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Research Associate

Jiachen Wei

Jiachen Wei

5G-enabled Smart Buildings for Energy and Space Management

Postdoc

Mengqi Fang

Dr. Mengqi Fang

Bayesian Theory, Probabilistic Graphical Model, Machine Learning, and Process Monitoring

PhD

Hashim Migaybil

Hashim Migaybil

Performance Prediction of a Photovoltaic Assisted Single-Slope Solar Still via ML Models

Jingyi Wang

Jingyi Wang

Sensor Fusion and Soft Sensor Design with Utilization of Machine Learning Techniques for the Process Industry

Atefeh Daemi

Atefeh Daemi

Bayesian Inference, System Identification, Data Analytics, and Machine Learning

Yixiu Wang

Yixiu Wang

Modeling, Control and Optimization of Battery Systems

Maricela Best McKay

Maricela Best McKay

Scientific Machine Learning, Scientific Computing, Simulation and Modeling of Li-ion Batteries

Liang Cao

Liang Cao

Soft Sensor Design and Causality Extraction in Industrial Processes

Ibrahim Yousef

Ibrahim Yousef

Developing Predictive Analytics Techniques Towards Fault Detection in an Electric Arc Furnace

Nathan Lawrence

Nathan Lawrence

Deep Reinforcement Learning Algorithms for Maintenance-free Control in Industrial Applications

Seoeun Kim

Seoeun Kim

Deep Reinforcement Learning for Wheat Crop Modelling

Lee Rippon

Lee Rippon

Process Analytics and Machine Learning Techniques for the Kraft Pulping Process

MASc

Undergraduate

Thomas Lai

Thomas Lai

Application of Reinforcement Learning to Cell Therapy Manufacturing

Riley Ballachay

Riley Ballachay

Recurrent Neural Networks with Variational Autoencoders for Predicting Linear MIMO Parameters with Uncertainty

Jude Abu Namous

Jude Abu Namous

Deep Reinforcement Learning Algorithms for Maintenance-free Control in Industrial Applications

Alumni

Former students and visitors

Name Degree Position After Leaving/Now At
2021
Hashim Migaybil MASc
[Thesis]
PhD (UBC, DAIS Lab)
Bryan Bohn MAsc
2020
Yulan Zhang MEng
Shams Elnawawi Undergraduate Thesis ARIA Technologies, Cairo
Ying Xiong Postdoc
Thomas Lai Summer Student (Visiting) Undergraduate Bioengineering, McGill University
Hui Tian PhD
[Thesis]
Yi Luo Ph.D. (Visiting) BUCT, Beijing
2019
Ruyi Yang Summer Student
2018
Shams Elnawawi NSERC USRA Mitsubishi Ireland (Internship), now UBC BASc Thesis
William Xi Undergraduate Thesis MSc (UC Berkeley)
Logan Phillips Undergraduate Thesis DuBois Chemicals
Simeng Li Co-Op Student BASc (UBC)
Qiugang Lu Ph.D.
[Thesis]
GM Canada, then Zavala Lab postdoc (UW-Madison), then faculty (Texas Tech)
Kai Wang Ph.D. Faculty (CSU, Changsha)
David Kong M.Sc. ML Engineer, Realtor.com
2017
Siang Lim NSERC USRA FortisBC, now Burnaby Refinery
David Zamar Ph.D. Data Scientist, UBC SPPH
Steven Spielberg M.A.Sc.
[Thesis]
Amazon
Koji Kitano M.A.Sc. (Visiting) Kyoto University
Yilin Fan M.Eng. Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) London
2016
Alireza Nazari Undergraduate Thesis Accenture then Harvard Law
Melissa Barazandegan Ph.D.
[Thesis]
Vancouver Coastal Health
Mahsa Sadeghassadi Ph.D. inCTRL Solutions
Lee Rippon M.A.Sc.
[Thesis]
PhD (UBC)
Aigerim Ongalbayeva M.A.Sc. Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools
2015
Clarin Houle Undergraduate Thesis Corvus Energy
Jiaqi Gao Internship Tsinghua then Yale, now Harvard
Yang Liu Internship PhD (Yale)
Feras Al-Rowaie Ph.D. Faculty (Jubail Industrial College)
Fatemeh Ekram Ph.D. STEM Education Instructor, Insight Chemistry Tutors
Navid Ghaffari M.A.Sc. Sanofi
Ramin Khoie M.A.Sc. AutomationX Industrial Solutions
Yiting Tsai M.A.Sc. PhD (UBC)
2014
Sravan Nandhakumar Internship
Mahdi Yousefi M.A.Sc. Avestec Technologies
2013
Aditya Tulsyan* Ph.D. Postdoc (MIT), now Amgen
Omid Vahidi Ph.D. Faculty (IUST, Iran)
Kenneth McClure M.A.S.c Spartan Controls
Vinay Bhavdekar Postdoc Postdoc (UofA and UC Berkeley), then GE, then Wabtec Corp
2012
Daniel Esau Undergraduate Thesis UBC Medicine
Norman Siu Undergraduate Thesis Solaris then Coanda, now Enbridge
Jalaj Jain Internship Shell then Schlumberger, now McKinsey
Adriana Cajiao Ph.D. Response Biomedical Corp
Sayyed Soroush Nasseri M.A.Sc. PhD (UBC)
Cai Long M.A.Sc. World Health Organization
JiChuan Wu M.Eng. Petrochemicals, China
2011
Parisa Towfigi* M.A.Sc. Siemens
Mankaran Mehrok M.Eng. Seven Generations Energy
2010
Naveen Karthik Internship
Shreyas Rangan Internship
Devin Marshman M.A.Sc. NORPAC Controls
Lin Sun Postdoc (Visiting) China University of Petroleum, Beijing
Yanqin Li Research Associate (Visiting)
Phanindra Jampana Postdoc Faculty (IIT, Hyderabad)
2009
Anand Kaushik Internship
Shelly Jang M.A.Sc. PhD (U. Washington)
Do Yun Kim Postdoc
2008
Prince Nimoh Co-Op Student
Ma Edo Tanujaya Co-Op Student
Harigopal Raghavan* Research Associate Shell
2006
Anshul Jain* Co-Op Student
Varun Agarwal* Co-Op Student

Missing Names? Submit a pull request on GitHub to add your information - alumni.yml.

*My collaborators formally supervised these students but I played a significant role in guiding the research of the respective students.

Scholarships and Awards

  • 2020 NSERC CGS-D for Nathan Lawrence
  • 2019 Four Year Fellowship for Lee Rippon
  • 2018 Four Year Fellowship for Yiting Tsai
  • 2017 Killam Doctoral Scholarship for Lee Rippon
  • 2016 Graduate Entrance Scholarship for Yiting Lee
  • 2016 Graduate Entrance Scholarship for Lee Rippon
  • 2015 Vanier Scholarship for Qiugang Lu
  • 2015 NSERC PGS-M for Lee Rippon
  • 2015 GSI Major Award for Lee Rippon
  • 2014 John Grace Scholarship for Yiting Tsai
  • 2013 Four Year Fellowship for Qiugang Liu
  • 2011 Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship for Ken McClure
  • 2011 Four Year Fellowship for Melissa Barazendegan
  • 2010 Four Year Fellowship for Fatame Ekram
  • 2009 NSERC post graduate scholarship for Devin Marshman
  • 2009 Four Year Fellowship for Shelly Jang (declined)
  • 2009 Four Year Fellowship for Adriana Cajiao
  • 2008 Graduate Entrance Scholarship for Devin Marshman
  • 2008 MITACS/NORPAC Scholarship for Devin Marshman
  • 2008 NSERC graduate Scholarship for Devin Marshman
  • 2007 Graduate Entrance Scholarship for Shelly Jang