Tyler Derr - Mentoring Experience

Network and Data Science Lab (As advisor), Vanderbilt University

Note for more details regarding students mentored in NDS please see our lab website.

Ph.D. Students

Nate Hishon, Ph.D. in Computer Science

1/2021 - Present

Yu Wang, Ph.D. in Computer Science

1/2021 - Present

M.S. Students

Kayla Johnson, M.S. in Data Science

2/2021 - Present

Cole Sawyer, M.S. in Computer Science

8/2020 - Present

B.S. Students

Chet Weissberg, B.S. Computer Science

2/2021 - Present

Jack O'Keefe, B.S. Computer Science and Economics

12/2020 - Present

Trevor Pillow, B.S. Computer Science

12/2020 - Present

Ben Van Sleen, B.S. Computer Engineering and Economics

12/2020 - Present

Data Science and Engineering Lab (Not as advisor, but as PhD student), Michigan State University

Wei Jin, Ph.D. in Computer Science

11/2019 - Present
Co-authored “Node Similarity Preserving Graph Convolutional Networks” WSDM’21 Co-authored “Self-supervised Learning on Graphs: Deep Insights and New Directions”
Ongoing project in graph neural networks

Aaron Brookhouse, B.S. Electrical Engineering

8/2018 - Present
MSU Professorial Assistantship Program
Co-authored “Multi-Factor Congressional Vote Prediction” accepted at ASONAM 2019
Co-authored “Road to the White House: Analyzing the Relations Between Mainstream and Social Media During the U.S. Presidential Primaries”
Poster presentation of our work at MID-SURE 2019

Jamell Dacon, Ph.D. Computer Science

82018 - 52021
MSU Enrichment Fellowship (UEF)
Co-authored “Link and Interaction Polarity Predictions in Signed Networks”
Survey paper on cross-domain recommender systems
Project on Black Lives Matter in Social Media

Hua Liu, Ph.D. in Mathematics (Shandong University)

112019 - 112020
Project in signed network analysis

Namratha Shah, M.S. in Computer Science

52020 - 82020
Project on social media and mental health

Andrew McDonald, B.S. in Computer Science, B.S. Mathematics & B.S. Statistics

32019 - 82020
MSU Alumni Distinguished Scholar
Mentoring through the Graduate Women in Science Mentor Program
Work accepted to Undergraduate Consortium at AAAI 2020

Haochen Liu, Ph.D. Computer Science

1/2019 - 12/2019
Co-authored “Chat as Expected: Manipulating Black-box Neural Dialogue Models”
Co-authored “Say What I Want: Towards the Dark Side of Neural Dialogue Models”

Linghao Ji, B.S. Computer Science

8/2018 - 8/2019
Project on ‘‘Analyzing Swing Voters in Congress’’
Wrote him letters of recommendation for M.S. applications
Now Applied Data Analytics M.S. student at BU

Daniel K. Ofori-Dankwa, M.S. Computer Science

5/2018 - 5/2019
Project on ‘‘Bitcoin Price Predictions’’
Accepted offer at Microsoft

Cassidy Johnson, B.S. Computer Science & B.S. Mathematics

5/2018 - 8/2018
2018 Summer Research Opportunities Program
Co-authored “Balance in Signed Bipartite Networks” accepted at CIKM 2019

Mitansh Madan, B.S. Computer Science

10/2017 - 5/2018
Independent study through CSE department

Pegah Varghaei, B.S. Computational Mathematics

3/2017 - 5/2018
Now Computational Math Science and Engineering Ph.D. student at MSU

Chenxing Wang, M.S. Statistics

2/2017 - 5/2018
Co-authored “Relevance Measurements in Online Signed Social Networks” accepted at MLG 2018
Now Computer Science Ph.D. student at IUPUI

Yue Lab (Not as advisor, but as MS student), The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

Simon Kuang, High School student

6/2014 - 4/2015
Project nominated for Google Science Fair Regional Finalist
Now Computer Science & Electrical Engineering B.S. student at UC Berkley