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Lab Director

Dr. Zhe Jiang

Open Ph.D. Positions

Dr. Jiang's lab is constantly looking for highly motivated Ph.D. students and Undergraduate RAs in the area of data science and machine learning (deep learning). For prospective students, please click this link.

Ph.D. Students

Arpan Man Sainju graduated with his Ph.D. in Summer 2021. He joined the Middle Tennessee State University as a tenure-track assistant professor in computer science from Fall 2021. He joined the lab in Fall 2016. He received his B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from Tribhuvan University, Nepal in 2011. He has worked as a system engineer at E&T. co. ltd., Japan for five years before joining UA. Arpan's research interests include spatial data mining, spatial big data, and deep learning with applications in geoscience and education. During his Ph.D., Arpan has published ten journal papers (e.g., TKDE, TBD, TDS, TIST) and six conference papers (e.g., AAAI 20, KDD 18-20, SSTD 17). He received the Outstanding Graduate Researcher Award in CS 2018 (one student per year).

Wenchong He joined the group in Fall 2019. He passed his PhD qualifying exam in Spring 2021. He received his B.S. degree in Physics from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2017, and a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Alabama (with Dr. Jiang) in 2021 and another Master's degree in Mathematical Biology from the College of William Mary in 2019. His research interests include spatiotemporal data mining and deep learning. He is a Ph.D. intern at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in Summer 2021.

Undergraduate Students

Marcus (Stephen) Kirby joined the lab in the Summer of 2020. He is a junior at the University of Alabama majoring in Computer Science. His research interests are Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Stephen helps the lab develop the spatial deep learning algorithms on high-resolution remote sensing imagery for National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) refinement.
Vyas Krish Padmanabhan joined the lab in Summer 2021. He is a senior at the University of Alabama majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics, graduating in Spring 2022. His research interests lie in the fields of Machine Learning and Deep Neural Networks. He was also involved in research at the Alabama Transportation Institute (ATI).

High School Interns


Group Photos

Lab party to celebrate Arpan's graduation, July 2021
Lab hotpot party in Thanksgiving Holiday, November 2019