Jianer Chen's Former Ph.D. Students


Primary Former Ph.D. Students

Saroja P. Kanchi
Thesis Title: Graph imbeddings: theory, complexity, and algorithms
Graduation Date: August 1993.
Current Institute: Full Professor in Computer Science, Kettering University, Flint, Michigan.

Liming Cai
Thesis Title: Nondeterminism and optimization
Graduation Date: December 1994.
Current Institute: Full Professor in Computer Science, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Chi-Chang Chen
Thesis Title: Combinatorial and algebraic methods in star and de Bruijn networks
Graduation Date: December 1995.
Current Institute: Associate Professor in Computer Science, I-Shou University, Taiwan.

Jimmy Tirtawangsa
Thesis Title: Parallel programming environment and interconnection network emulation
Graduation Date: May 1997.
Starting Institute: Senior Scientist, Sekolah Tinggi Teknologi Indonesia, Indonesia.

Antonio Miranda
Thesis Title: Approximation algorithms in multiprocessor task scheduling
Graduation Date: December 1998.
Current Institute: Associate Teaching Professor in Computer Science, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey.

Iyad Kanj
Thesis Title: Vertex cover: exact and approximate algorithms, and applications
Graduation Date: August 2001.
Current Institute: Full Professor in Computer Science, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois.

Tao Wang
Thesis Title: Fault tolerance of multicomputer networks: a probabilistic approach
Graduation Date: December 2002.
Starting Institute: Researcher, Microsoft Corporation, Seattle, Washington.

Eunseuk Oh
Thesis Title: On strong fault tolerance (or strong Menger-connectivity) of multicomputer systems
Graduation Date: August 2004.
Starting Institute: Postdoctoral Associate in Computer Science, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.

Xiuzhen Huang
Thesis Title: Parameterized complexity and polynomial-time approximation schemes
Graduation Date: December 2004.
Current Institute: Full Professor in Computer Science, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Ge Xia
Thesis Title: Parameterized algorithms and computational lower bounds: a structural approach
Graduation Date: August 2005.
Current Institute: Associate Professor in Computer Science, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania.

Fenghui Zhang (co-chaired with Prefessor Andrew Jiang)
Thesis Title: Efficient algorithms and protocols for wireless networking: a topological approach
Graduation Date: August 2008.
Current Institute: Researcher, Google, Seattle, Washington.

Yang Liu
Thesis Title: Measure-driven algorithm design and analysis: a new approach for solving NP-hard problems
Graduation Date: August 2009.
Current Institute: Assistant Professor in Computer Science, University of Texas - Pan American, Edinburg, Texas.

Songjian Lu (co-chaired with Professor Sing-Hoi Sze)
Thesis Title: Randomized and deterministic parameterized algorithms and their applications in bioinformatics
Graduation Date: December 2009.
Current Institute: Assistant Professor in Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Jie Meng
Thesis Title: Kernelization and Enumeration: New Approaches to Solving Hard Problems
Graduation Date: May 2010.
Current Institute: Senior Software Engineer at Dell, Round Rock, Texas.

Yixin Cao
Thesis Title: Clustering and Inconsistent Information: A Kernelization Approach
Graduation Date: May 2012.
Current Institute: Research Assistant Professor in Computer Science, Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Jia-Hao Fan
Thesis Title: Cuts and Partitions in Graphs/Trees with Applications
Graduation Date: August 2013.
Current Institute: Researcher at Microsoft Corporation, Seattle, Washington.

Shiyu Hu
Thesis Title: A Topological Theory of Weaving and Its Applications in Computer Graphics
Graduation Date: August 2013.
Current Institute: Researcher at Google, Mountain View, California.


Former Ph.D. Students Co-Chaired with Other Professors

Sanjay Kamat (co-chaired with Professor Wei Zhao)
Thesis Title: Fault-tolerant real-time guarantees in high speed networks
Graduation Date: December 1995.
Starting Institute: Senior Researcher, Lucent Technologies, Holmdel, New Jersey.

Hujun Wang (co-chaired with Professor Laxmi Bhuyan)
Thesis Title: Efficient memory management and interconnection network schemes for CC-NUMA Multiprocessors
Graduation Date: December 2001.
Starting Institute: IBM, Austin, Texas.

Yung-Chia Chang (co-chaired with Professor Chung-Yee Lee)
Thesis Title: Worst-case analysis of heuristics to schedule deterministic two-stage production and delivery problems
Graduation Date: December 2001.
Starting Institute: Associate Professor in Industrial Engineering and Management, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan.

Jianxin Wang (co-chaired with Professor Songqiao Chen)
Thesis Title: QoS routing algorithms with inaccurate network state information
Graduation Date: October 2001.
Current Institute: Full Professor in Computer Science, Central-South University, ChangSha, China

Guojun Wang (co-chaired with Professor Songqiao Chen)
Thesis Title: Fault tolerant models and fault tolerance routing algorithms in hypercube networks with a large number of faulty nodes
Graduation Date: May 2002.
Current Institute: Full Professor in Computer Science, Central-South University, ChangSha, China

Weiping Wang (co-chaired with Professor Songqiao Chen)
Thesis Title: Study in anonymous communication
Graduation Date: August 2004.
Current Institute: Full Professor in Computer Science, Central-South University, ChangSha, China

Nan Zhang (co-chaired with Professor Wei Zhao)
Thesis Title: Privacy-preserving data mining
Graduation Date: December 2006.
Current Institute: Associate Professor in Computer Science, The George Washington University, Washington, DC.