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Learn more about our featured UMBC College of Engineering and Information Technology graduate students. Graduate student profiles (by program) are available here.

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Ali Abdolrahmani

Major: Human-Centered Computing (Ph.D.)
Thesis/research topic: Examining Mobile/Wearable Assistive Technology to Augment the Indoor Navigation Experience of Individuals who are Blind
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Mohammed Alsolami

Major: Computer Science (Ph.D.)
Thesis/research topic: Security Methods based IP reputation; Supporting security networking
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Marilyn Allen

Major: Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Thesis/research topic: Cell-based cancer immunotherapies
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Naveen Bansal

Major: Computer Science (M.S.)
Thesis/research topic: Transfer of style (accent, emotion) of a person’s voice to another person’s voice
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Deepanjan Bhattacharyya

Major: Computer Science (M.S.)
Thesis/research topic: Domains of Machine Learning and Quantum Annealing
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Sheniqua Brown

Major: Chemical & Biochemical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Thesis/research topic: Optical Biosensors for Glucose and Glutamine Detection in Biomedical and Bioprocess Applications
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Cynthia Chelius

Major: Chemical & Biochemical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Thesis/research topic: Phosphoproteomic and transcriptomic study of the cell wall repair pathway in filamentous fungi
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Daming Chen

Major: Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Thesis/research topic: 3D Continuously Scanning Laser Doppler Vibrometer System and Application
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Adam Day

Major: Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Thesis/research topic:Screen Printing of Retina
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Marwa El-Sayed

Major: Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.)
Thesis/research topic: Investigating the Formation of Secondary Organic Aerosols in Atmospheric Liquid Water
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Philip Feldman

Major: Human-Centered Computing (Ph.D.)
Thesis/research topic: Detecting and mapping belief behaviors in digital environments at scale
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Ashwinkumar Ganesan

Major: Computer Science (Ph.D.)
Thesis/research topic: Machine Learning with a Focus on Deep Learning
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Deepa Gupta

Major: Computer Engineering (Ph.D.)
Thesis/research topic: Machine Learning for Brain research
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Shantanu Hirlekar

Major: Computer Science (M.S.)
Thesis/research topic: Machine Learning Approach to agricultural Price Forecasting.
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Kourosh Kalayeh

Major: Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Thesis/research topic: Developing an Analytical Model for MEMS Tactile Sensors with Bionic and Robotic Applications
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Galina Madjaroff

Major: Human-Centered Computing (Ph.D.)
Thesis/research topic:Supporting older adults and their caregivers through the onset of cognitive impairment with home-based technology
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Rami Mowakeaa

Major: Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Thesis/research topic: Complex-valued Signal Processing and Machine Learning
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Krunal Odedra

Major: Human-Centered Computing (M.S.)
Thesis/research topic: Human-Centered Computing and UX Design
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Iyanuoluwa Odebode

Major: Information Systems (Ph.D.)
Thesis/research topic: Network Analytics towards Drug Repositioning using Phosphorylated Protein
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Pravin Pande

Major: Information Systems (Ph.D.)
Thesis/research topic: Ontology for Privacy Requirements of Social Media
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Aditya Pingle

Major: Computer Science (M.S.)
Thesis/research topic: machine learning, data mining, and natural language processing
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Zhen Qi

Major: Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Thesis/research topic: Modeling Frequency Combs in Microresonators
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James Sanders

Major: Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.)
Thesis/research topic: Monitoring and Reducing the Bioavailability of Methylmercury in Sediments
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Morgan Scheuerman

Major: Human-Centered Computing (M.S.)
Thesis/research topic: Intersection of Facial Recognition Technology Developed for People who are Blind
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Azin Semsar

Major: Human-Centered Computing (Ph.D.)
Thesis/research topic: Understanding Body Expression of First Responders
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Utsav Shashvatt

Major: Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.)
Thesis/research topic: Recovery of phosphorus from waste streams using Donnan membrane principle
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Laura Simpson

Major: Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Thesis/research topic: Bioengineered Models of Alzheimer’s Disease
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Tavon Thames

Major: Human-Centered Computing (M.S.)
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Lai Wang

Major: Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Thesis/research topic: 1. Efficient high-order computational fluid dynamics (CFD) methods for complicated flows, such as turbulence. 2. High performance computing.
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Michael Zhang

Major: Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Thesis/research topic: Engineering biomolecules for vaccines, systems biology for immunodiagnostics
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Dorsa Ziaei

Major: Computer Science (Ph.D.)
Thesis/research topic: Using Big Data Technologies to Facilitate Mining Big Data in Different Applications
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