CSE Alumni

From our first graduates in 1995, to the most recent CSE alumni, our computational scientists find work in a broad range of industry (both large and small companies) and also work in government labs, obtain postdoc positions, and are offered faculty positions in academia. Listed below are the entry positions, or most recent positions, of our alumni.

Name Dept. Deg. Date Initial or current employment
Tong Liu ABE PhD Aug 16 Monsanto
Wei Yan ABE PhD Dec 10 Caterpillar, Champaign
Pratik Bhattacharjee AE MS May 03 Postdoc, UIUC
Michael S. Breitenfeld AE MS Jan 98 PhD student, UIUC
Christian Chilan AE PhD Oct 09 HDF Group
Heath Dewey AE MS Aug 06 ATK, Brigham City, UT
Rajeev Jaiman AE MS Feb 03 PhD student, UIUC
Satish Kumar AE MS Sept 00 United Airlines, Chicago
Ashish Mishra AE MS May 11 PhD student, UIUC
Jose Padilla AE MS Dec 02 University of Michigan
Richard Page AE MS May 07 Analytical Graphics Inc.
Sameer Rishipathak AE MS May 04 NCSA, UIUC
Michael Rybalko AE PhD Dec 11 Gulfstream Aerospace
Daniel Stromberg AE MS May 00 Pratt & Whitney, Hartford, CT
Steven F. Wojtkiewicz AE PhD Jul 99 University of Minnesota
Mariusz Zaczek AE MS Jun 02 NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston
Peter Freddolino BioP PhD May 09 Princeton University
Tuseeta Banerjee Chem PhD May 16 Wolfram Research
Jiahao Chen Chem PhD May 09 MIT
Bryan Goodman Chem PhD Jan 00 Ford Motor
Panagiotis Dimitrakopoulos ChBE PhD May 98 Postdoc, Caltech
Zeming Gou ChBE PhD Aug 03 Clemson University
David Lei Ma ChBE PhD May 02 UTC Fuel Cells, South Windsor, CT
Efimia Metsi ChBE PhD May 00 BP-Amoco Chemicals, Naperville
Jeremy Van Antwerp ChBE PhD May 99 Calvin College
Marc Viera ChBE PhD Aug 02 MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Samantha Weiss ChBE PhD May 16 MIT Lincoln Laboratory
George Alhaj CEE MS Aug 08 Tishreen University, Syria
Meghna Babbar CEE PhD Dec 06 Texas A&M University
John Bignell CEE PhD May 06 Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Carlos Caldas CEE PhD May 03 University of Texas, Austin
Ramon Calderer CEE MS PhD May 09 May 12 Intel, Hillsboro, OR
Mariano Cantero CEE PhD May 07 Postdoc, UIUC
Yenny Chandra CEE MS May 09 Houston, TX
Nathan Crane CEE PhD Jul 02 Sandia National Laboratories
Arun Gain CEE MS May 10 PhD student, UIUC
Arne Gullerud CEE PhD May 99 Sandia National Laboratories
Piyush Gupta CEE MS May 11 PhD student, UIUC
Varun Gupta CEE MS Aug 10 PhD student, UIUC
Jason Hales CEE PhD Aug 01 Idaho National Laboratory
Paulo Herrera CEE MS Dec 03 University of British Columbia
Xiaoming Huang CEE MS May 11 TradeLink, Chicago
Chau Hoai Le CEE MS PhD May 06 Aug 10 Caterpillar, Champaign
Sofia Leon CEE PhD Dec 10 PhD student, UIUC
Yong Liu CEE PhD Aug 01 Biotechnology Center, UIUC
Anshu Manik CEE PhD Dec 02 Res Assoc, Michigan State
Vikas Mehra CEE MS Aug 06 Riverglass, Champaign
Mark Messner CEE MS Aug 11 PhD student, UIUC
Kalyana Nakshatrala CEE PhD May 07 Postdoc, UIUC
Alireza Namazifard CEE PhD May 00 General Electric, Albany, NY
Tam Hong Nguyen CEE MS PhD Dec 06 Aug 10 Northeastern University
Patrick O'Hara CEE PhD May 10 Postdoc, UIUC
Wallied Orabi CEE PhD Aug 10 Florida International University
Julia Plews CEE MS May 11 PhD student, UIUC
Arun Prakash CEE PhD Oct 07 Postdoc, UCLA
Octavio Sequeiros CEE PhD Dec 08 Shell, Netherlands
Abhishek Singh CEE PhD Oct 07 INTERA, Austin, TX
Pratyush Sinha CEE MS Aug 06 Riverglass, Champaign
James Sobotka CEE MS PhD May 06 Dec 10 Postdoc, UIUC
Lauren Stromberg CEE MS May 10 PhD student, UIUC
Alok Sutradhar CEE PhD May 05 MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
Ertugrul Tacirogul CEE PhD Dec 98 UCLA
Timothy Truster CEE MS May 10 PhD student, UIUC
Daniel Turner CEE PhD Sep 08 Sandia National Laboratories
Amanda White CEE PhD Dec 05 Los Alamos National Laboratory
Tristan Wietsma CEE MS May 12 PhD student, UIUC
Shengquan Yan CEE PhD May 06 Microsoft
Tomas Zegard CEE MS Dec 10 PhD student, UIUC
Tyler Alumbaugh CS MS May 05 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Nana Arizumi CS PhD May 12 CEA-Leti Clinatec, France
Jehanzeb Hameed Chaudhry CS PhD Aug 11 Postdoc, Colorado State University
Eric Cyr CS PhD Dec 08 Sandia National Laboratories
Robert Engle CS MS Dec 03 IBM, Rochester, MN
Paulo Figueiredo CS MS May 95 Petrobras, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Mark Gates CS MS PhD May 07 Aug 11 Postdoc, University of Tennessee
Damrong Guoy CS PhD Jul 01 Synopsys
David Hardy CS PhD May 06 Postdoc, UIUC
Aaron Hartman CS MS May 00 Systems and Synchronous, Aurora
Rebecca Hartman-Baker CS PhD Oct 05 Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Russell Hewett CS PhD Dec 11 Postdoc, MIT
Jason Hibbeler CS PhD Apr 97 IBM
Paul D. Hovland CS PhD May 97 Argonne National Laboratory
Jesus A. Izaquirre CS PhD May 99 Notre Dame University
Xiangmin Jiao CS PhD Nov 01 Stony Brook University
Venkatram Krishnaswamy CS PhD May 97 Intel
Antonio Lain CS PhD May 95 Hewlett-Packard
Orion Lawlor CS MS Dec 04 University of Alaska
Vanessa Lopez CS PhD Jan 04 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Jonghyun Lee CS PhD May 03 Argonne National Laboratory
Xiaosong Ma CS PhD Aug 03 North Carolina State University
Greg Mackey CS MS Dec 03 Sandia National Laboratories
Dmitry V. Nekhayev CS MS Feb 97 Raindrop Geomagic
Hanna Neradt CS PhD May 07 Keiser University
Boyana Norris CS PhD Aug 99 Argonne National Laboratory
Michael Parks CS PhD Dec 04 Sandia National Laboratories
D'laila Pereira CS MS May 02 Microsoft
Ali Pinar CS PhD Aug 01 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Pradeep Kumar Prabhakaran CS PhD Jul 98 Intel
Jacob Schroder CS PhD Aug 10 Postdoc, U. Colorado
Christopher Siefert CS PhD Jan 06 Sandia National Laboratories
Ari Trachtenberg CS PhD Dec 99 Boston University
Alper Ungor CS PhD Jun 02 University of Florida
Shun Wang CS PhD Sep 07 Credit Suisse, New York
Tao Wang CS PhD Dec 00 Avant!
Wei Wang CS PhD May 05 Goldman-Sachs
Terry Wilmarth CS PhD Jan 05 Intel
Michael Wolf CS PhD May 09 Sandia National Laboratories
Zlatan Aksamija ECE PhD Oct 09 U. Wisconsin
Ozgur Aktas ECE PhD Dec 01 Bilkent University, Turkey
Kemal Aygun ECE PhD Jun 02 Intel
J. Jeffrey Dull ECE MS PhD Jun 98 St. Louis, MO
Arif Ergin ECE PhD May 00 Gebze Inst. Tech., Turkey
Eric J. Grimme ECE PhD May 97 Intel
Eugene Hodges ECE MS Apr 96 Cary, NC
Roberto Lavarello ECE PhD Oct 09 Postdoc, UIUC
Daniel Manjarres ECE MS May 09 PhD student, UIUC
Marco Milla ECE PhD May 10 Radio Observatorio Jicamarca, Lima, Peru
Daniel J. Palermo ECE PhD Apr 96 Hewlett-Packard, Richardson, TX
Amber Roy-Chowdhury ECE PhD Dec 95 IBM
Yong Rui ECE PhD Mar 99 Microsoft Research
Andrew Smolik ECE MS May 00 Teradyne, Agoura Hills, CA
Daniel Weile ECE PhD Aug 99 Vis. Asst. Prof., UIUC
Ali Yilmaz ECE PhD Jan 05 Postdoc, UIUC
Vaishali Shrivastava IESE MS Dec 02 Algor, Pittsburgh, PA
Mehmet Sayar MatSE MS Dec 98 PhD student, Northwestern
Shipeng Shu MatSE PhD Aug 15 Postdoc, UW-Madison
Teck Leong Tan MatSE PhD May 11 A-Star, Singapore
Pinchao Zhang MatSE PhD May 16 Industrial Technology Group
Ann Delano Math MS Jan 99 Richmond, VA
John Fettig Math MS May 04 PhD student, UIUC
Ka Lung Law Math PhD Dec 08 Hong Kong
Emily Schlafly Math MS May 16 Boston Univ.
Evan VanderZee Math PhD Dec 09 Argonne National Laboratory
Nilanjan Adhya MechSE MS Aug 98 I2 Technologies, Irving, TX
Badrinarayan Athreya MechSE PhD Aug 06 Caterpillar, Peoria
Sujana Chandrasekar MechSE MS May 11 General Electric, Bangalore, India
Aveek Chatterjee MechSE MS June 03 PhD student, UIUC
Sudipto Kumar De MechSE MS PhD Jun 02 Oct 06 Cadence Design Systems, San Jose, CA
Michael Dorneich MechSE PhD Sep 99 St. Paul, MN
Michelle Duesterhaus MechSE MS Aug 01 Sandia National Laboratories
Barath Ezhilan MechSE MS Dec 11 PhD student, UIUC
Erika Fotsch MechSE MS May 16 Allison Transmission, Inc.
Mark Goodwin MechSE MS May 09 Exxon Mobil, Sugar Land, TX
Lance Hibbeler MechSE MS Dec 09 PhD student, UIUC
Apoorv Kalyankar MechSE MS Aug 11 Cummins Emission Solutions, Stoughton, WI
David Kijowski MechSE MS Dec 10 Exelon, Morris, IL
Anil Kumar Kodali MechSE MS PhD Oct 05 Aug 10 Intel
Shrenik Kothari MechSE MS May 11 Intel, Chandler, AZ
Deepak Kulkarni MechSE PhD Oct 05 Intel, Chandler, AZ
Chul Hee Lee MechSE PhD May 06 Caterpillar, Champaign
Min Li MechSE MS May 99 PhD student, UIUC
Justin Mach MechSE PhD May 09 Univ. North Texas
W. Joseph Mantle MechSE PhD Aug 00 Ford Motor, Dearborn, MI
Laura McLay MechSE MS PhD Dec 01 May 06 Virginia Commonwealth University
Julian Norato MechSE MS PhD Jan 03 May 05 Caterpillar, Champaign
Keith Rackers MechSE MS Jun 95 Grove City OH
Arvind Rajagopalan MechSE MS Aug 00 I2 Technologies, Dallas
Bharat Rangan MechSE MS Aug 06 ZS Associates, Chicago
William R. Reed MechSE MS May 00 U.S. Navy
Aaron Shinn MechSE PhD Aug 11 ExxonMobil, Houston
Sivaraj Sivaramakrishnan MechSE MS May 00 Fluent, Lebanon, NH
Brian Taylor MechSE PhD Dec 10 Naval Research Laboratory
Satya Varadhan MechSE PhD Dec 07 Dassault Systems Simula Corp., Providence, RI
Seth Watts MechSE MS Aug 09 PhD student, UIUC
Zhenyu Xue MechSE PhD Jun 01 Harvard University
Ning Yu MechSE PhD May 05 Goodyear, Akron, OH
Lin Zhang MechSE PhD May 08 Caterpillar, Dunlap, IL
Neal Davis NPRE MS May 10 Computational Science & Eng, UIUC
Aaron Oaks NPRE MS Dec 10 PhD student, UIUC
Daniel Rock NPRE MS May 01 PhD student, UIUC
Rabie Abu Saleem NPRE MS Dec 11 PhD student, UIUC
Onder Uluyol NPRE PhD May 98 Postdoc, UIUC
Saad Antoun Khairallah Physics PhD May 07 Carnegie Institution Geophysical Lab
Brent Kraczek Physics PhD Oct 07 University of Texas, Austin
Damian Menscher Physics PhD Oct 05 Google
Dmitry V. Nekhayev Physics MS May 97 Raindrop Geomagic
David Richards Physics PhD Dec 97 Arizona State University
Donald Siegel Physics PhD Sep 99 Sandia National Laboratories
Tommaso Torelli Physics PhD Dec 00 Mountain View, CA
Alexandros Trellakis Physics PhD Jan 00 Intel
Tim Wilkens Physics PhD Aug 01 Advanced Micro Devices
Nikolai Zarkevich Physics PhD May 03 Postdoc, UIUC
Shengquan Zhou Physics PhD May 12 Bloomberg LP, NYC
Fenghua Zong Physics PhD Jan 02 Seagate Technology, Bloomington, MN
Pinaki Chakraborty TAM MS PhD May 03 May 06 Postdoc in Geology, UIUC
Shelly Lawrence Henry TAM MS May 00 ARM, Austin, TX
Igor Kouznetsov TAM MS May 00 PhD student, UIUC
Yanning Liu TAM PhD May 04 Bellevue, WA
Ian McNamara TAM MS Aug 15 Northrop Grumman
D. Shane Stafford TAM PhD Dec 08 Stellar Science, Albuquerque
Brian Taylor TAM MS May 05 PhD student, UIUC
Shaojie Xu TAM PhD Apr 96 Intel