Current PhD Students
- Tim Kopp is developing exact inference algorithms for Markov Logic that leverage evidence symmetries.
- Nabil Hossain is working on humor, metaphor, and framing in computational linguistics.
- Anis Zaman is working on online activity analysis for mental health.
- Brian Dickinson is leading two projects, one on using social network analysis to localize social media users, and the other on deep learning to read ancient manuscripts.
- Phyo Thiha (co-supervised by Anthony Pisani) created web apps to help students in high-risk environments create and communicate socially-positive messages.
Graduated PhD Students
- Anna Loparev (2016) (co-supervised by Chris Egert) studied teaching cooperation through computer games. She is now a post-doc at Wellesley College.
- The Language+Vision project, jointly led with Jiebo Luo and Daniel Gildea, graduated Young Song Chol (2016), now at GE Research, and Iftekahar Naim (2015), now at Google.
- Yi Chu (2013) completed her PhD on optimal prompting strategies for persons with cognitive disabilities, and is working at Nuance.
- Tivadar Pápai (2013) developed methods for inference and learning in Markov logic. He is working at Google.
- Chetan Bhole (2013) completed a PhD thesis on image segmentation and is employed in the product search and relevance group at A9 (a division of Amazon).
- Adam Sadilek (2012) completed his PhD on understanding behavior from GPS data, and is now a research scientist at Google.
- Alan Liu (2010) worked with Gaetano Borriello and me on the ACCESS project for his PhD. He now works at A.R.O. Inc. in Seattle.
- Tian Sang (2008) (co-supervised by Paul Beame) earned his PhD for work on model counting and constraint satisfaction algorithms, and now works at Microsoft.
- Lin Liao (2006) (co-supervised by Dieter Fox) completed his PhD thesis on location-based activity recognition. He is employed at Google.
- Don Patterson (2005) (co-supervised by Dieter Fox) worked on activity tracking and guidance as part of the Assisted Cognition project. He is now an Associate Professor at University of California at Irvine.
- Ashish Sabharwal (2005) (co-supervised by Paul Beame) worked on proof complexity and clause-learning. He is now a researcher at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence.
Yongshao Ruan (2004) worked on learning restart strategies as part of the CORE Project. He is now employed at Sourcelabs.
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