Our team

Faculty

Elke Rundensteiner

WILLIAM B. SMITH

Professor

Select Faculty Collaborators

(Jointly mentoring Phd students and/or collaborating on shared projects)

Professor

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Assistant Professor

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Assistant Professor

Assoc. Teaching Prof.

Asst. Teaching Prof.

Professor, MIT

Professor, U Illinois

Army Research Laboratory

PhD Students

Recent Master Thesis Students

Allison
Rozet

Luke
Buquicchio

Walter
Gerych

Muzammil
Bashir

Tom
Hartvigsen

ML
Tlachac

PhD Alumni

PhD 2021

Postdoctoral Researcher

MIT CSAIL

PhD 2021

Data Scientist

WPI

PhD 2021

Faculty

San Francisco State

PhD 2021

Data Scientist

Wells(startup)

PhD 2020

Research Fellow

Harvard Medical School

PhD 2020

Research Scientist

Facebook

PhD 2020

Data Scientist

Codametrix

PhD 2020

ML Engineer

Apple

PhD 2019

Research Scientist

Visa Research

Projects

matters

PI.Hao Feng

co-PI.Elke Rundensteiner

matters

PI.Elke Rundensteiner

Time Series Analytics

Dr.Elke Rundensteiner

Dr.Mohamed Eltabakh

matters

PI.Elke Rundensteiner

co-PI.Lane Harrison

matters

Dr.Elke Rundensteiner

Dr.Emmanuel Agu

matters

Dr.Elke Rundensteiner

Dr.Xiangnan Kong

matters

PI.Elke Rundensteiner

co-PI.Fatemeh Emdad

matters

PI.Elke Rundensteiner

Complex Event Analytics

PI.Elke Rundensteiner

Hierarchical Instantiating Timed automaton

PI.Elke Rundensteiner

A Novel Paradigm for Query Processing

PI.Elke Rundensteiner

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PI.Elke Rundensteiner

co-PI.Neil Heffernan

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PI.Elke Rundensteiner

co-PI.Murali Mani

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PI.Elke Rundensteiner

co-PI.Neil Heffernan

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PI.Elke Rundensteiner

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PI.Elke Rundensteiner

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PI.Elke Rundensteiner

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PI.Elke Rundensteiner

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PI.Elke Rundensteiner

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PI.Elke Rundensteiner

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PI.Elke Rundensteiner

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PI.Elke Rundensteiner

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PI.Elke Rundensteiner

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PI.Elke Rundensteiner

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PI.Elke Rundensteiner

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PI.Elke Rundensteiner

REU Program

PI.Elke Rundensteiner

co-PI.Chun-Kit Ngan

wash

PI.Emmanuel Agu

co-PI.Elke Rundensteiner

Anomaly Detection

PI.Elke Rundensteiner

Latest News

WPI features DAISY research into AI depression screening of voice recordings Read More

Congratulations to Walter Gerych and Jadipa Thadajarassiri for winning first and third place at WPI's Graduate Resesearch Innovation Exchange! See their award photo in the carousel below!

Congratulations to Walter Gerych, Kevin Hickey, and Jadipa Thadajarassiri for being selected to advance to the finals of WPI's Graduate Research Innovation Exchange! Read More

WPI features DAISY member Kathleen Cachel's work to make AI more fair through addressing bias in automated rankings Read More

Congratulations to DAISY member Walter Gerych for being selected to present his work in an oral presentation at AAAI 2022!

On December 1st 2021, Tom Hartvigsen successfully completed his PhD dissertation defense, congratulations Dr. Hartvigsen!

Congratulations to Ermal Toto and ML Tlachac for recieving the Best Applied Research Paper award at CIK 2021! Amazing work!

Congratulations to several DAISY teams for getting papers accepted at the IEEE International Conference on Big Data! Read more on our news page below!

Congratulations to DAISY members Biao and Nick and their collaborators for getting their data set paper accepted to BMVC 2021!

Congratulations to DAISY members Ricardo, Luke, Walter, and their collaborators for getting papers accpeted to ICMLA 2021!

Congratulations to DAISY members Prathyush, Ramesh, Tom, Ermal, and ML for getting papers accpeted to CIKM 2021!

DAISY PhD graduate Dr. Susmitha Wunnava is featured speaker at WPI's Class of 2021 commencement. Congratulations, Susmitha!

Professor Elke Rundensteiner is named WILLIAM B. SMITH PROFESSOR!

Dr. Tabassum Kakar will join Well as a Data Visualization and Reporting Specialist.

WPI wins $3 Million Award To Launch Graduate Program Preparing Data-Driven Leaders To Build A More Sustainable And Just Future Read More

DAISY IN ACTION

DAISY PhD graduate Dr. Susmitha Wunnava was the featured speaker at WPI's Class of 2021 commencement. Susmitha now moves on with her career as a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School pursuing her dream of working in medical analytics. Congratulations, Susmitha!

Former DAISY student Dr. Manasi Vartak is now founder and CEO of AI start-up Verta which aims to bring the latest in data science research into the bussiness world by estabilishing best practices for deploying machine learning. Verta has just secured a $10 million Series A round of funding, Read More.

Open positions


We are always looking for bright, motivated, and hard-working graduate and undergraduate students to join our group and work on projects with us to develop data-centric solutions and systems that solve pressing problems in healthcare, medicine, science, or engineering with societal impact. If you are interested, please contact Elke Rundensteiner at rundenst [at] wpi [dot] edu.

Awards

Our group has been recognized many times over the years from best papers/posters to competitions to TA awards. For a full list, please click the following link.

Funding

We are grateful to have been supported by many funding agencies over the years. In addition to our ongoing projects, please refer to the following full list of funding sources.

NSF

HP

Microsoft


IBM

Verizon

MIT Lincoln Lab

Funding sources

Publications

Selected Recent Publications.

  • Hilson Shrestha, Kathleen Cachel, Mallak Alkhathlan, Elke A Rundensteiner and Lane Harrison. FairFuse: Interactive Visual Support for Fair Consensus Ranking. IEEE VIS, short paper, 2022.
  • Dennis Hofmann, Peter VanNostrand, Huayi Zhang, Yizhou Yan, Lei Cao, Samuel Madden, and Elke Rundensteiner. STAND: Self-Tuning Anomaly Detection. VLDB 2022.
  • ML Tlachac, Ricardo Flores, Miranda Reisch, Katie Housekeeper, Elke Rundensteiner DepreST-CAT: Retrospective Smartphone Call and Text Logs Collected During the COVID-19 Pandemic to Screen for Mental Illnesses. ACM IMWUT, June 2022.
  • ML Tlachac, Ricardo Flores, Miranda Reisch, Rimsha Kayastha, Nina Taurich, Veronica Melican, Connor Bruneau, Hunter Caouette, Joshua Lovering, Ermal Toto, Elke Rundensteiner. StudentSADD: Rapid Mobile Depression and Suicidal Ideation Screening of College Students during the Coronavirus Pandemic. ACM IMWUT, June 2022.
  • Kathleen Cachel and Elke Rundensteiner. FINS Auditing Framework: Group Fairness for Subset Selections, AAAI ACM Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, and Society (AIES-2022), May 2022.
  • Ruofan Hu, Dongyu Zhang, Dandan Tao, Thomas Hartvigsen, Hao Feng and Elke Rundensteiner. TWEET-FID: An Annotated Dataset for Multiple Foodborne Illness Detection Tasks, Proceedings of the 13th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, 2022.
  • Saskia Senn, ML Tlachac, R. Flores, E. Rundensteiner. Ensembles of BERT for Depression Classification, 4th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'22).
  • Lei Ma, Chuan Lei, Olga Poppe, and Elke Rundensteiner. Gloria: Graph-based Sharing Optimizer for Event Trend Aggregation, ACM SIGMOD 2022.
  • Walter Gerych, Thomas Hartvigsen, Luke Buquicchio, Abdulaziz Alajaji, Kavin Chandrasekaran, Hamid Mansoor, Elke Rundensteiner, Emmanuel Agu. Positive Unlabeled Learning with a Sequential Selection Bias, SDM 2022.
  • Noura Alghamdi, Liang Zhang, Elke A. Rundensteiner, and Mohamed Y. Eltabakh. Scalable Time Series Compound Infrastructure, ACM SIGMOD 2022.
  • Walter Gerych, Thomas Hartvigsen, Luke Buquicchio, Emmanuel Agu, and Elke Rundensteiner. Recovering the Propensity Score from Biased Positive Unlabeled Data, AAAI 2022.
  • Kathleen Cachel, Elke Rundensteiner, and Lane Harrison. MANI-Rank: Multiple Attribute and Intersectional Group Fairness for Consensus Ranking, IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering 2022 (ICDE 2022).
  • Dandan Tao, Dongyu Zhang, Ruofan Hu, Elke Rundensteiner, and Hao Feng. Crowdsourcing and Machine Learning Approaches for Extracting Entities Indicating Potential Foodborne Outbreaks from Social Media, Sci Reports 11, 21678 (2021).
  • Biao Yin, Nicholas Josselyn, Thomas Considine, John Kelley, Berend Rinderspacher, Robert Jensen, James Snyder, Ziming Zhang, and Elke Rundensteiner. Corrosion Image Data Set for Automating Scientific Assessment of Materials, BMVC 2021.
  • Walter Gerych, Tom Hartvigsen, Luke Buquicchio, Emmanuel Agu, and Elke Rundensteiner. Recurrent Bayesian Classifier Chains for Exact Multi-Label Classification, NeurIPS 2021.
  • ML Tlachac, Ermal Toto, Joshua Lovering, Rimsha Kayastha, Nina Taurich, Elke Rundensteiner. EMU: Early Mental Health Uncovering Framework and Dataset, ICMLA 2021 Special Session, Machine Learning in Health.
  • Ricardo Flores, ML Tlachac, Ermal Toto, and Elke Rundensteiner. Depression Screening Using Deep Learning on Follow-up Questions in Clinical Interviews, ICMLA 2021, Short Paper.
  • Luke Buquicchio, Walter Gerych, Abdulaziz Alajaji, Kavin Chandrasekaran, Hamid Mansoor, Emmanuel Agu, and Elke Rundensteiner. Few-Shot Classification for Human Context Recognition Using Smartphone Data Traces, ICMLA 2021, Short Paper.
  • Walter Gerych, Jessica Bader, Declan Nelson, Thalia Chai-Zhang, Luke Buquicchio, Abdulaziz Alajaji, Kevin Chandrasekaran, Emmanuel Agu, Elke Rundensteiner. Local Geometry Preserving Deep Networks For Featurizing High-Dimensional Datasets, ICMLA 2021.
  • Prathyush S Parvatharaju, Ramesh Doddaiah, Thomas W Hartvigsen and Elke A Rundensteiner. Learning Saliency Maps to Explain Deep Time Series Classifiers, CIKM 2021, Full Research Paper.

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