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Distributed and Mobile Computing Systems Research Group

Faculty Member:

Dr. D. Manivannan (Mani)

Our group consists of men and women with diverse background from the following eleven countries: Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Iraq, Jordan, Malaysia, South Korea, Sweden, Thailand and The USA.

Current Ph.D. Students:

Mr. Md. Tariqul Islam (Pavel) - From Fall 2014
Recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (2017-2018) from the Department as well as the College of Engineering

Mr. Hassan Mistareehi - From Fall 2017.

Ms. Shafika Moni - From Fall 2018.

Graduated Ph.D. Students:

Dr. Jianchang Yang (Fall 2006).
Recipient of Kentucky Opportunity Fellowship.
Thesis title: "Fault-Tolerant Distributed Channel Allocation Algorithms for Cellular Networks"
First appointment: Assistant Professor, SUNY Fredonia.

Dr. Karl Persson (Spring 2009).
Thesis title:``A Protocol Suite for Wireless Personal Area Networks''
First appointment: VP, E-commerce. President at Persson Consulting LLC.

Dr. Yi Pike (Spring 2011).
Recipient of Dissertation year fellowship and Kentucky Opportunity Fellowship.
Thesis title: ``Communication-Induced Checkpointing and Recovery Protocols for Distributed Systems''
First Appointment: Turned down as Assistant Professor position and returned to the Flagship University of Kentucky as a Lecturer.

Dr. Jiang Wu (Fall 2011).
Thesis title: ``Checkpointing and Recovery in Distributed and Database Systems''
First appointment: Data Warehouse Programmer/Analyst, Marshfield Clinic.

Dr. Qiangfeng Jiang (Fall 2013).
Recipient of Dissertation year Fellowship.
Thesis title:``Algorithms for Fault Tolerance in Distributed Systems and Routing in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks"
First appointment: Senior Software Engineer (Enterprise networks), Citix Systems Inc., Santa Clara, California.

Dr. Kiho Lim (Summer 2016).
Recipient of Kentucky Opportunity Fellowship.
Thesis title:``Secure and Authenticated Message Dissemination in Vehicular Networks and an Incentive-based Architecture for Vehicular Cloud''.
First appointment: Assistant Professor, University of South Dakota, the Flagship University of South Dakota. After three years, he moved closer to New York, because he wanted to be near a big city.

Dr. Ahmed F. Ibrahim (Summer 2016, Co-chair, Chair: Prof. Mukesh Singhal,).
Thesis title:"New Secure Solutions for Privacy and Access Control in Health Information Exchange"
First appointment: Assistant Professor, University of Virginia, the Flagship University of the Commonwealth of Virginia, founded by Thomas Jefferson.

Dr. Baban A. Mahmood (Fall 2016).
Thesis title: ``Routing and Security in Mobile Ad hoc Networks''.
Chair, Department of Networking, College of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Kirkuk, the Flagship University of his Homeland.

Graduated M.S. Students (Thesis Option):

Mr. James Bernsen (Summer 2011)
Thesis title: "A Reliability-based Routing Protocol for Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks".
First appointment: Manager, PLM Center of Excellence at Lexmark.

Graduated M.S. Students (Project Option):

Ms. Sriharitha Ambati (2016).

Mr. Dawei Liu (2016). Software Engineer at Google, Mountain View, CA.

Ms. A. L. P. Harika (2016), Software Quality Assurance Engineer at amazon, Seattle, WA.

Mr. Anirban Chakraborty (2015), Full Stack Engineer(JAVA) at Samsung SDS

Mr. Vamsidhar Reddy Puttireddy (2015).

Ms. Remya Puthanthodiyil Janardanan (2014), Developer, Prepaid Ventures, LTD. / NexisCard.

Mr. Chao Shen (2013). Works for US Department of Defense.

Ms. Nithya Ganesh (2010), Software Engineer at EMC.

Mr. Chun Lung Lim (2009), Sr. QA Manager at JPMorgan Chase & Co..

Ms. Cindy A. Burklow (2008). Chief Operating officer, Naprogenix Inc.

Mr. Raju Manchala (2007), SMTS-Sys/Architecture at Verizon.

Mr. Praveen Devabhaktuni(2006), Senior .NET Consultant.

Mr. Anjani Kumar Adusumilli (2006).

Dr. Zhongdong Huang (Ph.D in Electrical Engineering)(2004).

Mr. Vivek Kandiyanallur Dora (2004), Principal Software Engineer, Microsoft.

Mr. Lei You (2004).

Dr. Chi Zhang (Ph.D in Physics) (2000), Associate Professor, Center for Plant Science Innovation, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Mr. Kaushal Mehta (1999), Manager, Maintenance Operations at Dialogic Networks.