Ph.D. students and postdocs
I was gratified to receive the campuswide Graduate Mentoring Award in 2020. To find more information about my broader “academic family,” visit my genealogy entry.
current
in alphabetical order
Bethany AusthofPh.D. in Mathematics, in progress 

Xing GaoPh.D. in Mathematics, in progress (coadvised with Yu Cheng) 

Thomas MaranzattoPh.D. in Mathematics, in progress 

Duan TuPh.D. in Mathematics, in progress 
former
in reverse chronological order
Saeed HajizadehPh.D. in Mathematics, 2023"Largescale Minimax Optimization Problems" current position: Visiting Faculty at Roosevelt University (Roosevelt was Saeed's first employer after UIC.) 

Neshat MohammadiPh.D. in Computer Science, 2022 (coadvised with Anastasios Sidiropoulos)"Geometric Algorithms for Metric and Graph Learning" current position: Researcher at Truveta first position: Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University in Medicine 

Aditya PotukuchiResearch Assistant Professor (postdoc), 2020  2022 (comentored with Will Perkins)discrete mathematics, probability theory, analysis of algorithms, coding theory, data science current position: Assistant Professor at York University in Electr. Eng. and Comp. Sci. (York University was Aditya's first employer after UIC.) 

Shelby HeineckePh.D. Mathematics, 2020"Resilient Structures and Robust Machine Learning Algorithms" current position: Senior Research Manager at Salesforce (Salesforce was Shelby's first employer after UIC.) 

Mano Vikash JanardhananPh.D. in Mathematics, 2019"Algorithms for Learning Networks and Learning from Networks" current position: Quantitative Researcher in Balyasny Asset Management first position: Applied Research Scientist at Lifion by ADP 

Benjamin FishPh.D. in Mathematics, 2018"New Models and Algorithms for Data Analysis" current position: Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan in Comp. Sci. and Eng. first position: Postdoctoral Researcher at MSR Montréal and the MilaQuebec AI Institute 

Yi HuangPh.D. in Mathematics, 2017"Problems in Learning under Limited Resources and Information" current position: Research Associate at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Comput. Sci. first position: Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Chicago in Medicine 

Ádám D. LelkesPh.D. in Mathematics, 2017 (coadvised with György Turán)"Algorithms and Complexity Results for Big Data" current position: Senior Software Engineer at Google Research (Google Research was Ádám's first employer after UIC.) 

Li WangResearch Assistant Professor (postdoc), 2015  2017mathematical optimization, tensors, largedata, machine learning current position: Associate Professor at University of Texas at Arlington in Mathematics (UT Arlington was Li's first employer after UIC.) 

Jeremy KunPh.D. in Mathematics, 2016"Graphs, New Models, and Complexity" current position: Staff Software Engineer at Google first position: Bitcoin Protocol Engineer at 21 Inc. 