Doctoral graduates of the Computational Sciences program since its opening in the Fall semester of 2009 have been

Ph.D. (dissertation defense date)

June 2018 Duc Do (Dr. Bozdag)
Inference and Analysis of Multilayered miRNA-mediated networks in cance
First position: Data Scientist at Elynx Technologies LLC

March 2018 Benjamin Rizzo (Dr. Clough)
Compressed sensing for few-view multi-pinhole SPECT with applications to preclinical imaging

October 2017 Golam Mushih Tanimul Ahsan (Dr. Ahamed)
Motivational and intervention systems and monitoring with mHealth tools
First position: Assistant Professor in the Department of Natural and Applied Science at University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

August 2017 Regis Rutarindwa (Dr. Spiller)
Computational strategies in uncertainty quantification for hazard mapping
First position: Support Engineer
at SAP SE in Philadelphia

August 2017 Piyush Rai Saxena (Dr. Ahamed)
Feature space augmentation: improving prediction accuracy of classical problems in cognitive science and computer vision
First position: Data Scientist at Direct Supply

April 2017 Md Osman Gani (Dr. Ahamed)
A novel approach to complex human activity recognition
First position: Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Miami University

March 2017 Brittany Baur (Dr. Bozdag)
Identifying regulators from multiple types of biological data in cancer
First position: Postdoc in the Sushmita Roy's lab at Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics at University of Wisconsin - Madison

July 2016 Mary Kociuba (Dr. Rowe)
A Fourier description of covariance and separation of simultaneously encoded slices with in-plane acceleration in fMRI
First position: Senior Fellow in the Department of Pediatrics Division of Neonatology (Biomedical Image Computing Group) at the University of Washington School of Medicine

June 2016 Ivor D. Addo (Dr. Ahamed)
Designing human-centered collective intelligence
First position: Assistant Professor in the Information Systems Department at University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

April 2016 Karl D. Stamm (Dr. Bozdag)
Gene set enrichment and projection: A computational tool for knowledge discovery in transcriptomes
First position: Research Scientist at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Director of Bioinformatics at TAI Diagnostics

April 2016 AKM Jahangir Majumder (Dr. Ahamed)
Development of a wireless mobile computing platform towards fall risk prediction
First position: Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Miami University, Ohio

April 2016 Rizwana Rizia (Dr. Ahamed)
A mobile health approach to assist veterans reintegrating into civilian life
First position: Amazon

August 2015 Ferdaus Kawsar (Dr. Ahamed)
Computational approaches for remote monitoring of symptoms and activities
First position:  Research Scientist II in the Department of Neurology,
Medical College of Wisconsin

April 2015 Mohammad Adibuzzaman (Dr. Ahamed and Dr. Merrill)
Computational approaches for monitoring of health
parameters and their evaluation in clinical setting
First position: Assistant Research Scientist, Purdue University

March 2015 Niharika Jain (Dr. Ahamed)
Affective computing in the area of autism
First position: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Marquette University

December 2014 Prachi Pradeep (Dr. Merrill)

Hybrid computational toxicology models for regulatory risk assessment

First position: Postdoctoral Research Associate at the National Center for Computational Toxicology (NCCT) of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


July 2014 M. Muge Karaman (Dr. Rowe)

Improving fMRI analysis and MR reconstruction with the incorporation of MR relaxivities and correlation effect examination

First position: Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Center for MR Research –

3T Program (CMRR-3T) in the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)


May 2014 Mohammad Tanviruzzaman (Dr. Ahamad)

Towards usable end-user authentication

First position: Microsoft


April 2014 Samson Kiware (Dr. Corliss)

Bioinformatics systems and mathematical models for improved understanding of malaria transmission, control, and elimination

First position: Research Scientist, Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania


March 2014 Iain Bruce (Dr. Rowe)

Determination of correlations induced by the SENSE and GRAPPA PMRI models with an
application to MRI RF coil design
First position: Postdoctoral Associate within the Duke/UNC Brain

Imaging and Analysis Center (BIAC) at Duke University in Durham, NC


January 2013  Farzana Rahman (Dr. Ahamed)

Ensuring application specific security, privacy and performance goals in RFID system

First position: Assistant Professor, James Madison University

December 2012  Md. Manirul Haque (Dr. Ahamed)

Mobile based symptom management for palliative care

First position:Postdoctoral Associate at UAB

Currently: Research Scientist, Purdue University (Fall 2014)



Summer Research Experience

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science hosts a Summer Research Experience (REU) for Undergraduates. This program provides undergraduates with an intensive, faculty-mentored, summer research experience in the areas of applied mathematics, high-performance computing, statistics, ubiquitous systems and mathematics education. Learn more