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Current Lab Group 2017
From Left to Right (1st row): Sandino, Taban, Muaaz, Usman, Blake
                          (2nd row): Saeed
Lab Group in previous years

If you are interested in joining PCDS lab, contact Prof. Saeed with your CV. Note that if you are a prospective PhD/MS student you will need to get admitted in the CS/ECE department before you can join the lab. 

Principal Investigator/Lab Director
Assistant Professor, 
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science, 
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo MI 49008

PhD Students

Muhammad Haseeb (CS department)

Taban Eslami (CS department)

Sandino Narciso Vargas Perez (CS department)

Muaaz Gul Awan (CS Department)

Mohammed Aledhari (CS Department)

Masters Thesis Students
Usman Tariq (ECE Department)

Srikanth Aravamuthan (Statistics Department)

Undergraduate Research Students

Alex Cadigan (CS Department at Kalamazoo College)

Blake Wrege (CS Department)

James A Novorita (ECE Department)

Melissa Basileo (CS Department)

High School Research Students
Isabel Holtan
Kalamazoo Area Mathematics & Science Center Student
Zoe Srackangast
(Kalamazoo Area Mathematics & Science Center Student
Gwendolyn Park 
(Kalamazoo Area Mathematics & Science Center Student

Group Alumni

Lily Kitagawa 
(Kalamazoo Area Mathematics & Science Center Student 
Oct 2015 - March 2016)
Last known position: Undergraduate student (computer science) at California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech)

Dana Abdul Qader (ECE Department, Fall 2014 - Fall 2015)
MS Thesis: A High Performance Architecture for an Exact Match Short-Read Aligner Using Burrow-Wheeler Transform on FPGAs
Last known position: N/A Engineer at Stryker Corporation, San Jose CA

Binh Lee (KAMSC high school student, Aug 2014 - March 2015 )
Last known position: Undergraduate student at Massachusetts Institutes of Technology (MIT)

Adam Coles (KAMSC high school student,, Aug 2014 - March 2015 )
Last known position: Undergraduate at Colgate University

Former Student Supervision
Sarah Rashidian, NIH 2012 (Last known position: PhD student Catholic University of America)
Boyang Zhao, NIH 2011 (Last known position: PhD student Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT))
Jacqueline Douglass, NIH 2011 (Last known position: MD/PhD student at Johns Hopkins University)
Alan Perez-Rathke, UIC 2010 (Last known position: MD/PhD student at University of Illinois at Chicago)
Jarek Gwarnicki, UIC 2010