PhD Students:

Aishwarya Balwani

(Aish for short)


Email: abalwani6@gatech.edu
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Biography:

Aishwarya was born and brought up in Bombay, India and received her bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Mumbai before starting her graduate studies in ECE at Georgia Tech. Her research interests lie somewhere in the intersection of ML, DSP, and Math and are subject to slight changes depending on her mood, the temperature, and day of the week. Outside of academia, Aishwarya enjoys reading, solving the Rubik’s cube (and its variants), music, movies, tennis, and is a proud Federer fan.

Erik Jorgensen


Email: ejorgensen7@gatech.edu
Machine Learning (ECE)

Biography:

Erik migrated south to Georgia Tech after his undergraduate years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering with Honors in Research and Certificate in International Engineering. Erik enjoys ultimate frisbee, keeping plants, spring allergies, and LED projects in his free time.

Chi-Heng Lin

Email: cl3385@gatech.edu
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Biography:

Chi-Heng received a bachelor’s degree in Electric Engineering from National Taiwan University. His research interests lie in applied mathematics, which includes applications in machine learning and digital signal processing. In his free time, he enjoys watching terrible horror movies and regrets it later. He hopes that deep learning doesn’t take over the planet.

Kyle Milligan


Email: kmilligan@gatech.edu
Machine Learning (BME)

Biography:

Kyle is a first year Machine Learning PhD student at Georgia Tech, where he also earned his MS in Bioengineering. Kyle is coadvised by Dr. Susan Margulies (lab website) and works on problems involving traumatic brain injury. He is originally from Severna Park, Maryland, and received a BS in Bioengineering and a BA in French from the University of Maryland. Outside of the lab, Kyle enjoys playing piano, hiking, spending time with his pets, and reading science fiction.

Undergraduate Students:

Max Dabagia


Email: maxdabagia@gmail.com
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Biography:

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Max is a third year computer engineering major and is interested in pursuing artificial intelligence in graduate school. In his free time Max likes to wear sweaters, read, cook, and listen to the most bizarre music he can find.

Joseph Miano

(Joe for short)


Email: jmiano@gatech.edu
Computer Science

Biography:

Joseph is a third culture kid – an American born in France and raised in France and Belgium. He moved to the US for college, majoring in neuroscience and minoring in finance and chemistry at the University of Miami (FL).  Subsequently, he went north and worked at the CVS Health office in Rhode Island as a strategy analyst in pharmacy services. While there he became interested in ML and is currently at Georgia Tech for a bachelor’s in CS, graduating spring 2020. Outside of work, Joseph’s interests include go-karting, science fiction books/movies, traveling, tennis, and cryptocurrency.

Heather Whittaker

hwhittaker6@gatech.eduEmail:
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Biography:

Heather Whittaker is a first year Electrical Engineering student from Northern Virginia, just outside of DC. Before entering Tech, Heather worked for a year researching artificial intelligence for resource constrained devices at Technica Corp. Since coming to Atlanta, she misses playing with dogs and coaching/babysitting kids the most (they just aren’t on campus!). In her spare time now, she loves spending time outside, making Spotify playlists, and taking walks.

Alumni:
Name Position Dates Where they went next
Jakob Krzyston Graduate Student 2017-2019 Ph.D. in Bioengineering at GT
TJ LaGrow Graduate Student 2017-2019 Ph.D. in Bioengineering at GT
Praveen Suthaharan Research Intern 2018-2019 M.S. in Biostatistics at Emory University
Alexis Webber Undergraduate, Charles Hancock Neuroengineering Award 2017-2019 B.S. in BME at GT
Farahnaz Soleimani Postdoctoral Fellow 2017-2018 Postdoc in Civil Eng. at GT