Who we are



  • James Newman
  • Byungjin Jun
  • Prashant T. Vasanthakrishnan
  • Robert H. Belson

Graduated Ph.D.

  • Zachary Bischof
  • (Ph.D., 2016) - Winner of a postdoctoral fellowship for research from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, now a postdoctoral researcher at IIJ (Japan)
  • John Rula (Ph.D., 2016) - Now at Akamai
  • Mario Sánchez (Ph.D., 2014) - Now at HP Labs
  • John Otto (Ph.D., 2013/14) - Now at Google
  • David Choffnes (Ph.D., 2010) - Postdoc at U. of Washington, now an Assistant Professor at Northestern U.
  • Stefan Birrer (Ph.D., 2008) - CEO of Phenix (before at Dosensio, Inc. and Neokast LLC, all startups he co-funded)

Graduated M.S.

  • Andrew Weiner (M.S., 2017) - At Phenix
  • James Whang (B.S./M.S., 2017) - At Microsoft
  • Dipendra Jha (M.S., 2015) - Ph.D. student at Northwestern
  • Ahalya Srinivasan (M.S., 2014) - At Qualcomm
  • Yiyang Yang (M.S., 2014)
  • Byungjin Jun (M.S., 2014) - At the Korea Military Academy
  • Ruba Merza (M.S., 2013)
  • Ketaki Joshi (M.S., 2013) - At Yahoo
  • Ted Stein (M.S., 2013) - At Amazon
  • William Ng (M.S., 2012) - At Motorola
  • Balasaheb Bagul (M.S., 2012) - At Nokia
  • Wei-Chih Lai (M.S., 2012)
  • Soyannwo Olusanya (M.S., 2009) - At Lab126
  • Xian Yi Teng (B.S./M.S., 2008)
  • Yi Qiao (M.S., 2005)

Some of the Great Undergrads Who Have Worked With Us

James Whang (At Microsoft), Angela Jiang (Ph.D. student at CMU), Alex Yi (Ph.D. at UIUC), Aaron Beach (Ph.D. from UCol), Bob Adolf (Ph.D. at Harvard), Zach Bischof (Ph.D. at Northwestern), Nikola P. Borisov (Startup; 50 for the Future by Illinois Tech Foundation), Brian Cornell (at Google), Geet Dugal (Ph.D. at CMU), Eugenia Grabrielova (Ph.D. at UCI), Aaron Johnson (Ph.D. from Yale), Ryan Letcher (MSR), J. Scott Miller, Taylor Rack, John Rula (Ph.D. at Northwestern), Ted Stein (M.S. from Northwestern/Amazon), John Otto (Ph.D. at Northwestern), Xian Yi Teng, ...

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