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Graduate Students


A very recent lab photo: everyone is here!!!

Visit "Visuals" page to see photos of various lab reunions.


  Year Deg. Thesis Title Current location
Vignesh Jagadeesh 2013 PhD
Labeling Large Scale Image Datasets
eBay Research
Carter De Leo 2013 PhD
Human Motivated Multicamera Video Analytics
Jiejun Xu 2013 PhD (CS)
Graph-based Transductive Learning for Visual Classification and Retrieval
HRL, Malibu
Gautam Korlam 2012 MS (CS)
High Throughput Image Analysis using Low-Cost Cloud Computing
Lookout, San Francisco
Swapna Joshi 2012 PhD
Multi-modal Parts based Regression
Theranos Inc.
Zefeng Ni 2012 PhD
Object Tracking and Searching in a Distributed Camera Network
University of Technology, Sydney
Pratim Ghosh 2011 PhD
Simultaneous Registration and Tracking
James Kleban Kleban 2010 PhD
Content-based Management of Image Databases in the Internet Age
Mehmet Emre Sargin Emre 2010 PhD
Probabilistic Graphical Models for Motion Analysis and Object Tracking
Anindya Sarkar Anindya Sarkar 2009 PhD
Novel Image Data-Hiding Methodologies for Robust and Secure Steganography with Extensions to Image Forensics
BioImagene; now Rosch.
Golnaz Abdollahian 2009-11 Postdoc
PhD, Purdue University
Emily Moxley Emily Moxley 2009 PhD
Multimedia Annotation through Search and Mining
Luca Bertelli 2009 PhD
Variational Image Segmentation Based on Pixel Pairwise Similarities
Mayachitra, Inc., Santa Barbara, CA (2009); Like.Com and Google (2010- present)
Michael Quinn 2008 PhD
Mathworks, Natick, MA
Nhat Vu 2008 PhD
Fair Isaac, San Rafael, CA
Laura Boucheron 2008 PhD
Assistant Professor, New Mexico State University
Charles Kenney Kenney 2007 Faculty
Dr. Kenney was a VRL faculty affiliate till he retired in 2007.
Jiyun Byun 2007 PhD
Mayachitra, Inc., Santa Barbara, CA.
Marco Zuliani 2006 PhD
Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA.
Elisa Drelie Gelasca Elisa Gelasca 2006-09 Researcher
Elisa joined the Center for Bio-Image Informatics after receiving her PhD from EPFL. She was with the center till 2009.
Ibrahim El-Khalil 2006 MS
Boeing Satellite Systems, El Segundo, CA
Motaz El-Saban 2005 PhD
Cairo University and Microsoft, Egypt
Ken Sullivan 2005 PhD
Mayachitra, Inc., Santa Barbara, CA.
Kaushal Solanki 2005 PhD
Mayachitra, Inc., Santa Barbara, CA. (2005-10); EyeNuk (2010-current).
Sitaram Bhagavathy 2005 PhD
Thomson Corporate Research, Princeton, NJ. (2005-10)
Baris Sumengen 2004 PhD
Ojos Inc., Redwood City, CA. (was Like.com till 2010). Now at Google.
Jelena Tešić 2004 PhD
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, NY (2004-09); Mayachitra, 2009-
Xinding Sun 2004 PhD
Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
Shawn Newsam 2003 PhD
Texture Motifs in Remote Sensed Imagery
Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Livermore, California
University of California Merced
Zhiqiang Bi Bi Zhiqiang 2002-08 Researcher
Yahoo! (Zhiqiang completed his PhD in Physics and MS in Computer Science from CMU in 2002. He was a full time researcher at the Center for Bioimage Informatics till 2008.)
Peng Wu 2001 PhD
Search and Indexing in High-dimensional Feature Spaces
Imaging Systems Laboratory, HP Labs, Palo Alto, CA
Ching-Wei Chen 2001 MS
ClassAid: An Automated Lecture Note-Taking System
Dolby laboratories, San Francisco
Jong-Jin Chae 2000 PhD
Robust Techniques for Hiding Data in Images and Video
Last seen at MarcAny Inc., Seoul, S. Korea
Kapil Chhabra 2000 MS
Image texture for content based retrieval
Daryl Fortney 2000 MS
Face Tracking
Daryl spent a couple of years working in Santa Barbara for a local robotic company, Computer Motion, but decided to take up something more adventurous.
Naveen Reddy 2000 MS
Image Processor System Architecture and PCi Bus Board Design to Perform Real Time Two Dimensional Image Convolutions.
Hughes Communications Ltd, El Segando, California;
Yining Deng 1999 PhD
A Region Based Representation for Image and Video Retrieval
Imaging Systems Laboratory, HP Labs, Palo Alto, CA
David Lane 1999 MS
Video-in-Video Data Hiding
MIT Lincoln Lab
Jay (Albert) Winkeler 1999 MS
Active Vision
Boeing, St. Louis, Missouri
Norbert Strobel* 1998 PhD
Quadratic Filters for Image Contrast Enhancement
Siemens, Germany
Rolf Schyoen 1998 MS
Computer Motion, Goleta, California
Wei-Ying Ma 1997 PhD
Netra: A Toolbox for Navigating Large Image Databases
Microsoft Research China, Beijing
George Haley 1997 MS
Image Texture Analysis
Hui Li* 1993 PhD
Multisensor Image Registration and Fusion
Google, LinkedIn (2012-)
Kevin Tsai 1993 MS  

Visiting Researchers

  Year Deg. Title Current location
Manesh Kokare, PhD 2011-12   Diabetic Retinopathy: detection and classification of fundus images (BOYCAST Post Doctoral Research Fellow) Shri Guru Gobind Singhji Institute of Engineering and Technology, Nanded
Manuel Arturo Deza 2012
Vis BS
Neuron tracing
BS, Univeridad Nacional de Ingenieria, Lima, Peru.
Enrique Alegre Enrique, PhD 2009-10
Professor of Computer Science, Universidad de León,24071,León
Dpto. Ingeniería Eléctrica, Sistemas y Automática
Escuela de Ingenierías Industrial e Informática
Universidad de León,24071,León
Minghui Tian 2009
Vis PhD
Visual Saliency Modeling and Salient Objects Detection
Computer Science Dept., University of Science and Technology of China
Till Quack 2004
Vis MS
ETH Zurich
Gosuke Ohashi 2004
Vis PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering, Shizuoka University, Japan
Daniela M. U. Sabino 2004
Vis PhD
Lymphoid leukemia diagnostics assisted by computer.
PhD form Instituto de Física de São Carlos - USP, Brazil
Currently at Ablevision, Brazil.
Takao Ito 2004
Vis PhD