Latest News

(9/21) Teaching CS122B and CS220P this quarter.
(9/21) Welcome new PhD student Xiaozhen Liu to join our team!
(9/21) A collaborative paper titled "The Social Amplification and Attenuation of COVID-19 Risk Perception Shaping Mask Wearing Behavior: A Longitudinal Twitter Analysis" accepted by PLOS ONE.
(7/21) Together with Prof. Suellen Hopfer (Public Health, UCI) and Prof. Wei Wang (CS, UCLA), received an NSF IIS-2107150 award titled "Collaborative Research: III: Medium: Collaborative Machine-Learning-Centric Data Analytics at Scale" related to our Texera project.
(2/21) Co-chairing the VLDB 2021 Industrial Track.
(2/21) A collaborative paper with Informatics colleagues titled "Why Do People Oppose Mask Wearing? A Comprehensive Analysis of US Tweets During the COVID-19 Pandemic" accepted by JAMIA .

Students

Current PhD students (with starting year)
Sadeem Alsudais (2018)
Yicong Huang (2019)
Qiushi Bai (2017)
Avinash Kumar (2017)
Rui Guo (2018)
Shengquan Ni (2019)
Zuozhi Wang (2017)
Past PhD students (with starting year)
Alex Behm (2013, Cloudera)
Inci Cetindil (2014, Facebook, Incomplete :-()
Jamshid Esmaelnezhad (incomplete)
Jianfeng Jia (2018, Google)
Michal Shmueli-Scheuer (2009, IBM Research)
Rares Vernica (2011, HP Labs)
Sattam Mubark Alsubaiee (2014, KACST)
Shengyue Ji (2011, Google)
Taewoo Kim (2018, Microsoft)
Young-Seok Kim (2016, Samsung)

Undergraduates and attended graduate school

The following are (partial list of) undergraduates who participated in our research, including mostly UCI students, visiting students, and remote students.

  • 2020-2021Mingji Han – UMass Amherst (PhD), Chen He – CMU (MS), Chaomin Li (Isaac) – UC Berkeley (MCS), Xiaozhen Liu – UCI (PhD), Youan Lu – Cornell (MS), Rohan Reddy Mannem – USC (MS), Yongfei Tan – Columbia (MS), Tongjie Wang – USC (MS), Bihao Xu – Uchicago (MS).
  • 2019-2020Dayue Bai – UIUC (MS), Yinan Zhou – UCI (MS), Shiqi Wu – Berkeley (MS), Christine Xinrong Huang – CMU (MS), Tianran Liu – Univ of Washington (MS), Joseph Tiancheng Zheng – CMU (MS), Guanyang He – CMU (MS), Yutong Wang – UCD (PhD), Tingxuan Gu – CMU (MS), Yichi Zhang  -NYU (MS), Xinyue Han – UCLA (MS), Qiaonan Huang (Hugo) – Brown (MS), Yuan Fu – CMU (SE-SV), Yuqi Huai – UCI (PhD), Quanzhen Du – UCSD (MS), Shiling (Scarlett) Zhang – Cornell (MS), Yi Zhao – Rice (MS), Er Zhuo – UCSD (MS), Qiandong Tang – GeorgiaTech (MS), Jiahao Xu – USC (MS), Yitan Ze – UIUC(MS).
  • 2018-2019: Bolin Chen – Duke/CS/MS; Ximing (Oliver) Chen – UCLA/CS/MS; Yang Cao – UCI/CS/MS; Yinhao He – UCI/NetSys/MS; Jiaqi Li – Univ. of Washington/Statistics/PhD; Zichang Liu – USC/CS/MS; Yi Sun – UCI/CS/MS; Anqi (Angela) Wang – SJSU/CS/MS; Sibo Wang – Rice/CS/MS; Tao Wang – UC Davis/CS/MS; Jingkaihui Wei – Columbia/CS/MS; Yuran Yan – USC/Game/MS; Meng (Simon) Zhou – UCI/NetSys/MS; Student (anonymous) – Columbia/CS/MS.
  • 2017-2018: Niklas Stoehr (from TU Berlin) – University College London/Web Science and Big Data Analytics/MS; Haohan Zhang – CMU/CS/MS.

Past MS students, Postdocs, and visitors

  • PhD student Zhihui Yang (Fudan University, China), 2019-2020.
  • Prof. Weifeng Shan (Institute of Disaster Prevention, China), 2017-2018
  • PhD student Liming Dong (Tsinghua University, China), 2/2018-9/2019
  • Prof. Qinhua Huang (Shanghai University of Politics Science and Law, China), 2016-2017
  • Prof. Hui Zhang (Henan Academy of Agricultural Science & Technology), 2016-2017
  • Prof. Wenhai Li, Wuhan University (China), 3/2015-3/2016.
  • Athena Ahmadi, MS, 2012, Google
  • Prof. Jongik Kim, Chonbuk National University (Korea), 2012-2013.
  • Athena Ahmadi, MS, 2012, Google
  • Manik Sikka, MS, 2011
  • Sandeep Paul Katumalla, MS
  • Nagesh Honnalli, MS, 2010 – 2011, Amazon
  • Andrea Zilio, Exchange student from Italy, 2010 – 2011, Google.
  • Yabin Zheng, 2009 – 2010, Visiting PhD student from Tsinghua University, China.
  • Prof. Heri Ramampiaro, 2009 – 2010, Visiting professor from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
  • Vijay Rajakumar, MS 2008-2010. Bimaple
  • Minh Doan, MS 2008-2010.
  • Jiaheng Lu, Postdoc 2006-2008, first appointment: faculty at Renmin University, China.
  • Yiming Lu, MS 2006-2008, first appointment: Microsoft.
  • Vassia Pavlaki, PhD student from NTUA, Greece. Visitor, Summer 2005 and April 2006.
  • Bin Wang (PhD candidate) and Xiaochun Yang (professor), Northeastern University, China. Visitors, summer 2006, summer 2007.
  • Houtan Shirani-Mehr, MS in 2006, became a PhD student at USC.
  • Chris Trezzo, Undergrad student (SURF-IT), summer 2006.
  • Jia Li, MS in 2005, first appointment: an IT company in the bay area.
  • Liang Jin, MS in 2005, first appointment: Microsoft.
  • Qi Zhong, MS in 2005, first appointment: Microsoft.