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Research Group

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

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 an Associate Professor in the School of Industrial Engineering, and the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering 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). Prior to that, 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 a VAJRA Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical Communications Engineering at IISc Bangalore (2018-2019) and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University (2013-2014). His research interests are in machine learning, networking and communications, transportation, and smart grids. 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 IEEE Jack Neubauer Memorial Award in 2017. He is currently an Associate Edtor for IEEE Transactions on Communications, and IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking. He has Erdos Number 3, Hawking Number 3, and Einstein Number 4. 

PhD Candidates

Mridul Agarwal has obtained BTech from IIT Kanpour in 2014 and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in ECE, after working at Qualcomm for four years.

Abubakr Omar Al-Abbasi has obtained a BSc and an MSc in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Cairo University, Egypt in 2010 and 2014, respectively and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in IE, after being a research assistant at Qatar University for two years.

MS Research Candidates

 

Undergraduate Researchers

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

Former Post-doc Scholars

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

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.

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 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.

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

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

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).

Raymond Susilo graduated in IE in 2016. 

Wenqin Yi graduated with BTech in Industrial Engineering.

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.