People

 

Diversity Drives Innovation and Learning

ALFA is dedicated to cultivating an inclusive culture that supports, promotes, and empowers diverse voices in Computer Science & AI

 


ALFA Group Members


 

Una-May O'Reilly Erik Hemberg
Una-May O'Reilly
Founder, Principal Investigator
Erik Hemberg
Research Scientist
Andrew Grant
Game & AI Developer
Shashank Srikant       Nicole Hoffman    
Shashank Srikant

PhD Candidate
Machine Learning
Aruna Sankaranarayanan
PhD Candidate
Misinformation
Michael Wang
PhD Candidate
AI + Decision Making
Nicole Hoffman
Administrative Assistant II

 

 

Students

MEng & Masters

Helen Landwehr
TPP, Lincoln Laboratory Military Fellow
Ashwin Srinivasan
MEng
Xinhe Zhou
MEng
 
Byeong Jo Kong
SDM
Matthew Turner
MEng

 

 

UROPs

Tamara Mitrovska
UROP
Miguel Tulla Lizardi
UROP
Muhua Xu
UROP
Eileen Li
UROP
Mark Jabbour
UROP
Joie Li
UROP

 

Visitors and Collaborators

Robert Gold
Dr. Jamal Toutouh
Research Collaborator
University of Malaga, Spain
Robert Gold
Temp Software Engineer

 

 


Alumni


 

Postdocs

2020   Dr. Jamal Toutouh, Dr. Chathika Gunaratne

2019   Dr. Abdullah Al-Dujaili, Dr. Behnaz Bostanipour

2017   Dr. Bryce Kim, Dr. Stjepan Picek

2016   Dr. Ali Jahanian

2015   Dr. Ignacio Arnaldo

2012   Dr. James McDermott

 

PhD Students

2018   Dr. Miguel Paredes

2017   Dr. Bryce Kim

2008   Dr. Minkyu Kim

2007   Dr. Maria R. Thompson

 

Students

2020-2021
Masters: Bryn Reinstadler (SM), Urmi Mustafi (MEng), Afra Ansaria (SDM), Sanja Simonovikj (MEng), Diana Flores (MEng), Byeong Jo Kong (SDM), Ashwin Srinivasan (MEng), Matt Turner (MEng); SuperUROP: Alexandra Dima, Sabrina Tseng, Tamara Mitrovska;  UROP: Tamara Mitrovska, Krittamate "Boom" Tiankanon, Kate Xu, Rene Reyes, Ashwin Srinivasan, Renee Silva, Jenny Gau, Anna Wong, Evan Rubel, Ray Dedhia, Haimoshri Das, Xinhe Zhou, Muhua Xu, Eileen Li, Ness Vera

2019 - 2020
Masters: Michal Shlapentokh-Rothman (M.Eng), Jordan Wick (M.Eng), Srilaya Bhavaraju (M.Eng), Chetan Sharma (M.Eng), Sofiane Djeffal (SDM), Urmi Mustafi (M.Eng); SuperUROP: Amanuael Gidey, Kenneth Acquah, Sule Kahraman, Teodor Begu, Subhash Nalluru; UROP: Sanja Simonovikj, Diana Flores, Ashwin Srinivasan, Renne Silva, Shannon Hwang

2018 - 2019
Masters: Jonathan Kelly (M.Eng), Ayesha Bajwa (M.Eng), Li Wang (M.Eng), Andrew Zhang (M.Eng), Linda Zhang (M.Eng), Carolyn Holz (M.Eng), Kifle Waldu (M.Eng) Saeyoung Rho (TPP); SuperUROP: Michal Shlapentokh-Rothman; UROP: Milka Piszcek, Jordan Wick, Sanja Simonovikj

2017 - 2018
Masters: Daniel Prado Sanchez (M.Eng), Marcos Pertierra, Rahoul Khouri (M.Eng), Alex Huang (M.Eng), Jitesh Maiyuran (M.Eng), Alice Tiang Zhang (M.Eng); SuperUROP: Srilaya Bhavaraju, Liang Zhou, Abigail Russel, Michael Delaus; UROP: Alyssa Weiss, Akshat Bubna, Jonathan Kelly , Emmanuel Azuh, Carina Quiroz

2016 - 2017
Masters: Brian Bell(M.Eng), Steven Fine (M.Eng), Steven Rivera (M.Eng), Anthony Erb Lugo (M.Eng), Dennis Garcia (M.Eng), Austin Liew (M.Eng); SuperUROP: Abigail Choe, Hugo Zul, UROP: Emanuel Azuh, Emily Segler, Ashwath Thirumalai, Ashkat Bubna

2015 - 2016
Masters: John O'Sullivan (M.Eng), Benjamin Schreck (M.Eng), Yonlin "Jason" Wu (M.Eng), Neha Patki (M.Eng), Brian Sun (M.Eng), Fahad Alasoun (SM, CDO); SuperUROP: Nathan Landman, Zara Permual, William Spitzer, Fernando Torja, Hannah Pang, Nicole Schmidt, Anying Li; UROP: Anthony Liu, Alexandra Suorakov, Xueqi Fan, Justine Jang

2014 - 2015
Masters: Bryan Collazo (M.Eng), Max Kanter (M.Eng), Michael Wu (M.Eng), Alex Wang (M.Eng), Minshu Zhan (M.Eng), Edwin Zhang(M.Eng), Sebastien Boyer (SM, TPP), Franck Dernoncourt (SM), Jacob Rosen (SM, TPP); SuperUROP: Austin Hess, Srinidi Viswanathan, Yuqing Zang, Kevin Wen

2013 - 2014
Masters: Elaine Fang Han (M.Eng), Colin Taylor (M.Eng), EJ Emeagwali (M.Eng), Vineet Gopal (M.Eng), Osama Badar (M.Eng), Brian Bell (M.Eng), Will Drevo (M.Eng)

2012 - 2013
Masters: Owen Derby (M.Eng), Tito Mbagwu (M.Eng), Chidube Ezeozue (SM); SuperUROP: Ulziibayar Otgonbaatar, Sebastian Leon; UROP: David Xiao

2011 - 2012
Masters: Skye Wanderman-Miln (M.Eng), Daniele Ramazzotti (M.Eng), Constantin Berzan (M.Eng); SuperUROP: Stephanie Bian, EJ Emeagwali, Seo Jin Kim; UROP: Manushaqe Muco, Dennis Wilson

2010 - 2011
Masters: Lawrence Chan (M.Eng), Maciej Pacula (M.Eng), Anthony Kim (M.Eng); UROP: Alex Teuffer, Minshu Zhan, Jennifer Jang, Owen Derby, Greg Durett (SB), David Li

Prior to 2010
Masters: Lynne Salameh (M.Eng), Meng Mao (M.Eng), Eric Fellheimer (M.Eng), Kathy Chen (M.Eng), Michael Terry (M.Eng), Jonathan Marcus (M.Eng), Matt Farrell (M.Eng), Kevin Rice (M.Eng), Martin Hemberg (M.Eng), Eric O'Reilly (M.Eng), Cesario Julaton (M.Eng), Varun Aggarwal (SM) UROP: Caitlin Mehl

 

 


Visitors and Collaborators from beyond MIT


Jaeyoon Kim, University of Korea, Seoul Korea
Jacob Springer, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore PA USA
Hannah Burd, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH USA
Alexander "Shasha" Shashkov, Williams College, Williamstown MA USA
Michal Shlapentokh-Rothman, Postgraduate Researcher, MIT, Cambridge MA USA
Dirk Schweim, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Mainz Germany
Chathika Gunaratne, University of Central Florida, Orlando FL USA
Nicolas Lesimple, L’Ecole Polytechnique Federale (EFPL) de Lausanne, Lausanne Switzerland
Dr. Şebnem Özdemir, Assistant Professor, Istinye University, Istanbul Turkey
Dhruv Sumathi, Intern, Weston High School, Weston MA USA
Alexander Shashkov, Intern, Weston High School, Weston MA USA
Dr. Yisroel Mirsky, Cyber Security Researcher, Cyber Security Research Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba Israel
Sagar Biswas, Manipal University, Jaipur India in collaboration with Hong Kong University, Hong Kong HK
Carl Im, CEO, Solomon Strategic Consulting Limited, Seoul Korea
Zhi Yong "Ignavier" Ng, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong HK
Yanbang "Abel" Wang, Hong Kong Universityof Science and Technology, Hong Kong HK
Gili Rusak, Standford University, Stanford CA USA
Joseph Ortiz, University of Oxford, Oxford England UK
Tom Schmiedlechner, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austra, Hagenburg Austria
Mucong "John" Ding, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong HK
Yuanzhe Chen, Hong Kong University of Technology, Hong Kong HK
Dr. Edilberto Amorim De Cerqueira Filho, MD - Mass General Hospital (MGH) Fellow, Boston MA USA
Alessandro DePalma, Eldgenossische Technische Hochsule (ETH), Zurich Switzerland
Ruggiero Dargenio, Eldgenossische Technische Hochsule (ETH), Zurich Switzerland
Robert Gold, Weston Highschool, Weston MA USA
Mahek Maheshwari, Harmony School of Advancement, Houston TX USA
Mucong "John" Ding, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong HK
Pasquale Salza, University of Salerno, Salerno Italy
Alejandro Baldominos, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid Spain
Dr. Nancy Law, Professor, Founding Director of CITE, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong HK
Dr. Huamin Qu, Professor Vislab, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong HK
Dr. Stjepan Picek, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven Belguim
Chi-En Lee, National Taiwan University, Taipei Taiwan
Dr. Sarah al Hamoud, Professor, Imam Mohammad Bin Saud University, Riyadh Saudi Arabia
Nataniel Ruiz, L' Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau France
Ashray Anand, University of Washington, Seattle WA USA
Kzystof Krawiec, Poznań University, Poznań Poland
Conor Ryan, University of Limerick, Limerick Ireland
Alfredo Cuesta Infante, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Móstoles Spain
Srecko Joksimovik, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Scotland UK
Sylvain Cussat-Blanc, University de Toulouse, Toulouse France
Monica Vitali, Politecnico di Milano, Milan Italy
Alex Waldin, Eldgenossische Technische Hochsule (ETH), Zurich Switzerland
Daniele Ramazzotti, University Milano-Bicocca, Milan Italy
Xiang Ye, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY USA
Pedro Fazenda, Instituto de Sistemas e Robótica, Lisboa Portugal
Dr. Ying Becker, State Street Global Advisors, Boston MA USA
Prof. Frank Neumann, University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia
Prof. Katya Vladislavleva, U. of Antwerp, Antwerp Belgium
Markus Wagner, University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia
Dr. Leonardo Vanneschi, Department of Informatics, Systems and Communication (D.I.S.Co.), University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan Italy
Dr. Muhammad Mamdani, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto Ontario Canada
Dr. Babak Hodjat, CTO, Genetic Finance, Wilmington DE USA
Ms. Ying Lin, Li Ka Shing Foundation, Hong Kong HK
Industrial Machine Learning Group, GE Global Research (leader Anil Varma, lead: Weizhong Yan), Niskayuna New York USA