Researchers and Collaborators

Josiah Hester Josiah Hester
Assistant Professor
Saad Saad Ahmed
Postdoctoral Scholar
Weitao Weitao Shuai
Postdoctoral Scholar
Abubakar Abu Bakar
PhD Student
Stefany Stefany Cruz
PhD Student
John John Mamish
PhD Student
Chris Chris Kraemer
PhD Student
Alex Alex Curtiss
PhD Student
Scott Scott Beard
PhD Student
Rawan Rawan Alharbi
PhD Student
Rawan Alexis Shuping
Incoming PhD Student
Blaine Rothrock
Research Staff
Logan Danek
MS/BS Student
Julian Richey
MS/BS Student
Chixiang Wang
MS Student
Jason Huang
BS Student
Evans Dingwiza
BS Student


Sougata Sougata Sen
Asst. Prof at BITS Pilani
Jason Liu
Alvin Tan
PhD, UC Berkeley

Prospective Students

Our lab is always looking for highly motivated, extremely curious students, with interesting and diverse backgrounds. After reading some of our papers, and looking at some of our projects, where do you see yourself?

  • Do you have serious hardware hacking skills? Are you a software guru?
  • Maybe you are interested in handling the massive amounts of lossy data these systems gather in an elegant way?
  • Maybe you think that all of this falls apart unless we study the human factors, and the sociological impact of trillions of always on devices interacting with us?
  • Or maybe you really like to build things and see those things have an impact.

If you are any of these people, we might be interested in working with you as a graduate, or undergraduate student.

Before you contact us, It is highly recommended you read this advice , and this advice. Make sure to apply to Northwestern Engineering, and we can talk about working together. If you are already at Northwestern as an undergraduate or graduate student, email Prof Hester to schedule a time to talk in his office.

Prof Hester (a Native Hawaiian) is especially interested in engaging Native and Indigenous students and researchers in Computer Science and Engineering. Please reach out.

Fill out this form if you are interested in working with us.