Advice to CIFellows2020 applicants from a fellow faculty member: double check with your rec letter writers & potential mentors that they have received your invitation emails. It turns out that some potential mentors don't recieve these emails because their universities block them. If you are a mentor and would like to add your name, please scroll down to the first empty row and leave a comment with your information under each relevant column (i.e., your name in the name column, your area in the area column); Please follow these instructions, I will add your name then. Please do not add all of your info in one cell/comment. Please keep this on top of the document, so folks who might not scroll down see this note. Please consult this website: This spreadsheet is crowdsourced by individuals who have seen this document and have decided to signal their openness to being contacted about being a mentor for the 2020 CI Fellow program. This is a community effort and not associated with any institution. There will likely be many individuals who would be happy to be a mentor but whose information is not here. This document is created in an effort to make it easier for potential fellows to identify and contact potential mentors. Thank you! -- NA
Janyl JumadinovaAllegheny CollegeMeadville, PAComputer Science, Integrative InformaticsAI, multi-agent systems, robotics, ethics in AI and robotics
Heewook LeeArizona State UniversityTempe, AZ (or remote)Comptuer ScienceComputational Biology and Bioinformatics focusing on immunogenomics and genomics in generalheewook.lee [at] asu [dot] edu
Jed CrandallArizona State UniversityTempe, AZCIDSE and BiodesignSystems security, Internet censorship, Internet measurement, malicious software, reverse
Stephanie ForrestArizona State UniversityTempe, AZ
Computer Science and Engineering
Bioinspired computing, systems security, automated software repair, biological modeling, evolutionary computation
Subbarao KambhampatiArizona State UniversityTempe, AZ (remote possible)Computer ScienceAI: Human-aware AI systems; Human-AI interaction/collaboration; explainable AI systems; planning/decision-making ; [at] asu [dot] edu
Pavan Turaga
Arizona State UniversityTempe, AZ
Media Arts + Electrical Engineering
Geometric methods, machine learning, interactive media,
Clément AubertAugusta University
Augusta, GA (remote certainly possible, but I'm located in Augusta, Georgia)
Cyber and Computer Science
Theoretical computer science, Computational logic, Theory of computation, Linear logic, Proof Theory, Reversible Distributed Calculus, Models of computation, Semantics, Functional programming and lambda calculus @
Rebecca WrightBarnard CollegeNew York, NYComputer Scienceprivacy and security, broadening participation in computing and
Michael EkstrandBoise StateBoise, IDComputer Sciencerecommender systems, bias and discrimination, human-computer interactionhttps://md.ekstrandom.net
Sole PeraBoise StateBoise, IDComputer Scienceinformation retrieval, recommender systems, IR for childrenhttps://solepera.github.io
Nam Wook KimBoston CollegeBoston, MAComputer ScienceData Visualization, Human-computer interaction, Data-driven Storytelling, Creativity Support Tools
Manos AthanassoulisBoston UniversityBoston, MA (or remote)Computer Science
Data Management, Data Systems, Big Data, Novel Storage Devices, Workload Modeling, Database Tuning (optimality and robustness), Novel Indexing Techniques, Data Analytics
Reza RawassizadehBoston UniversityBoston, MAComputer Science, Health Wearables, Digital Health, Computer Aided Diagnosis, Medical Imaging, On-device Machine Learning @ bu .edu
Vasiliki KalavriBoston UniversityBoston, MAComputer ScienceStreaming systems, large-scale graph analysis, big data processing systems
Jong Kwan "Jake" LeeBowling Green State UniversityBowling Green, OHComputer Science
Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, Visualization, Machine Earning, CS
Hongfu LiuBrandeis UniversityWaltham, MAComputer ScienceData Mining, Transfer Learning, Fairness Machine Learning
Pengyu HongBrandeis UniversityWaltham, MAComputer ScienceAI/ML with interdisciplinary applications in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.
Amanda Lee HughesBrigham Young UniversityProvo, UT (or remote)
Information Technology & Cybersecurity
HCI, Crisis Informatics
Dan VenturaBrigham Young UniversityProvo, UT (or possibly remote)Computer ScienceComputational Creativity, Artificial Intelligence, Machine
Daniel RitchieBrown UniversityProvidence, RI (or remote)Computer ScienceComputer graphics, geometric modeling, scene modeling, program synthesis, deep learning
George KonidarisBrown UniversityProvidence, RI (or remote)Computer ScienceAI, robotics, reinforcement learning
Iris BaharBrown UniversityProvidence, RI (or remote)
Computer Science and School of Engineering
persistent memory, memory consistency, HW/SW co-design for robotics, energy-efficient computing
James TompkinBrown UniversityProvidence, RI (or remote)Computer ScienceComputer vision, computer graphics, HCI, photo and video
Seny KamaraBrown UniversityProvidence, RI (or remote)Computer ScienceCryptography, privacy, accountability & transparency
Srinath SridharBrown UniversityProvidence, RI (or remote)Computer Science3D computer vision, machine learning, robotics, HCI
Steven ReissBrown UniversityProvidence, RI (or remote)Computer ScienceSoftware engineering, programming tools, code search and transformation
Thomas SerreBrown UniversityProvidence, RI (or remote)
Cognitive Linguistic & Psychological Sciences
Computer vision, deep learning
Amy GreenwaldBrown UniversityProvidence RI (or remote) Computer ScienceAI, Autonomous Agents, Multiagent Learning, Economics and Computation
Vasileios KemerlisBrown UniversityProvidence, RI (or remote)Computer ScienceSoftware/hardware/systems security, OS kernel protection, Software hardening, Information flow tracking | sed 's/^/vpk/'
Chris DancyBucknell UniversityLewisburg, PAComputer ScienceCognitive Science, Cognitive Systems, AI, Race, and Ethics Evan's note above)
Evan PeckBucknell UniversityLewisburg, PAComputer ScienceResponsible CS Education, visualization for underrepresented groups, HCI note: While this is still research-focused, it is specifically intended for graduates interested in receiving teaching mentorship + experience (possibly in preparation for more teaching-oriented faculty positions). Let's chat.
Scott DavidoffCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadena, CA (or remote)
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory / Human-Centered Design
Design, Visualization, Immersive Analytics, HRI, Multi-Robot Systems
Yisong YueCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadena, CA (or remote)
Computing & Mathematical Sciences
AI-4-Science and Learning+Control (Theory and Practice)
Adam PererCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PA (or remote)
Human-Computer Interaction Institute
Data visualization, Interpretable Machine Learning, Data-driven healthcare
Alexandra IonCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PA (or remote)
Human-Computer Interaction Institute
novel metamaterials, computational design tools; e.g. for prosthetics, functional materials, soft robotics, deployable shelters (fabrication, 3D printing, mechanisms, optimization)
Brandon LuciaCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PA (or remote)
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Computational nanosatellite constellations, low-power & intermittent computer architecture
Bryan ParnoCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PA (or remote)
Computer Science Department
Security, formal verification, systems
Carlee Joe-WongCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PA (or remote)
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Computer networks, network economics, distributed machine learning, edge/fog/cloud computing, performance modeling
Chinmay KulkarniCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PAComputer Science/HCI
scaling education; new models of online work; using voice interfaces to improve learning/productivity; with a focus on impact in real classrooms/deployments
Chris AtkesonCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PA (or remote)Robotics InstituteSee for areas of interest: robot skin and smarter robots
Eric XingCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh PA (or remote)
Machine Learning and Computer Science Departments
Theory and Algorithmic Foundations for ML and DL, SysML (Systems for Distributed Machine Learning), ML in Healthcare, NLP, CV, Computational Genomics
Justine SherryCarnegie Mellon UniversityCarnegie Mellon University
Computer Science Department
Computer Networks: congestion control, packet processing systems, network functions virtualization, FPGA
Keenan CraneCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PA (or remote)
Computer Science Department & Robotics Institute
Geometric algorithms, computer graphics (see
Ken HolsteinCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PA (or remote)
Human–Computer Interaction Institute
HCI, human–AI collaboration, algorithms in the wild, futures of care work, educational technology, co-design, fair & explainable AI, participatory research & design justice, child–computer interaction
Laura DabbishCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PA (or remote)
Human-Computer Interaction Institute
HCI, CSCW, social computing, open collaboration, diversity and inclusion, online labor / future of work
Marijn HeuleCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PA (or remote)
Computer Science Department
Automated Reasoning, Formal Verification, Parallel Computing
Mayank GoelCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PA (or remote)
Human-Computer Interaction Institute
HCI, applied machine learning and sensing for health applications, ubiquitous computing
Mor Harchol-BalterCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PA (or remote)
Computer Science Department
Queueing theory, scheduling theory, stochastic analysis, load balancing, performance modeling
Nathan BeckmannCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PA (or remote)
Computer Science Department
Computer architecture,
Nicolas ChristinCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PA (or remote)
Computer Science (ISR)/EPP/CyLab
Security, measurements, public policy
Nihar B. ShahCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PA
Machine Learning and Computer Science Departments
Fair and Fast Hiring Evaluations
Patrick TagueCarnegie Mellon University
Mountain View, CA or Pittsburgh, PA (or remote)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
mobile / IoT security, embedded system security, 5G security
Phillip GibbonsCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PA (or remote)
Computer Science Department
Cross software/hardware optimization, Algorithm-system co-design for machine learning
Rashmi VinayakCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PA (or remote)
Computer Science Department
Coding theory+Computer systems: Storage systems, ML systems, Live video streaming (see
Sarah FoxCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PA (or remote)
Human-Computer Interaction Institute
Labor, design justice, participatory research, community governance of technology
Scott HudsonCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PA (or remote)
Human-Computer Interaction Institute
New fabrication technologies applied to HCI
Stefan MitschCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PA (or remote)
Computer Science Department
Hybrid Systems Modeling and Theorem Proving, Cyber-Physical Systems
Tuomas SandholmCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PA (or remote)
Computer Science Department
Game-theoretic equilibrium finding, (automated) mechanism design, automated algorithm configuration, kidney exchange, biological steering and treatment planning, opponent exploitation
Vipul GoyalCarnegie Mellon UniversityCarnegie Mellon University
Computer Science Department
Cryptography at
Vyas SekarCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh PA (or remote)ECE/Cylab Networking, Systems, Security
Claire Le GouesCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PA (or remote)
School of Computer Science/Institute for Software Research
program analysis, automatic program repair, debugging, testing
Bogdan VasilescuCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PA (or remote)
School of Computer Science/Institute for Software Research
Human Aspects of Software Engineering, Empirical Software Engineering, Mining Software Repositories, Social Computing, Open Source Software
Jeffrey BighamCarnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA (or wherever you are)
Human-Computer Interaction Institute, or Language Technologies Institute
Accessibility, Human-AI Interaction, Dialog Systems, Crowdsourcing, Future of Work
Satya SahooCase Western Reserve UniversityCleveland, OHBiomedical Informatics
Biomedical Big Data, Semantic Web, Provenance Metadata, Data Integration, Neuroinformatics for Brain Research, Scientific Reproducibility
Wole Oyekoya
City University of New York (CUNY) - Hunter College
New York (or remote)Computer ScienceVirtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, Data Visualization, Scientific Visualization, Telepresence, Telerehabilitation
Raffi Khatchadourian
City University of New York (CUNY) Hunter College
New York, NYComputer Science
Software engineering, programming languages, spftware systems, automated software evolution, machine learning systems, big data systems
Cheryl SwanierClaflin UniversityOrangeburg, SCComputer Science / HCIHCI, Computer Science
Soumyabrata DeyClarkson UniversityPotsdam, NYComputer ScienceComputer Vision, 3-D Reconstruction, Scene Context Understanding
Bart KnijnenburgClemson UniversityClemson, SC (remote possible)
School of Computing / Human-Centered Computing
HCI, usable privacy, recommended systems
Eileen KraemerClemson UniversityClemson, SC (remote possible)
School of Computing / Human-Centered Computing
CS Ed Research with focus on student reasoning, reasoning about concurrency, retention issues in intro CS |
Eric PattersonClemson University
Charleston, SC; Clemson, or remote
Visual Computing, School of Computing
Graphics; Animation; Rendering (particularly material capture / representation); Computer Vision; Face Modeling and Analysis; Multimedia Signal Processing; Machine Learning; Pattern Recognition
Guo FreemanClemson UniversityClemson, SC (remote possible)
School of Computing / Human-Centered Computing
HCI, CSCW, games, social virtual reality, technological innovation
Julian BrinkleyClemson UniversityClemson, SC
School of Computing, Human Centered Computing;
HCI, Accessibility, Autonomous VehiclesHttp://
Kelly CaineClemson UniversityClemson, SC (remote possible)
School of Computing / Human-Centered Computing
human-centered computing, HCI, usable privacy and security, health informatics, |
Nathan McNeeseClemson UniversityClemson, SC (remote possible)
School of Computing / Human-Centered Computing
Human-AI Teamwork, Human-Centered AI, Collaborative Technology, HCI, CSCW
Paige Rodeghero
Clemson University (Microsoft Research through August 2020)
Clemson, SC (remote possible)
School of Computing/ Computer Science
Remote Work, Onboarding, Collaboration, Human Factors, VR, Software Engineering,
Sathish KumarCleveland State UniversityCleveland, OH
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Cybersecurity, Machine Learning, Disaster Resilience, Internet of Things, Edge/Cloud Computing,
Hao ZhangColorado School of MinesGolden, CO (or remote)Computer ScienceRobotics, lifelong autonomy, robot adaptation and learning, human-robot/swarm teaming
Hua WangColorado School of MinesGolden, CO (or remote)Computer ScienceMachine learning in molecular analyses of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 )
Qi HanColorado School of MinesGolden, CO (or remote)Computer Scienceswarm robotics, cyber physical systems, crowdsensing, mobile systems, networked AR
Tom WilliamsColorado School of MinesGolden, COComputer ScienceHRI, AI, Natural Language Pragmatics, Robot Ethics, Cognitive Science // @williamstome
Mehmet E BelviranliColorado School of MinesGolden, COComputer Science
Heterogeneous architectures, Runtime systems, Performance modelling, Autonomous computing, Systems organization for Machine Learning
Chuan YueColorado School of MinesGolden, COComputer ScienceCybersecurity, Trustworthy Computing
Francisco R. OrtegaColorado State UniversityFort Collins, COComputer Science
Modal Interaction, Multi-Modal Interaction for Collaborative Environments, Multi-Modal Recognition Human-Centric (ideally Ego-centric), gestures+speech interfaces, gestures interfaces
Brian A. SmithColumbia UniversityNew York, NY (or remote)Computer Science / HCIHCI, accessibility, assistive technology, AI, sensing, game design, augmented reality, social computing
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Carl VondrickColumbia UniversityNew York, NY (or remote)Computer ScienceComputer vision, machine learning, self-supervised learning, multi-modal learning
Gil ZussmanColumbia UniversityNew York, NY (or remote)
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Wireless networking (theory and systems) including experimentation in the PAWR COSMOS testbed, resilience of power grids to cyber-physical attacks, learning in networks
Simha SethumadhavanColumbia UniversityNew York City, NY/RemoteComputer ScienceComputer Security, Computer Architecture, Hardware Security, Policy and Security
Eugene Wu Columbia UniversityNew York, New YorkComputer ScienceData management, visualization, explanation, and
Christian KroerColumbia UniversityNew York City, New York
Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
Game Theory, Economics and Computation, AI, Large-Scale Convex Optimization
Bud MishraComputer Science at NYUNew York, NYComputer ScienceComputational Biology, Game Theory, Security, Model Checking
Aditya VashisthaCornell UniversityIthaca, NY (or remote)Information Science HCI, ICTD, Social Computing, Accessibility
Adrian SampsonCornell UniversityIthaca, NY Computer Scienceprogramming languages, computer architecture, compilers
Bharath HariharanCornell UniversityIthaca, NYComputer ScienceComputer vision, machine learning, visual recognition
Cheng ZhangCornell UniversityIthaca, NYInformation ScienceUbicomp, Sensing, Wearables, Activity recognition, Interaction, Applied
Christopher BattenCornell UniversityIthaca, NY (or remote)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Computer Architecture, VLSI
Cindy Hsin-Liu KaoCornell UniversityIthaca, NY
Design, Information Science
Wearable Computing, On-Skin Interfaces, Electronic Textiles, Digital Fabrication ; @cindyhlkao
Elaine ShiCornell UniversityIthaca or remoteComputer Sciencecryptography, blockchains, algorithms, systems, programming