If you are a student interested in joining our group, please see this note.

Group Members

PhD Students

yifan_yang Yifan Yang (ISE PhD, Spring 2020 - ) [Homepage]

Yifan is a PhD student in Integrated System Engineering. He obtained his MSc in Statistics from Georgia Tech, and dual BSc degrees in Mathematics and Economics from University of Washington, Seattle. His main research interests lie in decision making under uncertainty, data analytics, and optimization, with a focus on statistical data debiasing algorithms for fair algorithmic decision making.
sura_alhanouti Sura Alhanouti (ISE PhD, Autumn 2021 - ) [LinkedIn]

Sura is a PhD student in Integrated Systems Engineering. She received her BSc in Industrial Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology. Her research is at the intersection of data analytics, algorithmic decision making, and game theory.
pradeep_oruganti Pradeep Sharma Oruganti (MAE PhD, Autumn 2021 - ) [Homepage][LinkedIn]

Pradeep is a 5th year PhD student in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He is advised by Dr. Qadeer Ahmed, and co-advised by Dr. Naghizadeh since Autumn 2021. His research in our group is on game theoretical modeling and analysis of security decision making in cyber physical systems, with applications in automative cyber security.
joon_moon Joon Moon (ISE PhD, Autumn 2021 - )

Joon is a PhD student in Integrated System Engineering. He received his BSc and MSc degrees in Industrial Management Engineering from Korea University, in 2018 and 2020, respectively. He joined our group in Autumn 2021, where he is exploring the use of reinforcement learning algorithms in the sharing economy, with a focus on optimal pricing, rebalancing, and hybrid employment decisions for these platforms.
kevin_chen Kevin Chen (ECE PhD, Spring 2022 - ) [Homepage]

Kevin is a PhD student in Electrical and Computer Engineering, co-advised by Prof. Yener and Prof. Naghizadeh. Prior to joining OSU, he was a full-time research assistant in the Research Center for Information Technology Innovation (CITI), Academia Sinica, Taiwan. He received his MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from the National Taiwan University in 2017, and BSc in Photonics from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan in 2015.
amirreza_talebi Amirreza Talebi (ISE PhD, Spring 2022 - ) [LinkedIn]

Amirreza is a PhD student in Integrated Systems Engineering. He received his MSc in Operations Research from Grenoble Institute of Technology in 2021, and BSc in Industrial Engineering from University of Tehran in 2019. His research is on the study of opinion dynamics and learning on multilayer networks.

MSc Students

altan_turkoglu Altan Turkoglu (ECE MSc, Spring 2022 - ) [Google Scholar]

Altan is a master's student working on his MSc thesis on multi-agent reinforcement learning (MARL), with a focus on information sharing and information design in MARL. Altan's other research interests are in computational biology and bioinformatics. He plans to leverage data analytic methods at medical school in the future.


Undergraduate Students

yiqiao_liao Yiqiao Liao (CSE BSc, Summer 2021 - )

Yiqiao is a Computer Science student at OSU (class of 2022). He is studying the robustness of different fairness measures introduced in the literature against statistical data biases.


Past MSc Students

abhishek_vijaykumar Abhishek Vijaykumar (ECE MSc, Spring 2021 - Spring 2022) [Homepage][LinkedIn]

Abhishek was a Master's student in the ECE department. His research interest are at the intersection of machine learning and signal processing. He completed the MSc project "Recursive A-Scores: A Framework for Algorithmically Fair Feature Selection" on automated feature selection for algorithmic fairness. Next: Micron Technology.
xue_zheng Xue Zheng (ECE MSc, Spring 2021 - Autumn 2021) [Homepage][LinkedIn]

Xue was an MSc student in our group from Spring 2021 through Autumn 2021, where she completed her M.Sc. thesis on "Learning Directed Collaboration Graphs for Peer-to-Peer Personalized Learning". Her research interests are in federated learning, distributed learning, and optimization. Next: ECE PhD student at OSU.

Past BSc Students

abby_nichter Abby Nichter (CE BSc, Summer 2021 - Spring 2022) [Homepage][LinkedIn]

Abby was an undergraduate researcher in our group during her junior year as a Computer Engineering student at OSU. She also serves as the Society of Women Engineering Education Co-Director at OSU. Her research in our group was on studying algorithmic fairness incentives in competitive markets. Next: CE BSc student at OSU (class of 2023).
mckenna_hollinger McKenna Hollinger (CSE BSc, Spring 2022) [LinkedIn]

McKenna was an undergraduate researcher in our group during her junior year as a Computer Science student at OSU. McKenna explored ethical issues in algorithmic decision making, with a focus on privacy. Next: CSE BSc student at OSU (class of 2023).
adam_wang Adam Wang (ISE BS, Autumn 2021) [LinkedIn]

Adam completed a dual degree in Integrated Systems Engineering (specialization in Data Analytics) and Computer Science (specialization in AI) at OSU (class of 2022). His research in our group was on the use of agent-based simulation to study opinion dynamics on multilayer networks. Next: MSc at GaTech.
jessica_griffin Jessica Griffin (ISE BSc/MSc, Summer 2021) [LinkedIn]

Jessica was an undergraduate student researcher in our group during Summer 2021, where she studied the impacts of statistical data biases on algorithmic fairness. Next: Master’s in industrial and systems engineering at OSU with a specialization in supply chain and logistics.
russell_zhu Russell Zhu (CSE BSc, Summer 2021) [GitHub][LinkedIn]

Russell was an undergraduate student researcher in our group during Summer 2021, where he completed a summer independent research course on algorithmic bias. Next: BSc in CSE, planning on graduating with both a MS and BS by 2024 specializing in AI or software engineering.
avatar_icon Mingwei Qiu (CSE BS, Summer 2021)

Mingwei is a Computer Science student at OSU (class of 2023). She conducted independent research on algorithmic decision making and ethical AI in our group during Summer 2021. Next: CSE BSc at OSU.





Becoming a member

Prospective graduate students: We are always looking for motivated Ph.D. students, with a strong mathematical background and interest in interdisciplinary research, to join our research group. We recruit students from both ISE and ECE. If you are interested in joining our group, please apply directly to the graduate program in either ISE or ECE depending on your background and interests, and mention my name in your application. If you would like to send me an email, please include your CV and a brief description of your research experience and interests. I apologize in advance as I am unable to respond to all emails.

Undergraduate students at OSU: If you are interested in our group’s research, please send me an email with your CV and a brief description of any past research/project experiences.