PhD Students

Photo of Yang Bai Yang Bai

Yang Bai received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Information Engineering from Northeastern University, China, and the M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Miami, US. She has been pursuing her Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Miami (UM) since 2015. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate and a research assistant at UM.…

Photo of Lixing Chen Lixing Chen

Lixing Chen received the BS and ME Degrees from the College of Information and Control Engineering, China University of Petroleum, in 2013 and 2016. He is currently a Ph.D. and a research assistant in the College of Engineering, University of Miami. He received Piechoski Fellowship in 2016 and NSF traveling grant for SEC in 2017. His primary research interests include mobile edge computing, game theory, and network resource allocation.

Photo of Mark Ciappesoni Mark Ciappesoni

Mark Ciappesoni received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering with Magnum Cum Laude honors from the University of Miami in 2014. He began pursuing his PhD at the University of Miami in 2014 in the exciting area of Nanophotonics under the tutelage of Dr. Kim. A recipient of the UM Fellowship, Mark spends his time studying interactions between light and electrons and developing novel optoelectronic devices.

Jon Dyke
Photo of Amr Elsawy Amr Elsawy

Amr Elsawy received his B.Sc. degree (2009) and M.Sc. degree (2014) in Computer and Systems Engineering from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. He has been pursuing his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Miami (UM), Coral Gables, Florida since 2016. His research interests include image processing, computer vision, and pattern recognition.

German Farinas Perez
Isaac Furtney
Ozgur Gundogan
Mohammad Iftekar
Adamandios Manoussakis
Brayan Navarrete
Arda Okay

Arda Efe Okay received his B.Sc. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and in Computer Engineering from Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey, in 2016 and 2017, respectively. He pursuing his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Miami (UM) since January, 2018. He is currently a PhD candidate and a research assistant at UM. …

Diego Palacios
Krystine Pimentel
Lalintha Polpitiya

Lalintha Polpitiya graduated with a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka and also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. He worked as a Software Engineer at MillenniumIT (A member of the London Stock Exchange Group), before attending University of Miami. He is currently a Ph.D.…

Saad Sadiq

Saad Sadiq received his M.Sc. (2011) and B.Sc. (2008) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from King Fahd University and Sir Syed University respectively. His research interests are in Statistical Pattern Recognition and Big Data Mining. His current research is a collaboration between the Miller School of medicine and the ECE dept. on developing advanced statistical methods for personalized medicine.…

Photo of Yudong Tao Yudong Tao

Yudong Tao received the B.Sc. degree in Microelectronics (2015) from Fudan University, China. He has been pursuing his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Miami (UM), Coral Gables, Florida since 2017. He is a research assistant at UM. His research interests include data mining, machine learning and multimedia.

Photo of Yuexuan Tu Yuexuan Tu

Yuexuan Tu finished his first two years of undergraduate study in Electrical Engineering from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (2012-2014). After that, he transferred to the University of Miami (UM) and spent two and half years to receive his B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering with First-Class Honors (2014-2017). He is currently pursuing his Ph.D degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at UM.…

Photo of Burak Yildirim Burak Yildirim

Burak received his B.S. degree in Mechatronics Engineering, from Kocaeli University, Turkey, and his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, from the University of Bridgeport, CT. During his master’s degree studies, he worked on digital signal and image processing. Burak joined the University of Miami in September 2015. His current research interests include MEMS devices, microfluidics, nanotechnology, biosensors, SAW devices, and characterization of zinc oxide thin film.

Photo of Yağmur Akın Yıldırım Yağmur Yıldırım

Yağmur Akın Yıldırım received her B.Sc. degree in Mechatronics Engineering, from Kocaeli University, Turkey, and M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, from University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL. Her research interests include designing piezoelectric MEMS/NEMS devices and microfluidics, specifically micropumps for micron scale implantable medical device applications.

Photo of Da Zhang Da Zhang

Da Zhang received the B.E. degree in Software Engineering (2010) from Dalian University of Technology with First-Class Honors, and the M.S. degree in Computer Science and Engineering (2012) from Ohio State University, U.S.A. She has been pursuing her Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Miami (UM), Coral Gables, Florida since 2015. She is currently a Ph.D.…

Letian Zhang
Yilun Zhang
Xin Zhou
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