People

Barnes Dr. Laura E. Barnes , Assistant Professor
Dept. of Systems & Information Engineering
Lab Director
About:
My research is broadly in the area of distributed, intelligent systems, specifically at the junction of health information technology, machine learning, and robotics. I am interested in problems such as computationally modeling behavior and interactions, integrating machines and networked systems with mixed levels of autonomy into environments with humans, and the creation of new tools that aid in patient disease management and education as well as healthcare delivery.

Email: lbarnes at virginia.edu
Personal Webpage
Xiong Dr. Haoyi Xiong , Research Associate
Dept. of Systems & Information Engineering            (2015-present)
About:
Haoyi Xiong received his Ph.D in Computer Science from Institut Mines-T´ el ´ecom, TELECOM SudParis and Universit ´e Pierre et Marie Curie, France. His research interests include mobile crowdsensing and ubiquitous computing. He received the Best Paper Award from IEEE UIC 2012, and is currently a member of IEEE.

Email: hx6d at virginia.edu
Personal Webpage
Datta Debajyoti (Debo) Datta , M.S. Student
Dept. of Systems & Information Engineering            (2014-present)
About:
Debo's research is in the area of machine learning and human-computer interaction. He is currently working on multimodal interactions and virtual agents and developing a virtual patients tool for training clinicians in interprofessional education.

Email: dd3ar at virginia.edu
Personal Webpage
Huang Yu Huang , Ph.D. Candidate
Dept. of Computer Engineering            (2015-present)
About:
Yu's research interests are in mobile sensing and machine learning in healthcare.

Email: yh3cf at virginia.edu
Napoli Nicholas Napoli , Ph.D. Student
Dept. of Systems & Information Engineering            (2013-present)
About:
Nick’s formal education and research background is in physiology and engineering. His research is in the area of pattern recognition and signal processing in the field of biology and medicine.

Email: njn5fg at virginia.edu
Personal Webpage
Nobles Alicia Nobles , Ph.D. Student
Dept. of Systems & Information Engineering            (2014-present)
About:
Alicia is PhD student with an interest in health informatics and development of mobile health technologies to improve healthcare delivery, outcomes, and education. Currently, I am working on using data analytic techniques to discover patterns and design social norm interventions to reduce stigma surrounding treatment seeking for mental health. She is an active member in UVA’s Student Health Insurance Committee where where she contributes to the decisions regarding student healthcare at the university.

Email: aln2dh at virginia.edu
Vilankar Ketki Vilankar , M.S. Student
Dept. of Systems & Information Engineering            (2015-present)
About:
Ketki is an M.S. student with an interest in machine learning and health informatics. Currently, she is working on modeling and spatial visualization for tracking antibiotic resistant bacteria in hospitals.

Email: kkv2ad at virginia.edu
Zhang Jinghe Zhang , Ph.D. Candidate
Dept. of Systems & Information Engineering            (2013-present)
About:
Jinghe is a Ph.D. student with an interest in health informatics, machine learning, and information retrieval. Prior to coming to University of Virginia, she earned my master’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering at State University of New York at Binghamton. My current research focuses on modeling care variation among congestive heart failure patients and sequential pattern mining to predict clinical trajectories.

Email: jz4kg at virginia.edu
Kwiatkowski Callie Kwiatkowski , M.S.
Dept. of Systems & Information Engineering            (2012-2014)
About:
Callie graduated from the Systems & Information Engineering Department with an M.S. degree in Summer 2014. Her research was in modeling care variation in different patient populations. She is currently working at NAVAIR.

Email: crk4pz at virginia.edu
Dr. Vaccari Hao Wu , M.S.
Dept. of Systems & Information Engineering            (2013-2015)
About:
Hao graduated from the Systems & Information Engineering Department with an M.S. degree in Summer 2015. Her research was in the area of computational epidemiology for college health. She is currently a Data Scientist at Black Book in Atlanta, GA.

Email: hw4tm at virginia.edu

Undergraduate Researchers

  • Wes Bonelli, Computer Science & Psychology

  • Alexis Chaet, Human Biology & Public Health

  • Riley Hazard, Statistics and Human Biology

  • Sanjana Medu, Computer Science

  • Andrew Mitchell, Computer Science

  • Bijan Morshedi, Chemistry

  • Torian Wright, Engineering