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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May 2021

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

Haochen Sun (Dr. Perouli)

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


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, Wisconsin

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

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

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


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 (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

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


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 (Fall 2019)

Currently: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University. (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, Beyond Limits (Fall 2019)

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)

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

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

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 Director, Data And Computing, Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering, Purdue University (Fall 2020)


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: Assistant Professor, Department of Computing, East Tennessee State University (Fall 2017)



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: Medical Instructor (faculty), Department of Neurology & Brain Imaging Analysis Center, Duke University


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: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago (Fall 2018)


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 (Spring 2021)



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)