Alumni


Jia Ge
Jia Ge joined the WAVE lab in Fall 2013 as a PhD candidate and received his PhD in 2017. He received his B.Eng. in Electronic Engineering from Shandong University and M.Eng. in Optical Engineering from Jinan University in China. His PhD thesis is "Dynamic and Wideband Microwave Photonic Signal Processing". After graduation, Jia works full-time at Infinera.






Li Xu
Li Xu is a graduate student joining the wave lab in fall 2015. She got her bachelor degree on Electronic Information science and technology from Shandong University in China at 2010. After that, she has 5 years working experience as a technical support engineer. Currently, her research area is focus on fiber sensor design for different applications. She likes drawing and playing table tennis in her spare time, and she looks forward to having a good research experience here.





Gabriela C. del Valle Pérez
Gabriela C. del Valle Pérez is currently a fourth year student of Chemical engineering program at University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. She would like to pursue her doctoral degree in Biomedical engineering, to be able in the future to implement technologies that serve to improve the quality of life of others. In her free time she like to spend time with her family and dogs, go to the beach and also read.






Daniel Garon
Daniel Garon is a third year electrical engineering student at the University of Georgia. He is from just outside of Augusta, Georgia. Apart from academics, Daniel enjoys competing in intramural sports and volunteering with Reformed University Fellowship (RUF), a Christian campus ministry. He is currently pursuing his PhD at GA Tech.







Grace Jeanpierre
Grace is a is a visiting REU student conducting research in the WAVE lab in Summer 2017. Her research project was to design and develop a Spiral Catheter With Fiber Optics Touch Sensors for Accurate Atrial Electroanatomic Mapping.









Phiet The Do
I am a third year Computer Systems Engineering Major at the University of Georgia, and I am originally from Vietnam. At the moment I am pursuing the Computer Systems Engineering bachelor's degree with emphasis in mechatronics and computer hardware. In the future, I plan on receiving my master's degree in artificial intelligence or working in the technology industry. During my free time, I enjoy playing sports such as soccer, ultimate, and football.





Luis Perea
I am a third year undergraduate student studying Computer Systems Engineering and I'm from Norcross, Georgia. I am also on the executive board for Habitat for Humanity. Apart from school, I like working with computers and learning about them. After college, I plan on going to graduate school. In my free time, I like to watch netflix and play video games.






Jay Patel
Jay Patel is a third year undergraduate Computer Systems Engineering student. He was born in India and moved to United States at age 13 and moved to Georgia at age 15. Through out the academic year Jay works with University Housing as a Resident Assistant for freshmen residence halls. Most of Jay's time is occupied with his academics and his job but when free he prefers hanging out with his friends or watching netflix.





Alex Mathews
Alexander "Alex" Mathews is an electrical engineering transfer student from Valdosta, Ga., with an interest in communications. Originally from Honolulu, HI, he enjoys a physically fit lifestyle and prefers spending his free time outdoors and/or near the ocean. Inspired by his "military family" upbringing, Alex's passion is to one day design and engineer life-saving equipment for use by the Navy Seals and other military rescue and first responders.





Aneek Enrique James
I was a second-year undergraduate electrical engineering student. Outside of the WAVE lab, I have pretty varied interests. In addition to my research here, I am also a policy researcher for the Roosevelt Institute, a student-run think tank on campus. I currently serve on the executive board of Engineers Without Borders. Outside of academics, I like to listen to music on my broken-but-faithful iPod, tell bland jokes and volunteer as a narrator for UGA’s Football Video Department.





Lais Amorim
Lais was a fourth year Electrical Engineering student when she was a undergraduate researcher in WAVE Lab in 2016. Her research was on the design of a laser based displacement sensor. She was an international student of a governamental program called Sciences without Borders, originally from Brazil. She was born in Goiania, Goias, located in the middle of Brazil. In her free time, she likes to travel, photograph and explore new places and cultures. After finishing the exchange program in Fall 2016, she return to Brazil to continue her Engineering degree.






William Nguyen

Will was a fourth year undergraduate student pursuing a double major in Biology and Cellular Biology with a premedical intent. His research was focusing on the study of jamming avoidance response in Eigenmannia. He was born in Rochester, New York, but then moved to Georgia when he was 2 and have lived here ever since. He was also the President of Rotaract at the University of Georgia. Aside from school, He enjoy backpacking, playing and writing music, wood working, sailing, and a number of other things. After his undergraduate career, he hope to attend medical school and one day become an emergency physician. William graduated in December 2016.





Leah Feuerman

Leah Feuerman is a visiting REU student conducting research in the WAVE lab in Summer 2016. Her research project was to design and develop a temperature insensitive fiber optics sensor for steerable catheter. She wass a physics major at Occidental College in Los Angeles with an interest in electrical engineering and medical devices. Outside of academics she is also on Leadership Council for Peer Health Exchange and a captain for her club Ultimate team. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, playing sports, and volunteering.






Ryan Toole

Ryan Toole received his BS in Physics and Astronomy at the University of Georgia and was a MS Engineering candidate whose research interests lie in lightwave neuromorphic signal processing in the WAVE Lab. While pursuing his undergraduate degree, Ryan was a member of UGA's Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NanoSEC) through which he studied nanoscale fabrication techniques and semiconductor gas sensors.

Ryan graduated in Summer 2015 and is currently working working as a Mathematical Designer / Computer Programmer in Crane Currency, Alpharetta, Georgia.





Qingguo Zhang

Qingguo Zhang is a visiting scholar of College of Engineering at UGA/ WAVE lab from September 2015. He joined Computer Science department at Huazhong Normal University in China in 2002. He received his BS degree in Computer Science and Technology from Henan University of Science and Technology in 1999, MS and PhD degree in Computer Software and Theory from Wuhan University in 2002 and 2009, respectively, both from Wuhan University. His current research interest is on wireless sensor network, evolution algorithms and graph drawing algorithms.







Hanlin Feng

Hanlin Feng is a visiting scholar from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). He received his B.Eng in Telecommunication Engineering from Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT) in 2008, and M.Eng in Optical Engineering from NUPT in 2011. He is currently a PhD candidate at SJTU. His research interest is on high speed optical access network, all optical nonlinear signal processing and microwave photonics.







Qi Zhou

Qi Zhou obtained his B.S degree from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). He was an undergraduate research assistant in Institute of Microelectronics of Chinese Academy of Science, and Next Generation Networking Systems Laboratory. In 2012, he was awarded Outstanding Student Scholarship by USTC. Qi is also very active in Sports and Music. He is the one of the best singer in USTC and he is also a team member of his departmental Basketball team.

Qi obtained his MS degree in Summer 2015 and his first appointment was with Picometrix, Ann Arbor, Michigan, as a Optical RF Engineer. In Fall 2017, Qi will be joining GA Tech as a PhD student.




Matthew Miller

Matt Miller wass a visiting undergraduate researcher here for a ten week REU program. His research project was to design and develop fiber optics sensor for steerable catheter. He currently attends UC Berkeley studying chemical engineering and plans on applying to graduate schools this coming fall. When he is not spending time with his textbooks he likes to stay active playing tennis, basketball, or racquetball. And when there is a free moment he likes to read, write, paint, or draw.







Amanda Nicole Stark

Nicole was a senior when she joined the WAVE Lab, working on the final year of her degree in Computer Systems Engineering. Her research project was on the interface between fiber optics sensors and mobile phone apps. She enjoys almost any and every aspect of computers and in her free time likes to push herself to learn new things, whether said things be in the digital or musical realm.







Guy Scott

Guy Scott is an Athens native and visiting undergraduate researcher for the summer of 2014. He attended Monsignor Donovan Catholic High School in Athens and Georgetown Prep in DC, before enrolling at Davidson College, where he is pursuing a degree in Physics. His research is focused on video interference cancellation systems where he is working with Qi Zhou, and on continuously tunable microwave photonic filters with Jia Ge.







Achevi M Kuri

Achevi Kuri, a UGA undergraduate, awarded the Dixson Scholarship to conduct research in the WAVE Lab. His research interest is on communications.