Lab Members

Current PhD Students

Guanlin Liu
BS, Zhejiang University, China

Xinyi Ni
BS, Zhejiang University, China

Minhui Huang (co-advised with Professor Shiqian Ma)
BS, University of Science and Technology of China, China

Yulu Jin
BS, Zhejiang University, China

Xiaochuan Ma (co-advised with Professor Shuguang Cui)
MS, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

Xinyang Cao
MS, UC Davis

Current Master Students

Aakansha Bhatt
BS, UC Davis

Victor Madrid
BS, Sonama State


Puning Zhao, PhD, 2021
Thesis: Nearest Neighbor Methods with Applications in Functional Estimation and Machine Learning
Current Employment: Tencent

Fuwei Li, PhD, 2021 (co-advised with Professor Shuguang Cui)
Thesis: On the Adversarial Robustness of Machine Learning Algorithms
Current Employment: Black Sesame Technology

Melody Tao, MS, 2020
Thesis: Deepfake Detection Using Sequential Transient Change Detection
Current Employment: Raytheon

Wenwen Zhao, PhD, 2018
Thesis: Distributed Testing with Multi-terminal Data Compression
Current Employment: Johnson Control

Wenwen Tu, PhD, 2018
Thesis: Information Theoretic Approaches for Security and Privacy
Current Employment: Black Sesame Technology

Bingwen Zhang, PhD, 2017
Thesis: Change-points Estimation in Statistical Inference and Machine Learning Problems
Current Employment: Google

Mostafa El Gamal, PhD, 2017
Thesis: Distributed Statistical Learning under Communication Constraints
Current Employment: Western Digital

Ain-ul-Aisha, PhD, 2017
Thesis: Fundamental Limits of Poisson Channels in Visible Light Communications
Current Employment: Hatachi Insight Group

Jun Geng, PhD, 2014
Thesis: Quickest Change-Point Detection with Sampling Right Constraints
Current Employment: Associate Professor at Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Raied Caromi, PhD, 2014 (Co-advised with Dr. Seshari Mohan)
Thesis:  Optimal Spectrum Sensing and Channel Search Strategies for Cognitive Radio Systems: Algorithms, Analysis and Real-time Implementation
Current Employment: National Institute of Standards and Technology

Past Visitors

Tian Xia, Visiting Professor, 2019-2022
Ying Li, Visiting Student, 2019-2020
Ken-wen Huang, Visiting Student, 2019-2020
Jin Xu, Visiting Professor, 2018-2019
Yunfang Zhu, Visiting Professor, 2018-2019
Rongfei Fan, Visiting Professor, 2017-2018
Qian Liu, Visiting Professor, 2017-2018
Qi Gu, Visiting Student, 2017-2018
Zhenzhou Tang, Visiting Professor, 2015
Qian Hu, Visiting Professor, 2015