Lab Members

Principal Investigator

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Michael Beyeler
Assistant Professor

Project Scientists

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CS

Melani Sanchez-Garcia
Postdoctoral Scholar

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PBS

Lily Turkstra
Junior Specialist

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ICB

Amirali Vahid
Postdoctoral Scholar

Graduate Students

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CS

Kimia Afshari
MS Student

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CS

Jacob Granley
PhD Student

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CS

Yuchen Hou
PhD Student

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PBS

Byron A. Johnson
PhD Student

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DYNS

Justin Kasowski
PhD Candidate

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CS

Galen Pogoncheff
PhD Student

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CS

Apurv Varshney
MS Student

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CS

Aiwen Xu
PhD Candidate

Undergraduate Students

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CS

Sriya Aluru
ERSP Scholar

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CS

Cheng Han (Johnson) Chan
Research Assistant

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CS

Justin Chung
Research Assistant

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PBS

Lauren Eckhardt
Honors Student

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CS

Robert Gee
Research Assistant

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PBS

Tori LeVier
Research Assistant

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CS

Anderson Liu
Research Assistant

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PHYS

Xiankun Lu
Research Assistant

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CS

Ethan Meade
DIMAP Student

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CE

Khalid Mihlar
Research Assistant

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PBS

Caroline Palmer
Research Assistant

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CCS

Laya Pullela
Research Assistant

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CS

Shivani Sista
Research Assistant

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PBS, COMM

Lexie Van Os
Research Assistant

High School Students

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STEM

Shivani Sama
High School Researcher

Alumni

Graduate Students (7)

  • Ashley Bruce, MS, CS (F21 – S22)
  • Zuying Hu, MS, CS (W20 – M20)
  • Ziming Qi, MS, CE (F20 – M21)
  • Alex Rasla, MS, CS (F21 – S22)
  • Lucas Relic, MS, CS (W22 – S22)
  • Madori Spiker, MS, CS (F21 – S22)
  • Avani Tanna, MS, CS (W22)

Project Scientists (1)

  • Ryan Neydavood, PBS (W20 – S22)

Undergraduate Students (31)
(≥ 2 quarters in the lab)

  • Anvitha Akkaraju, PBS (W20 – S22)
  • Nick Arenberg, CS (F21 – S22)
  • Tanya Bhatia, PBS (W21 – S22)
  • Alec Bodolay, PBS (W22 – M22)
  • Annika Brydon, ENV (S21 – M21)
  • Alexander Chau, CS (S22 – M22)
  • Harshita Gangaswamy, CE (F21 – S22)
  • Anand Giduthuri, CS (S22 – M22)
  • Elaine Ho, CS (W22 – S22)
  • Rutvik Jha, CE (W22 – M22)
  • Wayne D. Johnson, PBS (F21 – S22)
  • Rucha Kolhatkar, CE (M21 – F21)
  • Hongzhen (Dylan) Lin, CS (W20 – S21)
  • Ananth Mahes, PBS (W21 – S22)
  • Ori Mizrahi, CS (M20 – F20)
  • Rachel Mochizuki, PBS (W21 – M21)
  • Sahil Naik, CE (F21 – M22)
  • Bill Nguyen, PBS, MATH (S21 – S22)
  • Ruben Olmos, PSTAT (W21 – M21)
  • Rashi Raghulan, MCDB (F19 – S20)
  • Vanessa Salgado Zavaleta, CS (F21 – S22)
  • Angel Solares, PBS (S21 – M21)
  • Gita Supramaniam, CS (F21 – S22)
  • Shuyun Tang, PSTAT (W21 – M21)
  • Eyob Teshome, CS (F21 – S22)
  • Archita Tharanipathy, MCDB (W21, F21 – F22)
  • Wade Varesio, CS (F21 – W22)
  • Francie Wei, CS (S21 – S22)
  • Nathan Wu, CS (W20 – S21)
  • Kelly Yan, CS (S21 – M21)
  • Zhongyi (Maynic) Ye, CS (W21 – S21)

High School Students (8)
(via UCSB Research Mentorship Program)

  • Emma Gao, The Harker School (M21)
  • Ethan Gao, Ojai Valley School (M20)
  • Chitsein Htun, North Hollywood High (M21)
  • Jain Yash, Moreau Catholic High (M21)
  • Surya Jasper, Saint Francis High School (M21)
  • Lisa Li, Texas Academy of Math & Science (M21)
  • Andre Mao, Homestead High (M21)
  • Versha Rohatgi, Mountain View High (M20, M21)

Visiting Scholars (1)

  • Kha Nguyen, UC LEADS (M20)