Student Members

Current Members

Jennifer Piane

Jennifer Piane is a PhD candidate with research interests in Computer Vision and Robotics. She currently works for Robotics System Integration where her primary responsibilities include developing robotic and industrial machine vision applications and real-time embedded software development on a software motion controller.

Priya Deshpande

Priya Deshpande is a Ph.D. candidate at DePaul University. Her major is Computer Science with specialization in database systems. Her research interest encompasses Databases, Big data, and Computer-aided diagnosis. Priya’s previous research focused on Big data analytics and cloud computing. Her current research focus is on Medical informatics for radiology teaching file systems, where natural language processing and machine learning techniques are applied to improve diagnosis accuracy and help radiologists to make more informed decision for diagnosis.


Yiyang(Ian) Wang

Yiyang(Ian) is a Ph. D. candidate in the Computer Science Program under the guidance of Prof. Daniela Raicu and Jacob Furst. His interests are mainly in data analysis and machine learning. In his free time, he enjoys playing piano, reading and traveling.

Sriram Yarlagadda

Sriram is a Ph. D. candidate working on the LIDC project under the guidance of Prof. Daniela Raicu, Prof. Eli Brown, and Prof. Jacob Furst. His research interests include visual analytics, image processing, and probabilistic learning. He is currently working on image based classification of lung nodules using PCA.

Caroline Cao

Caroline is currently pursuing a Master at DePaul. Her research interests are in machine learning and data visualization. She likes playing violin to have a peaceful mind.

Previous Members

Matthew Yung

Matt is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Predictive Analytics here at DePaul. His research interests are in computer vision, deep learning, and classification models. He loves food and is always up for good eats.

Mingfei Shao

Mingfei is a Master’s student in Computer Science at DePaul, with a concentration in software development. He loves everything about video gaming and civil aviation.

Charlie Rohlf

Charlie is a PhD student with research interests in sports analytics. He currently works for STATS LLC in the Pro Team Solutions group ( where he has worked extensively with the SportVU player tracking system.

Valerie Simonis

Valerie is a second year PhD student in Computer Science, specializing in Computer Vision and Data Mining. She received a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science from DePaul University and is the recipient of a GAANN fellowship. Her current project is in identifying facial micro-expressions from videos.

Peter Szczepanski

Peter Szczepanski is majoring in Computer Science with a concentration in Software Engineering. He is part of DePaul’s combined BS/MS degree program and is interested in working with software and hardware. Peter is involved with many extracurricular activities, such as competing in college hackathons, speaking at conferences, independent projects, student organizations, and heavily involved with technology startups in Chicago. One year prior to joining the Medical Informatics Lab, Peter learned about the worm tracker hardware from a Research Colloquium talk by Valerie Simonis. As more and more of his hackathon projects became hardware-focused, Peter knew that working with the worm tracker hardware would bring in interesting challenges in the field of computer vision, and has joined the lab.



  • William Horsthemke, Argonne National Lab, Chicago (2010)
  • Julie Zhang, East-West University, Chicago (2011)


  • Sungmin Kim
  • Max Li
  • Carleton Smith
  • Thavaselvi Ramalingam
  • Marc Ardito
  • John Campion
  • Michael Doran
  • Charles Dowling
  • Xiaotao Fang
  • John Feigenbaum
  • Chandler Gegg
  • Michael Gredlics
  • Dony Kartawijaya
  • Lynette Lilly
  • Chanokporn Limpsangsri
  • Cynthia Michalowski
  • Vesna Mitrovic
  • Ronald Niehaus
  • Jon Nowick
  • Jennifer Piane
  • Ewa Piatkowska
  • Andrew Smith
  • Winnie Tsang
  • Shu Xie
  • Jose Zamacona
  • Dmitry Zinovev


  • Kyle Moy
  • Stelian Aioanei
  • Richard Brock
  • Jennifer Chow
  • Andrew Corboy
  • Eugene Ioffe
  • Mikhail Kalinin
  • Arati Kurani
  • Jong Lee
  • Pia Opulencia
  • Carl Philips
  • Greg Smith
  • Cecelia Story
  • Winnie Tsang
  • Joseph Wantroba
  • Dong-Hui Xu