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Ph.D. Students

Ph.D. Students before M.S.

Undergraduate Students

  • Andrew Brooks (ECE)
  • Yuan Gao (ECE)
  • Leo Meister (ECE)
  • Mia Polansky(ECE)
  • Michael Tsehaie (ECE)
  • Yilun Zhang (CS)

Graduate Alumni

  • Ardalan Amiri Sani (First Job: Assistant Professor, UC Irvine CS)
    • Ph.D. dissertation: Design and implementation of I/O servers using the device file boundary, July 2015 (PDF).
    • M.S. thesis: Directional antenna diversity for mobile devices: characterization and solutions, April 2011. (PDF)
  • Hang Yu (First Job: Schlumberger; Now: startup)
    • Ph.D. dissertation: Client beamforming for rate scalability of MU-MIMO networks, April 2015 (PDF).
    • M.S. thesis: Beamforming from mobile devices: a first study, April 2011 (PDF).
  • Felix Xiaozhu Lin (First Job: Assistant Professor, Purdue ECE)
    • Ph.D. dissertation: System support for loosely coupled resources in mobile computing, July 2014.
  • Mian Dong (First Job: Samsung Research-America; Now: startup)
    • Ph.D. dissertation: Energy accounting and optimization for mobile systems, April 2013. (PDF)
  • Ahmad Rahmati (First Job: Nokia Research; Now: Apple)
    • Ph.D. dissertation: Context in mobile system design: characterization, theory, and implications, April 2012 (PDF).
    • M.S. thesis: Context for system resource management: an application in wireless data management, April 2008 (PDF).

  • Jun Yao (co-advised with Tour and Natelson) (Postdoc at Harvard): Resistive switching and memory effects in silicon oxide based nanostructures, Ph.D. dissertation, Rice University, August 2011

  • Robert LiKamWa: MoodScope: Building a Mood Sensor from Smartphone Usage Patterns, M.S. Thesis, Rice University, April 2012.(PDF)
  • Clayton Shepard: Argos: practical base stations with large-scale multi-user beamforming, M.S. Thesis, Rice University, April 2012. (PDF)

  • Eddie Reyes (startup): Virtual ring buffer for camera application concurrency, M.S. thesis, Rice University, January 2015.
  • Chao Xu (Google): Automated OS-level Device Runtime Power Management, M.S. thesis, Rice University, September 2014 (PDF)
  • Siqi Zhao (Amazon): Detecting events from twitter in real-time, M.S. thesis, Rice University, April 2013. (PDF)
  • Zhen Wang (Google): Speeding up mobile browsers without infrastructure support, M.S. Thesis, Rice University, April 2012. (PDF)
  • Jiayang Liu (Microsoft): Micro power management of active 802.11 network interfaces, M.S. thesis, Rice University, November 2008. (PDF)
  • Hasan Dumanli (Schlumberger): BeamSwitch: directional transmission for energy-efficient wireless communication on mobile systems, M.S. thesis, Rice University, April 2009. (PDF)

Undergraduate Alumni

  • Peter Washington'15 (Stanford Grad. School)
  • Qijia Jiang'15 (Stanford Grad. School)
  • Juliana Gomez'15
  • Di Meng'14
  • Kyle Xu'14 (Gatech Grad. School)
  • Eddie Reyes'12 (Rice Grad. School)
  • Ricardo Barrera'11 (Microsoft)
  • Stephen Jong'11 (UT Grad School)
  • Norman Pai'11 (SimpApply)
  • Kevin Choi'10 (CenterPoint Energy))
  • Alexander Dobranich'12 (Project: Orbit Platform)
  • Ashley Herron'11 (Rice Grad. School)
  • Patrick Kruse'07 (Texas Instruments)
  • Angela Chen Qian'09 (Schlumberger)
  • Michael Lo'10 (Project: Orbit Platform)
  • Clayton Shepard'08 (Rice Grad. School)
  • Barron Stone'09 (National Instruments)
  • Lucia Sun'10  (USC Grad school)
  • Katherine Threslkeld'10
  • Yiming Wang'09

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