Networking Research Lab - Group Members

Faculty

Hulya Seferoglu 

Hulya Seferoglu

Hulya Seferoglu is an Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of University of Illinois at Chicago. Before joining University of Illinois at Chicago, she was a Postdoctoral Associate in the CNRG group at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of California, Irvine, M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Sabanci University, and B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Istanbul University. During her Ph.D. at University of California, Irvine, she was a member of Networking Group. She worked as a summer intern in AT&T Labs Research, Docomo USA Labs, and Microsoft Research, Cambridge. She serves as an associate editor for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (2017–2021). She received the NSF CAREER award in 2020. Her personal page is here.

Current Ph.D. Students

Pengzhen Li 

Pengzhen Li

Pengzhen Li is a Ph.D. Student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of University of Illinois at Chicago supervised by Prof. Hulya Seferoglu. He received his B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from University of Science and Technology Beijing and M.S. degree in University of Illinois at Chicago. His research interests are in the area of distribute machine learning and edge computing.

Elahe Vedadi 

Elahe Vedadi

Elahe Vedadi is a Ph.D. student in the Electrical Engineering department of University of Illinois at Chicago under supervision of Dr. Hulya Seferoglu. She received her B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology. Her research interests are distributed machine learning, coding theory, tensor computations, edge computing, and computational neuroscience.

Teng Li 

Teng Li

Teng Li is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Illinois at Chicago, whose supervisor is Prof. Hulya Seferoglu. He received a B.S. of Engineering in Automation from Northeastern University (China) and M.S. of Science in University of Illinois at Chicago. His research interests are in the area of distributed machine learning.

Omid Halimi Milani 

Omid Halimi Milani

Omid Halimi Milani is a Ph.D. student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received his M.S. degree in Digital Electrical System from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic) and his B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Tabriz. His research interests are in the broader area of computer networks.

Current M.S. Students

Anusha Chandrashekar Kumble 

Anusha Chandrashekar Kumble

Anusha Chandrashekar Kumble is an M.S. student supervised under Prof. Hulya Seferoglu at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed her bachelor's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University, India in 2016. She has three years of work experience in wireless communications and networking. Her research interests are in the broader area of communication networks.

Alumni (Postdoctoral Associates)

Juwendo Denis 

Juwendo Denis

Juwendo Denis received the B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering and the M.Sc. degree in Communication Engineering from National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, in 2011 and 2013, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Communications Engineering from the CEDRIC Research Laboratory, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris, France, in 2016. He was a Postdoctoral Researcher with CentralSupelec, Gif-sur-Yvette, France. He is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA. His current research interests include cross-layer optimization, network coding, resource allocation, interference management, and users scheduling for 5G and beyond wireless communications systems.

Alumni (Ph.D. Students)

Yuxuan Xing 

Yuxuan Xing

Yuxuan Xing, completed his Ph.D. thesis on “Internet of Computing Things: Design, Optimization, and Implementation,” October 2019. He is now with Siemens Corporate Technology, Beijing.

Shanyu Zhou 

Shanyu Zhou

Shanyu Zhou, completed his Ph.D. thesis on “Design and Optimization of Heterogenous Networks,” July 2019. He is now with Qualcomm R&D.

Yasaman Keshtkarjahromi 

Yasaman Keshtkarjahromi

Yasaman Keshtkarjahromi received her Ph.D. degree from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of Illinois at Chicago in May 2017. She worked as a postdoctoral associate in the same department until August 2018. She received her M.S. and B.S. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Tehran and Shiraz University, Iran, respectively. Her personal page is here. She is currently with Seagate Technology, Storage Research Group.

Alumni (M.S. Students)

Zohreh Ovaisi 

Zohreh Ovaisi’18 (co-advised with N. Devroye, B. Smida, and D. Tuninetti)

Zohreh Ovaisi received M.S. degree from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research focused on the development of scheduling algorithms for flows with hard deadline constraints. She was jointly advised by Profs. Devroye, Seferoglu, Smida, and Tuninetti. She received her B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Shahid Beheshti University, Iran.

Raheleh Khodabakhsh 

Raheleh Khodabakhsh’17

Raheleh Khodabakhsh received M.S. degree from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of University of Illinois at Chicago. Her M.S. thesis is on “Application-Aware Cooperative Time Scheduling for Internet of Things”. She received her M.A.Sc. and B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from McMaster University in Canada and Isfahan University of Technology in Iran, respectively.

Ajita Singh 

Ajita Singh’15

Ajita Singh received her M.S. degree from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of University of Illinois at Chicago. Her thesis was on “Energy-Aware Computation in Mobile Devices”. She received her B.E. degree from the Electronics and Communication Department at Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, India.

Adeleke Oluwamayowa 

Adeleke Oluwamayowa’15 (his first job after UIC was with Amazon Web Services in Herndon, VA)

Adeleke Oluwamayowa received his M.S. degree from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of UIC in May 2015. His M.S. thesis was on “Software-Defined Network Overlays”. Adeleke received his B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology. Before joining UIC, he worked in Alcatel-Lucent, Nigeria, and during his B.S., he also worked as an intern in Alcatel-lucent, Nigeria.

Alumni (Undergraduate Students)

  • Teja Thangella, GPIP intern, Summer 2017.

  • Jacob Scott, GPIP intern, Summer 2017.

  • Pedro De La Torre, GPIP intern, Summer 2016.

  • Tadas Petraitis, GPIP intern, Summer 2015.

  • Kevin Ngo, GPIP intern, Summer 2014.