Jack Munushian Early Career Chair and Associate Professor of Computer Science
- 2007, PhD, Computer Science, University Pennsylvania
- 1993, Masters, Biomedical Engineering, Nanjing Inst. of Tech.
- 1990, Bachelors, Biomedical Engineering, Nanjing Inst. of Tech.
I have been a faculty at USC since the August of 2008. Prior to joining USC, I was a postdoctoral researcher at U. of California (Berkeley) with Prof. Michael I. Jordan and Prof. Stuart Russell. I also spend a year at Yahoo! Research as a research scientist. I have a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in biomedical engineering from Southeast University (Nanjing, China). , and a Ph.D. in Computer and Information Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania, under the supervision of Prof. Lawrence K. Saul (now at UC San Diego)
My research focuses on the theory and application of machine learning. In the past, I have been working on a number of research projects including speech and object recognition, manifold learning and dimensionality reduction, optimization algorithms for large margin classifiers, and others.
- 2004 21st Interntaionl Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2004) Outstanding Student Paper
- 2006 20th Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2006) Outstanding Student Paper
- 2007 International Conference on Acoustics, Signal and Speech Processing (ICASSP 2007 ) Finalist of the Best Student Paper
- 2010 DARPA 2010 Computer Science Study Panel
- 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
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