Turki Turki, Ph.D., Computer Science, 2017
Dissertation Title: Development and Evaluation of Machine Learning and Data Mining Algorithms for Biomedical Applications
Co-Advisor: Prof. Jason T. L. Wang
Co-Advisor: Prof. Zhi Wei

Kevin Byron, Ph.D., Computer Science, 2017
Dissertation Title: Big Data Analytics in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Advisor: Prof. Jason T. L. Wang

Lei Hua, Ph.D., Computer Science, 2016
Dissertation Title: A Data Science Approach to Pattern Discovery in Complex Structures with Applications in Bioinformatics
Advisor: Prof. Jason T. L. Wang

Yang Song, Ph.D., Computer Science, 2015
Dissertation Title: Data Mining in Computational Proteomics and Genomics
Advisor: Prof. Jason T. L. Wang

Dongrong Wen, Ph.D., Computer Science, 2012
Dissertation Title: Design and Implementation of a Cyberinfrastructure for RNA Motif Search,
Prediction and Analysis
Advisor: Prof. Jason T. L. Wang
First employment: Bioinformatics Scientist, 454 Life Sciences, a Roche company, Branford, Connecticut

Mugdha Khaladkar, Ph.D., Computer Science, 2009
Dissertation Title: A Bioinformatics Framework for RNA Structure Mining, Motif Discovery
and Polyadenylation Analysis
Advisor: Prof. Jason T. L. Wang
Co-Advisor: Prof. Bin Tian
First employment: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Yaroslav O. Halchenko, Ph.D., Computer Science, 2009
Dissertation Title: Predictive Decoding of Neural Data
Advisor: Prof. Jason T. L. Wang
Co-Advisor: Prof. Stephen J. Hanson
First employment: Dartmouth College

Jianghui Liu, Ph.D., Computer Science, 2005
Dissertation Title: RNA Structure Analysis: Algorithms and Applications
Advisor: Prof. Jason T. L. Wang
First employment: Millennium Management, LLC

Sen Zhang, Ph.D., Computer Science, 2005
Dissertation Title: Pattern Discovery in Structural Databases with Applications to Bioinformatics
Advisor: Prof. Jason T. L. Wang
Employment: Full Professor (with tenure), College at Oneonta, State University of New York, New York

Katherine G. Herbert, Ph.D., Computer Science, 2004
Dissertation Title: New Techniques for Improving Biological Data Quality through Information Integration
Advisor: Prof. Jason T. L. Wang
Employment: Associate Professor (with tenure), Montclair State University, New Jersey

Huiyuan Shan, Ph.D., Computer Science, 2004
Dissertation Title: An Approximate Search Engine for Structure
Advisor: Prof. Jason T. L. Wang
First employment: Consultant

Michael M. Yin, Ph.D., Computer Science, 2002
Dissertation Title: Knowledge Discovery and Modeling in Genomic Databases
Advisor: Prof. Jason T. L. Wang
First employment: AT&T Labs, New Jersey

George Chang, Ph.D., Computer Science, 2001
Dissertation Title: WAQS: A Web-based Approximate Query System
Advisor: Prof. Jason T. L. Wang
Co-Advisor: Prof. James A. McHugh
Employment: Full Professor of Computer Science (with tenure), Kean University, New Jersey

Qicheng Ma, Ph.D., Computer Science, 2000
Dissertation Title: Knowledge Discovery in Biological Databases:
A Neural Network Approach
Advisor: Prof. Jason T. L. Wang
First employment: Research Scientist, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, New Jersey
Qicheng is the winner of Wayen Foundation Award, 2000, NJIT

Xiong Wang, Ph.D., Computer Science, 2000
Dissertation Title: Information Retrieval and Mining in High Dimensional Databases
Advisor: Prof. Jason T. L. Wang
Employment: Full Professor of Computer Science (with tenure), California State University, Fullerton

Chia-Yo Chang, Ph.D., Computer Science, 1999
Dissertation Title: Pattern Discovery in Trees:
Algorithms and Applications to Document and Scientific Data Management
Advisor: Prof. Jason T. L. Wang
First employment: Prudential Insurance Company, New Jersey

Gung-Wei Chirn, Ph.D., Computer Science, 1996
Dissertation Title: Pattern Discovery in Sequence Databases:
Algorithms and Applications to DNA/Protein Classification
Advisor: Prof. Jason T. L. Wang
First employment: Principal Scientist, Bioinformatics Pre-Clinical R&D
Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., Nutley, New Jersey

Xiaolong Hao, Ph.D., Computer Science, 1995
Dissertation Title: Automatic Office Document Classification
and Information Extraction
Co-Advisor (with Prof. Peter A. Ng, Advisor)
First employment: Polytechnic Research Institute for
Development and Enterprise (PRIDE), Polytechnic University
Westchester Graduate Center, Hawthorne, New York

Fortune Mhlanga, Ph.D., Computer Science, 1993
Dissertation Title: D_Model and D_Algebra:
A Data Model and Algebra for Office Documents
Co-Advisor (with Prof. Peter A. Ng, Advisor)
Employment: Full Professor of Computer Science (with tenure)
School of Information Technology and Computing
Abilene Christian University
Abilene, Texas