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Current Lab Group 2018
From Left to Right (1st row): Usman, Sandino, Fahad, Haseeb, Muaaz, Taban

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)

Muaaz Gul Awan (CS Department)

Mohammed Aledhari (CS Department)

Usman Tariq (ECE Department)

Undergraduate Research Students

Alex Cadigan (CS Department at Kalamazoo College)

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

Sandino Narciso Vargas Perez (CS department, PhD in Summer 2018) 
PhD Dissertation: A Hybrid Parallel Approach to High-Performance Compression of Big Genomic Files and In-Compresso Data Processing
Last Known Position: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor at Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo MI, USA

Mohammad Ali Abu Shattal (ECE Department, PhD in Fall 2017)
PhD Dissertation: Bio-Socially Inspired Strategies in Support of Dynamic Spectrum Access: An Evolutionary Game Theory Perspective
Last Known Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow at ECE Department, Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio, USA

Mohammad Usman Tariq (ECE Department, MS Thesis in Spring 2018)
PhD Dissertation: Power-Efficient and Highly Scalable Parallel Graph Sampling using FPGAs
Last Known Position: PhD student Computer Science Department, WMU

Blake Wrege (Master student in CS Department)
Last Known Position: Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) at Apple Inc.

James A Novorita (Undergrad student ECE Department)
Last Known Position: Engineer at Stryker Corporation, Kalamazoo MI

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: 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