PhD Alumni

Shenli Pei (2020), “Data-driven Learning and Modeling of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites,” Co-Chair with Prof. Jingjing Li
      First Position: Consultant, Aegis Project Controls
Farhad Imani (2020), “Sensor-based Modeling and Optimization of Additive Manufacturing”
      First Position: Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut
Chen Cheng-bang (2019), “Recurrence Analysis of High-dimensional Data,” Co-Chair with Prof. Soundar Kumara
      First Position: Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering, University of Miami
Bing Yao (2019), “Physical-Statistical Modeling and Optimization of Complex Systems - Manufacturing and Healthcare Applications”
      First Position: Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering, Oklahoma State University
Chen Kan (2018), “Dynamic Network Modeling and Analysis of Large-Scale Internet of Things,” Co-Chair with Prof. Soundar Kumara
      First Position: Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering, The University of Texas at Arlington
Yun Chen (2016), “Mining Dynamic Recurrences in Nonlinear and Nonstationary Systems for Feature Extraction, Process Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis”
      First Position: Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Jiangsu University of Science and Technology
Gang Liu (2015), “Spatiotemporal Sensing and Informatics for Complex Systems Monitoring, Fault Identification and Root Cause Diagnostics”
      First Position: Research Scientist, Arbor Research Center for Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Dongping Du (2015), “Physical-Statistical Modeling and Optimization of Cardiovascular System”
      First Position: Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering, Texas Tech University

MS Alumni

Xuanya Fu (2020), “Deep learning of histopathology images for predicting invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) in breast cancer ”
      First Position: TBD
Mutong Chen (2020), “Dynamic physician-patient matching in the healthcare system ”
      First Position: TBD
Reza Mojahed Yazdi (2020), “A hybrid deep learning model of process-build interactions in additive manufacturing ”
      First Position: Data Scientist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Runsang Liu (2020), “Self-organizing network modelling of 3D objects ”
      First Position: Continuing PhD Study at Penn State
Zihang Qiu (2020), “Markov decision-making process for risk reduction strategies in breast cancer ”
      First Position: Software Engineer, Bosch Engine and Systems
Haizhou Wang (2020), “Reinforcement learning for optimal dosing control ”
      First Position: Continuing PhD Study at Penn State
Raghav Bansal (2020), “Counterfeit Drug Detection ”
      First Position: Data Scientist, Kohler
Tahei Yamaguchi (2020), “Recurrence Network Analysis of Layerwise Build Quality in Additive Manufacturing ”
      First Position: Manufacturing Engineering, Yamaha
Rahim Charania (2019), "Predicting and Modelling the Statistical Likelihood of Cardiac Incidents using the Cox Model”
      First Position: HPC Engineer, TotalCAE
Matthew Zwetolitz (2018), "Blockchain-enabled security control of medical health records in the digital health network”
      First Position: Project Manager, Initech software company
Ambarish Joglekar (2018), “Optimizing School Bus Assignment and Capacities”
      First Position: Consultant, Deloitte Consulting
Abbas Udaipurwala (2018), “Supplier Selection of Door Handle for TESLA”
      First Position: Global Supply Manager, Tesla
Devayani Borse (2017), “Expert modelling to predict the potential sales volume of soybean variety”
      First Position: Supply Chain Engineer, Tesla
Singh Inder Pratap (2017), “Network models of high-dimensional image profiles for defect characterization and detection”
      First Position: Logistics Manager, Amazon
Sakpal Aniket Sunil (2016), “Image-guided additive manufacturing”
      First Position: Channel Planning Manager, Tesla
McLean Caitlin J. (2016), “In-Situ Optimization and Navigation of Delivery Networks”
      First Position: Operations Research Analyst, Dynamic Ideas LLC
Di Yu (2013), “Simulation of Electrical Excitation and Conduction in a 3D Human Heart”
      First Position: AI Software Engineer, Facebook

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Summer 2020, Sidney Hopson and Joshua Wilfong, Multi-Campus REU program, Penn State Topic: “Virtual Reality for Multi-stage Manufacturing Assembly Systems”
Summer 2020, Megan McRandal and Alexis Rimpa, Multi-Campus REU program, Penn State Topic: “Investigating the Effectiveness of Visual Instructions for Teaching Manufacturing Paradigms”
Summer 2020, Bryant Niederriter, Multi-Campus REU program, Penn State Topic: “Virtual mental health clinic”
Summer 2020, Trevor Knox and Ethan Baxter, Multi-Campus REU program, Penn State Topic: “Multiplayer Virtual Reality Games for Manufacturing Paradigms”
Fall 2019, Jennifer Lynch and Ho-Chung Cheung (IME), NSF REU, Penn State, Topic: “Virtual Reality for Smart Manufacturing”
Fall 2019, Brian Byrne and Bernardo Crespo (IME), NSF REU, Penn State, Topic: “Virtual Reality for Smart Health”
Summer 2019, Haoxin Chen (IME), NSF REU, Penn State, Topic: “Analysis of Variance in Pre- and Post-surgical Cardiovascular Functions”
Summer 2019, Bingqian Yang (Mechanical Engineering), NSF REU, Penn State, Topic: “Recurrence Network Analysis of Layerwise Sensing Images in Additive Manufacturing”
Summer 2019, Hector Rios-Jaime and Sidney Hopson, Multi-Campus REU program, Penn State, Topic: “Virtual Reality for Smart Manufacturing Assembly Operations”
Summer 2019, Saaman Khalilollahi and Zachary Gabel, Multi-Campus REU program, Penn State, Topic: “Web-based simulation models of lean manufacturing systems”
Spring 2018 ~ Spring 2019, Juan Gómez Lorente, NSF REU, Schreyer Honors thesis, Penn State, Topic: “Moneyball Analytics of Player and Team Performance in European Football Leagues”
Summer 2018, Mahima Kumara (Yale University), NSF REU, Penn State, Topic: “Spatiotemporal analytics of healthcare disparity in the US”
Summer 2018, Aaron Slavin, Multi-Campus REU program ($5200), Penn State, Topic: “Medicare Spend Analysis per Beneficiary and Readmission at UPMC”
Summer 2018, William Pianta, Multi-Campus REU program ($5200), Penn State, Topic: “Develop an access database and website for the Engineering lab at Behrend”
Spring 2018, Menqiao Zhang, Penn State, Topic: “Analog-to-digital Conversion and Extraction of Heterogeneous Recurrence Feature for Electrocardiogram (ECG) signals”
Spring 2018, Daniel Stauffer, Penn State, Topic: “Heterogeneous Recurrence Analysis on Vectorcardiogram Signals”, Placed first in the 2018 Service Enterprise Engineering poster competition
Spring 2018, Evan Diewald, Penn State, Topic: “Real-Time Defect Detection of Additive Manufacturing Processes Using In-Situ Layerwise Images”
Spring 2018, Shivran Muralidhar, Penn State, Topic: “Visualizing Cardio-Electrical Activities Under Different Heart Conditions”
Fall 2015 ~ Spring 2018, Wenxin Tong, NSF REU, Schreyer Honors thesis, Penn State, Topic: “Distortion factors in the heartbeat Sensing and 3D visualization of ECG”
Summer 2017, Wenxin Tong, Erickson Discovery Grant, Penn State, Topic: “Wearable Textiles for ECG Sensing under Real-world Uncertainty”
Summer 2017, Kerron Polk, Multi-Campus REU program ($5200), Penn State, Topic: “Feasibility of using Xbox 360 Kinect as a digital scanner for 3D scanning and printing devices that can be used in the orthotics industry”
Summer 2017, Mohamed Badawy, Multi-Campus REU program ($5200), Penn State, Topic: “A Data Mining Framework for Crime Analysis and Prediction”
Fall 2016, Jiang Zhu, NSF REU, The Pennsylvania State University, Topic: “Dynamic Network Modeling and Visualization”
Fall 2015 ~ Fall 2016, Runyu Mao and Wenxin Tong, NSF REU ($5000), Penn State, Topic: “Heartbeat Sensing and Control of 3D LED Cube”
2010-2012, Jonathan Kippert, Musaga Fombad, Daniel Boston, Brandon Clark; NSF REU, Topic: “Hierarchical and Spatial Analysis of the Movement Aberration Patterns for the Estimation of Cognitive Functions”
2008-2009, Drew Dawson, Niblack Research Scholars Program, Oklahoma State University, Topic: “ECG lead transformation, 3D finite element heart and torso model”

Visiting Scholar

Tong Zhou (2020), Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Zhenggeng Ye (2020), Northwestern Polytechnical University
Shijie Su (2019), Jiangsu University of Science and Technology
Qiulian Wang (2018), Nanchang University
Bo Liu (2014), Harbin University of Science and Technology