I'm a Ph.D. Candidate at Stony Brook University - The State University of New York in the Department of Computer Science where I work on problems related to Digital Media, Computer Vision, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing. I work with my advisor Tamara Berg and I also collaborate with professors Alex Berg and Yejin Choi.
At Stony Brook I was awarded a Renaissance Technologies Fellowship and more recently I also got support from Yahoo! through a Yahoo! 2012 Key Scientific Challenges Award for my work on analysis of large image collections.
During my studies I have also spent time at Google in Mountain View, California in the Android Multimedia Content Analysis group in the summer 2011 and in the Google Earth aerial imagery database team in 2008.
Collective Generation of Natural Image Descriptions
. Association for Computational Linguistics. ACL 2012. Jeju, South Korea. July 2012.
[pdf] (~Oral presentation)
Im2Text: Describing Images Using 1 Million Captioned Photographs
. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems. NIPS 2011. Granada, Spain. December 2011.
[pdf][code+dataset][poster]. (~Spotlight presentation)
High Level Describable Attributes for Predicting Aesthetics and Interestingness
. IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. CVPR 2011. Colorado Springs, CO. June 2011.
[pdf][related code for saliency + low DoF attributes]
The Ariadne Infrastructure for Managing and Storing Metadata
. IEEE Internet Computing 2009 . Emerging Internet Technologies and Applications for E-learning. [link]