Graduating Ph.D.s and Postdocs

2021-2022

The below Ph.D. Students and Postdoctoral Scholars are on the job market and expected to graduate in 2021-2022.

Ph.D. Students

Yu Chen

Advisor(s): Sampath Kannan and Sanjeev Khanna
Research Area(s): Theoretical Computer Science
Research Topic: Sublinear Algorithms for Combinatorial Problems
Employment Preference: Postdoctoral Researcher
Expected Graduation: Spring 2022


Soham Dan

Advisor(s): Dan Roth
Research Area(s): Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning
Research Topic: Compositional Generalization in Grounded Reasoning
Employment Preference: Academia (Tenure-Track), Industry (Researcher), Postdoctoral Researcher
Expected Graduation: Spring 2022


Daniel Deutsch

Advisor(s): Dan Roth
Research Area(s): Natural Language Processing
Research Topic: Automatic Text Summarization
Employment Preference: Industry (Researcher)
Expected Graduation: Spring 2022


Hangfeng He

Advisor(s): Dan Roth
Research Area(s): Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing
Research Topic: Moving beyond Scale-Driven Learning
Employment Preference: Academia (Tenure-Track)
Expected Graduation: Spring 2022


Daphne Ippolito

Advisor(s): Chris Callison-Burch
Research Area(s): Natural Language Processing
Research Topic: The Strengths and Limitations of Using Large Neural Language Models for Text Generation
Employment Preference: Academia (Tenure-Track), Industry (Any)
Expected Graduation: Spring 2022


Yao Li

Advisor(s): Stephanie Weirich
Research Area(s): Programming Languages, Formal Verification
Research Topic: Mechanized Reasoning about “How” in Functional Programs
Employment Preference: Academia (Tenure-Track), Postdoctoral Researcher
Expected Graduation: Spring 2022


Jorge Mendez

Advisor(s): Eric Eaton
Research Area(s): Machine learning, Reinforcement Learning, Lifelong Learning
Research Topic: Lifelong Machine Learning of Compositional Structures
Employment Preference: Academia (Tenure-Track), Industry (Researcher), Postdoctoral Researcher
Expected Graduation: Spring 2022


Lei Shi

Advisor(s): Boon Thau Loo and Rajeev Alur
Research Area(s): Networking, Programming Languages
Research Topic: Reliable Programming for Stream Processing Systems
Employment Preference: Industry (Researcher)
Expected Graduation: Spring 2022


Caleb Stanford

Advisor(s): Rajeev Alur
Research Area(s): Programming Languages and Systems
Research Topic: Reliable Programming for Stream Processing Systems
Employment Preference: Academia (Tenure-Track)
Expected Graduation: Spring 2022


Qizhen Zhang

Advisors(s): Vincent Liu and Boon Thau Loo
Research Area(s): Databases, Systems & Networking
Research Topic: Hyperscale Data Processing with Network-centric Designs
Employment Preference: Academia (Tenure-Track), Industry (Researcher)
Expected Graduation: Spring 2022


Yi Zhang

Advisors(s): Zachary G. Ives and Dan Roth
Research Area(s): Natural Language Processing and Databases
Research Topic: Provenance-based Exploration for Understanding Claims and Data Analysis
Employment Preference: Industry (Researcher), Postdoctoral Researcher
Expected Graduation: Spring 2022

 

Postdoctoral Scholars

Suguman Bansal

Postdoc Mentor(s): Rajeev Alur 
Research Area(s): Primary: Programming Languages and Formal Methods; Secondary: Artificial Intelligence
Research Topic: Trustworthy AI; Dissertation Title: Automata-Based Quantitative Verification
Employment Preference: Academia (Tenure-Track)
Expected Graduation: Summer 2022


Homa Hosseinmardi

Postdoc Mentor(s): Duncan Watts
Research Area(s): Computational Social Science
Research Topic: Multimodal Labeling and Characterization of Social Network Data for Detection and Prediction of Cyberbullying
Employment Preference: Academia (Tenure-Track), Industry (Researcher)
Expected Graduation: Fall 2022


Diego Patino

Postdoc Mentor(s): Kostas Daniilidis
Research Area(s): Computer Vision and Machine Learning
Research Topic: Geometric Computer vision and Machine learning
Employment Preference: Academia (Tenure-Track), Industry (Researcher)
Expected Graduation: Spring 2022


Ivan Ruchkin

Postdoc Mentor(s): Insup Lee and Oleg Sokolsky
Research Area(s): Cyber-Physical Systems, Formal Methods, Software/Systems Engineering, Artificial Intelligence
Research Topic: Confidence Composition in Learning-Enabled Cyber-Physical Systems
Employment Preference: Academia (Tenure-Track)
Expected Graduation: Summer 2022


Elior Sulem

Postdoc Mentor(s): Dan Roth
Research Area(s): Natural Language Processing, Deep Learning
Research Topic: Learning with Less Data and Labels in Natural Language Acquisition and Understanding
Employment Preference: Academia (Tenure-Track)
Expected Graduation: Summer 2022


Mark Whiting

Postdoc Mentor(s): Duncan Watts
Research Area(s): Computational Social Science
Research Topic: Commonsense + high throughput virtual lab experiments
Employment Preference: Academia (Tenure-Track), Industry (Researcher)
Expected Graduation: Fall 2022

Graduate Program:

Your CIS Contacts:

Redian Furxhiu
Graduate Coordinator for on-campus MCIT, CIS/MSE and CGGT programs
Office: 308 Levine
Phone: 215-898-1668
Email: redian@seas.upenn.edu

Staci Kaplan
Program Manager for DATS (Data Science MSE)
Office: 308 Levine
Phone: 215-573-2431
Email: stacilk@seas.upenn.edu

Britton Carnevali
Doctoral Program Manager
Office: 310 Levine
Phone: 215-898-5515
Email: brittonc@cis.upenn.edu

Graduate Coordinator for ROBO
Office: 459 Levine
Phone: 215-573-4907
Email: robo-coord@seas.upenn.edu

Liz Wai-Ping Ng
Associate Director for Embedded Systems MSE program
Office: 313 Levine
Phone: 215-898-8543
Email: wng@cis.upenn.edu

Ashley Culver
PICS Program Coordinator Academic Advisor for SCMP
Office: 3401 Walnut, 5th Fl.
Phone: 215-573-6037
Email: ashleycr@seas.upenn.edu