TCB Hands-On Workshop in San Francisco
Participant Profile

There were 24 participants in the workshop. Twenty participants applied for a seat, and were selected from a pool of 42 applicants; others were local attendees.

Profile information indicates the average participant had earned or was close to earning a doctorate, and was working in an academic position at a university.  A distribution of education is provided in Table 1 and of affiliation in Table 2.


Highest Degree Earned Number
Undergraduate 3
Masters 7
Doctorate/MD 12

Table 1: Participants highest degree earned at time of workshop.

Affiliation Number
Education 23
Non-profit 1

Table 2: Distribution of participant affiliations.


Name Affiliation Highest Degree
Ravinder Abrol California Institute of Technology Ph.D.
Ahlam Al-rawi Kansas State University Ph.D.
Prashanth Athri Georgia State University MS
Nicholas Beckloff University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey BS
Subhasish Chatterjee The City University of New York MS
Anuj  Chaudhri University of Pennsylvania MS
Jun Cui University of Pittsburgh MS
Sivanesan Dakshanamurthy Georgetown University Ph.D.
Spencer S. Ericksen University of Wisconsin Ph.D.
Jose A. Gascon Yale University Ph.D.
Xibing He University of Pennsylvania MD
Amy L. Jacobs National Cancer Institute Ph.D.
Himanshu Khandelia University of Minnesota MS
Dustin Miller University of Cincinnati BS
Amitava Roy Weill Medical College of Cornell University Ph.D.
Sarata Sahu Carnegie Mellon Ph.D.
Kirill Speranskiy Carnegie Mellon MA
Natia Tsomaia  Brown University Ph.D.
Youbin Tu West Virginia University MS
Rajan Vatassery Northwestern University BS
Igor Vorobyov University of Maryland Ph.D.
Stephen Walch Stanford University Ph.D.
Alik Widge Carnegie Mellon -
Lei Zhou Columbia University Ph.D.