Caltech is a very collaborative and interactive place, and my students and postdocs participate in a wide variety of research groups/centers. I tend to work closely with a small group of students/postdocs and collaborate with many others as part of RSRG, Netlab, and DOLCIT. My group also participates actively in CSIS, CMI, IST, the Resnick Institute, and CAST. For information on joining the lab as an undergraduate, graduate, or postdoc, see here.


Graduate Students


I have been lucky to work (and play) with a lot of amazing students and postdocs over the years! (Positions listed are typically the first permanent position after leaving Caltech.)

  • Sachin Adlakha, co-Founder NMLStream (co-advised with Mani Chandy)
  • Navid Azizan-Ruhi, Prof MIT (co-advised with Babak Hassibi)
  • Siddharth Barman, Prof Indian Institute of Science (co-advised with Katrina Ligett)
  • Eilyan Bitar, Prof Cornell (co-advised with Steven Low)
  • Elizabeth Bodine-Baron, Rand (co-advised with Babak Hassibi)
  • Subhonmesh Bose, Prof UIUC (co-advised with Babak Hassibi & Steven Low)
  • Desmond Cai, IBM Research
  • Niangjun Chen, Prof. SUTD
  • Rachel Cummings, Prof. Columbia (advised by Katrina Ligett)
  • Krishnamurthy Dvijotham, DeepMind (co-advised with Steven Low)
  • Hu Fu, Prof Univ. of British Columbia (co-advised with Federico Echenique)
  • Ragavendran Gopalakrishnan, Prof Queens University
  • Chen Liang, Five Rings (co-advised with Steven Low)
  • Tongxin Li, Prof CUHK-Shenzhen (co-advised with Steven Low)
  • Yingying Li, Prof UIUC
  • Minghong Lin, Facebook
  • Zhenhua Liu, Prof Stony Brook (co-advised with Steven Low)
  • Palma London, Postdoc at UCSD
  • Hongyao Ma, Prof Columbia University
  • Jason Marden, Prof UC Santa Barbara
  • Enrique Mallada, Prof Johns Hopkins (co-advised with Steven Low)
  • Riley Murray, Sandia National Labs (co-advised with Venkat Chandrasekaran)
  • Yorie Nakahira, Prof CMU (advised by John Doyle)
  • Jayakrishanan Nair, Prof IIT Bombay (co-advised with Steven Low)
  • John Pang, AStar & SUTD
  • Guannan Qu, Prof. CMU (co-advised with Steven Low)
  • Xiaoqi Ren, Google
  • Yuanyuan Shi, Prof UCSD (co-advised with Anima Anandkumar)
  • Yu Su, IDG Capital
  • Shai Vardi, Prof. Purdue University
  • Pan Xu, Prof Duke (co-advised by Anima Anandkumar)
  • Yujian Xu, Prof. Chinese University of Hong Kong (co-advised with Katrina Ligett)
  • Juba Ziani, Prof. Georgia Tech (co-advised with Katrina Ligett)
  • Alessandro Zocca, Prof. VU Amsterdam (co-advised with Steven Low)

The number of undergraduate researchers I’ve worked with over the years (during the year and in summer programs) are too many to list, but I’m very proud to have a growing number of undergraduate researchers that have now become faculty, including*

  • Anish Agarwal, Prof. Columbia University
  • Arjun Chandrasekhar, Prof. U. Pittsburgh
  • Sherwin Doroudi, Prof. U. of Minnesota
  • Shayan Doroudi, Prof. UC Irvine
  • Christina Lee, Prof. Cornell University
  • Kexin Rong, Prof Georgia Tech

*If you’re not on this list and should be let me know! It’s hard to keep track…



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