Ph.D. Students


Arpan Mukherjee

M. Tech., IIT-Kharagpur


J. Baliga Fellowship (2019-20)

I obtained my B.Tech degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from West Bengal University of Technology, India, in June 2017 and M.Tech. degree in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering from IIT Kharagpur in May 2019, majoring in Telecommunication Systems. I joined RPI as a PhD student in August 2019. My research interests include statistical learning theory, optimization, statistical and adaptive signal processing, and high dimensional statistics.


Burak Varici

B.Sc., Bogazici University



IBM Fellowship

I received my B.Sc. degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Bogazici University, Turkey, in June 2018. I joined Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as a Ph.D. student in August 2018. My research interests include Structure Learning in graphical models and reinforcement learning.




Anmol Dwivedi

B.Tech., NIT Tiruchirappalli

I received my B.Tech. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from NIT Tiruchirappalli in May 2019. I joined RPI as a Ph.D. student in August 2019. My research interests include Power Systems, Optimization and Signal Processing techniques for Power System Analysis.


Kamron Fazel

B.Sc., RPI, M.Sc., Penn State University

I received the bachelor's degree in Nuclear Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. My research is at the interface of machine learning and material science.

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Zirui Yan

B.Sc. & B. Tech, University of Science and Technology of China

I received my B.Sc. degree in Statistics and the B.Tech degree in Computer Science and Technology from USTC in May 2020. I joined RPI as a PhD student in August 2021. My research interests include optimization, machine learning and statistical signal processing.



Former Students


Saurabh Sihag

Current affiliation

University of Pennsylvania


J. Baliga Fellowship (2016-17)

Charles M. Close ‘62 Doctoral Prize (2021)


Javad Heydari


Current affiliation

LG Electronics



Charles M. Close ‘62 Doctoral Prize (2019)

Dr. Seyedi Best TA Award (2017)

Founders Award of Excellence (2016)


Maha Zohdy

Current affiliation



Charles M. Close ‘62 Doctoral Prize (2020)

Founders Award of Excellence (2019)


Safak Bayram

Current affiliation

Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland 


Saeed Balaneshin


Current Affiliation


Former MS and BS Students

Saeid Balaneshin (Ph.D., 2018)

Safak Bayram (Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2013-2014))

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (Qatar), Assistant Professor

Mateo Mengis (M.Sc., 2015)

Hsin-Ting Shih (M.Sc., 2014)

Logistic Solutions

Zhongyang Zhao (M.Sc., 2014)

Ph.D. Student in ECE at WSU

Sage Trudeau (Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2014-2016)

MIT Lincoln Lab

Vincent Cerati (Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2014-2016)


Grant Barron (Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2014-2016)

Wyman Gordon

James Hanford (Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2014-2016)

MIT Lincoln Lab

Stanley Cheung (Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2014-2016)

MIT Lincoln Lab

Jesse Greeves (Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2014-2016)

MIT Lincoln Lab

Phil LaGambino (Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2014-2016)


Diego Cepeda (Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2014-2016)


Jack Keats (Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2014-2016)


Alex Link (Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2014-2016)

MassChallenge Accelarator

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Prof. Mohamed Abdallah

Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar 

Zeyu Sun

Graduate Student, University of Michigan Ann-Arbor

Jingqi Huang

Graduate Student, UCSD​

Song Wang

Graduate Student, UCSD

Yifan Zhang

Beihang University

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