Alumni

Rithwik Tom

PhD Student, Fall 2017- Summer 2022

Last known position: Middleware Development Engineer at Intel (2022)

Favorite thing to do in Pittsburgh: Roaming in Frick Park; Trying out different food places

Wen Wen

PhD Student, Spring 2019- Summer 2022

Last known position:  Data Scientist at Microsoft (2022)

Favorite thing to do in Pittsburgh: Hanging out with friends, watching TV, trying out restaurants, working out at the gym, and most importantly sleeping 

Seoyoung Joo

Undergraduate Assistant, Summer 2021- Spring 2022

Last known position: Junior at CMU (2022)

Favorite thing to do in Pittsburgh: Going to art museums and eating big sandwiches

Ziayo Luo

Undergraduate Assistant, Summer 2021- Spring 2022

Last known position:  Senior at CMU (2022)

Favorite thing to do in Pittsburgh: Hanging out with friends and having big scoops of Coldstone; Sneaking into the practice room in CFA to play the piano.

Saeed Moayedpour

PhD Student, Spring 2019- Summer 2022

Last known position:  Data Scientist at Sanofi (2022)

Favorite thing to do in Pittsburgh: Swimming, working out at the gym, walking in Schenley Park, learning to dance

Xingyu (Alfred) Liu

PhD Student, Spring 2018- Spring 2022

MS Student, Fall 2016- Fall 2017

Last known position: Data Scientist at Blizzard Entertainment (2022)

Favorite thing to do in Pittsburgh: Playing the violin, working out at the gym, jogging in the morning

Vincent Chang

MS Student, Summer 2020- Spring 2022

Last known position: Software Developer at Epic Systems (2022)

Favorite thing to do in Pittsburgh: Rock climbing and eating good food with friends

Christian Frech

Undergraduate Assistant, Spring 2021- Spring 2022

Last known position:  PhD student at UT-Austin (2022)

Favorite thing to do in Pittsburgh: TBD

Shuyang (Sunny) Yang

PhD Student, Fall 2017- Spring 2021

Last known position: Research Scientist at FaceBook (2021)

Favorite thing to do in Pittsburgh: Run, play Hearthstone, and absorb knowledge

Andrea Hwang

Undergraduate Assistant, Fall 2018- Spring 2021

Last known position: PhD student at UC Berkeley (2021)

Favorite thing to do in Pittsburgh: Play the cello and to eat at good restaurants

Imanuel (Manny) Bier

PhD Student, Fall 2017- Spring 2022

Last known position: Senior Scientist at Schrodinger Inc. (2022)

Favorite thing to do in Pittsburgh: Play basketball in the CMU gym, bike around the city, and play violin in my apartment

Tim Rose

PhD Student, Fall 2016- Summer 2020

Last known position: Independent entrepreneur (2020)

Favorite thing to do in Pittsburgh: Dance (blues, swing, lindy hop, salsa, bachata), go to concerts and museums, play guitar, sing, play RTS, board, and card games, learn about and discuss science, write programs

Yun-Ting Hsieh

MS Student, Fall 2019- Fall 2020

Last known position:

Favorite thing to do in Pittsburgh: Dancing ballet, playing the violin, walking around the city, and hanging out with friends

Shengjie Fu

MS Student, Fall 2019- Fall 2020

Last known position: PhD student at the University of Pittsburgh (2021)

Favorite thing to do in Pittsburgh: hanging out with my friends; trying different recipes

Harriet O’Brien

Undergraduate Assistant, Spring 2018- Summer 2019

Last known position: Senior at CMU (2019)

Favorite thing to do in Pittsburgh: Explore different restaurants and play lacrosse

Anna Park

Undergraduate Assistant, Summer 2018- Spring 2019

Last known position: Senior at CMU (2021)

Favorite thing to do in Pittsburgh:  Exploring around for new restaurants, learning new dance covers to film, and playing frisbee in Schenley Park

Chunzhi Wu

MS Student, Fall 2018-Fall 2019

Last known position: PhD student at CMU (2020)

Favorite thing to do in Pittsburgh:  Writing music and playing cards with friends

Xiong-Fei Du

Undergraduate Assistant, Summer 2017-Fall 2017

Last known position: Junior at CMU (2018)

Favorite thing to do in Pittsburgh: Stargazing, biking, and reading Wikipedia articles

Farren Curtis

PhD Student, Spring 2014-Fall 2017 (Tulane, CMU)

Postdoc, Spring-Summer 2018 (CMU)

Last known position: Senior Imaging Scientist, Intel (2018)

Favorite thing to do in Pittsburgh:  Taking a walk in Highland Park with my dog Roscoe

Xiaopeng Wang

Postdoc, 2014-2019 (Tulane and CMU)

Last known position: Institute of Frontier and Interdisciplinary Science, Qingdao Campus of Shandong University, China (2019)

Xiayue (JP) Li

Undergraduate Student, Spring 2015-Spring 2016 (Tulane); Summer 2016 (CMU)

Honors Thesis: Genarris: Parallelized Configuration Space Screening for Molecular Crystals Aided by Harris Approximation

Last known position: Software Engineer at Google (2017)

Favorite thing to do in Pittsburgh: Walking (because biking at the highest gear is impractical with the hills and the bus is just too intimidating when you don’t know exactly which stop to get off)

Hongyi Liang

Ms Student, Fall 2016-Spring 2017

Last known position: Ms student at CMU (2017)

Favorite thing to do in Pittsburgh:  Watching Pittsburgh’s bridges and rain

Max Farfel

Undergraduate Assistant, Spring 2017-Summer 2017

Last known position: Junior at CMU (2017)

Tulane

Sanjaya Lohani

Graduate Student, Fall 2014-Fall 2015

Last known position: Graduate student at Tulane (2016)

Favorite thing to do in NOLA: Enjoying the breeze on the shore of Lake Pontchartrain

Noah Rahman

Graduate Student, Summer 2014-Fall 2015

Last known position: Graduate student at Tulane (2016)

Favorite thing to do in NOLA:Conducting scavenger hunts for Terminator body parts in the art installations in City Park

Kat Cosburn

Undergraduate Assistant, Summer 2015

Last known position: Starting graduate school at University of New Mexico  in Fall 2017

Favorite things to do in NOLA:Seeing the sun set from along the west bank levy. So pretty!

Francesca Vaccaro

Undergraduate Assistant, Summer 2014-Summer 2015

Last known position: Graduated from Loyola in Spring 2016 and received the Ignatian Award for Outstanding Senior Woman

Favorite things to do in NOLA: go for a morning run in Audubon Park

Austin Polanco-Valdez

Undergraduate Assistant, Summer 2015

Last known position: PhD student at the University of Michigan (2020)

Favorite things to do in NOLA:TBD

Andrey Burin

Undergraduate Assistant, Summer 2015

Last known position: Sophomore at Tulane (2016)

Favorite things to do in NOLA:Play a good game of pickup basketball.

Joe Knight

Undergraduate Assistant, Summer 2014-Spring 2015

Honors Thesis: Benchmark of GW Methods for Electron Acceptors

Last known position: Starting graduate school at Purdue University in Fall 2016

Favorite things to do in NOLA: Go to Audubon Park and to Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra concerts.

Ben Sonin

Undergraduate Assistant Fall 2013-Spring 2014

Last known position: Started graduate school at Northwestern in Fall 2015

Favorite thing to do in NOLA:Head over to Crossfit NOLA for a workout

Chris Jumonville

Undergraduate Assistant Fall 2013-Spring 2014

Last known position: Started graduate school at GA-Tech in Fall 2015 after an internship working on exoskeletons at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC).

Favorite thing to do in NOLA:Go to Saints games