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Nabil Hossain

I am a 2nd year PhD student in the Computer Science Dept in University of Rochester, advised by Prof. Henry Kautz.

I finished my undergraduate degree in Bard College, majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics. Prior to coming to Rochester, I spent a year in Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC), where I worked on Spoken Term Detection in low-resource languages, advised by Prof. Karen Livescu and Prof. Greg Shakhnarovich.

My research interests are in the intersection of Machine Learning, Data Mining and Social Media, with applications for healthcare. I am also interested in Natural Language Processing.

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Current Projects


We apply Machine Learning and Data Mining techniques on Twitter posts to detect alcohol drinking patterns in city and suburban settings. Our classifier can distinguish tweets at fine-grain, at the following levels of granularities: Combined with home-detection technology for Twitter users, we can also answer questions such as where drinkers live, where people go to drink, which places are drinking hotspots, when people drink at home vs. not at home, etc.

Selected Publications


Fun Stuff

Here's a demo of a multi-touch surface that I developed during my time at Bard College (the good old days!)


CSB 630
Computer Studies Building
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

email: nhossain [at] cs [dot] rochester [dot] edu