Hari graduated with a Ph.D. from the Electrical Engineering department in 2002. His research has won awards from the IEEE and ACM. He was the Jury Award winner for the academic year 2001-2002 during his stay at Columbia University. He is currently an Assistant Professor in Arts and Media Engineering at Arizona State University.
Hari works on computational problems related to mediated cyber-physical systems, with applications to rehabilitation, as well in understanding human activity (group emergence, information flow and tagging) in online social networks.
Web page: http://ame2.asu.edu/faculty/hs/
Winston Hsu is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate Institute of Networking and Multimedia, National Taiwan University; he is also the founder of the MiRA (Multimedia indexing, Retrieval, and Analysis) Research Group. He received his Ph.D. degree from Columbia University in 2006.
Prior to his years at Columbia, he worked as an engineer, project leader, and R&D manager at the multimedia software company CyberLink Corp. His research interests include semantic analysis and retrieval over large-scale photo and video collections.
Web page: http://www.csie.ntu.edu.tw/~winston/
Michael E. Kounavis
Michael E. Kounavis is a senior research scientist at the Circuits and Systems Research Group at Intel Labs. Michael is responsible for conducting research on novel digital arithmetic and cryptographic algorithms with the aim of accelerating a wide range of client, server and networking applications.
Michael is a co-inventor of the CRC32 SSE4 instruction of the Core i7 processor architecture used for iSCSI CRC generation. He is also a co-inventor of the AES symmetric encryption and carry-less multiplication instructions of Intel’s “Westmere” and “Sandy Bridge” architectures and a co-recipient of an Intel Achievement Award (2008) for his work on the AES instructions, the highest honor for technical achievement in the semiconductor industry.
Michael has co-authored over 70 technical papers and patents in areas including networking, digital arithmetic, security, and cryptography and is a regular program committee member of several conferences and workshops. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Electrical Engineering Department at Columbia University in 2004.
Nikos joined IBM Research in 2003 as a member of the research staff and currently is the head of the Service Engineering Research department. His current work at IBM Research focuses on applying engineering principles to the design, management and optimization of services, with applications across the entire portfolio of IBM's services business.
After receiving a Ph.D. from Columbia University, he joined AT&T Bell Laboratories in the Computing Sciences Research department as a Member of Technical Staff. He had the privilege to work with the same scientists that invented the Unix operating system and the C programming language. After the break-up of AT&T into three companies, he eventually joined the team that founded AT&T Labs-Research as a Senior Member of Technical Staff.
Nikos also served as an Adjuct Assistant Professor at the department of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University between 1998 and 2000. He graduated with a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University in 1995. He also has an M.Phil. (1994) and M.S. (1991) degrees from Columbia University.
Babak Soltanian is a senior staff engineer at Qualcomm Inc. in Santa Clara, California. He works on the design and development of high frequency integrated circuits for next generation smart phones and wireless systems.
Shouri is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, in the Integrated Electronics and Circuits group.
Shouri graduated with a Ph.D. from the Electrical Engineering department in 2005. During his stay at Columbia, he was the recipient of the Edwin Howard Armstrong memorial award for the best graduating M.S. student. After graduating from Columbia, he briefly worked at Silicon Laboratories Inc., before joining the Department of Electrical Engineering at IIT Delhi, India, as an Assistant Professor.
Shouri works in the area of analog and mixed signal circuit design. His focus areas are ultra-low power, ultra-low voltage circuit design, filter design, and oversampled data converters.
Web page: http://web.iitd.ac.in/~shouri/
Nemo is currently a software engineer at Google. His research focuses on on web search, advertising market mechanisms, and communications systems