Students

What do you need to be a successful Ph.D?

  • Some levels of background knowledge in the related field
  • Determination: YOU WANT IT!
  • Dedication in term of time and energy
  • Critical and independent thinking on the research problem
  • Anything else?? umm... Apply!
  • Finally, learn from these secret to avoid mistakes and have a successful PhD

Students that I am working with: 

Note: All thesis, capstone project  and independent study reports must be prepared using Overleaf (click here to signup) with this CS specific Latex template. You can clone it directly from Overleaf or git clone it for offline editing. For PhD students, you will need to use this template instead.

  • Asma Eidhah Aloufi, PhD (RIT, 2015-), Machine learning on encrypted data using homomorphic encryption.
  • Nibesh Shrestha, PhD (RIT, co-advise with Prof. Mohan Kumar, 2017-), iotX framework consensus protocols and smart contracts.

Past PhD Students

  • Jiahui Wen, PhD (UQ Australia, 2017), co-advisor, Mobile activity recognition framework
  • Mingyang Zhong, PhD (UQ Australia, 2016), co-advisor, Collaborative streaming of on-demand videos on mobile devices
  • Ranjana Pathak, PhD (UQ Australia, 2014), co-advisor, Efficient routing protocol for opportunistic networks
  • Wei Yin, PhD (UQ Australia, 2013), co-advisor, Robust MAC-layer rate control for 802.11 wireless networks

Past Students that I have worked with:  (C) for capstone project, (I) for independent study

( * indicate research work generated peer-reviewed publications with students.)

  • Spring 2018
    • Krish Sunil Rohra, MS RIT (C), Algorithms and Protocols for Accelerating Homomorphic Encryption.
    • Tyler Diamond, MS RIT (I), zkSNARKs in cryptocurrency.
    • Daichi Mae, MS RIT (C), From Proof-of-Work and Proof-of-Stake to Proof-of-Activity.
    • Nikita Tribhuvan, MS RIT (I), Decentralized Applications: Smart Contracts.
    • Michael Francis, MS RIT (C), Light-weight CoAP protocol for Calvin framework.
  • Fall 2017
    • Sai Ashwin Parakkal, MS RIT (C), Programming model for achieving efficient data processing in edge network.
    • Aarti Gorade, MS RIT (C), Spark data analytics for the Internet-of-Things.
    • Harsh Rajiv Khandhadia, MS RIT (C), Optimization algorithms using Neo4J graph computation.
    • Chinmay Ladage, MS RIT (C), Resource discovery protocol for Calvin framework using CoAP.
    • Parth Sawant, MS RIT (C), Distributed consensus algorithm (Blockchian) for IoT.
  • Summer 2017
    • Sai Ashwin Parakkal, MS RIT (I), Actor model and distributed computation using Calvin framework.
    • Sahil Jasrotia, MS RIT (C), Caching strategies and actor model in iotX project.
    • Ajeeth Kannan, MS RIT (C), Visualization framework for iotX project
    • Vinay Vasant More, MS RIT (C), States and events dependency graph using Neo4J graph database.
    • Gauri Khodaskar, MS RIT (I), Homomorphic encryption support on mobile platforms
  • Spring 2017
    • Sahil Jasrotia, MS RIT (I), Exploring the stream processing capabilities within Apache Spark and Apache Flink
    • Ganesh Rajasekharan (C), Edge Computing Framework for Internet of Things using Calvin
    • Ameya Nayak, MS RIT (C), Stream Processing on IoT Devices Using Calvin Framework.
    • Lokesh Agrawal, MS RIT (C), Stream processing in IQdep based on Apache Spark architecture: Mesos and RDD
    • Kapil M Dole, MS RIT (C), Multi-criteria optimization algorithms for resource allocation in IoT (Now at Amazon)
    • Vineeth Byreddy, MS RIT (C), Achieving location privacy with homomorphic encryption
  • Fall 2016
    • Gauri Khodaskar, MS RIT (C), Homomorphic encryption support on mobile platforms
    • Raghav Babu, MS RIT (C), Realizing iQdep framework with SDN architecture (Now at Cisco)
    • Krishna Prasad, MS RIT (C), Complex event processing in iQdep framework
    • Krishna Prasad, MS RIT (I), Exploring parallel processing with OpenCL
  • Summer 2016
    • Suman Subash, MS RIT (C), Integrated data processing with dataflow models for IoT
    • Utkarsh Bhatia, MS RIT (C), New prediction algorithm for human mobility data (Now at intuit)
  • Spring 2016
    • Scott Thompson, MS Computing Engineering (RIT), Hardware optimization for homomorphic encryption. (Now at Microsoft)
    • * Tamalika Mukherjee, MS Applied and Computational Math (RIT), cyclotomic-rings for homomorphic encryption. (PhD candidate at Uni. of Purdue)
    • Anu Sharma, MS RIT (C), Iterative clustering algorithm for mobility model construction
    • Vinayak Pawar, MS RIT (C), Mobility modeling and prediction based on hotspots and Hidden Markov Model
    • Utkarsh Bhatia, MS RIT (I), Visualizing clustering algorithm in mobility model construction
    • Kanchan Kanchan, MS RIT (C), Location privacy with spatial cloaking using Z-order curve (Now at intuit)
    • Madhumitha Karthikeyan, MS RIT (CSEC thesis), Secure machine learning with Homomorphic encryption
    • Vineeth Byreddy, MS RIT (I), Exploring the property of SVP in RLWE
    • Gauri Khodaskar, MS RIT (I),Exploring the property of CVP in RLWE 
  • Fall 2015
    • * Alagu Valliappan, MS (RIT), Secure Distance Computation Using Homomorphic Encryption. (Now at eBay)
    • * Yogesh Jagadeesan, MS (RIT), PLOMaR: An Ontology Framework for Context Modeling and Reasoning on Crowd-Sensing Platform. (Now at Microsoft)
    • Dler Ahmad, Activity recognition with Myo sensor.
    • Sonam Padwal, MS (RIT), NextMove: Modeling Mobility Trajectories for Next Location Prediction. (Now at Cisco)
  • Spring 2015
    • Svyatoslavd Sivov, BS/MS (RIT), Efficient Dataflow Network for Cyber-Physical Systems (Now at Microsoft)
    • Sushank N Rao, MS (RIT), Advancing activity recognition framework on iOS devices (Now at Apple)
    • * Robert McCartney, BS/MS (RIT), Mobile map&reduce framework and Pulse music project (Now at Google)
    • Varun Goyal, MS (RIT), Mobile map reduce framework for iOS devices
    • Eliot Cuduco, MS, Face recognition on mobile map& reduce framework
    • Nikita Shivdikar and Prathyusha Meka, MS (RIT), Contact probability prediction from human mobility pattern
    • Venkatuvijaysagar Yella, MS (RIT), Homomorphic encryption and its applications
  • Fall 2014
    • Sourabh Kadam, MS (RIT), Activity recognition on mobile devices (Now at EMC)
  • Before Joint RIT
    • Johnson Thomason, BS (UQ Australia), Light-weight context management system for mobile devices
    • * Nick Symons, BS (UQ Australia), Performance of video codecs for streaming on mobile devices
    • * Jimmy Ti, BS (UQ Australia), Adaptive protocol for video surveillance network using Axis IP cameras.
    • John Xin, BS (UQ Australia), Dynamic multi-hop video streaming on mobile phones
    • Brendon Body, BS (UQ Australia), BusAlarm: personalised app for buses commuters
    • Sreeja Gupta, BS (UQ Australia), Crowdsource approach to WIFI signal map generation