Alnur Ali

Alnur Ali

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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University of Southern California
BS in Computer Science

Advisors: Zico Kolter & Ryan Tibshirani

Research Interests: Optimization, Statistics, Applications

Maruan Al-Shedivat

Maruan Al-Shedivat

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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King Abdullah University for Science and Technology
MS in Computer Science

Advisor: Eric Xing

Research Interests: Statistical learning theory, learning representations, semi-supervised and transfer learning.

Siddharth Ancha

Siddharth Ancha

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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University of Toronto
MS in Computer Science

Advisor: David Held

Research Interests: MCMC inference, deep learning, computer vision

Ifigeneia Apostolopoulou

Ifigeneia Apostolopoulou

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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University of Thessaly at Volos
BS in Electrical & Computer Engineering

Advisor: Artur Dubrawski

Research Interests: Pattern mining, Statistical Machine Learning

Shaojie Bai

Shaojie Bai

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Carnegie Mellon University
BS in Computer Science

Advisor: Zico Kolter

Research Interests: Deep Learning & Optimization

Jonathon Byrd

Jonathon Byrd

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Morehead State University
BS in Computer Science

Advisor: Zack Lipton

Research Interests:ML on graph and molecule data, transfer learning and metalearning, reinforcement learning, search and optimization.

Sebastian Caldas

Sebastian Caldas

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Universidad de los Andes
BS in Systems & Computing Engineering

Advisor: Ameet Talwalkar

Research Interests: Computer Vision

Dallas Card

Dallas Card

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Dalhousie University, MA in International Development Studies
University of Waterloo, BA.Sc. in Systems Design Engineering

Advisor: Noah Smith

Research Interests: Machine learning in social and biological systems, Event and pattern detection, Algorithmic game theory, and Computational creativity.

Devendra Chaplot

Devendra Chaplot

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
BTech in Computer Science and Engineering
Advisor: Ruslan Salakhutdinov
Research Interests: Deep Reinforcement Learning, NLP, Robotics, AI

Ian Char

Ian Char

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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University of Colorado Boulder
BS in Computer Science & BS/MS in Applied Math

Advisor: Jeff Schneider

Research Interests: AI, graphical probabilistic models, statistical machine learning, and reinforcement learning

Jeremiah Cohen

Jeremiah Cohen

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Princeton University
B.S.E in Computer Science

Advisor:

Research Interests: Machine Learning and Optimization

Amanda Coston

Amanda Coston

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Princeton University
BSE in Computer Science

Advisor: Roni Rosenfeld

Research Interests: Machine Learning applied to areas of social impact, including healthcare, human rights, and criminal justice.

Machine Learning & Public Policy Joint PhD Program

Christoph Dann

Christoph Dann

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Technische Universitaet Darmstadt
M.S. in Computer Science

Advisor: Emma Brunskill

Research Interests: Sequential decision making under uncertainty; AI; computer vision; statistical machine learning; optimization

Maria Arteaga

Maria De Arteaga

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Universidad Nacional de Colombia
BS in Mathematics

Advisor: Artur Dubrawski

Research Interests: Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and Data Mining applied to Corruption and Fraud Detection, Criminology and Violence Research.

Machine Learning & Public Policy Joint PhD Program

Carlton Downey

Carlton Downey

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Victoria University, New Zealand
MS in Engineering & Computer Science

Advisor: Geoff Gordon

Research Interests: Machine Learning, Algorithms, Neural Networks

Simon Du

Simon Du

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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University of California, Berkeley
BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Advisors: Barnabas Poczos & Aarti Singh

Research Interests: Matrix Factorization, Randomized Algorithms

Kumar Dubey

Kumar Avinava Dubey

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, Mumbai India
MS in Technology, Computer Science & Engineering

Advisor: Eric Xing

Research Interests: Non-parametric and semi-supervised learning in probabilistic graphical models

Collin Eubanks

Collin Eubanks

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Carnegie Mellon University, MS in Machine Learning
University of Kansas, BS in Mathematics

Advisors: Larry Wasserman, Rupert Croft, Jessi Cisewski

Research Interests: Data mining, spatio-temporal modeling, statistical machine learning, high-dimensional statistics, applications to cosmology

Statistics & Machine Learning Joint PhD Program

Ben Eysenbach

Ben Eysenbach

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BS in Mathematics

Advisor: Ruslan Salakhutdinov

Research Interests: RL, unsupervised learning, robotics, safety, bayesian modeling

Théophile Gervet

Théophile Gervet

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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McGill University
BS in Computer Science

Advisor: Jeff Schneider

Research Interests: Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning, Probabilistic Graphical Models

Dylan Fitzpatrick

Dylan Fitzpatrick

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Carnegie Mellon University
MS in Computer Science

Advisor: Daniel Neill

Research Interests: Forecasting and prediction in spatiotemporal data for urban analytics, natural resource management, and conservation ecology.

Machine Learning & Public Policy Joint PhD Program

Chirag Gupta

Chirag Gupta

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
B.Tech, Computer Science and Engineering

Advisor: Aaditya Ramdas

Research Interests: Optimization, Statistics aspects of Learning, Causal Inference

Kartik Gupta

Kartik Gupta

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras
BTech in Computer Science & Engineering

Advisor: Pradeep Ravikumar

Research Interests: Statistical Machine Learning and Optimization

William Guss

William Guss

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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University of California, Berkeley
BA in Pure Mathematics

Advisor: Ruslan Salakhutdinov

Research Interests: Deep Learning Theory, Deep Reinforcement Learning, Automated Machine Learning,  Applied Algebraic Topology, and Functional Analysis

Kin Gutierrez Olivares

Kin Gutierrez Olivares

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico
BS in Applied Mathematics

Advisor: Artur Dubrawski

Research Interests: Optimization and Statistical Learning Theory

Jay Hennig

Jay Hennig

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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University of Texas at Austin
BS in Pure Mathematics

Advisors: Byron Yu & Steve Chase

Research Interests: Computational neuroscience, statistical machine learning

Neural Computation & Machine Learning Joint PhD program.

William Herlands

William Herlands

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Princeton University
BSE in Electrical Engineering

Advisor: Daniel Neill

Research Interests: Predictive modeling, machine-aided medical diagnosis, robotics, swarm systems, cybersecurity

Machine Learning & Public Policy Joint PhD Program

Bryan Hooi

Bryan Hooi

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Stanford University
MS in Computer Science
BS in Mathematics

Advisor: Christos Faloutsos

Research Interests: High-dimensional inference, Network analysis, Biomedical and social science applications

Statistics & Machine Learning Joint PhD Program

Hanzhang Hu

Hanzhang Hu

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Carnegie Mellon University
BS in Computer Science

Advisors: Drew Bagnell & Martial Hebert

Research Interests: Machine learning, Computer vision, AI planning.

Zhiting Hu

Zhiting Hu

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Beijing University
B.S. in Computer Science

Research Interests: Deep learning, Bayesian methods, large-scale machine learning, natural language process, computer vision

Advisor: Eric Xing

Conor Igoe

Conor Igoe

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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University College Dublin
B.E. in Electronic Engineering

Advisor: Stephen Smith

Research Interests: Optimization, Algorithmic Game Theory, Bayesian modelling

Kirthevasan Kandasamy

Kirthevasan (Samy) Kandasamy

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
B. Sc Eng in Electronic & Telecommunication Engineering

Advisors: Jeff Schneider & Barnabas Poczos

Research Interests: In the intersection of algorithmic, statistical and theoretical Machine Learning.

Joon Sik Kim

Joon Sik Kim

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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California Institute of Technology
BS in Computer Science

Advisor: Pradeep Ravikumar

Research Interests: Reinforcement/online learning, robot learning, variational methods

Juyong Kim

Juyong Kim

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Seoul National University
MS in Computer Science and Engineering
BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering


Advisor: Pradeep Ravikumar


Research Interests: Deep Learning, Computer Vision

Kwangho Kim

Kwangho Kim

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Stanford University, MS in Statistics
KAIST, B.S. in Mathematics & B.S in Electrical Engineering

Advisors: Barnabas Poczos & Edward Kennedy

Research Interests: Causal inference with longitudinal data, Statistical machine learning, Developing novel analytical methods

Statistics & Machine Learning Joint PhD Program

Natalie Klein

Natalie Klein

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

University of New Mexico
BS in Pure Mathematics

Advisors: Rob Kass & Valerie Ventura

Research Interests: neural networks, synchronization phenomena, clustering, network analysis, and applications of statistics and machine learning to social and biological problems.

Statistics & Machine Learning Joint PhD Program

Lisa Lee

Lisa Seung-Yeon Lee

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Princeton University, A.B. in Mathematics

Advisors: Ruslan Salakhutdinov & Eric Xing

Research Interests: Deep reinforcement learning, meta-learning, intrinsically motivated learning, hierarchical planning

Eric Lei

Eric Lei

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

University of Washington
B.S. in Computer Science

Advisor: Artur Dubrawski

Research Interests: Big data, learning theory, NLP, and game theory.

Chun-Liang Li

Chun-Liang Li

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

National Taiwan University
M.S. in Computer Science

Advisor: Barnabas Poczos

Research Interests: Implicit Generative Model.

Liam Li

Liam Li

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Caltech
BA.Sc. in Applied Math

Advisor: Ameet Talwalkar

Research Interests: AutoML, hyperparameter optimization, neural architecture search, deep learning, reinforcement learning

Yuanning Li

Yuanning Li

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Carnegie Mellon University, MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Beihang University, B.E. in Electronic Information Engineering

Advisors: Max G'Sell & Avniel Ghuman (University of Pittsburgh, Neurological Surgery)

Research Interests: computational and cognitive neuroscience, applied statistics and machine learning, high-dimensional statistics

Neural Computation & Machine Learning Joint PhD program

Paul Liang

Paul Liang

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Carnegie Mellon University
M.S. in Machine Learning, B.S. in Computer Science

Advisors: Louis-Philippe Morency & Ruslan Salakhutdinov

Research Interests: Multimodal Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning, Probabilistic Graphical Models

Chieh Lin

Chieh Lin

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

National Taiwan University
MS in Computer Science and Information Engineering

Advisor: Ziv Bar-Joseph

Research Interests: Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Cheminformatics and Machine Learning.

Leqi Liu

Leqi Liu

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Bryn Mawr College
BA in Computer Science

Advisor: Pradeep Ravikumar

Research Interests: Artificial Intelligence; Statistical Machine Learning; Reinforcement Learning; Fairness, Accountability and Transparency in Machine Learning.

Darby Losey

Darby Losey

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

University of Washington
BS in Computer Science, Neurobiology

Advisors: Byron Yu & Steve Chase

Research Interests: Brain-Computer Interfacing, Computational Neuroscience,Dimensionality Reduction, Signal Processing

Neural Computation & Machine Learning Joint PhD program.

Micol Marchetti-Bowick

Micol Marchetti-Bowick

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Stanford University
MS & BS in Computer Science

Advisor: Eric Xing

Research Interests: Probabilistic Graphical Models, Computational Biology

Kenneth Marino

Kenneth Marino

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Georgia Institute of Technology
BS in Computer Engineering

Advisor: Abhinav Gupta

Research Interests: Deep Learning, Computer Vision, Unsupervised and Semi-supervised Learning

Abhinav Maurya

Abhinav Maurya

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
M.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering
 
Advisor: Rahul Telang
Research Interests: Machine Learning, Data Science, Computational Social Science, Public Policy

Machine Learning & Public Policy Joint PhD Program

Calvin McCarter

Calvin McCarter

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
BSE in Computer Science Engineering

Advisor: Seyoung Kim

Research Interests: Statistical Machine Learning, Computational Genomics and Optimization.

Calvin Murdock

Calvin Murdock

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Washington University, St. Louis
BS in Computing

Advisor: Simon Lucey

Research Interests: Computer Vision, Unsupervised Learning, High-dimensional Time Series

Renato Negrinho

Renato Negrinho

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal
MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor: Geoff Gordon

Research Interests: Statistical Machine Learning, Optimization, Natural Language Processing

Willie Neiswanger

Willie Neiswanger

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Columbia University
BS in Applied Mathematics

Advisor: Eric Xing

Research Interests: Statistical Machine Learning, computer vision, signal processing, Bayesian methods, and analysis of networks.

Ojash Neopane

Ojash Neopane

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

University of California, San Diego
BS in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mathematics

Advisor: Aaditya Ramdas

Research Interests: Sequential Analysis, Reinforcement Learning

Ritesh Noothigattu

Ritesh Noothigattu

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi
B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering

Advisor: Ariel Procaccia

Research Interests: Machine Learning, Computational Social Choice, Artificial Intelligence

Motolani Olarinre

Motolani Olarinre

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

New Jersey Institute of Technology
MS in Computational Biology

Advisor: Robert Kass

Research Interests: Statistical Machine Learning and Reinforcement Learning

Josue Orellana

Josue Orellana

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Washington State University
B. S. in Electrical Engineering

Advisors: Rob Kass & Andrew Schwartz (CNBC, Pitt)

Research Interests: Neural Data Analysis, Dynamic Network models, Multi-brain area interactions, Statistical models of Motor Cortex.

Neural Computation & Machine Learning Joint PhD program.

Biswajit Paria

Biswajit Paria

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur,
BS & MS in Computer Science and Engineering

Advisors: Barnabas Poczos & Pradeep Ravikumar

Research Interests: Statistical and theoretical machine learning

Emilio Parisotto

Emilio Parisotto

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

University of Toronto
BS in Computer Science

Advisor: Ruslan Salakhutdinov

Research Interests: Deep Reinforcement Learning, Generative Models, and Multitask and Transfer Learning in the RL setting. In particular, I am currently interested in more sophisticated memory systems for deep reinforcement learning agents that can allow them to operate in rich 3D environments.

Pratik Patil

Pratik Patil

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

University of Toronto
MASc in Electrical & Computer Engineering
MS in Statistics

Advisor:

Research Interests: Statistical Machine Learning, Information Theory, Optimization

Statistics & Machine Learning Joint PhD Program

Emmanouil Platanios

Emmanouil (Anthony) Platanios

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Imperial College London
ME in Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Advisor: Tom Mitchell

Research Interests: Machine Learning and Non-Parametric Statistics

Gregory Plumb

Gregory Plumb

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

University of Wisconsin, Madison
BS in Computer Science

Advisor: Ameet Talwalkar

Research Interests: Theoretical Machine Learning, Deep Learning

Adarsh Prasad

Adarsh Prasad

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
B.Tech in Electrical Engineering

Advisor: Pradeep Ravikumar

Research Interests: High Dimensional Statistics, Optimization,  Ranking and Quantitative Trading

Charvi Rastogi

Charvi Rastogi

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
B.Tech/M.Tech in Electrical Engineering

Advisors: Nihar Shah, Siva Balakrishnan

Research Interests: Statistical Machine Learning, Learning Theory, Learning from People, Crowdsourcing  

Elan Rosenfeld

Elan Rosenfeld

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Carnegie Mellon University
BS in Computer Science, Statistics & Machine Learning

Advisor: Pradeep Ravikumar

Research Interests: Statistical machine learning, computational learning theory, graphical models, neural networks

Aaron Rumack

Aaron Rumack

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Cornell University
BS in Computer Science

Advisor: Roni Rosenfeld

Research Interests: applied machine learning and computational biology

Mrinmaya Sachan

Mrinmaya Sachan

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

IIT Kanpur
B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering

Advisor: Eric Xing

Research Interests: Statistical Learning, Structure Prediction, Natural Language Processing and (Social) Network Analysis.

Veeranjaneyulu Sadhanala

Veeranjaneyulu Sadhanala

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
BTECH in Computer Science & Engineering

Advisor: Ryan Tibshirani

Research Interests: Machine Learning, Statistics & Optimization.

Abulhair Saparov

Abulhair (Abu) Saparov

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Princeton University
B.S.E. in Computer Science

Advisor: Tom Mitchell

Research Interests: Scalable machine learning, AI, algorithms, Bayesian statistical methods, natural language processing.

Robin Schmucker

Robin Schmucker

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
B.Sc. in Informatics

Advisor: Tuomas Sandholm

Research Interests: Event Detection, Optimization, Internet of Things

Shashank Singh

Shashank Singh

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Carnegie Mellon University
B.S. & M.S. in Math

Advisor: Barnabas Poczos

Research Interests: Statistical Methods, Information Theory, Topological Data Analysis, Optimization, Neural Data Analysis, Biological Computation

Statistics & Machine Learning Joint PhD Program

Hyun Ah Song

Hyun Ah Song

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, M.S. in Electrical Engineering
Ewha Womans University, B.S.E. in Environmental Science & Engineering

Advisor: Christos Faloutsos

Research Interests: Machine learning, neural networks, unsupervised learning

Michael Spece-Ibanez

Michael Spece-Ibanez

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Caltech
BS in Applied & Computational Mathematics

BS in Business Economics & Management

Advisor: Cosma Shalizi

Research Interests: Repeated Game Models, Online Learning, Non-Stationary Time Series, Statistical Decision Theory, Algorithmic Game Theory, AI

Statistics & Machine Learning Joint PhD Program

Neil Spencer

Neil Spencer

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

University of British Columbia
MS in Statistics

Advisor: Cosma Shalizi

Research Interests: Bayesian nonparametric statistics, Network modelling, Monte Carlo methods.

Statistics & Machine Learning Joint PhD Program

Ivan Stelmakh

Ivan Stelmakh

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Advisors: Nihar Shah and Aarti Singh

Research Interests: Statistical Learning Theory, Learning form People, Theoretical Machine Learning

Otilia Stretcu

Otilia Stretcu

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

University of Cambridge
M.Ph. in Advanced Computer Science

Advisors: Tom Mitchell & Barnabas Poczos

Research Interests: Machine Learning and Computer Vision, particularly biomedical applications.

Arun Suggala

Arun Sai Suggala

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay,
B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering

Advisor: Pradeep Ravikumar

Research Interests: Optimization, High Dimensional Statistics.

Mariya Toneva

Mariya Toneva

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Yale University
B.S. in Computer Science, Cognitive Science

Advisor: Tom Mitchell

Research Interests: Computational Cognitive Science, Graphical Models, High-dimensional Timeseries

Neural Computation & Machine Learning Joint PhD program.

Nicholay Topin

Nicholay Topin

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

University of Maryland
BS in Computer Science

Advisor: Manuela Veloso

Research Interests: Reinforcement Learning, Deep Learning, Sequential decision making

Yao-Hung Tsai

Yao-Hung Tsai

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

National Taiwan University
B.S.E in Electrical Engineering

Advisor: Ruslan Salakhutdinov

Research Interests: Deep Learning, Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing.

Hsiao-Yu Tung

Hsiao-Yu Tung

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Carnegie Mellon University
MS in Machine Learning

Advisor: Katerina Fragkiadaki & Alex Smola

Research Interests: Spectral Methods, Statistical Modeling & Machine Learning Theory.

Jacob Tyo

Jacob Tyo

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

West Virginia University
M.S. & B.S. in Electrical Engineering

Advisor: Zachary Lipton

Research Interests: Artificial Intelligence, Reinforcement Learning, Unsupervised Learning, Causal Inferencing, Active Learning

Akash Umakantha

Akash Umakantha

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Vanderbilt University
B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering

Advisor: Byron Yu & Matthew Smith (University of Pittsburgh)

Research Interests:Latent variable models, dynamical systems, visual neuroscience, computational neuroscience

Neural Computation & Machine Learning Joint PhD program.

Po-Wei Wang

Po-Wei Wang

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

National Taiwan University
BS in Computer Science

Advisor: Zico Kolter

Research Interests: Optimization Algorithms & Convergence Theory for Machine Learning

Yining Wang

Yining Wang

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Tsinghua University
B.E. in Computer Science & Technology

Advisor: Aarti Singh

Research Interests: Statistical machine learning and natural language processing.

Ryan Williamson

Ryan Williamson

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Brigham Young University
BS in Electrical Engineering

Advisors: Byron Yu & Matthew Smith (Univ. of Pittsburgh, Ophthalmology)

Research Interests: Brain computer interfaces, dimensionality reduction, mechanisms of attention in the primate visual system

Neural Computation & Machine Learning Joint PhD program.

Ezra Winston

Ezra Winston

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Carnegie Mellon University
MS in Machine Learning

Advisor: Zico Kolter

Research Interests: Natural language understanding, representation learning

Eric Wong

Eric Wong

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Carnegie Mellon University
B.S. in Computer Science

Advisor: Zico Kolter

Research Interests: Optimization algorithms, human-in-the-loop learning, and sustainability domains

Yifan Wu

Yifan Wu

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

University of Alberta, M.S. in Computing Science
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, B.S. in Computer Science

Advisor: Aarti Singh

Research Interests: Sequential decision making, large scale and complex modelling, learning theory.

Qizhe Xie

Qizhe Xie

Bio

Carnegie Mellon University
MS in Language Technologies

Advisor: Ed Hovy

Research Interests: Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing

Yichong Xu

Yichong Xu

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Tsinghua University
B.Eng. in Computer Science

Advisor: Artur Dubrawski

Research Interests: deep learning, game theory and algorithm design.

Tom Yan

Tom Yan

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BS & MEng in EECS

Advisor: Ariel Procaccia

Research Interests: Principled approaches to Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

Fan Yang

Fan Yang

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Carnegie Mellon University
B.S. in Mathematical Sciences

Advisor: William Cohen

Research Interests: Learning to search, structure prediction, and probabilistic logic programming

Chih-Kuan Yeh

Chih-Kuan Yeh

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

National Taiwan University
BS in Electronic Engineering

Advisor: Pradeep Ravikumar

Research Interests: deep learning algorithms and its application in computer vision, artificial intelligence, and natural language processing. I'm also interested in transfer learning, generative model, and deep reinforcement learning.

Wei Yu

Wei Yu

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Carnegie Mellon University
MS in Language Technologies

Advisors: Jaime Carbonell & Alex Smola

Research Interests: Statistical Machine Learning, Large Scale Optimization

Hongyang Zhang

Hongyang Zhang

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Peking University
MS in Intelligence Science and Technology

Advisor: Nina Balcan

Research Interests: Machine Learning Theory, Information Theory, Non-Convex/Convex Optimization, and Statistics.

Qiong Zhang

Qiong Zhang

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Carnegie Mellon University, MS in Machine Learning
National University of Singapore, BS in Computational Biology

Advisors: John Anderson, Rob Kass

Research Interests: Neuroimaging analysis, Computational modeling of human cognition, Bayesian methods

Neural Computation & Machine Learning Joint PhD program.

Han Zhao

Han Zhao

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

University of Waterloo
MM in Computer Science

Advisor: Geoff Gordon

Research Interests: Tractable probabilistic inferences in graphical models

Xun Zheng

Xun Zheng

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Carnegie Mellon University, M.S. in Machine Learning
Beihang University, B.E. in Software Engineering

Advisor: Pradeep Ravikumar & Eric Xing

Research Interests: Bayesian inference and optimization.

Chenghui Zhou

Chenghui Zhou

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

McGill University, B.S. in Computer Science

Advisor: Manuela Veloso

Research Interests: learning from time series data, statistical machine learning, spectral learning.

Helen Zhou

Helen Zhou

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.S. and M.Eng. in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

Advisor: Eric Xing

Research Interests: deep learning, representation learning, bayesian methods, natural language processing, machine learning for healthcare