I successfully defended my PhD thesis on Dec. 5, 2018. I was a PhD student in the Computer Science Department at University of California, Irvine, under the supervision of Prof. Alexander Ihler. I also worked closely with Prof. Rina Dechter.
I'm on the job market now! Shoot me an email if you are interested.
I'm generally interested in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and computer vision. My thesis work focuses on developing approximate inference algorithms for probabilistic graphical models with strong anytime guarantees, which takes advantage of ideas and techniques from variational methods, heuristic search, and Monte Carlo sampling. I've also worked on (deep) multi-instance learning, video ads analysis, semantic segmentation, etc.