Principal Investigator

Wenchao Li
Ph.D., UC Berkeley
[Curriculum Vitae]
[Research Statement][Teaching Statement]

Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Boston University
Affiliated Faculty Member
Department of Computer Science
Center for Information & Systems Engineering
Division of Systems Engineering
Hariri Institute for Computing

Email: [firstname] (at) bu (dot) edu
Phone: (617) 353-0115
Office: 336 Photonics Center
Mailing: 8 Saint Mary’s St, Boston, MA 02215

Erdös number: 3

Current PhD Students

Zijian Guo

Email: zjguo (at) bu (dot) edu

Ph.D. student of SE (Fall 2023 – )

Research interests: Reinforcement learning, Generative AI, Formal methods, Robotics

Chenyu Wang

Email: chyuwang (at) bu (dot) edu

Ph.D student of ECE (Fall 2023 – )

Research interests: Explainable AI, Trustworthy AI

weichao Weichao Zhou

Email: zwc662 (at) bu (dot) edu

Ph.D. student of ECE (Fall 2018 – )

Research interests: Reinforcement learning, Imitation learning, Formal methods

Panagiota (Penny) Kiourti

Email: pkiourti (at) bu (dot) edu

Ph.D. Student of ECE (Fall 2018 – )

Research interests: ML security, Neural Trojans, Explanable AI

H M Sabbir Ahmad

Email: sabbir92 (at) bu (dot) edu

Ph.D. Student of SE (Summer 2022 – ); Co-advised with Christos Cassandras

Research interests: Cyber-physical systems, CPS security, Connected and automated vehicles


Graduated PhD Students

Jiameng Fan (Fall 2017 – Summer 2022)

Kacper Wardega (Fall 2017 – Summer 2023)

    Feisi Fu (Fall 2019 – Spring 2024)

    • Dissertation: Neural Network Editing: Algorithms and Applications
    • Post-graduation: Machine Learning Engineer at TikTok

    Graduated Master Students

    Yuhao Zhou (M.S. ECE, 2020) –> Ph.D. Student at Khoury College of Computer Sciences, Northeastern University
    Xiaoyue Wang (M.S. ECE, 2016 – 2018) –> First job: Software Engineer at ChaveTech
    Zuhayr Raghib (M.S. ECE, 2017 – 2018) –> First job: AI Engineer Intern at DeepBrain Chain
    Akash Mehta (M.S. ECE, 2017 – 2018) –> First job: Software Engineer at Cerner Corporation
    Hongchen Guo (M.S. ECE, 2016 – 2017) –> First job: Software Development Engineer at Amazon
    Yaqin Huang (M.S. ECE, 2016 – 2017) –> First job: eDrawings R&D Development Engineer at Solidworks
    Qifan He (M.S. ECE, 2017) –> First job: Software Engineer at Bloomberg LP

    Visiting Students

    Ruihan Gao (Undergraduate, Nanyang Technological University, Summer 2019) –> Ph.D. student at CMU
    Panyang Qi (Undergraduate, Peking University, Summer 2018) –> M.S. student at Northwestern University
    Yishuang Lin (Undergraduate, University of Science and Technology of China, Summer 2018) –> Ph.D. student at Texas A&M University

    Undergraduate Students

    Sienna Chien (ECE)
    Samuel Keamy (ECE)
    Pree Simphilphan (ECE)
    William Fang (CS)
    Merna Alghannam (CS)
    Michael Aliberti (ECE)
    Zhiyuan Liu (ECE)
    Madiul Chowdhury (ECE)
    Quinn Meurer (ECE)

    High School Students

    Tarang Gaddam (RISE Program, Summer 2023)
    Andy Cheng (BU RISE Program, Summer 2022) –> Computer Engineering at Yale University
    Nashita Rahman (BU RISE Program, Summer 2019) –> Computer Science at Columbia University
    Edward Yang (BU RISE Program, Summer 2018) –> Computer Science at University of California, San Diego
    Eddie Hew (BU RISE Program, Summer 2017) –> Computer Science at Cornell University