People

Prof. Lise Getoor

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

getoor AT soe.ucsc.edu
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.

Post Docs

Caleb Levy

Caleb Levy

cclevy AT ucsc.edu
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

Ph.D. Students (In alphabetical order)

Eriq Augustine

Eriq Augustine

eaugusti AT ucsc.edu
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

Yatong Chen

ychen592 AT ucsc.edu
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

Charles Dickens

cadicken AT ucsc.edu
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

Varun Embar

vembar AT ucsc.edu
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

Kyle Fredrickson

kyfredri AT ucsc.edu
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

Connor Pryor

cfpryor AT ucsc.edu
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.

Master's Students (In alphabetical order)

Rishika Singh

Rishika Singh

rsingh52 AT ucsc.edu
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

Niharika Srivastav

nsrivast AT ucsc.edu
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.

Undergraduate Students (In alphabetical order)

Alex Miller

Alex Miller

almumill AT ucsc.edu
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.

Alumni

Sriram Srinivasan

Sriram SrinivasanPh.D. Degree 2020

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

Current Affiliation: Amazon

Jason Ting

Jason TingM.S. Degree 2020

jting2 AT ucsc.edu


Current Affiliation: Xilinx, Inc

Vibin

Vibin VijayM.S. Degree 2020

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

Current Affiliation: Amazon

Shresta BS

Shresta B.SM.S. Degree 2020

shbellar AT ucsc.edu
https://www.shresta-bs.com/

Current Affiliation: Palo Alto Networks

Vihang Godbole

Vihang GodboleM.S. Degree 2020

vgodbole AT ucsc.edu

Current Affiliation: Microsoft

Alex Memory

Alex MemoryPh.D. Degree 2019

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

Current Affiliation: Leidos

Dhanya Sridhar

Dhanya SridharPh.D. Degree 2018

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

Current Affiliation: Postdoctoral Scholar at Columbia University, NY

Sabina Tomkins

Sabina TomkinsPh.D. Degree 2018

sabina.tomkins AT gmail.com
travellingscholar.com

Current Affiliation: Postdoctoral Scholar at Harvard University, MA

Pigi Kouki

Pigi Kouki, Ph.D. Degree 2018

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

Current Affiliation: Relational.ai

Johnnie Chang

Johnnie Chang, M.S. Degree 2017

cchan60 AT ucsc.edu
http://users.soe.ucsc.edu/~johnniec/

Current Affiliation: PhD at UC Santa Cruz.

Hung-Ju (Robert) Chen

Hung-Ju (Robert) Chen, M.S. Degree 2017

robert501128 AT gmail.com
http://users.soe.ucsc.edu/~robert501128

Current Affiliation: Facebook.

Golnoosh Farnadi

Golnoosh FarnadiPostDoctoral Researcher, 2017- 2018

gfarnadi AT ucsc.edu
http://www.cwi.ugent.be/people.php?userid=golnoosh

Current Affiliation: Postdoctoral Fellow at Mila, Montreal.

Shobeir Fakhraei

Shobeir Fakhraei, Ph.D. Degree 2017

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

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

Jay Pujara

Jay Pujara, Ph.D. Degree 2015

jay AT cs.umd.edu
https://www.jaypujara.org/

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

Nikhil Kini

Nikhil Kini, M.S. Degree 2017

nkini AT ucsc.edu
http://nikhilnkini.wordpress.com

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

Arti Ramesh

Arti Ramesh, Ph.D. Degree 2016

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

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

James Foulds

James Foulds, Postdoctoral Researcher 2014-15

jfoulds AT ucsd.edu
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

Ben London, Ph.D Degree 2015

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

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

Stephen Bach

Stephen Bach, Ph.D Degree 2015

bach AT cs.stanford.edu
http://stephenbach.net/

Current Affiliation: Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University, CA.

Theodoros Rekatsinas

Theodoros Rekatsinas, Ph.D. Degree 2015

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

Current Affiliation: Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University, CA.

Shachi Kumar

Shachi Kumar, M.S. Degree 2015

shachi04 AT gmail.com

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

Bert Huang

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

bhuang AT vt.edu
http://berthuang.com

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

Angelika Kimmig

Angelika Kimmig, PostDoctoral Researcher, 2012-2013

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

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

Stanley Kok

Stanley Kok, PostDoctoral Researcher, 2010-2011

skok AT cs.umd.be
http://people.sutd.edu.sg/~stanleykok/

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

Lilyana Mihalkova

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

lilyanam AT alumni.cs.utexas.edu
http://www.cs.umd.edu/~lily/

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

Walaa Eldin Mustafa

Walaa Eldin Mustafa, Ph.D. Degree 2013

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

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

Eric Norris

Eric Norris, M.S. Degree 2013

enorris AT cs.umd.edu

Current Affiliation: Software Engineer, Etsy, USA.

Hossam Sharara

Hossam Sharara, Ph.D. Degree 2012

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

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

Galileo Mark S. Namata Jr.

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

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

Current Affiliation: Data Scientist, Verisign, Washington DC.

Louis Licamele

Louis Licamele, Ph.D. Degree 2012

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

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

Elena Zheleva

Elena Zheleva, Ph.D. Degree 2011

licamele AT cs.umd.edu
http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/~elena/

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

Mustafa Bilgic

Mustafa Bilgic, Ph.D. Degree 2010

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

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

Prithviraj Sen

Prithviraj Sen, Ph.D. Degree 2009

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

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

Rezarta Islamaj

Rezarta Islamaj, Ph.D. Degree 2007

rezarta AT cs.umd.edu
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

Vivek Sehgal, M.S. Degree 2007

vivek AT compasslabs
www.cs.umd.edu/~viveks/

Current Affiliation: Engineer, Google, USA

Indrajit Bhattacharya

Indrajit Bhattacharya, Ph.D. Degree 2006

indrajitb AT gmail.com
http://www.csa.iisc.ernet.in/~indrajit

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

Hyunmo Kang

Hyunmo Kang, Ph.D. Degree 2003

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

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

Dhawal Joharapurkar

Dhawal Joharapurkar

dhawal AT ucsc.edu
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.

Matthew J. Howard

Matthew J. Howard

matthoward AT ucsc.edu
http://matthewjohnhoward.com/
Hui Miao

Hui Miao

hui AT cs.umd.edu
http://www.cs.umd.edu/~hui

Visiting Students

Natalia Diaz Rodriguez

Natalia Diaz Rodriguez, June.2015-Dec.2015

natalia.diaz AT ensta-paristech.fz
https://research.it.abo.fi/personnel/ndiaz

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

Adam Grycner

Adam Grycner, Sep.2014-Dec.2014

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

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