14 PhD students graduated (10 in corporate R&D, 1 government lab, 2 academia.) Companies/Labs that graduated and current iPAL students have joined or interned at: Google, Amazon Research, QualComm, Xerox PARC, Microsoft Research, Apple, Sony Research, Mitsubishi Electric Research Lab (MERL), Dolby Laboratories, Samsung Research America, US Air Force, Army and Navy Research Labs.


Sanjay Ghosh (completed Semptember 2020)

B.Tech., West Bengal University of Technology, India
M.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
PhD, Indian Institute of Science, India
Research Area: Leaning based methods for image analysis, inverse problems in imaging (filtering, denoising, restoration, dehazing etc.).

Chul Lee (completed May 2014)

B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Korea University, South Korea
Research Area: Computational color and imaging.

Current Students

Kareem Metwaly

B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt
M.Sc. in Engineering Mathematics, Alexandria University, Egypt
Research Area: Machine Learning and Image Processing.

Amirsaeed Yazdani

B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Sharif University, Iran
Research Area: Image enhancement, photonicacoustic imaging, and image segmentation.

Mallory Peterson

B.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering (Honors), Penn State University
Research Area: Machine learning for medical imaging analysis

Isaac Gerg

B.Sc. in Computer Engineering (Honors), Penn State University
M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Penn State University
Research Area: Machine Learning, Signal Processing, & Remote Sensing

Mingzhao Yu

B.Sc. in University of Electronics Science and Technology of China, Chengdu
M.Sc. in Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Research Area: Medical image analysis. AI for Neuroimaging.

Junho Kweon

B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea
M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Dajeon, South Korea
Research Area: TBD

Van Trung Hoang

B.Sc Hanoi University of Science and Technology (Honors Program), Vietnam
Research Area: Image Classification

Haichuan Zhang

B.Eng. in Computer Science and Technology (Honors Science Program), in Xian Jiaotong University, China
Research Area: TBD


Yung-Chen Sun

Completed MSEE in iPAL (August 2021)

B.S. Sun Yat-Sen University, China
M.S.c, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hongkong, China

Xuelu Li

"There are always ups and downs in your PhD life. When you feel extremely depressed, it always means that good things will come soon. You advisor can always give you good suggestions and you can learn a lot from your lab mates."

Completed PhDEE in iPAL (June 2021)
B. and M. Sc in Harbin Institute of Technology, China;
Current Employer: Amazon, Sunnyvale, CA

Venkateswararao Cherukuri

"The best way you can do in nevigating the situation is following your advisor's development suggestion, taking the support of your lab members, staying strong and enjoying the part of your life."

Completed PhDEE in iPAL (May 2020) in NIT Warangal, India; M. Tech in IIT Bombay, India
Current Employer: QualComm, San Diego, CA

Khaled Alhujaili

"Follow your dreams and never give up."

Completed PhDEE in iPAL (April 2020)
B. & M.Sc. King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Current Employer: Taibah University, Al-Madinah, Saudi Arabia.

Tiantong Guo

"I am grateful for the time in our lab and the guidance from my advisor, colleagues, and friends. Through this journey, no matter what happened, they all lead to a better version of you : )"

Completed PhDEE in iPAL (December 2019)
B.Sc. in Xi'an Jiao Tong University, China
Current Employer: Apple Inc, Cupertino, CA

Mohammad Tofighi

"Believe in yourself, have faith in your advisor, and have friends whom you can lean on, this way you will overcome the struggles of the PhD life."

Completed PhDEE in iPAL (December 2019)
B.Sc. in Urmia University, Iran; M.Sc. in Bilkent University, Turkey
Current Employer: Apple Inc, Cupertino, CA

Tiep Huu Vu

"Unexpected things can happen during your long Ph.D. Whatever happens, be positive, stay healthy, work hard and be patient; good results will come eventually."

Completed PhDEE in iPAL (December 2018)
B.S. at Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam
Current Employer: Google, CA.

Yuelong Li

"Do not fight alone, your advisor and lab-mates are your best partners."

Completed PhDEE in iPAL (December 2018)
B.S. at Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Current Employer: Amazon Lab126, Sunnyvale, CA.

John McKay

"Your PhD journey can be long, but with the help from your friends, colleagues, and advisor, you will get through it."

Completed PhDEE in iPAL (December 2018)
M.S. at Arizona State University; B.S. at University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A
Current Employer: Amazon, Boston, MA.

Hojjat Seyed Mousavi

"During my PhD I always have confidence in my adviser, as well as the people I worked with. There were ups and downs, but I really enjoyed my journey."

Completed PhDEE in iPAL (August 2017)
B.S. at Sharif University of Technology, Iran
Current Employer: Apple Inc, Cupertino, CA.

Omar Aldayel

"No matter how smart you are as a Ph.D. student, you need the vision of your advisor to guide you."

Completed PhDEE in iPAL (August 2017)
M.S.E at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
B.S.E at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Current Employer: Assitant Professor at King Saud Univ., Saudi Arabia.

Bosung Kang

"When you are struggling and frustrated, don't forget this: you are not alone, your advisor is always on your side."

Completed PhDEE and postdoc in iPAL (Jul. 2017)
M.S and B.S at Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
Current Employer: Radar Research Mathematician at Wright State Research Institute, reports to the US Air Force Research Lab.

Mu Li

"Prof. Monga's huge help is the most important reason for me to finish a PhD in four years."

Completed PhDEE in iPAL (Aug 2014)
M.S. and B.S. at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Current Employer: Twitter, San Francisco Bay Area.

Xuan Mo

"The most luckiest thing in my Ph.D is that my advisor treated me as a friend more than a student."

Completed PhDEE in iPAL (Aug 2014)
M.S. at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
B.S. at Beihang University, Beijing, China
Current Employer: Google, CA.

Umamahesh Srinivas

"Have complete faith in your advisor - he always has your best interests in mind."

Completed PhDEE in iPAL (Aug 2013)
B.Tech. at NITK Surathkal, India
Current Employer: Apple Inc, Cupertino, California.

Rafael Oliveira Melo

B.S. University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Exchange student at Penn State - Visiting Summer Researcher in iPAL (2014).

Pramod V. Krishna

Completed MSEE degree in iPAL (Aug 2012)
Current Employer: Microstrategy Inc, Washington DC.

Jim Gillespie

Completed a BSEE honors degree in iPAL (May 2012)
Current Employer: Lockheed Martin.


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