Research Group


My research is driven by interactions with  several talented students and collaborators. My   group currently includes the following  people:

phd Students

Michael Liou (statistics)
Zheng Liu (statistics)
Ankit Pensia (CS), jointly advised by Varun Jog
Duzhe Wang (statistics)
Xiaomin Zhang (CS)


Deepanshu Vasal (postdoc from 2016-2017, now at UT Austin)
Andre Wibisono (postdoc from 2016-2018, now at Georgia Tech)
Min Xu (department postdoc at UPenn from 2015-2018, now at Rutgers)
Justin Khim (PhD in statistics, 2019, UPenn, now at Carnegie Mellon)
Zhili Feng (masters in CS, 2019)
Ashley Hou (masters in ECE, 2019)
Elisa Ou (masters in ECE, 2019)
Muni Sreenivas Pydi (masters in ECE, 2019)

Note to prospective students: Due to a high volume of e-mails, I generally do not respond to inquiries from students who have not already been admitted to a PhD program at UW-Madison. For students at Madison, I expect one or two semesters of consistently positive interaction before being invited to join the group. I place similar weight on kindness, diligence, and intellectual ability.