11 PhD students graduated (8 in corporate R&D, 2 government lab, 1 academia.) Companies/Labs that graduated and current iPAL students have joined or interned at: Google, Amazon Research, QualComm, Xerox PARC, Microsoft, Apple, Sony Research USA, Mitsubishi Electric Research Lab (MERL), Dolby Laboratories, Samsung Research America, US Air Force, Army and Navy Research Labs.


Chul Lee (completed May 2014)

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

Current Students

Venkateswararao Cherukuri in NIT Warangal, India
M. Tech in IIT Bombay, India
Research Area: Learning Based Methods for MR and CT Image Analysis.

Xuelu Li

B. & M.Sc. Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Research Area: Learning-Based Methods Applied in Image Recognition Problems.

Khaled Alhujaili

B. & M.Sc. King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Research Area: Statistical Signal Processing and Optimization.

Kareem Metwaly

B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt
M.Sc. in Engineering Mathematics, Alexandria University, Egypt
Research Area: TBD.

Amirsaeed Yazdani

B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Sharif University, Iran
Research Area: TBD.

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: TBD.


Tiantong Guo

"Be friends with your advisor."

Completed PhDEE in iPAL (December 2019)
B.Sc. in Xi'an Jiao Tong University, China
Current Employer: Amazon Lab126, Sunnyvale, 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: Sony Research Lab, San Jose, 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: Applied Research Lab, Penn State.

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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