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Current Lab Members

Ananth Kalyanaraman

Associate Professor

Priyanka Ghosh

PhD candidate, WSU-PNNL Graduate Fellow

Research: Parallel genome assembly

Md. Kamruzzaman (aka. Methun)

PhD candidate

Research: Topological data analysis for plant phenomics

Kaniz Fatema Madhobi

MS student

Research: Topological data analysis for medical applications

Marco Minutoli

PhD candidate

Research: Parallel graph analytics

Neda Zarayeneh

PhD student

Research: Dynamic graphs and parallel graph analytics

Jerome Stylos

Undergraduate researcher

Research: Spatial data indexing and space filling curves


I have also had the wonderful fortune of advising these terrific students in the past.

PhD advisees

Paola G. Pesantez Cabrera, PhD’ 18
Dissertation: Bipartite network community detection: Algorithms and Applications
Engineering Professor @ Universidad de Cuenca, Ecuador

Hao Lu, PhD’17
Dissertation: Scalable Parallel Algorithms and Implementations for Large-scale Graph Analyses
Now @ Oak Ridge National Lab

Armen Abnousi, PhD’17 (co-advised w/ S. Broschat)
Dissertation: Clustering of large-scale Protein Data Sets
Cleveland Clinic

Jeff Daily, PhD’15
Dissertation: Scalable Parallel Methods for Analyzing Metagenomics Data at Extreme Scales
PNNL; now @ AMD

Inna Rytsareva, PhD’14
Dissertation: Parallel Algorithms for Large-scale Graph Clustering on Distributed Memory Architectures
CDC, and now @ IBM

Turbo Majumder, PhD’13 (co-advised w/ P. Pande)
Dissertation: On-Chip Network-Enabled Many-Core Architectures for Computational Biology Applications
IIT-D faculty; now @ Intel Labs

Changjun (Andy) Wu, PhD’11
Dissertation: Parallel Algorithms for Large-scale Computational Metagenomics
Xerox Research; now @ Apple

Souradip Sarkar, PhD’10 (co-advised w/ P. Pande)
Dissertation: Network on Chip Based Hardware Accelerators for Computational Biology
Bell Labs; now @ Agilent Tech.

        MS advisees

Tristan Mullis, MS’14
Thesis: Design and Implementation of Kepler Workflows for BioEarth
Now @ Schweitzer Engineering Labs

Meena Rameshkumar, MS’14
Thesis: Evaluation of the MapReduce Paradigm for Parallel Suffix Array Construction
Now @ Amazon

Md. Muksitul Haque, MS’10
Thesis: DNAjig: A New Automated Design Methodology for Constructing Arbitrary DNA Nanostructures
Now @ Stryker

Gaurav Kulkarni, MS’09
Thesis: Scalable Parallel Algorithms and Software for Large Scale Proteomics
Now @ Microsoft

Vandhana Krishnan, MS’09
Thesis: Computational Approaches for Comparative Genomics and Transcriptomics using 454 Sequencing Technology
Now @ Stanford Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine

        Undergraduate Researchers

Matt Green, 2016-2017

Ritche Long, 2016

Lyle Dallas, 2014

Daryl Deford, 2013

Joseph Taylor, 2012

Lydia Paradiso, 2012

Timothy Chapman, 2011

Michael Borgens, 2011

        Emma Conner, 2011

        Lab Pictures:

       Below are a random assortment of graduation and other lab get-together pictures.

        Graduations:            Andy     Meena  Hao  Paola
        Lab get-together:    Spring 2018    Fall 2012    Spring 2012