University of Southern California
USC Viterbi School of Engineering USC Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering - Computer Engineering
University of Southern California Computer Engineering USC Viterbi School of Engineering University of Southern California


Charles Lee Powell Chair in Engineering
Director, Center for Energy Informatics (CEI)
Professor of Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering Division
and Professor of Computer Science



Data Science

FPGA/Parallel Computing





Awards and Honors


PhD Students

    • Angelos Lazaris, PhD Candidate Student
    • Research Focus: Traffic Modeling and Analysis; Machine Learning; Anomaly Detection; Network Security; Software Defined Networks
    • Recent Publications: CAN' 2017

    • Yue Niu, PhD Student
    • Research Focus: FPGA

    • Hanqing Zeng, PhD Student
    • Research Focus: Solving memory and computation intensive problems by innovative algorithm-architecture mapping approaches, accelerating machine learning and graph analytics on various computing platforms
    • Recent Publications: FPGA'18

    • Chi Zhang, PhD Student
    • Research Focus: Data Science, Smart Grids, Acceleration of Deep Neural Networks
    • Recent Publications: FPGA'17. FPGA'18

Directed Research Students/Interns

  • Qing Dong
  • Yongji Jiang
  • Wanchen Jiang
  • Xiangchong Liu
  • Nivedita Suresh
  • Chuanxiu (Ethan) Xiong
  • Kathleen Xue
  • Hongkuan Zhou

Charith Wickramaarachchi
 (Fall 2017) 
Software Engineer, Google 
Ren Chen
 (Fall 2017) 
Staff Data Engineer, Huawei America Artificial Intelligence Research Lab 
Greg Harris
 (Spring 2017) 
Senior Quantitative Researcher, Fenrir LLC  
Yinuo Zhang
 (Summer 2017) 
Software Engineer, Teradata, El Segundo, CA 
Om Patri
 (Spring 2017) 
Data Scientist, Sense360 Inc., Culver City, CA 
Alok Kumbhare
 (Fall 2015) 
Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft Inc, Seattle, WA  
Saima Aman
 (Fall 2015) 
Founder, Rehma LLC, San Diego, CA  
Yun Qu
 (Summer 2015) 
Staff Research Design Engineer, Xilinx, San Jose, California 
Qunzhi Zhou
 (Summer 2014) 
Software Engineer, Apple Inc, San Francisco, CA 
Charalampos Chelmis
 (Fall 2013) 
Post Doctoral Research Associate, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 
Thilan Ganegedara
 (Summer 2013) 
Software Development Engineer, Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA 
Nam Ma
 (Summer 2013) 
Data Scientist, Misfit, San Francisco, CA 
Na Chen
 (Summer 2013) 
Research Scientist, Facebook Inc., CA 
Jing Zhao
 (Fall 2012) 
Member of Technical Staff, Hortonworks Inc., Palo Alto, CA 
Edward Yang
 (Fall 2011) 
Staff Research Engineer, Xilinx Research Labs  → Software Engineer, Google Inc., Mountain View, CA
Hoang Le
 (Fall 2011) 
SWA, Google, CA 
Yinglong Xia
 (Fall 2010) 
Research Staff Member, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY 
Weirong Jiang
 (Fall 2010) 
Staff Research Engineer, Xilinx Research Labs 
Qingbo Wang
 (Summer 2010) 
Research Engineer, Hitachi San Jose Research Center, San Jose, CA 
Fan Sun
 (Summer 2010) 
Software Development Engineer, Inc., Seattle, WA 
Tao Zhu
 (Summer 2010) 
Software Engineer, Google Inc., Santa Monica, CA 
Ramakrishna Soma
 (Fall 2008) 
Math Modeling Analyst, Chevron, San Ramon, CA 
Cong Zhang
 (Fall 2008) 
System Analyst, Chevron, Houston, TX 
Animesh Pathaknimesh Pathak
 (Spring 2008) 
Head of Research and Development, MyKaarma, Los Angeles, CA  
Ling Zhuo
 (Spring 2007) 
System Analyst, Chevron, Houston, TX  
Ronald Scrofano
 (Fall 2006) 
Member of the Technical Staff, The Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, CA  
Gerald R. Morris
 (Fall 2006) 
Computer Scientist, >ERDC MSRC, Vicksburg, MS. Also serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Engineering Department, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 
Zachary Baker
 (Spring 2006) 
Technical Staff Member at Los Alamos National Lab, Faculty at the University of New Mexico, Los Alamos, NM 
Jingzhao Ou
 (Spring 2006) 
Xilinx Inc., San Jose, CA 
Sethavidh Gertphol
 (Fall 2005) 
Professor, Kasetsart University, Thailand 
Mitali Singh
 (Fall 2005) 
Juniper Networks, Sunnyvale, CA 
Amol Bakshi
 (Fall 2005) 
Solution Architect, Chevron, Houston, TX 
Bo Hong
 (Spring 2005) 
Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, GA 
Yang Yu
 (Spring 2005) 
VP Engineering, ReZolt Corporation 
Sumit Mohanty
 (Spring 2005) 
Microsoft Corporation, Seattle, WA 
Reetinder Sidhu
 (Fall 2004) 
Satyam Computer Systems Ltd., India
Seonil  Choi
 (Spring 2004) 
Intel Corporation, Chandler, AZ 
Neungsoo Park
 (Spring 2003) 
Assistant Professor, Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea 
Andreas  Dandalis
 (Fall 2001) 
Senior Member of Technical Staff, Innovative Silicon 
Kiran  Bondalapati
 (Spring 2001) 
Senior Design Engineer, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), Sunnyvale 
Ammar Alhusaini
 (Fall 2000) 
Assistant Professor, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Prashanth B Bhat
 (Summer 1999) 
Principal Engineer, Yahoo!, Sunnyvale, CA 
Jin-Woo Suh
 (Summer 1999)
Computer Scientist, ISI East, Arlington, VA 
Myungho Lee
 (Spring 1999)
Professor, Dept of Computer Science and Engineering, Myong Ji University, South Korea
Charles Wenheng Liu (Summer 1998) Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, California State University, Los Angeles.
Yongwha Chung
 (Summer 1997)
Senior Member of Technical Staff, Hardware Architecture Team, ETRI, Korea. 
Young Won Lim
 (Spring 1997) 
Senior Engineer, System IC, Korea.
 Jong Woo Bae 
 (Summer 1996) 
 Assistant professor, Myong-Ji university, Seoul 
Cho-Li Wang
 (Summer 1995)
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. 
Cho-chin Lin 
 (Summer 1995)
Associate Professor, Department of Electronic Engineering, National ILan University,  Taiwan. 
Muhammed Shaaban
 (Fall 1993) 
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology. 
Ashfaq Khokhar
 (Spring 1993)
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Chicago. 
Ju-Wook Jang
 (Spring 1993) 
Assosciate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Sogang University, Korea. 
Heonchul Park 
 (Spring 1993) 
Sr. Staff Engineer, Infineon Technologies (Siemens Microelectronics Inc.). 
Anil Rao
 (Fall 1992)  
Senior Software Engineer/Manager, Qualcomm. 
Manavendra Misra
 (Spring 1992) 
Senior Director, Business Intelligence and Development, KBkids, Denver, CO.
Wei-Ming Lin
 (Summer 1991) 
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, College of Engineering; 
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio. 
Kichul Kim 
 (Summer 1991)
Assistant Professor, School of Electrical Engineering, The University of Seoul, Korea. 
Hussein Alnuweiri 
 (Spring 1989) 
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering,  University of British Columbia, Canada. 
Dionisis Reisis 
(Fall 1988) 
Associate Professor, Department of Applied Physics,   National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. Also serves as a Research Associate, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece. 
Mary Eshaghian 
 (Fall 1988)
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science, California State University, Long Beach. 
Yu-Chen Tsai 
 (Summer 1988) 
Senior Software Engineer, Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

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