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Members

Faculty: Michelle Povinelli

PhD Students:

  • Bo Shrewsbury (Physics)
  • Raymond Yu (Electrical Engineering)
  • Silvia Guadagnini (Physics)
  • Tien Hsing Wang (Electrical Engineering)

Alumni

We are proud of all our group alumni and their contributions in industry, academia, and national labs. Since 2008, we have had 12 PhD students, 1 MS student, and 2 Undergraduate Senior Thesis students earn their degrees. Three postdocs have gone on to positions in academia or industry.

  • Dr. Alok Ghanekar, Postdoctoral Researcher, 2020-2023
    Current: Assistant Professor, University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Dr. Max Lien, PhD in Electrical Engineering, 2023.
    Current: Northrop Grumman
  • Dr. Romil Audhkhasi, PhD in Electrical Engineering, 2023.
    Current: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Washington
  • Mashnoon Sakib, MS in Electrical Engineering, 2021
    Current: PhD student, UC Irvine
  • Dr. Ahmed Morsy, PhD in Electrical Engineering, 2020
    Current: Intel
  • Dr. Aravind Krishnan, PhD in Electrical Engineering, 2019
    Current: Rockley Photonics
  • Mingkun Chen, BS (thesis) in Electrical Engineering, 2018
    Current: PhD student, Stanford
  • Elise Uyehara, BS (thesis) in Electrical Engineering, 2018
    Current: PhD student, MIT
  • Dr. Shao-Hua (Nick) Wu, PhD in Electrical Enginering, 2017
    Current: Rivian
  • Dr. Duke Andersen, PhD in Electrical Engineering, 2017
    Current: DRS Leonardo
  • Dr. Ningfeng Huang, PhD in Electrical Engineering, 2015
    Current: Oculus
  • Dr. Roshni Biswas, PhD in Electrical Engineering, 2015
    Current: ASML Brion
  • Dr. Eric Jaquay, PhD in Electrical Engineering, 2014
    In memoriam
  • Dr. Chenxi Lin, PhD in Electrical Engineering, 2013
    Current: ASML Brion
  • Dr. Luis Javier Martínez Rodriguez, Postdoctoral Researcher, 2010-2013
    Current: Associate Professor, Universidad Mayor de Chile
  • Dr. Camilo Mejia, PhD in Physics, 2013
    Current: JPL
  • Dr. Jing (Maggie) Ma, PhD in Electrical Engineering, 2013
    Current: Facebook
  • Dr. Mehmet Solmaz, Postdoctoral Researcher, 2010-2013
    Current: Intel

Former Visitors and Interns

We have enjoyed hosting researchers from USC, the USC CURVE and SURE programs, the IUSSTF-Viterbi program, and other exchange programs.

  • Jimmy Li, undergrad, 2021-2023
  • Abhishek Muhkerjee, remote undergrad intern, IUSSTF-Viterbi Program, 2021
    subsequent: PhD student, MIT
  • Cameron Davis, Marcos Girod, Iris Li, and Sean Yamaguchi, Undergrad Research Team, Viterbi CURVE Program, 2021-2
  • Yujun Sun, MS student, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2019
  • Fanqing Xu, MS student, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2019
  • Luis Pedraza, visiting PhD student, 2019
    subsequent: PhD U. Federal de Minais Gerais; research engineer Synopsis
  • Brennan O’Gorman, research assistant 2018-19
    subsequent: MS Northwestern
  • Mohamed Zaher, undergrad visitor from Zewail City, 2018
  • Karthik Vijay AM, undergrad, IUSSTF-Viterbi Program, 2018
    subsequent: PhD student Purdue
  • Arkadev Roy, undergrad, IUSSTF-Viterbi Program, 2017
    subsequent: PhD Caltech; postdoc Stanford
  • Luqi Wang, undergrad, Nankai University exchange program, 2016
    subsequent: PhD student, UC Davis
  • Shriddha Chaitanya, undergrad, Viterbi India Program, 2016
    subsequent: PhD student, Columbia
  • Traci Takasugi, undergrad, SURE Program, 2015
    subsequent: graduate student, UIUC
  • Ruyue Zhang
    undergrad, Physics Dept. visit program with Nankai University, 2015
    subsequent: MS student U. Tokyo
  • Luke Bouma, USC Provost’s Fellowship for Undergraduate Research, 2013-14
    subsequent: PhD Princeton; Postdoctoral Fellow Caltech
  • Danika Luntz-Martin, undergrad, SURE Program, 2014
    subsequent: PhD student U. Rochester
  • Ruobai Feng, undergrad, USC Physics Department visit program with Nankai University, 2014
    subsequent: MS University of Michigan
  • Debarghya Sarkar, undergrad, Viterbi India Program, 2013
    subsequent: PhD USC; postdoc Harvard; Research Scientist IBM Research
  • Vivek Sahay, undergrad, SURE Program, 2013
  • Mahmoud Kalaee, MS student in Physics, USC, 2012-2013
    subsequent: PhD Caltech; postdoc Caltech; Research Scientist Amazon
  • Apoorva Athavale, undergrad, Viterbi India Program, 2011
    subsequent: PhD U. Wisconsin-Madison
  • Karthik Kumar Rao
    USC Provost’s Fellowship for Undergraduate Summer Research, 2010
  • Victoria Saadat
    USC WiSE Undergraduate Research Fellowship, 2010
  • Avik Dutt, undergrad, Viterbi India Program, 2010
    PhD Cornell; postdoc Stanford; Assistant Professor U. Maryland
  • Steven Choi, MS student in Electrical Engineering, USC, 2009

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