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Meet the New CS Faculty


Dr. Ramana Kompella Dr. Yuan (Alan) Qi Dr. Xavier Tricoche
From left to right: Dr. Ramana Kompella, Dr. Yuan (Alan) Qi and Dr. Xavier Tricoche

The Computer Science Department has three new faculty members ready for classes in the fall. They come to Purdue from the University of California, San Diego, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of Utah. CS welcomes Ramana Kompella, Yuan (Alan) Qi, and Xavier Tricoche as Assistant Professors of Computer Science.

Dr. Ramana Kompella's main research area is Networking and Operating Systems. Specifically he is interested in fault localization, measurement and security, router architectures, and wireless and sensor networks. Dr. Kompella received his PhD in Computer Science and Engineering in 2007 from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He received his MS from Stanford University, and his BTech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay). Dr. Kompella taught at UCSD and Stanford, and performed research at UCSD, AT&T Labs, and Stanford. His industry experience includes Chelsio Communications Inc. where he was a member of the technical staff and SwitchOn Networks Inc. where he was a Design Engineer.

Dr. Alan Qi has a dual appointment in Computer Science and Statistics. His main research interests include Bayesian machine learning and computational biology. Dr. Qi received his PhD in Media Laboratory from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He received an MS from the University of Maryland, College Park, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He received his BS from Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Dr. Qi has taught at the ACM International Conference on Multimedia, Campus IT Summer School in Spain, and at MIT. He also performed research at MIT, the University College London, and University of Maryland, College Park, and in industry at Microsoft Research.

Dr. Xavier Tricoche joins the Graphics, Visualization, and Geometric Modeling group. He is interested in structural analysis of vector and tensor fields, post-processing of medical imaging data, and computational steering. Dr. Tricoche received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany in 2002. He received his MSc in Applied Mathematics from Université Joseph Fourier and his Engineering Degree in Computer Science from ENSIMAG. Dr. Tricoche has research and teaching experience at the University of Utah and the University of Kaiserslautern. Dr. Tricoche also taught at the 2004 and 2006 IEEE Visualization and 2001 Eurographics Tutorial presentations.

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