Statistical Relational Learning Group

**Lise Getoor**, Ph.D. Degree 2001, Stanford University

Enginnering 2, Room 341B

https://getoor.soe.ucsc.edu

**Research Interests**: My general research interests are in machine learning, reasoning under uncertainty, databases and artificial intelligence. Other topics of interest to me include: data integration, database query optimization and approximate query processing, entity resolution, information extraction, utility elicitation, planning under uncertainty, contraint-based reasoning, abstraction and problem reformulation. The theme of my research is building and using statistical models of structured, semi-structured and unstructured data to do useful things.

**Caleb Levy**

Enginnering 2, Room 489

https://caleblevy.github.io/

**Research Interests**: My work includes social science applications of statistical relational models, causal inference and graph embeddings. I am particularly interested how these topics can be applied to improve the fairness of machine learning methods

**Eriq Augustine**

Enginnering 2, Room 483

https://users.soe.ucsc.edu/~eaugusti

**Research Interests**: My research interests include by are not limited to machine learning, bioinformatics, and databases. My interests in machine learning are very broad and include NLP, computer vision, and bioinformatics. I am particularly interested in exploring the bounds of machine learning and discovering what untested domains work well with machine learning

**Yatong Chen**

Enginnering 2, Room 483

https://yatongchen.github.io

**Research Interests**: My research interests lie in the intersections of machine learning, statistics, combinatorial optimization, graph theory, and algorithm design. Specifically, I’m interested in the challenges of causal inference and fairness issues in social networks and other large-scale behavioral data.

**Charles Dickens**

Enginnering 2, Room 483

https://users.soe.ucsc.edu/~cadicken

**Research Interests**: My research interests are in inference in graphical models, learning with limited data, and interpretable machine learning.

**Varun Embar**

Enginnering 2, Room 485

https://users.soe.ucsc.edu/~varunembar

**Research Interests**: My research interests lie in machine learning and data mining. In particular, I am interested in Knowledge Graphs and Structured Prediction.

**Kyle Fredrickson**

Enginnering 2, Room 485

https://users.soe.ucsc.edu/~kfredrickson

**Research Interests**: My research interests include causality and statistical relational learning and are motivated by fair machine learning.

**Connor Pryor**

Enginnering 2, Room 483

https://users.soe.ucsc.edu/~cfpryor/

**Research Interests**: My research interests include machine learning, statistical relational learning, and data mining. In particular, I am interested in entity resolution in structured domains.

**Sriram Srinivasan**

Enginnering 2, Room 485

https://users.soe.ucsc.edu/~ssriniv9/

**Research Interests**: My research interests include but are not limited to machine learning application and theory, system performance, and parallel algorithms. In specific my current work involves improving the performance of structured prediction tasks through the use of statistical relational learning. I also work on graphical models and incorporating structure to improve regular prediction tasks.

**Rishika Singh**

Enginnering 2, Room 483

https://users.soe.ucsc.edu/~rishikasingh

**Research Interests**: My research interests lie in machine learning and its intersection with medicine and healthcare-related issues.

**Niharika Srivastav**

Enginnering 2, Room 483

**Research Interests**: My research interests include Machine Learning, Statistical Relational Learning and data Science. In particular, I am interested in using relational learning models of structured and unstructured data to build more efficient systems.

**Alex Miller**

Enginnering 2, Room 483

**Research Interests**: My research interests lie in the use of probabilistic graphical models. I'm specifically interested in applying them to problems in biomedical NLP and in using them to perform online collective inference.

**Jason Ting**

Enginnering 2, Room 483

**Research Interests**: My research interest is in machine learning and statistical relational learning. In specific, I am interested in recommendation systems.

**Vibin Vijay**

Enginnering 2, Room 485

https://users.soe.ucsc.edu/~vvijay

**Research Interests**: My research interests lie in machine learning and Computer Vision.

**Shresta B.S**

Enginnering 2, Room 485

https://www.shresta-bs.com/

**Research Interests**: My research interests include machine learning and statistical relational learning

**Vihang Godbole**

Enginnering 2, Room 483

**Research Interests**: My research interests are statistical relational learning and reinforcement learning.

**Alex Memory**, Ph.D. Degree 2019

http://www.cs.umd.edu/~amemory

Current Affiliation: Sr. Research Scientist at Leidos

**Dhanya Sridhar**, Ph.D. Degree 2018

http://users.soe.ucsc.edu/~dsridhar

Current Affiliation: Postdoctoral Scholar at Columbia University, NY

**Sabina Tomkins**, Ph.D. Degree 2018

travellingscholar.com

Current Affiliation: Postdoctoral Scholar at Harvard University, MA

**Pigi Kouki, **Ph.D. Degree 2018

https://users.soe.ucsc.edu/~pkouki

**Research Interests**: My research interests are recommender systems, entity resolution, and probabilistic graphical models. I am particularly interested in creating hybrid recommender systems using PSL.

**Johnnie Chang**

http://users.soe.ucsc.edu/~johnniec/

**Research Interests**: Entity Resolution, Natural Language Processing.

**Hung-Ju (Robert) Chen**

http://users.soe.ucsc.edu/~robert501128

**Research Interests**: Machine Learning, Entity Resolution, Data Science.

**Golnoosh Farnadi**, PostDoctoral Researcher, 2017- 2018

http://www.cwi.ugent.be/people.php?userid=golnoosh

**Research Interests**: Personalised AdveRtisements buIlt from web Sources (PARIS) project.

**Shobeir Fakhraei**, Ph.D. Degree 2017

http://www.cs.umd.edu/~shobeir/

**Current Affiliation**: Research Scientist, ISI, University of Southern California.

**Jay Pujara**, Ph.D. Degree 2015

https://www.jaypujara.org/

**Current Affiliation**: Research Scientist, ISI, University of Southern California.

**Nikhil Kini**, M.S. Degree 2017

http://nikhilnkini.wordpress.com

**Current Affiliation**: Software Engineer, Holistic Labs, Campbell CA.

**Arti Ramesh**, Ph.D. Degree 2016

http://www.cs.binghamton.edu/~artir/

**Current Affiliation**: Assistant Professor, Binghampton University, The State University of New York.

**James Foulds**, Postdoctoral Researcher 2014-15

http://cseweb.ucsd.edu/~jfoulds/

**Current Affiliation**: Postdoctoral Scholar at California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, University of California San Diego, CA.

**Ben London**, Ph.D Degree 2015

http://www.cs.umd.edu/~blondon

**Current Affiliation**: Machine Learning Scientist at Amazon Core Machine Learning, Seattle, WA.

**Stephen Bach**, Ph.D Degree 2015

http://stephenbach.net/

**Current Affiliation**: Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University, CA.

**Theodoros Rekatsinas**, Ph.D. Degree 2015

http://www.cs.umd.edu/~thodrek/

**Current Affiliation**: Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University, CA.

**Shachi Kumar**, M.S. Degree 2015

**Current Affiliation**: Research Scientist at Intel Labs, San Jose, CA.

**Bert Huang**, PostDoctoral Researcher, Sep.2011- Dec.2014

http://berthuang.com

**Current Affiliation**: Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech Department of Computer Science, VA.

**Angelika Kimmig**, PostDoctoral Researcher, 2012-2013

http://people.cs.kuleuven.be/~angelika.kimmig/

**Current Affiliation**: Postdoctoral Researcher at Department of Computer Sience at KU Leuven, The Netherlands

**Stanley Kok**, PostDoctoral Researcher, 2010-2011

http://people.sutd.edu.sg/~stanleykok/

**Current Affiliation**: Assistant Professor, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

**Lilyana Mihalkova**, PostDoctoral Researcher, Sep.2009 - Sep.2011

http://www.cs.umd.edu/~lily/

**Current Affiliation**: Software Engineer, Google, Santa Monica, CA.

**Walaa Eldin Mustafa**, Ph.D. Degree 2013

http://www.cs.umd.edu/~walaa

**Current Affiliation**: Researcher at NEC Laboratories America, Bay Area, CA.

**Eric Norris**, M.S. Degree 2013

**Current Affiliation**: Software Engineer, Etsy, USA.

**Hossam Sharara**, Ph.D. Degree 2012

http://www.cs.umd.edu/~hossam

**Current Affiliation**: Software Engineer, Google, Bay Area, CA.

**Galileo Mark S. Namata Jr.**, Ph.D. Degree 2012

http://www.cs.umd.edu/~namatag/

**Current Affiliation**: Data Scientist, Verisign, Washington DC.

**Louis Licamele**, Ph.D. Degree 2012

http://www.cs.umd.edu/~licamele/

**Current Affiliation**: Head of Informatics, Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Washington DC, USA

**Elena Zheleva**, Ph.D. Degree 2011

http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/~elena/

**Current Affiliation**: Data Scientist, LivingSocial, Washington DC, USA

**Mustafa Bilgic**, Ph.D. Degree 2010

http://www.cs.iit.edu/~mbilgic/

**Current Affiliation**: Assistant Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL.

**Prithviraj Sen**, Ph.D. Degree 2009

http://www.cs.umd.edu/~sen/

**Current Affiliation**: Research Staff Member, IBM, Almaden, San Jose, CA.

**Rezarta Islamaj**, Ph.D. Degree 2007

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/CBBresearch/Fellows/Dogan/

**Current Affiliation**: Staff Scientist, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, Maryland, MD.

**Vivek Sehgal**, M.S. Degree 2007

www.cs.umd.edu/~viveks/

**Current Affiliation**: Engineer, Google, USA

**Indrajit Bhattacharya**, Ph.D. Degree 2006

http://www.csa.iisc.ernet.in/~indrajit

**Current Affiliation**: Research Scientist, IBM India Research Laboratory, India

**Hyunmo Kang**, Ph.D. Degree 2003

http://www.cs.umd.edu/~kang

**Current Affiliation**: Computer Scientist/HCI Researcher, Vizcovery.com, USA

**Dhawal Joharapurkar**

Enginnering 2, Room 483

https://users.soe.ucsc.edu/~dhawal

**Research Interests**: My general research interests are machine learning, statistical relational learning, probabilistic graphical models, and their applications various relational domains.

**Natalia Diaz Rodriguez**, June.2015-Dec.2015

https://research.it.abo.fi/personnel/ndiaz

**Current Affiliation**: PostDoc at Robotics and Computer Vision Group, ENSTA ParisTech, France

**Adam Grycner**, Sep.2014-Dec.2014

http://people.mpi-inf.mpg.de/~agrycner/

**Current Affiliation**: Ph.D. Student, Max-Planck-Institut, Germany