Faculty

Dr. Cyrus Shahabi

Director and Professor
Chief Scientist and Founder of ClearPath

Education
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science - University of Southern California (1996)
  • MS in Computer Science - University of Southern California (1993)
  • BS in Computer Engineering - Sharif University of Technology, Iran (1989)
Email:
Telephone: (213) 740-8162

Postdoctorate

Dr. Liyue Fan

Post-doctorate Researcher

Education
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science and Informatics, Emory University 2014
  • B.S. in Mathematics and Applied Math, Zhejiang University, China 2008
Email:liyuefan@usc.edu

Dr. Han Su

Post-doctorate Researcher

Education
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science - University of Queensland (2011 -2015)
  • BS: Nanjing University (2007- 2011)




PhD Students

Hien To

Research Assistant

Projects: iCampus
Education
  • BS in Computer Science, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam (2005-2010)
Email: hto@usc.edu
Telephone: (213) 821-1462 (Lab)

Mohammad Asghari

Research Assistant

Projects: iWatch
Education
  • BS in Computer Engineering - Iran National University (Shahid Beheshti), Iran (2009)
Email: masghari@usc.edu
Telephone: (213) 821-1462 (Lab)

Dingxiong Deng

Research Assistant

Projects: TransDec
Education
  • MS in computer science - Fudan University, China (2012)
  • BS in computer science - East China University of Science and Technology (2008)
Email: dingxiod@usc.edu
Telephone: (213) 821-1462 (Lab)

Abdullah Alfarrarjeh

Research Assistant

Projects: MediaQ
Education
  • MS in Computer Science - USC (2013))
  • BS in Computer Science - Jordan University of Science & Technology - Irbid, Jordan (2005)
Email: alfarrar@usc.edu
Telephone: (213) 821-1462 (Lab)

Ying Lu

Research Assistant

Projects: iWatch, GeoVideo
Education
  • MS in Computer Science - Renmin University of China, Beijing, China (2012)
  • BS in Computer Science - Zhengzhou University, Henan, China (2009)
Email: ylu720@usc.edu
Telephone: (213) 821-1462 (Lab)

Faranak Davoodi

On Leave

Education
    Email: faranak.davoodi@intelligentbuoys.com
    Telephone: (213) 821-1462 (Lab)

Giorgos Constantinou

On Leave

Projects: iWatch, GeoCrowd
Education
  • M.S. in Computer Science - University of Southern California (expected 2014)
  • B.Sc. in Computer Science - University of Cyprus (2012)
Email: gconstan@usc.edu
Telephone: (213) 821-1462 (Lab)

Luan Van Tran

Research Assistant

Education
  • BS in Computer Science, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam (2013)
Email: luantran@usc.edu
Telephone: (213) 821-1462 (Lab)

Yaguang Li

Research Assistant

Projects: Transportation
Education
  • MS in Computer Science - University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China (2014)
  • BS in Computer Science - University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing, China (2011)
Email: yaguang@usc.edu
Telephone: (213) 821-1462 (Lab)

Minh Nguyen

Research Assistant

Education
  • BS in Computer Science - Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam (2014)
Email: minhnngu@usc.edu
Telephone: (213) 821-1462 (Lab)

Kien Nguyen

Research Assistant

Education
  • BS in Computer Science, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam (2013)
Email: kien.nguyen@usc.edu
Telephone: (213) 821-1462 (Lab)

Master Students

Dimitrios Stripelis

Research Assistant

Projects:TransDec
Education
  • MS in Computer Science(Data Science), University of Southern California (expected 2016)
  • BS in Computer Science, Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece(2014)
Email: stripeli@usc.edu

Mingxuan Yue

Research Assistant

Projects:Transportation
Education
  • M.S. in Computer Science - University of Southern California (expected 2016)
Email: mingxuay@usc.edu

Chrysovalantis Anastasiou

Research Assistant/Systems Administrator

Education
  • M.S. in Computer Science - University of Southern California (expected 2017)
  • BS in Computer Science - University of Cyprus (2015)
Email: canastas@usc.edu

Undergraduate Students

Matthew Carey

Research Assistant

Projects: MediaQ
Education
  • BS in Computer Science (Games) from USC (expected 2016)
Email: Careym@usc.edu

Lorraine Sposto

Research Assistant

Projects: GeoMed
Education
  • Bachelor in Computer Science, University of Southern California (Expected 2016)
Email: llsposto@usc.edu

Mingzhe Fang

Research Assistant

Projects: POCM
Education
  • BS in Computer Science, University of Southern California (Expected 2017)
Email: mingzhef@usc.edu

Pooja Chebolu

Research Assistant

Projects: MediaQ
Education
  • BS in Computer Science and Business Administration, University of Southern California (Expected 2018)| Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Fellow ('18)
Email: pchebolu@usc.edu

PostDoc Alumni

Tobias Emrich

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Lehr- und Forschungseinheit für Datenbanksysteme Oettingenstr.

Email:emrich@dbs.ifi.lmu.de


Tim Marsh

Now Assistant Professor in the Communications and New Media Programme, National University of Singapore

Email:



Yinan Jing

Now Assistant Professor in School of Computer Science, Fudan University

Email: jingyn@fudan.edu.cn


Hyokyeong Lee

Email:



Samaneh Hejazi

Email: smnhej@yahoo.com


Yinghao Cai

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Email: caiyinghao@gmail.com

PhD Alumni

Afsin Akdogan

Graduated in October 2015

Software Engineer at Google

Email: afsin@google.com


Huy Pham

Graduated in June 2015

Now at Oracle

Bei Pan

Graduated in May 2014

Now Applied Researcher at Microsoft

Email: to be updated


Houtan Shirani-Mehr

Graduated in June 2013

Software Engineer at Apple

Email: hshirani[@]gmail.com


Ali Khodaei

Graduated in May 2013

Product Manager at Yahoo

Email: alik [at] yahoo-inc.com


Leyla Kazemi

Graduated in October 2012

Now Program manager in the Windows Server and System Center division at Microsoft

Email: leylak[at]microsoft.com


Ugur Demiryurek

Graduated in August 2012

Now Research Scientist at IMSC, University of Southern California

Email: demiryur[at]usc.edu


Ling Hu

Graduated in July 2012

Now Software Engineer at Google

Email:


Songhua Xing

Graduated in December 2011

Now Researcher at IBM research Watson

Email:


Ali Khoshgozaran

Co-founder and CEO Tilofy, Inc.

Email: ali[at]tilofy.com


Hyunjin Yoon

Graduated in September 2009

Now Senior Member of Engineering Staff

Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI)

Email:


Mehrdad Jahangiri

Graduated in Aug 2008

Now Software Engineer at Google

Email:


SunHee Yoon

Graduated in May 2008

Postdoc at Stanford University

Email:


Mehdi Sharifzadeh

Graduated in May 2007

Now at Google

Email:


Kiyoung Yang

Graduated in May 2007

Now at Fair Isaac

Email:


Farnoush Banaei-Kashani

Graduated in December 2006

Now Postdoctoral Research Associate at InfoLab

Email:


Ching-Chien (Jason) Chen

Graduated in May 2005

Now Senior Software Engineer - Search at Disney Interactive

Email: chingchien.chen[a]gmail.com

Mohammad-Reza Kolahdouzan

Graduated in August 2004

Position immediately after graduation: Yahoo!

Current position: Fox Interactive Media, Fox Audience Network

Email:


Shu-Yuen Dean Yao (Didi Yao)

Graduated in August 2003

Position immediately after graduation: Intel

Now Sr. Technical Marketing Manager at VMware, Inc

Email:


Yi-Shin Chen

Graduated in Nov 2002

Now at Department of Computer Science, National Tsing Hua University (Faculty)

Email:


Maytham H. Safar

Graduated in Sep 2000

Now at Kuwait University (Faculty)

Email:


Ali Dashti

Graduated in 1999

Now at Kuwait University (Faculty)

Email:


Mohammad Alshayeji

Graduated in 1999

Now at Kuwait University (Faculty)

Email:


Master and Bachelor Alumni

Milad Ali Ershaghi: Schlumberger, Senior Software Engineer

Michael Ciesielka: Now startup

Ashley Luo: Now at Verizon Data Analytics Team

Ari Summer: Now at AdGenomics

Mike Yerou: Now at USC

Junyuan Shi: Now an Engineer at Qualcomm

Meha Agrawal : Goldman Sachs, Technology Analyst

Jingyi Du: Microsoft, SharePoint SE

Shireesh Asthana: Facebook, Platform Stability Engineer

Nicholas Bopp: Microsoft, Software Development Engineer

Colin Gu: VMware

Grady Laksmono: Zynga Inc, Software Engineer

Vanessa Kuroda: NASA Ames

Arjun Rihan: Pixar Animation Studios, Technical Director.

Yosuke Shimizu: Beancube

Erdem Ergin: Wolverine Trading, LLC. Software Engineer.

Fernando Arreola: Boeing

Ning Jiang: PayPal of eBay, Inc.

Farid Parvini: PhD student, USC. Work at Dentistry 21

Shirin Eghtesadi: TeraDyne

Rolfe Schmidt

Beom Kun Kim: InfoLab, USC

Soojung Hyun: Helio

Sahar Mastoureshgh : Warner Bros

Minyoung Mun: PhD Student, UCLA

Farnaz Azmoodeh: Google

Bahareh Navai: Deluxe Digital Studios

Dimitris Sacharidis: PhD Student in Computer Science, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Jigesh Vora: Wilshire Associates

Hezhi (Eddy) Ai: Alcatel

Yi-Wen Chang: Integrated Decision Systems [Tel:(310) 478-4015 ext 240]

Brian Ellenberger: Georgia Tech. (PhD Student)

Adil Faisal: Microsoft

Jabed Faruque: NCR

Shuping Jia: Intuit, Inc.

Ning Jiang: Synopsys, Inc

Chen-Ling (Ariel) Lin:

Ching-Sung Lin: Cisco

Rodrigo Lode: Microsoft

Soham Mehta: eBay

William C.J. Meyer: Technology Consultant

Seong Rim Nam: Fetch Technologies

Saifur Rahman: NCR

Nadeem Rana: NCR

Vishal Shah: MBA at Univ. of Michigan Business School

Gautam Shanbhag: Amazon

Michael (Jooso) Song: General Electrics

Chung-hao Tan: IBM Almaden

Wugang Zhao: Oracle [Tel:(650) 607-5593]

Hong Zhu: Network Associates [Tel:(310) 737-1647]

Jessie Chen: Symantec Corporation [Tel:(310) 449-4987]

Alexei Naumann : Muyo, Mobile App Developer