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.


  • Hongyao Ma, will join Columbia as an Asst. Prof in 2020
  • Guannan Qu (co-advised with Steven Low)
  • Yuanyuan Shi (co-advised with Anima Anandkumar), will join UCSD as an Asst. Prof in 2021

Graduate Students


I have been lucky to work (and play) with a lot of amazing students and postdocs over the years!

  • Sachin Adlakha, co-Founder NMLStream
  • Siddharth Barman, Prof Indian Institute of Science (co-advised with Katrina Ligett)
  • Eilyan Bitar, Prof Cornell University (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
  • Niangjun Chen, Prof. SUTD
  • Krishnamurthy Dvijotham, DeepMind (co-advised with Steven Low)
  • Hu Fu, Prof. Univ. of British Columbia (co-advised with Federico Echenique)
  • Ragavendran Gopolakrishnan, Prof. Queens University
  • Minghong Lin, Facebook
  • Zhenhua Liu, Prof. Stony Brook (co-advised with Steven Low)
  • Palma London, Postdoc at Cornell University
  • Jason Marden, Prof. UC Santa Barbara
  • Enrique Mallada, Prof. Johns Hopkins (co-advised with Steven Low)
  • Jayakrishanan Nair, Prof IIT Bombay (co-advised with Steven Low)
  • John Pang, Schlumberger
  • Xiaoqi Ren, Google
  • Shai Vardi, Prof. Purdue University
  • Yujian Xu, Prof. Chinese University of Hong Kong (co-advised with Katrina Ligett)
  • Juba Ziani, Postdoc UPenn (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 are too many to list, but I’m very proud to have a growing number of undergraduate researchers that have now become faculty!

  • Sherwin Doroudi, Prof. U. of Minnesota
  • Christina Lee, Prof. Cornell University



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