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Learning, Incentives, and Optimization
for Networked Systems

Faculty

Carlee Joe-Wong | cjoewong [at] andrew [dot] cmu [dot] edu

Carlee Joe-Wong is an assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. She received her A.B. degree (magna cum laude) in Mathematics, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Applied and Computational Mathematics, from Princeton University in 2011, 2013, and 2016, respectively. From 2013 to 2014, Carlee was the Director of Advanced Research at DataMi, a startup she co-founded from her research on mobile data pricing. Her work has received several awards, including the NSF CAREER Award in 2018, the INFORMS ISS Design Science Award in 2014, and the Best Paper Award at IEEE INFOCOM 2012.

Postdoctoral Researchers

Xiaoxi Zhang | xiaoxiz2 [at] andrew [dot] cmu [dot] edu

Xiaoxi Zhang joined CMU as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in 2017. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from The University of Hong Kong and B.E. in Electronics and Information Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2017 and 2013, respectively. Her research is in the area of communication networks, involving optimization, online algorithms, and machine learning.

Doctoral Students

Madhu Harishankar | mharisha [at] andrew [dot] cmu [dot] edu

Madhumitha Harishankar joined CMU as a Ph.D. student in Spring 2016 and is co-advised by Professor Patrick Tague. She received her B.S. in ECE from Rutgers University in 2013, Honors program, and graduated Summa Cum Laude as a James Slade Scholar. She was a software engineer for three years before starting her PhD. Her research focuses on applying incentive mechanism design, learning algorithms and blockchain-based techniques in wireless networks. As a graduate student at CMU, she was recognized with NSF GRFP's Honorable Mention.

Jinhang Zuo | jzuo [at] andrew [dot] cmu [dot] edu

Jinhang Zuo joined CMU as a Ph.D. student in 2017. He received his B.E. in Communication Engineering from Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2017. His research interests are in the areas of online learning and wireless networking, involving multi-arms bandits and cognitive radio networks.

Yichen (Ethan) Ruan | yichenr [at] andrew [dot] cmu [dot] edu

Yichen (Ethan) Ruan is a Ph.D. student in ECE since 2018. Before joining CMU, he received his M.S. degree in Civil Systems Engineering from UC Berkeley in 2017. From 2012 to 2016, he studied in Tsinghua University, where he earned his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering, and a second Bachelor’s degree in Economics. His research focus is on fog computing, federated edge machine learning, and network economics.

TJ Kim | tkim2 [at] andrew [dot] cmu [dot] edu

Taejin (TJ) Kim joined CMU as a Ph.D. student in 2018. He grew up in South Korea before coming to the United States. TJ received his B.S. from Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in 2018, where he studied wireless communication systems. His current research is in the field of edge-computing and virtual network functions.

Yuhang Yao | yuhangyao [at] cmu [dot] edu

Yuhang Yao joined CMU as a Ph.D. student in 2019. He received his B.E. in Computer Science, IEEE Honor Class, from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2019. His research interests are in the areas of network economics in edge computing and graph representation learning in social networks.

I-Cheng (Delphi) Lin | ichengl [at] andrew [dot] cmu [dot] edu

I-Cheng Lin joined CMU as a Ph.D. student in 2019 and is co-advised by Professor Osman Yagan. He received his M.S. in Communication Engineering and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University (NTU) in 2017 and 2015 respectively. His research interests involve analysis and optimization of large-scale networks such as social networks, transportation networks, communication networks, general network science and data analytics.

Eve Hu | eve [dot] hu [at] sv [dot] cmu [dot] edu

Eve Hu joined CMU as a Ph.D. student in 2019 and is co-advised by Professor Bob Iannucci. She received her B.S. in Physics and in Computer Science with highest honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2019. As a graduate student at CMU, she is interested in program decomposition for IoT systems and intelligent edge computing.

Lab Alumni

Yuxuan Jiang | Visiting Ph.D. student from HKUST (2017-2018)

Akshay Bhaskar | M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering student (2019), joined Amazon.

Ye Li | M.S. Software Engineering student (2019), joined Google.

Nithin Venkat Sonti | M.S. Information Networking Institute student (2019), joined Google.

Jiawei Yang | M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering student (2019), joined VMWare.

Serhan Oztekin | M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering student (2018), joined Rakuten Ready.

Satyavrat Wagle | M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering student (2018), joined Tata Research.

Fangjing Wu | M.S. Software Engineering student (2018), joined Facebook.

Yao Cai | M.S. Software Engineering student (2017), joined Goldman Sachs.

Jie Chen | M.S. Software Engineering student (2017), joined Microsoft.

Haoxiang Gao | M.S. Software Engineering student (2017), joined Cruise.

Takuma Oda | M.S. Software Engineering student (2017), joined DeNA Inc.

Nagarjun Srinivasan | M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering student (2016-7), joined Juniper Networks.

Chenxi Wang | M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering student (2017), joined Google.

Bingzhang Wu | M.S. Software Engineering student (2017), joined Google.