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Research Group

Fall 2023

 

Faculty

Vaneet Aggarwal received the BTech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, India, in 2005 and the MA and PhD degrees from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA, in 2007 and 2010, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. He is currently a Professor in the School of Industrial Engineering, and the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (by courtesy) at Purdue University, where he has been since Jan 2015. He is also affiliated with Purdue Blockchain Lab, Purdue Computational Science and Engineering Interdisciplinary Program (CS&E), Purdue Energy Center, Purdue Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS), and Purdue Center for Resilient Infrastructures, Systems, and Processes (CRISP). He is currently a Visiting Professor in CS Program at KAUST, Saudi Arabia. His research interests are in machine learning, reinforcement learning, and quantum computing.

Prior to joining Purdue, he was a Senior Member of the Technical Staff - Research for five years with AT&T Labs Research, Bedminster, NJ, USA (2010-2014). Dr. Aggarwal has been Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University (2013-2014), a VAJRA Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical Communications Engineering at IISc Bangalore (2018-2019), Visiting Professor at Plaksha University (2022-2023), and Adjunct Professor in CS at IIIT Delhi (2022-2023). Dr. Aggarwal received the Princeton University's Porter Ogden Jacobus Honorific Fellowship in 2009, AT&T Vice President Excellence Award in 2013, AT&T Senior Vice President Excellence Award in 2014, and Purdue University's Most Impactful Faculty Innovator award in 2020. In addition , he received IEEE Jack Neubauer Memorial Award in 2017, IEEE Infocom Workshop Best paper award in 2018, and Neurips Workshop Best paper award in 2021. He was an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking (2017-2020) and IEEE Transactions on Communications (2017-2022).

He is a senior member of IEEE since 2015. He is currently serving on the Editorial Board of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (2019-current), and is co-Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Journal on Transportation Systems (2022-current). He is 2024-2025 IEEE Comsoc Distinguished Lecturer. He has Erdos Number 3, Hawking Number 3, and Einstein Number 4. 

Post-doc Scholars

Washim Uddin Mondal is a postdoctoral scholar, joint with Prof. Satish Ukkusuri
 
Debanjan Konar  is a Nehru-Fulbright postdoctoral scholar at Purdue. 
 
Mohammad Predramfar is a postdoctoral scholar at Purdue. 
 

PhD Candidates

Qinbo Bai has obtained BTech from Tsinghua University in 2019 and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in ECE.

Jiayu Chen is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in IE.

Chang-Lin Chen is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in ECE.

Bhargav Ganguly has obtained MS in ECE from IIT Kanpur, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in IE. 

Mudit Gaur is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Stats (joint with Raghu Pasupathy).

Guangchen Lan  is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in ECE (joint with Chris Brinton) 

Aditya Malusare is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in IE

Dheeraj Peddireddy obtained his undergraduate from IIT Hyderabad, and is  currently pursuing his Ph.D. in IE. 

Dipesh Tamboli obtained his undergraduate from IIT Bombay, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in ECE.

William (Yang) Xu  is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in ECE.

Visiting PhD students

Swetha Ganesh is currently pursuing her PhD in CSA at IISc Bangalore. She will be visiting Purdue Fall 2023. 

MS Research Candidates

Veni Goyal is currently pursuing MS in IE. 

Undergraduate Researchers

Animesh Joshi is pursuing undergraduate at Purdue (Major in Mathematics and Statistics with a minor in Computer Science), and working in the group since 2024. 

Ritabrata Chakraborty is pursuing undergraduate at Manipal University Jaipur, and working in the group since 2024. 

Nishant Singh is pursuing undergraduate at Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, SVNIT, Surat, and working in the group since 2023.

Shaunak Mujumdar is pursuing undergraduate at IIT Madras, and working in the group since 2023.

Sparsh Gupta is pursuing undergraduate at Olin College of Engineering, Needham MA, and working in the group since 2023.

Former Post-doc Scholars

Rakhi Pratihar was a postdoctoral scholar at IIIT Delhi, joint with Prof. Anuradha Sharma from 2022-2023. 
 
Mohammad Ali Javidian was a postdoctoral scholar, joint with Prof. Zubin Jacob from 2020 to 2022. He is currently an assistant professor in computer science at Appalachian State University (ASU).

Fanglin Bao was a postdoc, joint with Prof. Zubin Jacob from 2019-2020. He is now doing his postdoc at Purdue University. 

Arnob Ghosh received Ph.D. in Electrical and Systems Engineering Department, University of Pennsylvania in summer 2016 and was a postdoc from 2016-2019. His research interests are applications of pricing mechanisms, game theory, and network economics to smart grids, internet of things, and communication networks.

Ke Liu received his Ph.D. in Information Engineering from Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2013 and is currently an Assistant Professor at the Advanced System Research Center Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has been a postdoc from 2017-2019.

Graduated PhD Students

Abubakr Omar Al-Abbasi received PhD in IE in Fall 2019. He  obtained a BSc and an MSc in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Cairo University, Egypt in 2010 and 2014, respectively. He was a Ross Fellow at Purdue, and received certificate of honorable mention for Outstanding IE Graduate Student. 

Mridul Agarwal received  Ph.D. in ECE in Summers 2022. He is currently an Applied Scientist at Amazon. 

Mehdi Ashraphijuo received a Ph.D. in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University. He was co-advised Prof. Xiaodong Wang, and had a GPA of 4.00. He is a winner of “Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship 2014” (won $100K) and a finalist of “Bell Labs Prize 2014” competition. He is currently working at Goldman Sachs.

Anis Elgabli received a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University in 2018. He was co-advised with Prof. Mark R. Bell. His research interests are in renewable energy, video streaming, and wireless networks.

Abhishek Umrawal received a PhD in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University in 2023. He was the recipient of Purdue Bilsland Fellowship in 2022. He is currently an Assistant Professor (Teaching) at UIUC. 

Wenqi Wang received a PhD in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University in 2018. He obtained his Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) in Physics from Fudan University in 2013. His research interests are in machine learning clustering algorithms, deep learning, and finance. He was the recipient of Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship at Purdue. He is currently a researcher at Facebook.

Zhe Wang received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University in 2014, working jointly with Prof. Xiaodong Wang. He is currently working with the government research labs in China.

Yu Xiang received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University in 2014, working jointly with Prof. Tian Lan. She is currently a researcher at AT&T Labs Research.

Visiting PhD Students (Former)

Divija Swetha Gadiraju did her PhD at IIIT Hyderabad. She visited Purdue from Jun 2021-Dec 2022

Nan Geng did PhD at Tsinghua University. He visited Purdue from Aug 2019-Jul 2020. 

Shanuja Sasi did her PhD at IISc Bangalore. She visited Purdue from Jan-Dec 2019. 

Yimeng Wang did his PhD at George Washington University. He visited Purdue from Aug-Dec 2019. 

Intern PhD Students while at AT&T Labs Research

Khawla Alnajjar received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of Canterbury, New Zealand Jun 2015. She is currently an Assistant Professor at University of Sharjah, UAE.

Dinesh Bharadia received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2016. He is currentlydoing postdoc at MIT.

Melissa Duarte received a PhD. in Electrical Engineering from Rice University in 2012, and did postdoctoral research at EPFL. She is currently a researcher at Huawei Technologies.

Fraida Fund is a PhD candidate in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering.

Guoliang Liu received a PhD in Computer Science from Georgia State University in 2016. He is currently a Software Engineer at Careerbuilder.

Hongyao Ma is a PhD student in the EconCS group at Harvard University.

Robert Margolies received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University in 2015, and is currently a researcher at AT&T Labs Research.

Shayan Saeed received MS degree in Computer Science from UIUC, and is currently a Member of Technical Staff at Nutanix.

Pedro Santacruz received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Rice University in 2013, and was a postdoctoral researcher at UT Austin. He is currently an Assistant Professor at San Jose State University.

Rajarajan Sivaraj received a PhD in Computer Science from University of California-Davis in 2016. He is currently working at AT&T Labs. 

Tingting Sun received a PhD degree in Computer Engineering at Rutgers University in 2014. She is currently a Software Engineer at Bloomberg LP.

Yu Xiang received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University in 2015, working jointly with Prof. Tian Lan. She is currently a researcher at AT&T Labs Research.

Graduated MS Research Students

Madhu Lekha Guntaka obtained his MS Research in IE from Purdue University in Jul 2021. 

Anirudh Shankar obtained his MS Research in IE from Purdue University in March 2021. 

Ashutosh Singh obtained his MS Research in IE from Purdue University in December 2020. 

Kaushik Manchella obtained his MS Research in IE from Purdue University in December 2020. 

Jingxian Fan obtained her MS Research in IE from Purdue University in December 2016. She came to Purdue after a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering from Zhejiang University. Her research interests (while at Purdue) were in cloud storage systems.

Mayank Gupta obtained his undergraduate from ISM Dhanbad, and MS Research from Purdue IE in Dec 2018. His research interests are in data mining.

Zijian He obtained his MS Research in IE from Purdue University in July 2016, and was co-advised with Prof. Shimon Nof. His research interests (while at Purdue) were in warehouse storage and delivery systems.

Vineeth Chigarangappa Rangadhamap obtained his MS Research in IE from Purdue University in December 2018, His research interests are in machine learning.

Former Undergraduate Students

Kathy Niu is pursuing her B.S. in Computer Engineering at Purdue University (2022-2023)

Gaurab Gas is a pursuing his BTech Purdue. 

Utkarsh Priyam is pursuing his BTech in CS at Purdue. 

Vipul Bansal is currently pursuing his PhD at University of Wisconsin Madison. He was at IIT Roorkee. 

Shivangi Agarwal is currently purduing her BTech in Computer Engineering (Funded Summer 2020 by Summer Stay Scholarship).

Siyuan Cao graduated with BTech in Industrial Engineering (2018).

Lingjun Chen  graduated with BTech in Applied Statistics (2018). 

Jae Joong Li graduated with BTech in Computer Science (2018). 

Pratyaksh Sharma is currently pursuing his BTech in Computer Engineering (Funded Summer 2017 by Summer Stay Scholarship).

Chufan Gao graduated with BTech in Computer Science (Funded Summer 2017 by Summer Stay Scholarship).

He Huang graduated with BTech with majors in Computer Science Honors, Mathematics, and Statistics.

Jeremiah S. Johnson graduated from Purdue with BTech in Sociology. (Funded through NSF REU Supplement, Fall 2017, Spring 2018)

Deeptanshu Malik is currently pursuing his BTech in Computer Engineering (Funded Summer 2016 by Summer Stay Scholarship).

Zaid Al Haddadin is currently pursuing her BTech in Computer Science  (Funded Summer 2016 by Summer Stay Scholarship).

Abhimanyu Sharma is currently pursuing his BTech in Computer Science. (Funded through NSF REU Supplement, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018)

Raymond Susilo graduated in IE in 2016. 

Anurag Lalit Shah is pursuing his BTech in CS (2019-2020, funded Summer 2020 through SURF, Summer 2020)

Enrico William is currently purduing her BTech in Computer Engineering (Funded Summer 2019 by Summer Stay Scholarship).

Wenqin Yi graduated with BTech in Industrial Engineering.

Haozhe Zhou is currently purduing her BTech in Computer Science (Funded Summer 2020 by Summer Stay Scholarship).

Ishika Kamchetty is an undergraduate student in CS (Funded Summer 2021 by Summer Stay Scholarship). 

Aaryan Garg  is an undergraduate student in ECE (Funded Summer 2021 by Summer Stay Scholarship).

Visiting Undergraduate Students

Sathwik Chadaga is pursuing dual degree B.Tech/M.Tech in Electrical Engineering at IIT Madras. He was a visiting student in summers 2019. 
 
Nilay Tiwari is pursuing dual degree B.Tech in Electrical Engineering at IIT Kanpur. He was a visiting student in summers 2019. 
 
 
Fall 2022, Mridul Agarwal graduation. 
 
AGGARWAL GROUP, Spring 2022.
 

AGGARWAL GROUP, Fall 2019.

AGGARWAL GROUP, Summer 2019.

AGGARWAL GROUP, Spring 2018 (l to r): Yang Zhang, Wenqi Wang, Abubakr Alabbasi, Prof. Vaneet Aggarwal, Anis Elgabli, Vineeth Randadhamap, & Ruijiu Mao.

AGGARWAL GROUP, Spring 2016