Teamcore Group - 2021

Teamcore Group 2021


Former PhD students and Postdocs


Elizabeth Bondi

[Teamcore PhD Student]
Next step: Assistant Professor, University of Michigan



Han-Ching Ou

[Teamcore PhD Student]
Next step: Research Scientist, Affinity Solutions

PhD Thesis: Sequential Network Planning Problems for Public Health Applications

Christoph Siebenbrunner


Dr. Christoph Siebenbrunner

[Teamcore Post-doc]



Shahin Jabbari

Dr. Shahin Jabbari

[Teamcore Post-doc] 
Next step: Assistant Professor, Drexel University, 2021

bryan wilder

Dr. Bryan Wilder

[Teamcore PhD Student] 
Assistant Professor, Machine Learning Department, Carnegie Mellon University, 2022

PhD Thesis: Bryan Wilder: “AI for Population Health: Melding Data and Algorithms on Networks”

Dr. Andrew Perrault

Dr. Andrew Perrault

[Teamcore Post-doc Student] 
Next step: Assistant Professor, Ohio State University, 2021

Prof. Leandro Soriano Marcolino

[Teamcore PhD Student]
Next step: Lecturer [Assistant Professor], Lancaster University, UK, 2016

PhD Thesis: Three Fundamental Pillars of Decision-Centered Teamwork

Dr. Debarun Kar

[Teamcore PhD Student]
Next step: Big Data Scientist (Associate) Goldman Sachs Surveillance and Analytics Research Lab, 2017

Dr. Francesco Delle Fave

[Teamcore Post-doc Student]
Next steps: Team Leader Goldman Sachs, 2014

Dr. Arunesh Sinha

[Teamcore Post-doc Student]
Nest steps: Assistant Professor, Singapore Management University, 2016

Prof. Albert Xin Jiang

[Teamcore Post-doc Student]
Next steps: Assistant Professor,Trinity University, Texas, 2014

Dr. Jun-young Kwak

[Teamcore PhD Student]
Next steps: Data Engineer/Scientist, Avant, 2013

PhD Thesis: "The Power of Flexibility: Autonomous Agents That Conserve Energy in Commercial Buildings"

Prof. William Haskell

[Teamcore Post-doc]
Next steps: Assistant Professor, Purdue University

Dr. Janusz Marecki

[Teamcore PhD]
Next steps: Senior Research Scientist, Google DeepMind, 2008

PhD Thesis: "Planning with Continuous Resources in Agent Systems"

Prof. Matthew Taylor

[Teamcore Post-doc]
Next steps: Associate Professor, University of Alberta, 2010

Prof. Chris Kiekintveld

[Teamcore Post-doc]
Next step: Associate Professor, University of Texas at El Paso, 2010

Dr. Praveen Paruchuri

[Teamcore PhD Student]
Next steps: Associate Professor, IIIT, Hyderabad, India, 2007

PhD Thesis: "Keep the Adversary Guessing: Agent Security by Policy Randomization"

Dr. Jonathan P. Pearce

[Teamcore PhD Student]
Next steps: Partner, Liberty Capital Research LLC), 2007

PhD Thesis: "Local Optimization in Cooperative Agent Networks"

Dr. Nathan Schurr

[Teamcore PhD Student]
Next steps: Research Scientist, Aptima, 2007

Phd Thesis: Towards human-multiagent teams

Prof. Paul Scerri

[Teamcore Post-doc Student]
Director of Robotics at, Perceptronics Solutions, Inc, 2003

Dr. Ranjit Nair

[Teamcore PhD Student]
Next steps: Founder and Chief Executive Officer, GerminAIT, 2004

PhD Thesis: "Coordinating multiagent teams in uncertain domains using distributed POMDPs"

Prof. Rajiv Maheswaran

[Teamcore Post-doc] 
Next steps: CEO, Second Spectrum, 2005

Prof. Gal Kaminka

[Teamcore PhD Student]
Next Steps: Professor, Bar Ilan University, Israel, 2000

PhD Thesis: Execution Monitoring in Multi-Agent Environments

Prof. Pragnesh "Jay" Modi"

Memorial Page [Teamcore PhD Student]
Assistant professor, Drexel University, 2003

PhD Thesis: Distributed Constraint Optimization of Multi-Agent Systems.

Dr. David V. Pynadath

[Teamcore Research Scientist]
Next steps: Research Scientist, USC Information Sciences Institute


Pictures of Hooding Ceremony

Hooding 2007 

Teamcore hooding 2007

Hooding 2013

Teamcore hooding 2013



Teamcore hooding

Hooding 2014

Teamcore 2014 hooding

Hooding 2013 

Teamcore 2013 hooding

Hooding 2015 

Former MS Students

Vivek Tiwari, 2017

Prerna Totla, 2015

Lakshmy Mohanan, 2013

Mayuresh Janorkar, 2013

Donnabell Dmello, 2017

Nirupama Vaidyanathan, 2016

Mahek Jasani, 2014

Rishika Agarwal, 2013

Parth Shah, 2012

Venil Loyd Noronha, 2017

Amit Plaha, 2016

Soudhamin Radhakrishnan, 2014

You Zhou, 2013

Rajni Suman, 2017

Sumukh Lagadamane Shivashankara, 2016

Jie Zheng, 2014

Ripple Goyal, 2013

Other Masters Students

Mohit Goenka [MS], 2011

Mufaddal Jhaveri [MS], 2011

Bharat Patel [MS] Microsoft

Harish Kumar Bellamane [MS], 2010, Intuit

Jagrut Sharma [MS], 2010, Ernst and Young

Atul Kumar[MS], 2009 Yahoo

Shyamsunder Rathi [MS], 2009 Brocade.

Tapana Gupta [MS], 2007, Raytheon.



Ankit Modi [MS], 2007, (Software Engineer, Yahoo! Inc.).

Yoonheui Kim [MS with thesis], 2006, (PhD student, University of Massachusetts, Amherst). Masters Thesis: Exploiting Locality of Interaction in Network Distributed POMDPs: An Empirical Evaluation

Rahul Iyer [MS], 2005, "Speeding up DCOP algorithm ADOPT via Preprocessing"

Don Dini[MS with thesis], 2005 (Last Known: Research Staff, USC Institute for Creative Technologies). Masters Thesis: Advantages of unpredictable multiagent systems: randomized policies for single agent and agent-teams



Steven Okamoto [MS with thesis], 2004, (PhD student, Carnegie Mellon). Masters Thesis: Allocating Roles in Large Scale Teams: An Empirical Evaluation

Raza Ali [MS], 2004, (PhD Student, Imperial college, London)

Shriniwas Kulkarni [MS], 2001 ((Last known: Research staff, Inst Human-Machine Cognition)

Taylor Raines [MS], 2000, Research project "ISAAC Soccer analyst for RoboCup"

Zhun Qiu [MS], 1998, Research project "Multiagent Negotiation by Argumentation"



BS Student Alumni

Providence Ilisevich

Brian Schwedock

Dana Thomas

Mitali Karmarker

Nikhil Cherukuri

Eshita Mathur

Rachit Kataria


Shira Esptein, 1/1/09-5/1/11
"ESCAPES - Multiagent Evaucation Simulation"

Andrew Ogden, 2/1/09-12/15/10
"ESCAPES - Multiagent Evaucation Simulation"

Prateek Tandon, 9/1/08-5/15/10
"Applying DCEE (distributed coordinated exploration and exploitation) framework on CREATE robots"

Michael Scott, 7/1/09-5/1/10
"GUARDS: Game theory for security"

Craig Western, 9/1/07-5/15/10
"ARMOR, IRIS, GUARDS: Game theory for security"

Christopher Portway, 5/15/07-5/15/08
"ARMOR randomization for airport security" (PhD student, University of Michigan)

Matt Mehne, 1/1/04-5/1/04
"Machinetta proxies multiagent teamwork"

Noah Olsman

Rachel Guo

Kavya Kopparapu

Michele Wang

Emilia Cabrera


Teamcore Over the Years


Four generations of Teamcore

Teamcore 2018 team
Teamcore 2018 team

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Teamcore 2015 - 16
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Teamcore 2014 - 15
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Teamcore 2013 - 14
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