I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Machine Learning Department and the iLab at Carnegie Mellon University, working with Carlos Guestrin and Ramayya Krishnan. My research interests lie in machine learning, information retrieval, and online algorithms. You can read about my research work here. More broadly, I am interested in working towards general artificial intelligence while developing useful intermediate tools along the way.
I previously received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University under the advising of Thorsten Joachims, and a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In the summer of 2007, I was a research intern at Microsoft Research working with Chris Burges in the Machine Learning and Intelligence group (previously known as the Text Mining, Search, and Navigation group). In the summer of 2009, I was an intern at Google working with Rajan Patel in the Search Quality Evaluation team.
Updates & Quick Links:
*NEW* - Press release of my EMS ambulance allocation project with the iLab is now up! [research paper]
Tutorial materials for "Practical Online Retrieval Evaluation" presented at SIGIR 2011 now available. [ppt][demo scripts]
Software package SVMsle is now available.
Self-Improving Systems that Learn Through Human Interaction - a popular-science blog article I wrote.
Random Ponderings (blog)