Practical Systems for Personal Thermal Comfort (--> Google)

2016: Michael Doroshenko Quantifying the Effects of Solar Panel Orientation on the Electrical Grid (--> Google)

2016: Ankit Pat Towards Data-Leveraged Behavioral Policy Design for Alleviating Peak Electricity Demand

2015: Ivan RiosAnalyzing the Usage Patterns of Electric Bikes

2014: Elnaz Rezaei (--> Microsoft), Xiang Gao

2013: Peter X. Gao (--> PhD student at UC Berkeley --> Waymo), Sahil Singla (--> PhD student at CMU), Pirathayini Srikantha (PhD at U. Toronto --> Faculty member at York)'

2012: Bo Hu, Ryan Case

2011: Omid Ardakanian(-->PhD at UWaterloo)

2009: Usman Ismail

2008: Hossein Falaki(-->UCLA-->DataBricks), Sumair Ur Rahman, David Hadaller

2007: Shimin Guo(-->DataBricks), Omar Beg, Earl Oliver(-->PhD at UWaterloo)

2005: Nabeel Ahmed(-->PhD at UWaterloo)


1999: Y. Xu, Naveen Sastry, J. Wann, P. Singh, A. Singh, M. Ranjan, W. Ng, J. Howes

1998: K. Lee, R. Schwager, R. Siamwalla(-->Ensim-->Facebook)

1997: D. Balakrishna, K. Chan, B. Nicks, J. Teo, M. Wu( --> Ensim), L. Wu(--> Ensim), H. Jamjoom(-->U. Mich-->IBM)

AT&T Bell Laboratories

1995: Matthias Grossglauser(-->PhD at INRIA-->AT&T Labs-->EPFL-->Nokia__>EPFL)

Bachelor's Thesis advisees


2023: Ned Groom, Benediktas Tarasovas

2022: Thomas Barker

2020: Jan Deller


2023: Anais Berkes

IIT Delhi

2003: Ankur Jain and Gaurav Kwatra

1993: Anurag Sahay

One-year research interns at Bell Labs

1995-1996: Ankur Jain

1994-1995: Matthias Grossglauser, now Professor at EPFL

1994-1995: Ritesh Ahuja

Undergraduate Research Assistants (mostly Waterloo)

2023: Manaswinee Gupta, Zuomiao Hu, Miranda Xie

2022: Harsimrat Singh Bhundar

2021: Brad Huang, Abhinav Bora, Beihan Liu, Tom Shan, David Liu, Rui Chai, Xinhai (Hector) Wei, Mingjie Zhu

2020: Ivy Liu (--> Columbia), Brad Huang, Bill Tong (—> UC Berkeley), Yijie Wang, Alan Marko, Yu He (—> Stanford), David Wesby, Siqing Huo, Siyi Ji, Megan Penny, Shivam Saraf

2019: Samuel Lu (--> UC Berkeley), Yingjie (Jenny) Chen, Runbiao Zhang, Ashwin Sekhari, Bhargav Das, Tingyin Liu, Shela Qiu, Jia Ying Lin, Kayla Hardie

2018: Sasha Doubov, Kayla Hardie, Ankai Jie

2017: Ankai Jie

2015: Kewei Charlie Shi

2008: C. Tang, A. Leong, C. Ho, D. Yim

2007: Matei Zaharia (--> UC Berkeley-->MIT-->Stanford)

2006: Y. Xu, Matei Zaharia, G. Wang

2005: Michael Liang, Geoffrey Salmon, H. Pan, Matei Zaharia, Stephen Fung

2004: Henry Pan, Matei Zaharia, Patrick Darragh, J. Hilliker, Geoffrey Salmon, B. Redman, M. Thomas, A. Lifchits, S. Fung, Neil Arora

2003: Patrick Darragh, Stepehn Fung, M. Tariq

1999: W. Chang, H. Chan, D. Guitirrez, L. Ku

1998: Al Landrum, J. Lin

1997: Aravind Narasimhan


2018: Guoming Tang (U. Victoria)

2017: Niko Fink (Passau)

2016: Lukas Gebhard (Passau)

2012: Hadi Zarkoob (UW, Statistics)

2008: A. Narayan (DEI, Agra, India)

2007: R. Sethi (IIT KGP), S. Dube (IITK), U. Ismail (LUMS), S. Mustaq (LUMS)

2006: G. Goel (IITD), Z. Koradia (IITK)

2005: M. Thomas (IIT KGP), H. Chopra (IIT B), G. Singh(IIT D), R. Garg (IIT K), R. Jain (IIT B), A. Agarwal (IIT D), Y. Yin, G. Wang

(1) Completed Ph.D. with Dr. Robbert van Renesse at Cornell

(2) Completed Ph.D. with Prof. George Varghese at UC San Diego

(3) Left the Ph.D. program to join Ensim Corp.