Iowa State University

    Department of Computer Science
    Center for Computational Intelligence, Learning, and Discovery

Artificial Intelligence Research Laboratory

   Faculty, Students, Alumni, and Collaborators   

  


Faculty


Students

Postdoctoral Fellows

  1. Yasser El-Manzalawy (2010-2012). Research Associate, Center for Computational Intelligence, Learning, and Discovery (CCILD), Iowa State University. Yasser is supported in part by CCILD. Current Position: Assistant Professor, Al-Azhar University, Egypt.
  2. Ganesh Ram Santhanam, Research Associate, Center for Computational Intelligence, Learning, and Discovery (CCILD), Iowa State University.

Current Ph.D. Students

  1. Carson Andorf (Honavar). Ph.D. Student in Computer Science. Interests: Bioinformatics, Machine Learning, Protein Function Prediction. Carson has been supported in part by an IGERT fellowship funded by the National Science Foundation and a research assistantship funded by the National Institutes of Health. Carson is currently employed as a research scientist at USDA. Expected Graduation: Spring 2012.
  2. Ngot Bui (Computer Science), In progress. Interests: Semantic technologies, Knowledge Representation, Machine Learning, Learning from Structured Data. Expected graduation: Spring 2013.
  3. Sangchack Lee (Computer Science). In progress. Interests: Machine Learning. Expected graduation: Spring 2013.
  4. Harris Lin (Honavar). Ph.D. Student in Computer Science. Interests: Ontologies, Data Integration, Social Networks. Harris is supported in part by a research assistantship funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Expected Graduation: Summer 2011.
  5. Rafael Jordan (Honavar). Ph.D. Student in Computer Science. Interests: Information Integration, Bioinformatics, Data Mining. Raphael is supported in part by a teaching assistantship in Computer Science. Expected Graduation: Fall 2011.
  6. Jia Tao (Honavar, Slutzki). Ph.D. Student in Computer Science. Interests: Semantic Web, Epistemic Logics, Description Logics. Jia is supported in part by a teaching assistantship in Computer Science. Expected Graduation: Spring 2012.
  7. Rasna Walia (Bioinformatics & Computational Biology; with Drena Dobbs), In progress. Interests: Macromolecular Interactions, Computational Systems Biology, Machine Learning. Expected Graduation: Spring 2014.
  8. Li Xue (Honavar, Dobbs), Ph.D. Student in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology), Interests: Machine Learning, Computational Biology, Immunoinformatics. Analysis and prediction of protein-protein, protein-RNA, and protein-DNA interfaces. Expected Graduation: Fall 2011.

Collaborating Ph.D. Students

  1. Peter Zaback (Dobbs, Honavar). Interests: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Protein-DNA interaction.

Current M.S. Students

  1. Munish Gopal (Computer Science). Interests: Machine Learning. Expected graduation: Spring 2011.

Rotation Students (Graduate)

Kate Wilkins, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.

Undergraduates and Summer Research Students

None at present


Alumni

Postdoctoral Fellows

  1. Dr. Doina Caragea (Honavar). Postdoctoral research associate, 2004-2006. Current Position: Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Kansas State University.
  2. Dr. Byron Olson (Honavar). Postdoctoral research associate, 2005-2006. Initial Employment: Research Assistant Professor, Arizona State University.
  3. Dr. Jie Bao (Honavar). Postdoctoral research associate, 2007. Current Position: Research Associate, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Jie was supported in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
  4. Dr. Cornelia Caragea (Honavar). Postdoctoral research associate, 2009-2010. Current Position: Research Associate, Pennsylvania State University. Cornleia was supported in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
  5. Jae-Hyung Lee (2008-2009). Research Associate, Center for Computational Intelligence, Learning, and Discovery (CCILD), Iowa State University. Jae-Hyung was supported in part by CCILD. Current Position: Research Associate, UCLA.

Ph.D. Graduates

  1. Kewei Tu (Computer Science). Ph.D., 2012. Unsupervised Learning of Probabilistic Grammars. Kewei was supported by in part by a teaching assistantship in Computer Science and in part by a research assistantship funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Initial Employment: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Statistics and Department of Computer Sceince, University of California Los Angeles.
  2. Fadi Towfic (Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, with M. Heather West Greenlee). Ph.D., 2011. Modular Algorithms for Biomolecular Network Alignment. Fadi was supported in part by a fellowship funded by an Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) grant from the National Science Foundation. Initial employment: Postdoctoral Research Associate, The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
  3. Neeraj Koul (Computer Science). Ph.D., 2011. Learning Predictive Models from Massive, Semantically Disparate Data. Neeraj was supported in part by a research assistantship funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Initial Employment: Machine Learning Research Scientist, GILT Group.
  4. Ganesh Ram Santhanam (Computer Science), Ph.D., 2010. Representing and Reasoning with Qualitative Preferences for Compositional Systems. Ganesh was supported in part by research assistantships funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Initial Employment: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Computational Intelligence, Learning, and Discovery, Iowa State University.
  5. George Voutsadakis (Computer Science, with Giora Slutzki), Ph.D., 2010. Thesis: Federated Description Logics for the Semantic Web. George was supported in part by research assistantships funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Current Position: Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Lake Superior State University.
  6. Cornelia Caragea (Computer Science), Ph.D., 2009. Thesis: Abstraction-Based Probabilistic Models for Sequence Classification. Cornelia was supported in part by research assistantships funded by grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. Initial Employment: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Computational Intelligence, Learning, and Discovery, Iowa State University. Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Pennsylvania State University.
  7. Oksana Yakhnenko (Honavar). Ph.D., Computer Science, 2009. Thesis: Generative and Discriminative Models for Learning from Weakly-Labeled and Unlabeled Data with Application to Learning from Images and Text. Oksana was supported in part by a research assistantship funded by a grant (IIS 0711356) from the National Science Foundation and in part by a teaching assistantship in Computer Science. Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique, Grenoble, France.
  8. Feihong Wu (Honavar, Jernigan), Ph.D., Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, 2009. Thesis: Protein-Protein Interfaces: Database, Analysis, and Prediction. Feihong was supported in part by a research assistantship funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (GM066387). Current Position: Research Scientist, Yahoo!
  9. Kent Vander Velden (Reilley and Honavar). Ph.D., Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, 2009. Thesis: Modeling, Simulation, Synthesis, and Optimization of Biochemical Networks. Kent was supported in part by an Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) fellowship funded by the National Science Foundation and in part by Pioneer-Hibred, Inc. Current Position: Senior Research Scientist, Pioneer Hi-Bred.
  10. Yasser El-Manzalawy (Honavar), Ph.D., Computer Science, 2008. Thesis: Machine Learning Methods for Epitope Prediction. Yasser was supported by a fellowship from the Egyptian Government. Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Computational Intelligence, Learning, and Discovery, Iowa State University.
  11. Michael Terribilini (Dobbs, Honavar). Ph.D., Bioinformatics and Computational Biiology, 2008. Thesis: Characterization and Prediction of Protein-RNA Interfaces.Michael was supported in part by a USDA MGET Fellowship, a graduate research assistantship funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (GM 066387), and in part by a teaching assistantship in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Current Position: Instructor, Genetics, Cell, and Developmental Biology, Iowa State University.
  12. Adrian Silvescu (Honavar). Ph.D., Computer Science, 2008. Thesis: Structural Induction: Towards Automatic Ontology Elicitation Adrian was supported in part by a teaching assistantship from the Department of Computer Science and research assistantships funded by Pioneer Hi-Bred and the National Science Foundation. Initial Position: Research Scientist, Yahoo!
  13. Laron Hughes (Reecy, Honavar), Ph.D., Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, 2008. Thesis: Design, Implementation, and Some Applications of an Animal Trait Ontology. LaRon was supported in part by an NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) Fellowship in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and a research assistantship funded by the US Department of Agriculture. Current Employment: Research Scientist, Genome Quest.
  14. Jie Bao (Honavar). Ph.D., Computer Science, 2007. Thesis: Representing and Reasoning with Modular Ontologies. Jie Bao was supported by a research assistantship in Computer Science funded in part by the National Science Foundation, the Iowa State University Center for Integrative Animal Genomics, and the Center for Computational Intelligence, Learning, and Discovery. Current Position: Research Associate, Center for Computational Intelligence, Learning, and Discovery, Iowa State University.
  15. Tyra Dunn (Greenlee, Honavar). Ph.D., Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, 2007. Thesis: Characterizing and Influencing Differentiation of Retinal Progenitor Cells. Tyra was supported in part by an Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) fellowship from the National Science Foundation.
  16. Jyotishman Pathak (Honavar). Ph.D., Computer Science, 2007. Thesis: Interactive and Verifiable Web Service Composition, Reformulation, and Adaptation. Jyotish was supported by a graduate research assistantship in Computer Science funded in part by grants from the National Science Foundation. Initial Employment: Research Scientist, Informatics, Mayo Clinic.
  17. Dae-Ki Kang (Honavar). Ph.D., Computer Science, 2006. Thesis: Abstraction, Aggregation and Recursion for Generating Accurate and Simple Classifiers. Dae-Ki was supported in part by a Teaching assistantship from the Department of Computer Science and a Research assistantship funded by the Center for Computational Intelligence, Learning, and Discovery. Initial Employment: Senior Member of Technical Staff, National Security Research Institute, Korea. Dae-Ki is funded by a Teaching assistantship from the Department of Computer Science and a Research assistantship funded by the National Science Foundation.
  18. Changhui Yan (Honavar and Dobbs). Ph.D., Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, 2005. Thesis: Analysis and Computational Prediction of Protein-Protein and Protein-DNA Interfaces. Changhui was supported by a Plant Sciences Fellowship and a research assistantships funded by the ISU Graduate College and a grant from the National Institutes of Health. Current Position: Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Utah State University.
  19. Jun Zhang (Honavar). Ph.D., Computer Science, 2005. Thesis: Learning Ontology Aware Classifiers. Jun was supported by a teaching assistantship in Computer Science and research assistantships funded by the Iowa State University Graduate College and the National Science Foundation. Current Position: Data Mining Research Scientist, Fair Isaac, San Diego.
  20. Doina Caragea (Honavar). Ph.D., Computer Science, 2004. Thesis: Learning Classifiers From Distributed, Semantically Heterogeneous, Autonomous Data Sources. Doina was supported through research assistantships funded by the ISU Graduate College and the National Science Foundation. Doina also received the IBM Research Fellowship during 2002-2003 and 2003-2004. Initial Employment: Research Fellow, Computational Intelligence, Learning, and Discovery Program, Iowa State University.
  21. Jihoon Yang (Honavar) Ph.D., Computer Science, 1999. Thesis: Intelligent Information Retrieval and Knowledge Discovery Agents.. Jihoon has been supported by a CS Teaching Assistantship and Research Assistantships funded by the ISU Graduate College and the John Deere Foundation. Initial Employment: Research Scientist, Information Sciences Laboratory, Hughes Research Laboratory, Malibu, CA. Current Position: Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Sogang University, Korea.
  22. Karthik Balakrishnan, Ph.D., Computer Science, 1998. Thesis: Biologically Inspired Information Processing Structures for Autonomous Agents and Robots. Karthik was supported through CS Teaching assistantship, Research assistantships funded by the National Science Foundation and the John Deere Foundation. Karthik received an IBM Research Fellowship during 1997-1998, and a Research Excellence Award from the Iowa State University Graduate College. Initial Employment: Research Scientist, Allstate Research and Planning Center, Menlo Park, CA. Current Position: Director of Analytics, Fireman's Fund Insurance, Novato, CA.
  23. Rajesh Parekh, Ph.D., Computer Science, 1998. Constructive Learning Algorithms: Inducing Grammars and Neural Networks. Rajesh was supported by a CS teaching assistantship, and a research assistantship funded by the National Science Foundation. . Rajesh received a Graduate Research Excellence award from the Iowa State University graduate college. Initial Employment: Research Scientist, Allstate Research and Planning Center, Menlo Park. Current Position: Director of Research, Groupon.
  24. Chun-Hsien Chen, Ph.D., Computer Science, 1997. Thesis: Neural Architectures for Associative Memory, Syntax Analysis, Knowledge Representation, and Inference. Chun-Hsien was funded by a project assistantship at the Division of Extended and Continuing Education. Initial Employment: Research Scientist, Computer and Communications Research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan. Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Information Management, Chang Gung University, Taiwan.
  25. Armin Mikler, Ph.D., Computer Science, 1995. (Co-advised with Johnny Wong). Thesis: Quo-Vadis - A Framework for Intelligent Routing in Large Communication Networks. Armin was supported by a CS teaching assistantship and a project assistantship at the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development. Initial Employment: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Scalable Computation Laboratory, DOE Ames Laboratory, Ames, IA. Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of North Texas, Denton.

M.S. Graduates

  1. Sateesh Kodavalli. M.S. (Human-Computer Interaction) 2011. Extensible Problem Specific Tutor (xPST): Easy authoring of intelligent tutoring systems. Current Employment: Microsoft.
  2. Bhavesh Sanghvi (Computer Science). M.S., 2010. Identifying and eliminating inconsistencies in mappings across hierarchical ontologies. Current Employment: Microsoft.
  3. Sushain Pandit (Computer Science), M.S., 2010. Ontology-guided extraction of structured information from unstructured text:Identifying and capturing complex relationships. Sushain was supported in part by a grant from the Center for Integrative Animal Genomics at Iowa State University.
  4. Tim Alcon (Bioinformatics & Computational Biology; with Heather Greenlee). Using a Seed-Network to Query Multiple Large-Scale Gene Expression Datasets from the Developing Retina in Order to Identify and Prioritize Experimental Targets. Tim was supported by a Multidisciplinary Graduate Education and Training (MGET) fellowship funded by the USDA.
  5. Lucas Bonansea (Human-Computer Interaction; with Stephen Gilbert), 2009. 3-d hand gesture recognition. Lucas was funded in part by the Virtual Reality Applications Center at Iowa State University.
  6. Flavian Vasile (Honavar). M.S. 2008. Thesis: Uncovering the structure of hypergraphs through tensor decomposition: An application to folksonomy analysis. Flavian was supported in part by a teaching assistantship in Computer Science. Current Employment: Researcher, Yahoo! Inc.
  7. Oksana Kohutyuk (Honavar). M.S. 2007. Thesis: The Retina Workbench. Oksana was supported by a research assistantship funded in part by a grant from the National Institutes of Health and a teaching assistantship in Computer Science.
  8. Charles Gieseler (Honavar, Tesfatsion). M.S. 2005. Thesis: A Java Reinforcement Learning Module for the Recursive Porous Agent Simulation Toolkit. Current Position: Lawrence Livermore Labs.
  9. Anna Atramentov (Honavar). M.S. 2003. Thesis: Multi-Relational Decision Tree Learning Algorithm - Implementation and Experiments. Anna was supported by a Teaching Assistantship in Computer Science and Research Assistantship funded by the Graduate College. Current position: Ph.D. Student, Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  10. Zhong Gao (Honavar and Ho). M.S. 2003. Thesis: Genome wide recognition of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) like ligands in human and Arabidopsis genomes: A structural Threading Approach. Current position: Post-doctoral Associate, The Center for Cardiovascular Bioinformatics and Modeling, Johns Hopkins University.
  11. Hector Leiva (Honavar). M.S. 2002. Thesis: Multi-Relational Decision Tree Learning. Hector was supported by a Fullbright Fellowship and a Graduate Teaching Assistantship in Computer Science. Current Position: Research Scientist, Universidad Nacional de San Luis. Argentina.
  12. Jaime Reinoso-Castillo (Honavar). M.S. 2002. Thesis: Ontolgy-Driven Information Extraction and Integration from Autonomous, Heterogeneous, Distributed Data Sources -- A Federated Query-Centric Approach. Thesis. Jaime was supported by a Fullbright Scholarship and a research assistantship funded by the National Science Foundation. Current Position: Universidad Javeriana, Colombia.
  13. Xiaosi Zhang (Honavar). M.S. 2002. Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Comparison of Clustering Methods for Gene Expression Analysis. Xiaosi was supported by a graduate assistantship funded by a grant from the Carver Foundation. Current Position: Papajohn Center for Entreprenuership.
  14. Xiangyun Wang (Honavar). M.S. 2002. Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Predicting Protein Function from Sequence. Xiangyun was supported by a fellowship from the ISU graduate college and a teaching assistantship in Computer Science. Current Position: Research Scientist, Astra Zeneca, Inc.
  15. Kent Vander Velden (Honavar, Naylor) M.S. 2002. Interests: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Characterization of Molecular Structure-Function relationships, Phylogenetics. Kent was supported by an NSF IGERT Fellowship in Computational Molecular Biology. Current Status: Member of Research Staff, Pioneer Hi-Bred, Inc.
  16. Neeraj Koul (Honavar) M.S. 2001. Thesis: Clustering with Semi-Metrics. Neeraj was supported by a research assistantship in Computer Science funded by the Carver Foundation and a Teaching Assistantship in Computer Science. Initial Employment: Motorola. Current Position: Programmer/Analyst, Center for Computational Intelligence, Learning, and Discovery, Iowa State University.
  17. Rushi Bhatt (Honavar) M.S. 2001. Thesis: Spatial Learning and Localization. Rushi was supported by the ISU Neuroscience Graduate Fellowship and a Teaching Assistantship in Computer Science. Position upon graduation: Ph.D. Student, Boston University. Current Position: Research Scientist, Yahoo!, Bangalore, India.
  18. Dake Wang (Honavar). M.S. 2001. Dake was supported by a teaching assistantship in Computer Science and a research assistantship funded by the Carver Foundation. Initial Employment: Lumicyte Inc.
  19. Asok Tiyyagura. M.S. 2000. Project: Mutual Information Based Association Rule Mining. Asok has been supported through a research assistantship funded by the ISU Council on International Programs and EPRI and a teaching assistantship in Computer Science. Initial Employment: Cisco Systems.
  20. Fajun Chen (Honavar). M.S. 2000. Thesis: Learning Information Extraction Patterns. Fajun has been supported through a research assistantship funded by the ISU Graduate College and a Teaching Assistantship in Computer Science. Initial Employment: Ericsson.
  21. Tarkeshwari (Taru) Trivedi (Honavar). M.S. 2000. Thesis: An Agent Toolkit for Distributed Knowledge Networks. Taru was supported through a teaching assistantship in Computer Science and a research assistantship funded by the John Deere Foundation. Initial Employment: Motorola.
  22. Di Wang (Honavar). M.S. 1998. Project: Mobile Agents for Information Retrieval. Initial Employment: Consultant, Canada.
  23. Shane Konsella (Honavar). M.S. 1997. Thesis: Trie Compaction Using Genetic Algorithms. Shane was supported by a teaching assistantship in Computer Science. Initial Employment: Hewlett-Packard.
  24. Karthik Balakrishnan (Honavar). M.S. 1993. Project: Faster Learning Approximations of Backpropagation by Handling Flat-Spots. Karthik was supported by a teaching assistantship in Computer Science and a research assistantship funded by the ISU graduate College. (Stayed on as a Ph.D. Student).
  25. Rajesh Parekh (Honavar). M.S. 1993. Project: Efficient Learning of Regular Languages Using Teacher-Supplied Positive Examples and Learner-Generated Queries. Rajesh was suported by a teaching assistantship in Computer Science. (Stayed on as a Ph.D. Student).
  26. Jayathi Janakiraman (Honavar). M.S. 1993. Project: Adaptive Learning Rate for Increasing Learning Speed in Backpropagation Networks. Jayathi was supported by a teaching assistantship in Computer Science. Initial Employment: Motorola.
  27. Priyamvadha Thambu (Honavar, Barta). M.S. 1993. Thesis: Automated Knowledge-Base Consistency Maintenan ce in an Evolving Intelligent Advisory System. Priya was supported by a research assistantship funded by Iowa Department of Housing and Urban Development. Initial Employment: Inference Corporation.
  28. Richard Spartz (Honavar). M.S. 1992. Project: Speeding Up Backpropagation Using Expected Source Values. Rich was supported by a teaching assistantship in Computer Science. Initial Employment: IBM Rochester.

Undergraduates and Summer Research Students

  1. Kim Eue, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Computer Science. Topic: Comparative Analysis of Biomolecular Networks. Kim is supported in part by a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) supplement to IIS 0711356.
  2. Kiran Gustavson, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Computer Science. Topic: Machine Learning Applications in Bioinformatics. Kiran is supported in part by a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) supplement to IIS 0711356.
  3. Marjorie Volk, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Computer Science. Topic: Machine Learning Applications in Bioinformatics. Marjorie is supported in part by a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) supplement to IIS 0711356
  4. Katie Wilkins, Case Western Reserve University, Participant, Summer Institute in Bioinformatics and Computational Systems Biology, 2009
  5. Casey Oliver, Penn State University, Participant, Summer Institute in Bioinformatics and Computational Systems Biology, 2009
  6. Susan Koons, Texas A&M University, Participant, Summer Institute in Bioinformatics and Computational Systems Biology, 2009.
  7. Remy Younes. Topics in Semantic Web and Data Integration. 2008
  8. Tyson Williams. Topics in Distributed and Multi-relational Data Mining. 2008.
  9. Lalith Polepeddi, Participant, Summer Institute in Bioinformatics and Computational Systems Biology, 2008.
  10. Kevin Yang, Participant, Science Undegraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program, 2008.
  11. David Gemperline, Participant, Summer Institute in Bioinformatics and Computational Systems Biology, 2007.
  12. Keith Callenberg, Participant, Summer Institute in Bioinformatics and Computational Systems Biology, 2007.
  13. John Leacox, Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2006.
  14. Matt Miller, Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2006.
  15. Peter Wong, Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2006.
  16. Ryan Bruce, Undergraduate Research Assistant. Interests: Machine Learning, Bioinformatics. 2004.
  17. Tim Goodman, Duke University, Participant, Summer Institute in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, 2004.
  18. Oksana Yakhnenko. 2004. Interests: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Data and Knowledge Visualization. Undergraduate Researcher, 2003-2004. Oksana is now pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science at Iowa State University.
  19. Amy Nienaber, Participant, Summer Institute in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Summer 2003. Interests: Computational Biology.
  20. Matthew Beard, Participant, Summer Institute in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Summer 2003. Interests: Compuational Biology.
  21. Diane Schroeder. 2002. Undergraduate research assistant 2000-2002. Interests: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology; Data Mining. Diane is now pursuing a Ph.D. at Stanford University.
  22. Carl Pecinovsky, 1997. Undergraduate Research Assistant 1996-1997. Employed at IBM Rochester, MN.
  23. Jeremy Ludwig, 1997. Undergraduate Research Assistant 1996-97. Graduate School: University of Pittsburgh.
  24. Todd Lindsey, 1996. Undergraduate Research Assistant, 1995-1996.
  25. Eric Barsness, 1993. Employed at IBM Rochester, MN.

Pre-College Students

  1. John Farragher. Summer program for gifted pre-college students 1992.
  2. Stephen Lee. Summer program for gifted pre-college students 1993.
  3. Anna Keyte, Angel Sheriff, Kellan Brumback, Sara Karbeling, 1997. Adventures in Supercomputing (AIS 1997) Team.
  4. Eric Solan, Nic Dayton, Luke Rolfes, and Julian Sheldahl. Adventures in Supercomputing (AIS 1998) Team.


Visiting Researchers

  1. Professor Mokdong Chung, on sabbatical from Pukyong National University, Korea: August 1999 through July 2000.
  2. Olivier Bousquet from Ecole Polytechnique. France: April - July 1997. Olivier is working on biologically inspired computational architectures for intelligent agents during his visit. Olivier's research is funded by Ecole Polytechnique.
  3. Codrin Nichitiu from ENS Lyon, France: June - September 1996. Codrin worked on machine learning of grammars during his visit.
  4. Vadim Kirillov, from Institute of Agricultural Informatics, Kharkov, Ukraine: 1995. Vadim works on temporal and spatial inference under uncertainty.
  5. Brian Walenz (formerly of Iowa State University). Brian is now at Sandia National Lab.


Collaborators

Faculty Collaborators

  1. Dr. Drena Dobbs, Department of Genetics, Cell, and Developmental Biology, Iowa State University. Drena is interested in protein structure prediction, molecular mechanisms of regulation, and bioinformatics.
  2. Dr. Volker Brendel, Department of Genetics, Cell, and Developmental Biology. Interests: Bioinformatics, Genomics.
  3. Dr. Doina Caragea, Department of Computer Science, Kansas State University. Doina is interested in information integration and distributed data mining.
  4. Heather Greenlee, Biomedical Sciences, Iowa State University. Heather is interested in developmental neuroscience of the retina and proteomics.
  5. Robert Jernigan, Director, Laurence H. Baker Center for Bioinformatics and Biological Statistics, Iowa State University. Robert is interested in computational and biophysical characterizations of protein sequence-structure-function relationships.
  6. Don Sakaguchi, Neuroscience Program, Iowa State University. Don is interested in developmental neuroscience.
  7. Dr. Giora Slutzki, Department of Computer Science, Iowa State University. Giora works on graph algorithms, automata theory, logic programming (among other things).
  8. Shankar Subramaniam, University of California, San Diego. Interests: Pathway Analysis, Systems Biology.
  9. Chris Tuggle, Animal Science, Iowa State University. Interests: Functional Genomics.
  10. Dr. Leonard Uhr, Computer Sciences Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Leonard Uhr, until his untimely death in October 2000, worked on machine learning, neural networks, and parallel architectures for artificial intelligence (among other things).
  11. Dr. Dan Voytas, formerly of the Department of Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology, Iowa State University. Currently at: University of Minnesota. Dan is interested in plant genomics and bioinformatics (among other things).
  12. Dr. Johnny Wong, Department of Computer Science, Iowa State University. Johnny works on communication networks, distributed computing, and distributed multi-media systems.

Industrial Collaborators

  1. Dr. Karthik Balakrishnan, Fireman's Insurance.
  2. Richard Bradford, Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, IA.
  3. Bill Fulkerson, Deere and Company, Moline, IL.
  4. Guy Helmer, Palisade Systems, Ames, IA.
  5. Ellen Maxon, Power Domain, Inc.
  6. Rajesh Parekh, Yahoo!
  7. Jun Zhang, Fair Isaac.

Collaborating Labs and Groups

  1. Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Training Group
  2. Networks Research Group
  3. Multimedia Research Laboratory
  4. Complex Adaptive Systems Group
  5. Information Systems Security Laboratory
  6. Scalable Computing Laboratory
  7. Virtual Reality Applications Center