Doctoral graduates of the Computational Mathematical and Statistical Sciences program since its opening in the Fall semester of 2009 have been:

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December 2022

William Herzberg (Drs. Hamilton and Rowe)

Dissertation: Temporal Sentiment Mapping System for Time-Synchronized Data

First position: Signal Processing Engineer, Advanced Global Clinical Solutions, Inc., New Berlin, WI

August 2022

Jiachen Ma (Dr. Ahamed)

Dissertation: Temporal Sentiment Mapping System for Time-Synchronized Data

First position: Senior Data Scientist, Direct Supply, Inc., Milwaukee, WI

May 2022

Lin He (Dr. Ahamed)

Dissertation: Quantitative Multidimensional Stress Assessment from Facial Videos

First position: Senior Data Scientist, Direct Supply, Inc., Milwaukee, WI

Fitrat Hossain (Dr. Ahamed)

Dissertation: Defining And Predicting Mental Health Crisis Events For Veterans Using Machine Learning and Qualitative Approaches

First position: Data Scientist, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Haochen Sun (Dr. Perouli)

Dissertation: All Pairs Routing Path Enumeration Using Latin Multiplication and Julia

First Position: Faculty, North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power, Zhengzhou, China


July 2021

Heather Bort (Dr. Brylow)

Dissertation: Enacting Systemic Change: The Evolving Landscape of Computer Science Education in the State of Wisconsin

First position: Data Architect, Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation (MGIC), Milwaukee, WI

Nazmus Sakib (Dr. Ahamed)

Dissertation: A Data-driven System for Sepsis Monitoring and Intervention using Contextually-tailored Bayesian Online Change Point Detection

First position: Assistant Professor of Teaching, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Institute for Computational and Data Sciences, University of Buffalo, NY

Currently: Assistant Professor, Department of Information Technology, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA (Fall 2022)

April 2021

Banbithi Bose (Dr. Bozdag)

Dissertation: Integration of Multi-Omics Data to Compute Gene Regulatory Networks and to Predict Personalized Drug Response in Cancer

First position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pharmacology, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Jordan Trinka (Dr. Maadooliat)

Dissertation: Functional Singular Spectrum Analysis: Nonparametric Decomposition and Forecasting Approaches for Functional Time Series

First position: Postdoctorate Research Associate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA

Feb 2021

Manzur Farazi (Dr. Bansal)

Dissertation: Predictive Analysis on Knee X-ray Image and Mosquito Spectral Data

First position: Biostatistician, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Currently: Statistical Research Scientist II, Institute for Health and Equity, Division of Biostatistics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI (Fall 2022)


April 2020

Zhou Wu (Dr. Perouli)

Dissertation: Dependence and Scalable Public Ledger for Policy Compliance, a Blockchain Based Approach

First position: Blockchain Researcher, Bank of China

Feb 2020

Masabho Peter Milali (Dr. Corliss)

Dissertation: Machine Learning and Data Mining Methods to Estimate Parity Status and Age of Wild Mosquito Vectors of Infectious Diseases from Near-infrared Spectra

First positionInformation Specialist Contractor at AbbVie Inc.

CurrentlyAssociate Research Scientist, Grossman School of Medicine, New York University, New York, NY (Fall 2020)


May 2019

Md Kamrul Hasan (Dr. Ahamed)

Dissertation: BEst (Biomarker Estimation): Health Biomarker Estimation Non-invasively and Ubiquitously

First position: Northwestern Mutual Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Computer Science, Marquette University

Currently: Assistant Professor of the Practice, Department of Computer Science, Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN (Fall 2022)

Feb 2019

Xuyong Yu (Dr. Merrill)

Dissertation: Evaluating Electrode-tissue Contact Force Using the Moving Pattern of the Catheter Tip and Electrogram Characteristics

First position: Senior AI Engineer, Fii USA, Milwaukee, WI

Currently: Senior AI Engineer at Foxconn Industrial Internet, USA (Fall 2022)


March 2018

Benjamin Rizzo (Dr. Clough) 

Dissertation: Compressed Sensing for Few-view Multi-pinhole SPECT with Applications to Preclinical Imaging

First position: Adjunct Instructor, Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI (Fall 2019)

Currently: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI (Spring 2020)

June 2018

Duc Do (Dr. Bozdag) 

Dissertation: Inference and Analysis of Multilayered miRNA-mediated Networks in Cancer

First position: Data Scientist at Elynx Technologies LLC

Currently: Senior Data Scientist / Machine Learning Engineer, Persefoni (Fall 2022)

November 2018

Drew Williams (Dr. Ahamed)

Dissertation: Developing Accessible Collection and Presentation Methods for Observational Data

Currently: Software Engineer II at (Fall 2020)

December 2018

Kehinde Irabor (Dr. Merrill)

Dissertation: Bifurcation in Weighted Digraphs and their Applications in Ecology

First position: Adjunct Instructor, Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Marquette University (Fall 2019)

Currently: Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Concordia University, Wisconsin. (Fall 2020)


March 2017

Brittany Baur (Dr. Bozdag)

Dissertation: Identifying Regulators from Multiple Types of Biological Data in Cancer 
First position: Postdoc in the Sushmita Roy's lab at Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics at University of Wisconsin - Madison (Fall 2017)

Currently: Senior Data Engineer, University of Michigan Medical School (Fall 2022)

April 2017

Md Osman Gani (Dr. Ahamed) 

Dissertation: A Novel Approach to Complex Human Activity Recognition 

First position: Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Miami University

Currently: Assistant Professor at University of Maryland Baltimore County (Fall 2020)

August 2017

Regis Rutarindwa (Dr. Spiller) 

Dissertation: Computational Strategies in Uncertainty Quantification for Hazard Mapping

First position: Support Engineer at SAP SE in Philadelphia

Currently: Data & Applied Scientist II, Microsoft (Spring 2021)

Piyush Rai Saxena (Dr. Ahamed)

Dissertation: Feature Space Augmentation: Improving Prediction Accuracy of Classical Problems in Cognitive Science and Computer Vision

First position: Data Scientist at Direct Supply

Currently: Director of Data Science, Direct Supply (Fall 2021)

October 2017

Golam Mushih Tanimul Ahsan (Dr. Ahamed) 

Dissertation: Motivational and Intervention Systems and Monitoring with mHealth Tools

First position: Assistant Professor in the Department of Natural and Applied Science at University of Wisconsin - Green Bay



Karl D. Stamm (Dr. Bozdag)

Dissertation: Gene Set Enrichment and Projection: A Computational Tool for Knowledge Discovery in Transcriptomes

First position: Research Scientist at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Director of Bioinformatics at TAI Diagnostics

Currently: Data Scientist, Kaiser Permanente (Fall 2022)

AKM Jahangir Majumder (Dr. Ahamed)

Dissertation: Development of a Wireless Mobile Computing Platform Towards Fall Risk Prediction

First position: Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Miami University, Ohio

Currently: Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Miami University, Ohio (Fall 2016)

Rizwana Rizia (Dr. Ahamed)

Dissertation: A Mobile Health Approach to Assist Veterans Reintegrating into Civilian Life
First position: Software Development Engineer, Amazon

Currently: Software Development Engineer II, Amazon (Fall 2018)


Ivor D. Addo (Dr. Ahamed)

Dissertation: Designing Human-centered Collective Intelligence

First position: Assistant Professor in the Information Systems Department at University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh


Mary Kociuba (Dr. Rowe)

Dissertation: A Fourier Description of Covariance and Separation of Simultaneously Encoded Slices with In-plane Acceleration in fMRI

First position: Senior Fellow in the Department of Pediatrics Division of Neonatology (Biomedical Image Computing Group) at the University of Washington School of Medicine

Currently: Research Scientist, Amazon, Seattle, WA (Fall 2017)



Mohammad Adibuzzaman (Dr. Ahamed and Dr. Merrill)

Dissertation: Computational Approaches for Monitoring of Health Parameters and Their Evaluation in Clinical Setting

First position: Assistant Research Scientist, Purdue University

Currently: Assistant Professor & Co-Director of Clinical Informatics. Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR (Fall 2022)


Ferdaus Kawsar (Dr. Ahamed)

Dissertation: Computational Approaches for Remote Monitoring of Symptoms and Activities
First position: Research Scientist II in the Department of Neurology, Medical College of Wisconsin

Currently: Software Developer at Investment Cash Management, Wilmington, DE (Fall 2022)



Iain Bruce (Dr. Rowe)

Dissertation: Determination of Correlations Induced by the SENSE and GRAPPA PMRI Models with an Application to MRI RF Coil Design

First position: Postdoctoral Associate within the Duke/UNC Brain Imaging and Analysis Center (BIAC) at Duke University in Durham, NC

Currently: MR Imaging and Applications Scientist, Polarean Imaging, Durham, NC


Samson Kiware (Dr. Corliss)

Dissertation: Bioinformatics Systems and Mathematical Models for Improved Understanding of Malaria Transmission, Control, and Elimination

First position: Research Scientist, Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania

Currently: Research Scientist, Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania


Mohammad Tanviruzzaman (Dr. Ahamad and Dr. Merrill)

Dissertation: Towards Usable End-user Authentication

First position: SDE Intern, Microsoft

Currently: Software Engineer at Facebook, Bothell, Washington (Spring 2021)



M. Muge Karaman (Dr. Rowe)

Dissertation: Improving fMRI Analysis and MR Reconstruction with the Incorporation of MR Relaxivities and Correlation Effect Examination

First position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for MR Research –
3T Program (CMRR-3T), University of Illinois at Chicago

Currently: Assistant Director, Center for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago (Fall 2022)


Prachi Pradeep (Dr. Merrill)

Dissertation: Hybrid Computational Toxicology Models for Regulatory Risk Assessment

First position: Postdoctoral Research Associate at the National Center for Computational Toxicology (NCCT) of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Currently: Scientific Officer, Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung, Germany (Fall 2022)



Farzana Rahman (Dr. Ahamed)

Dissertation: Ensuring Application Specific Security, Privacy and Performance Goals in RFID System

First position: Assistant Professor, James Madison University

Currently: Associate (Teaching) Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Syracuse University. (Fall 2019)



Md. Manirul Haque (Dr. Ahamed)

Dissertation: Mobile Based Symptom Management for Palliative Care

First position: Postdoctoral Associate at UAB

Currently: Assistant Professor of Engineering, University of Indianapolis (Fall 2019)