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Graduates of the Norbert Wiener Center

Many of the graduates of the Norbert Wiener Center go on to do great things. We highlight some of our high-achieving recent graduates here.


James Murphy

Graduation: May 2015
Advisors: John Benedetto and Wojciech Czaja
Thesis Title:
Anisotropic Harmonic Analysis and Integration of Remotely Sensed Data

Where is he now?
Postdoctoral Fellow at Duke University


Karamatou Yacoubou Djima

Graduation: May 2015
Advisor: Wojciech Czaja
Thesis Title:
Multiscale analysis and diffusion semigroups with application



Paul Koprowski

Graduation: May 2015
Advisor: John Benedetto
Thesis Title:
Finite Frames and Graph Theoretic Uncertainty Principles

Where is he now?
Intern at Army Research Laboratory




Travis Andrews

Graduation: May 2014
Advisor: John Benedetto
Thesis Title:
Frame Multiplication Theory for Vector-valued Harmonic Analysis

Where is he now?
Department of Defense



Alex Cloninger

Graduation: May 2014
Advisors: John Benedetto and Wojciech Czaja
Thesis Title:
Exploiting Data-Dependent Structure for Improving Sensor Acquisition and Integration Analysis

Where is he now?
NSF Postdoc Fellowship at Yale University



Timothy Doster

Graduation: May 2014
Advisors: John Benedetto and Wojciech Czaja
Thesis Title:
Harmonic Analysis Inspired Data Fusion for Applications in Remote Sensing

Where is he now?
Naval Research Lab, Washington D.C.



Clare Wickman

Graduation: May 2014
Advisor: Kasso Okoudjou
Thesis Title:
An Optimal Transport Approach to Some Problems in Frame Theory

Where is she now?
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory



Vinodh Rajapakse

Graduation: May 2013
Advisors: Wojciech Czaja
Thesis Title:
Data Representation for Learning and Information Fusion in Bioinformatics

Where is he now?
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Developmental Therapeutics Branch, National Cancer Institute



Rongrong Wang

Graduation: May 2013
Advisors: John Benedetto and Wojciech Czaja
Thesis Title:
Global geometric conditions on sensing matrices for the success of L1 minimization algorithm

Where is she now?
Postoctoral Fellow at University of British Columbia



Bryant Angelos

Graduation: May 2013
Advisor: Radu Balan
Thesis Title:
An Optimal Transport Approach to Some Problems in Frame Theory

Where is he now?
Assistant Trader at Jane Street Capital



Other NWC Graduates

  • Alfredo Nava-Tudela

    Graduation: May 2012
    Advisor: John Benedetto
    Thesis Title:
    Image representation and compression via sparse solutions of systems of linear equations
    Where is he now?
    Director of Scientific Computing for IPST and Scientific Development Officer for the Norbert Wiener Center
  • Avner Halevy

    Graduation: May 2011
    Advisor: John Benedetto and Wojciech Czaja
    Thesis Title:
    Extensions of Laplacian eigenmaps for manifold learning
    Where is he now?
    Assistant Professor at Washington and Lee University.
  • Nathaniel Strawn

    Graduation: May 2011
    Advisor: John Benedetto and Radu Balan
    Thesis Title:
    Geometric structures and optimization on finite frames
  • Enrico Au-Yeung

    Graduation: May 2011
    Advisor: John Benedetto
    Thesis Title:
    Balayage of Fourier transforms and the theory of frames
    Where is he now?
    Assistant Professor at DePaul University.
  • Christopher Flake

    Graduation: May 2010
    Advisor: John Benedetto and Wojciech Czaja
    Thesis Title:
    The multiplicative Zak transform, dimension reduction, and wavelet analysis of LIDAR data
    Where is he now?
    Lead Electrical Engineer at the MITRE Corporation.
  • Emily King

    Graduation: May 2009
    Advisor: John Benedetto and Wojciech Czaja
    Thesis Title:
    Wavelet and frame theory: frame bound gaps, generalized shearlets, Grassmannian fusion frames, and p-adic wavelets
    Where is she now?
    Professor at Zentrum für Technomathematik.
  • Matthew Hirn

    Graduation: May 2009
    Advisor: John Benedetto and Kasso Okoudjou
    Thesis Title:
    Enumeration of harmonic frames and frame based dimension reduction
    Where is he now?
    Postdoctoral Fellow at École normale supérieure
  • David Widemann

    Graduation: May 2008
    Advisor: John Benedetto and Wojciech Czaja
    Thesis Title:
    Dimensionality reduction for hyperspectral data
    Where is he now?
    Senior Researcher at SRI International
  • Onur Oktay

    Graduation: May 2007
    Advisor: John Benedetto
    Thesis Title:
    Frame quantization theory and equiangular tight frames
    Where is he now?
    Postdoctoral Fellow at Jacobs University Bremen
  • Somantika Datta

    Graduation: May 2007
    Advisor: John Benedetto
    Thesis Title:
    Wiener's Generalized Harmonic Analysis and waveform design
    Where is she now?
    Assistant Professor at University of Idaho
  • Aram Tangboondouangjit

    Graduation: May 2006
    Advisor: John Benedetto
    Thesis Title:
    Sigma-Delta quantization: number theoretic aspects of refining error estimates
    Where is he now?
    Professor at Mahidol University
  • Abdelkrim Bourouihiya

    Graduation: May 2006
    Advisor: John Benedetto
    Thesis Title:
    Beurling weighted spaces, product-convolution operators, and the tensor product of frames
    Where is he now?
    Associate Professor at Nova Southeastern University
  • Juan Romero

    Graduation: May 2005
    Advisor: John Benedetto
    Thesis Title:
    Generalized multiresolution analysis: construction and measure theoretic characterization
    Where is he now?
    Professor University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
  • Andrew Kebo

    Graduation: May 2005
    Advisor: John Benedetto
    Thesis Title:
    Quantum detection and finite frames
    Where is he now?
    Department of Defense
  • Joseph Kolesar

    Graduation: May 2004
    Advisor: John Benedetto
    Thesis Title:
    Sigma-Delta modulation and correlation criteria for the construction of finite frames arising in communication theory
    Where is he now?
    SAGE-Solutions Inc.

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