PhD Students


Dina Bashkirova

Dina is a PhD candidate in the Image and Video Computing Group advised by Professor Kate Saenko. Her research is focused on robust and semantically-consistent conditional image and video generation and generative domain alignment. Dina is also interested in applications of AI and Computer Vision for Good. Prior to that, Dina received her BSc and MSc with honors in Computer Science from Kazan Federal University.


Aoming Liu

Aoming Liu joined the Image and Video Computing group in 2022. He is advised by Prof. Bryan Plummer. Prior to his Ph.D, he obtained Master degree from ETH Zurich, and Bachelor degree from Xi’an Jiaotong University.



Nannan Li

Nannan Li joined the Image and Video Computing group in 2021. She is advised by Prof. Bryan Plummer. Prior to her PhD, she graduated from Wuhan University with a Master’s degree in Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Systems. Her research focuses on computer vision and machine learning.



Andrea Burns

Andrea is a second year PhD student in the Image and Video Computing Group. She is advised by Professor Kate Saenko and Professor Bryan A. Plummer. Andrea works on problems at the intersection of computer vision and natural language processing (vision and language). Prior to joining Boston University, she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science from Tulane University.


Diala Lteif

Diala joined the Computer Science department in 2019. Before joining BU, she received a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. She is keenly interested in interpretable and efficient machine learning and computer vision. She is currently working on explainable AI with Professor Sarah Adel Bargal, and on cross-layer parameter sharing for resource-efficient on-device learning with Professor Bryan Plummer.


Samarth Mishra

Samarth is a PhD student in the Image and Video Computing group, advised by Prof. Derry Wijaya and Prof. Kate Saenko. He started his PhD in Fall 2019. Previously, he received his master’s degree in Spring 2019 from Georgia Tech, where he was advised by Prof. James Rehg at the Computational Perception Laboratory. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Spring 2017 from IIT Bombay, where his thesis work was advised by Prof. Suyash Awate.


Vitali Petsiuk

Vitali is a Ph.D student advised by Prof. Kate Saenko. He joined IVC group in 2017. His research interest focuses on computer vision and machine learning, particularly on explainable and interpretable AI. He got his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Belarusian State University where he did some research work on Image Segmentation.



Wenda Qin

Wenda is a Ph.D student advised by Prof. Margrit Betke. He joined IVC group in 2018. His primary research interests are in computer vision and machine learning. Prior to joining the PhD program, he received a Master’s in Computer Science at BU, and a Bachelor’s in Engineering at the South China University of Technology



Maan Qraitem

Maan joined the Image and Video Computing Group in 2020. Before that, he earned his B.A from Colby college in Computer Science and Statistics. His research is focused on Bias Mitigation in Computer Vision Models..



Arijit Ray

Arijit Ray joined the Image and Video Computing group as a Ph.D. Student in Fall 2021. He is advised by Prof. Kate Saenko and Prof. Bryan Plummer. Prior to joining BU, he worked at SRI International (formerly, Stanford Research Institute) on Explainable AI. He received his MS from Virginia Tech, where he was advised by Prof. Devi Parikh and Prof. Dhruv Batra. In his research, he is excited about how to make human-AI and AI-AI teams solve tasks effectively. Consequently, he is interested in and works on models that leverage vision, language and audio to do societal good.



Ximeng Sun

Ximeng is a Ph.D. Student who joined the Computer Science Department at Boston University in Spring, 2019. She is advised by Prof. Kate Saenko. Her research mainly focuses on the deep learning and computer vision, with an emphasis on video-level deep generative models. Before joining IVC, she received her Master of Science degree in the Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor



Reuben Tan

Reuben joined the Image and Video Computing group as a PhD student in 2018. He is advised by Professor Kate Saenko. His primary research interests lie in applications of machine learning in vision-language tasks and video understanding.



Piotr Tetewark

Piotr joined the group in 2020 and is advised by Professor Kate Saenko. Prior to his PhD, he was an AI Resident on the Perception Team at Google Research, where he spent two amazing years, working with Dr. Dilip Krishnan, Dr. Ce Liu, Professor Mike Mozer, and many others. Prior to that, he spent time on the ML team at Apple, and worked at a startup called Turi. He got his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Dartmouth College.


Siqi Wang

Siqi joined the IVC group in 2020. Prior to joining the PhD program at BU, she obtained a Master’s degree in Computer Science at Brown University in 2020 and a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Beihang University in 2018.



Zhongping Zhang

Zhongping started his PhD in 2019 and is advised by Prof. Bryan Plummer. He received his bachelor’s degree from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2016, and his master degree from University of Rochester in 2018. His research interest spans Computer Vision and its relations to Data Mining, Image Processing, Natural Language Processing, etc.



Yi Zheng

Yi started the PhD program in the computer science Department at Boston University in 2017. He is advised by Prof. Margrit Betke. Prior to joining BU, Yi graduated from the University of Southern California and worked as an algorithm engineer in image quality team in General Electrics, Healthcare department for one year. His primary research interests focus on computer vision and machine learning. In the past year, he has worked on object detection for digital radiography and X-ray equipment.


Chau Pham

Chau Pham is a Ph.D. student in the Image and Video Computing Group, advised by Prof. Bryan Plummer.
His research focuses on Machine Learning, particularly vision and language, and efficient Deep Learning. Previously, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (Honors Program) from HCMUT, Vietnam.



Kaihong Wang

Kaihong Wang is a fourth-year PhD candidate in the Department of Computer Science at Boston University advised by Margrit Betke. He obtained my Master of Science degree in CS at BU in 2020. He is generally interested in topics that seek to minimize human efforts in supervision among various computer vision tasks via domain adaptive approaches, especially learning from synthetic data.

UROP/REU and MA students


Murtadha Al-Barani MS Student
Sanjna Agrawal Undergrad, Advised by Bryan Plummer and Kate Saenko


Kuniaki Saito PhD, 2023
Nataniel Ruiz PhD, 2023
Ping Hu PhD, 2023. Now postdoctoral researcher working with Prof. Kate Saenko
Siddharth (Sid) Mysore PhD, 2022, Electronic Arts (EA) logo AI Scientist
Donghyun Kim PhD, 2022, research staff member at MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab
Qi Feng (Fred) PhD, 2022, Meta, Research Engineer
Ben Usman PhD, 2022, Google Research
Vitaly Ablavsky PhD, 2011. Now Principal Research Scientist at the University of Washington
Wajeeha Akram MA 2007
Omar Al-Hinai Master’s degree, 2005.
Jonathan Alon PhD, 2006. Now with EZFace
Vassilis Athitsos PhD, 2006. Now a professor at U. Texas at Arlington.
Angshuman Bagchi Masters Degree, 2006. Now at MongoDB
Qinxun Bai PhD, 2016. Now with Hikvision Research America.
Andrew Barbarello Masters Degree, 2013. Now at SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic.
Mikhail Breslav PhD, 2016. Now with HP Labs.
Johanna Brewer Masters Degree 2004. Founded Neta Snook
Brian Borucki UROP summer 2016
Dan Buzan Masters Degree, 2003.
Fatih Cakir PhD, 2017. Now Senior Deep Learning Engineer, Samsung Electronics
Esra Cansizoglu Masters Degree 2009. Now a data scientist at Wayfair
R. Gokberk Cinbis Masters 2010. PhD, 2014 from INRIA, Grenoble Rhone-Alps
Caitlin Connor BA 2009. Teach for America.
Eric Cornelius BA 2010
Stephen Crampton Masters Degree, 2004. The Dwight-Englewood School first. Now Amazon
Jacqueline Crescimanno BA 2010
Abir Das Postdoctoral Researcher, 2016 – 2018. Now Assistant Professor at IIT-Kharagpur. (website)
Sarah Dubauskas BA Degree, May 2003.
Randa Elanwar Postdoctoral Researcher, 2015-2016. Now at Electronics Research Institute, Cairo, Egypt.
Sam Epstein
Murat Erdem PhD, 2008. Now with Object Video.
Wenxin Feng PhD 2018. Now at Google Research
Julius Frost MS 2021. Now at MORSE Corp
Nuno Garcia Visiting PhD student in 2019 from the PAVIS lab at the Italian Institute of Technology
Mattia Gentil UROP, 2016. Now in Italy.
Mikhail Gorman Masters Degree, 2006. Now with Bluestreak, Inc.
Danna Gurari PhD, 2015. Now assistant professor at U. Texas Austin.
Oleg Gusyatin BA/MA 2004. First Cytyc and Hypermed. Now MIT Lincoln Labs.
Helaine Hall
Kun He PhD, 2018. Now at Facebook Reality Labs (Oculus Research)
Luis Hernandez Masters Degree, 2004.
Harrison Hong MA Degree, May 2003. Now at Revealimaging Technologies, Inc.
David Maurice House BA 2010 now working at MIT
Yifu Hu MS 2021. Now at Amazon Web Services
Devin de Hueck
Nazli Ikizler Cinbis Post-Doctoral Associate 2008-2010. Now on faculty at Hacettepe University.
Eric Immermann BA 2008
John Isidoro PhD, 2004. Now with ATI
John Joseph BA, UROP 2013.
Ajjen Joshi PhD 2018. Now at Affectiva
Siripong Kaewyou Masters Degree, 1995
Neela Kaushik UROP 2017
Seule Ki Kim Masters Degree, 2013. Now at Intuit, CA
Andrew Kurauchi Visiting PhD Student 2014-2015 from University of Sao Paulo
Chris Kwan BA/MA 2011. Now at at Lattice Engines
Marco La Cascia Visiting Researcher, 1996-1999. Now a professor at University of Palermo
Kevin Law BA 2005. Now with Google.
Dasom Lee BA, UROP 2013.
Edward Lee Masters Degree, 2005.
Andrew Levy MS 2018. Now a PhD student at Brown University
Rui Li Ph.D 2009. Now a research scientist at GE Global Research.
Tianqiang Liu Masters degree 2011. Now at Orbeus
Lifeng Liu PhD, 2000. Now at Cognex, Inc..
Liliana Lo Presti Post-Doctoral Associate 2011-2013. Now Postdoc at University of Palermo, Italy
Shugao Ma PhD, 2016. Now with Oculus Research.
John Magee PhD, 2011. Assistant professor at Clark University.
Hani Mawlawi Masters Degree, 1996. Now at Northrop Grumman-Canada.
Peter McNerney MA, September 2003. Formerly at USC’s Integrated Media, and DreamWorks. Now at Google Research
Eric Missimer
William Mullally Ph.D 2009. Now with Reveal Imaging Technologies, Inc.
Walter Nunziati Visiting PhD student Dec 2004-May 2005. With VIPLAB at U. of Florence.
Xingchao Peng PhD 2020. Now at Microsoft Research.
Lisa Basile Premerlani MA 2007. Now with MIT Lincoln Labs.
Chekema Prince Bachelors Degree, 2002. Now working at MIT.
Marianne Procopio BA/MA 2007. MIT Lincoln Labs.
Tammy Qiu BFA 2021. Now working at MIT Media Lab
Srivathsa Rajagopal MS 2017
Vasili Ramanishka PhD 2020. Now at Samsung Research.
Romer Rosales PhD, 2002. Now research staff at LinkedIn.
Jason Ruel Masters Degree, 2003. MB at U. Washington in 2005. Now at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.
Mehrnoosh Sameki PhD, 2017. Now at Microsoft. Adjunct Assistant Professor at Boston University.
Elham Saraee PhD, 2019. Now Director of AI Research at VIZIT.
Matthew Scott BA 2004. Development Lead at Microsoft.
Saratendu Sethi Masters Degree, 2000. Now Director of Engineering, Teragram Corp.
Maria Shugrina BA 2007. MIT Master’s with Computation Fabrication Group. Now PhD student at University of Toronto.
Matheen Siddiqui M.S., 2002. Now Researcher in the Applied Sciences Group, Microsoft.
Leon Sigal Masters Degree, 1999. Now a research scientist at Disney Research, Pittsburgh.
Saurabh Singh MEng 2017
Luke Skelly MA 2007, now with MIT Lincoln Labs.
Alexandra Stefan Masters Degree, 2008. Now at U. Texas at Arlington.
Kenda Stewart BA Degree, May 2003. JD at Cornell University, 2006. Now at Virtusa.
Sridevi Suresh UROP 2013-2014.
Leyong (Alex) Tan Masters Degree in September 2011
Shuang Tang Masters Degree, 2005.
Leonid Taycher Masters Degree, 1997. PhD, MIT. Now at Twitter.
Ashwin Thangali PhD, 2013. Now on research staff at Vecna Technologies
Diane H. Theriault PhD, 2015. BA, 2004. Now software engineer at Google.
Tai-Peng Tian PhD, 2011. Senior Researcher, Apple, Inc.
Laura Tiberii MA, 2006.
Mikhail Urison MA 2003
Javier Flavio Vigueras Gomez Visiting Scholar 2010-11. Now on faculty at Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí
Benjamin Waber BA/MA 2006. PhD 2011 from MIT Media Lab. Now CEO of Sociometric Solutions
Jingbin Wang PhD 2007. Now with Google.
Jared Wickman Masters Degree, 2007.
Zheng Wu PhD, 2012. Post-Doctoral Associate, 2012-2013. Now senior computer vision engineer at Mathworks, Inc.
Xide Xia PhD, 2020. Now at Facebook AI
Huijuan Xu PhD, 2018. Now faculty at Penn State University
Hee Deok Yang Visiting Student 2005-2006. Now Assistant Professor at Chosun University.
Jia Yao BA 2017
Emily Yu CRA-W Distributed Mentoring Program, student at Williams College, class of 2011
Quan Yuan Ph.D 2009. Currently Senior Imaging Scientist at Ventana Medical Systems.
Jianming Zhang PhD, 2016. Now with Adobe Research.
Jing Zhong Masters Degree, 2004. Now with Amicas