I am fortunate to work with several awesome students:
- Yan Shvartzshnaider (postdoc, joint with Princeton CITP)
- Talal Ahmad (PhD)
- Ananth Balashankar (PhD)
- Shiva Iyer (PhD)
- Mukund Sudarshan (PhD)
- Ulzee An (MS)
- Jay Chen,PhD (Assistant Professor, NYU Abu Dhabi)
Thesis: Rearchitecting Web and Mobile Information Access in Emerging Regions, 2011. Winner of Janet Fabri Prize (best CS dissertation in NYU). Nominated for ACM Dissertation Award.
- Nguyen Tran, PhD (Google) (co-advised with Jinyang Li)
Thesis: Sybil Resilient Distributed Systems, 2011. Winner of Google PhD Fellowship.
- Nektarios Paisios, PhD (Google)
Thesis: Mobile Accessibility Tools for Visually Impaired Users, 2012. Winner of Google Limewire Fellowship.
- Ashlesh Sharma, PhD (Entrupy Inc)
Thesis: Security Mechanisms for Physical Authentication, 2013. Co-Founder of Entrupy Inc. (rated as 4 startups to watch out for by Forbes)
- Michael Paik, PhD (Visiting Asst Prof, NYUAD -> MongoDB)
Thesis: Usable Security Mechanisms for the Developing World, 2013.
- Matt Tierney, PhD (Google)
Thesis: Rethinking Information Privacy for the Web, 2013.
- Sunandan Chakraborty (Moore Sloan Postdoc, CDS@NYU -> Assistant Professor, Indiana/Purdue University)
Thesis: Big Data Analytics for Development, 2015. Winner of 2015 Janet Fabri Prize (best CS dissertation in NYU).
- Ashwin Venkataraman (Postdoc, Harvard Business School) (co-advised with Prof. Srikanth Jagabathula, NYU Stern)
Thesis: Rethinking Customer Segmentation and Demand Learning in the Presence of Sparse, Diverse, and Large-scale Data. (Winner of Jacob Shwartz Award, Dean's Dissertation Fellowship).
I have also closely worked with the following PhD students:
- Aditya Dhananjay (advised by Jinyang Li and Sundeep Rangan, Co-Founder of MilliLabs)
- Sherman Chow (advised by Yevgeniy Dodis and Victor Shoup, Assistant Professor at CUHK)
- Rabin Patra (advised by Prof. Eric Brewer, Co-Founder of Tarana Wireless Inc)
- Sergiu Nedevschi (advised by Prof. Eric Brewer, Co-Founder of Tarana Wireless Inc)
- Sonesh Surana (advised by Prof. Eric Brewer, co-founded startup -> Solar Semiconductor)
- Matthew Caesar (advised by Prof. Randy Katz, assistant professor at UIUC)
- Jayanth Kannan (advised by Prof. Ion Stoica, Google)
- Yong Xia (advised by Prof. Shivkumar Kalyanaraman, now at NEC Labs, China)
- Dr. Yasir Zaki (co-advised with Jay Chen) (Assistant Professor at NYU Abu Dhabi)
- Dr. Shankar Kaylanaraman (Data Scientist at Facebook).
- Dr. Esther Ezra (Assistant Professor at Georgia Tech).
- Dr. Vincent Toubiana (co-advised with Helen Nissenbaum) (Lucent Labs -> DPA France).
- Dr. Fatima Zarinni (worked with the Google networking team)
Awards and Honors of PhD and MS Students
- Jay Chen (Janet Fabri Prize, 2011)
- Sunandan Chakraborty (Janet Fabri Prize, 2015)
- Ashwin Venkataraman (Jacob Schwartz Award, Dean's Dissertation Fellowship)
- Talal Ahmad (Jacob Schwartz Award)
- Nguyen Tran (Google PhD Fellowship) (co-advised with Jinyang Li)
- Ashlesh Sharma (Co-Founder, Entrupy Inc)
- Nektarios Paisios (Google Limewire Fellowship)
- Sunandan Chakraborty (Harold Grad Memorial Prize (outstanding graduate student))
- Aditya Dhananjay (Harold Grad Memorial Prize (outstanding graduate student), SIGCOMM 2011 best demo) (co-advised with Jinyang Li)
- Michael Paik (ICTD 2009 Honorable mention, SOSP NSDR 2009 top papers)
- Matthew Tierney (NSF IGERT Fellowship) (co-advised with Jinyang Li)
- Nahaneli Schelling, Meredith Hasson, Ariel Nevarez (Co-Founders, Simbalink LLC)
- Brendan Linn (Mathew Smosna Prize for MS student academic achievement award)
MS and Undergraduate Alumni
- Kate Boxer, MS (Columbia -> MDRC)
- Rishabh Ranawat, BS (Goldman Sachs)
- Varun Chandrasekaran, MS (PhD Student at Wisconsin-Madison)
- Christopher Rohlfs, MS (VP at Morgan Stanley, PhD student at Columbia University)
- Crystal Butler, MS (PhD student at NYU Tandon)
- Fahad Pervaiz, LUMS (jointly advised with Dr. Umar Saif) (PhD student at University of Washington)
- Nabeel Abdul Rehman, LUMS (jointly advised with Dr. Umar Saif) (PhD student at NYU Tandon)
- Talal Ahmad, LUMS (jointly advised with Dr. Umar Saif) (PhD student in NYU)
- Maaz Bin Safeer Ahmad, LUMS (jointly advised with Dr. Umar Saif) (PhD Student at University of Washington)
- Nathan Silberman, MS (PhD student at NYU with Prof. Rob Fergus)
- Trishank Karthik, MS (Rich Bonneau Lab -> Biodigital Solutions -> PhD student at NYU with Prof. Justin Cappos)
- Renfei Zou, MS (Facebook)
- Ruchi Tandon, MS (Google)
- David Iserovich, BS (Ad-tech company)
- Sam Royston, MS (Ad-tech company)
- Wei-Chih Lu, MS NYU-Poly (startup in Taiwan)
- Saurabh Kumar, MS (Microsoft)
- Brendan Linn, MS (Lionside ->NGMoco)
- Arvind Kumar, MS (VMWare)
- Amey Purandare, MS (Bloomberg)
- Faiz Kazi, MS (startup in Japan)
- Rachid Ennaji , MS(Amazon)
- Sindhura Chava, MS (Barclays Capital)
- Nahanaeli Schelling (NYU ITP) (Simbalink)
- Meredith Hasson(NYU ITP) (Simbalink)
- Ariel Nevarez (NYU ITP) (Simbalink)