New Faculty Starting at DINS in September 2021

The Department of informatics and Networked Systems is proud to announce that two new faculty will start as Assistant Professors in September 2021.

Dr. Na Du received her Ph.D. in Industrial & Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan. Her research aims to improve human performance, safety, and well-being by applying human factors and data analytics to the analysis, design, and evaluation of technologies. Her research interests include human factors in smart cities, computational modeling of human behavior, and human-centered design. 

See more at Na's Personal Site

Representative Publications: 

Du, N., Zhou, F., Pulver E., Tilbury, D. M., Robert, L. P., Pradhan, A. K., & Yang, X. J. (2020). Predicting driver takeover performance in conditionally automated driving. Accident & Analysis Prevention

Du, N., Huang, K., Yang, X. J. (2019). Not all information is equal: Effects of disclosing likelihood information on trust, compliance and reliance, and task performance in human-automation team. Human Factors.




Dr. Kaushik Seshadreesan previously held postdoctoral positions at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, and the Wyant College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona. Kaushik’s research broadly lies in quantum information science and technologies, spanning quantum information theory, quantum sensing, quantum communications, and quantum computation. He is currently primarily interested in quantum communication networks. As quantum technologies continue to grow and mature, interconnecting quantum gadgets such as quantum sensors or quantum computers is key to realizing their full potential. This requires the ability to communicate quantum information faithfully and efficiently over such quantum networks. Kaushik is interested in addressing research questions and challenges that lie across the different layers of a full quantum networking stack towards realizing the future quantum internet. Dr. Seshadreesan has a Ph.D. in Physics from Louisiana State University.

See more at Kaushik's Personal Site

Representative Publications: 

Kaushik P. Seshadreesan, Hari Krovi, and Saikat Guha (2020). Continuous-variable quantum repeater based on quantum scissors and mode multiplexing, Physics Review Research (Link to Paper)

Narayanan Rengaswamy, Kaushik P. Seshadreesan, Saikat Guha & Henry D. Pfister (2021). Belief propagation with quantum messages for quantum-enhanced classical communications, Quantum Information (Link to Paper)