Alanson Sample

Alanson is an Associate Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at the University of Michigan. His research interests lie broadly in the areas of human computer interaction, embedded systems, and wireless technology. Prior to joining the UM, he was the Lab Director of Disney Research, Los Angeles where he led a lab focused on delivering scientific and technological innovation to The Walt Disney Company. He was also a Principal Research Scientist at Disney Research in Pittsburgh where he led the Wireless Systems Group. Prior to Disney, Alanson was a Research Scientist at Intel Labs in Hillsboro working on energy harvesting for wearable and Internet of Things applications. He also held a postdoctoral research position in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. Alanson received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2011 from the University of Washington. Throughout his graduate studies, he worked full-time at Intel Research, Seattle.

Doctoral Students

Yasha Iravantchi

Computer Science & Engineering

Yang-Hsi Su

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Kunpeng Huang

Computer Science & Engineering

Yaxuan Li

Computer Science & Engineering

Tom Krolikowski

Computer Science & Engineering

Cameron Haire

Computer Science & Engineering

Undergraduates and Interns

Tianyuan Du

Computer Science (LSA)

Hyunmin Park

Computer Science

Raghav Varshney

Computer Engineering

Abhipol Vibhatasilpin

Computer Engineering

Yingxi Chen

Statistics & Economics

April Feng

Computer Science

Jisang Ahn

Computer Science

Visiting Researchers

Hee Hun Jeong

Visiting Gradute Student, GIST


Past Visiting Facutly & Researchers

Euiseok Hwang - Professor, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Korea

Laura Arjona Aguilera - Professor, University of Deusto, Spain

Former Masters Students

Yatian Liu - Computer Science & Engineering

Sumukh Marathe - Computer Science & Engineering

Yifan Dong - Computer Science & Engineering

Jiale Zhang - Computer Science & Engineering

Rachel Menge - Computer Science & Engineering

Rahul Gangwani - Electrical & Computer Engineering

Former Undergraduate Students

Christinaz Hailu - Software Engineering - Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (AAiT), Ethiopia

Dora Kuflu - Computer Engineering

Harshit Nanda - Electrical Engineering

Herbert Li - Computer Science

Shenyi Qiao - Computer Science

Wentao Xu - Computer Engineering

Will Wang - Computer Engineering

Yi Wang - Computer Science

Emerson Ramey - Computer Science

Siyuan Xu - Computer Science

Hew Boland - Computer Engineering

Tong Jin - Computer Engineering

Zilin Zhang - Computer Science

Wen Si - Computer Science

Omar Al-Ejel - Computer Science

David Waier - Computer Engineering

Jingliang (Regina) Ren - Computer Engineering

Nathan Riopelle - Computer Engineering

Raymond Pang - Data Science

Rishi Kumar - Computer Engineering

Saruf Alam - Electrical Engineering

Tejas Harith - Computer Engineering

Wenqi Zhu - Computer Science

Zhihao Ruan - Computer Science

Zi Qian - Visiting Student, Tsinghua University