Principal Investigators  ·  Postdoctoral Scholars  ·  Graduate Students  ·  Visiting Students  ·  MEng Students  ·  Undergraduate Students

Principal Investigators

John W. Fisher IIIJohn W. Fisher III

I run the Sensing, Learning and Inference group. I am a Senior Research Scientist at MIT in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

Postdoctoral Scholars

Jason PachecoJason Pacheco

I am interested in developing graphical models and approximate inference for applications involving complex spatio-temporal processes and physical systems. In particular I am interested in efficient variational approaches which can be applied to a broader class of models than traditional methods. My application interests span many domains including computer vision, computational biology, brain computer interfaces and signal processing. Before joining SLI I completed my PhD at Brown University with Erik Sudderth (2016).

Graduate Students

Randi CabezasRandi Cabezas

I am a PhD student working with John Fisher; my current research focuses on 3D reconstructions, primarily from multi-modal data. Before coming to MIT, I received a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering from Florida International University.

Rujian ChenRujian Chen

I am a Phd student working with John Fisher in the Sensing, Learning and Inference lab. My interests lie in developing Bayesian modeling and inference methods applied to complex physical processes. Prior to joining MIT, I received my BA and MEng from Cambridge University.

Christopher L. DeanChristopher L. Dean

I am a PhD student in the SLI group; my current research interests are machine learning, active inference, and information planning. I received my SM in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 2015 and my BS in Computer Science and Engineering from The Ohio State University in 2012.

Genevieve E. FlaspohlerGenevieve E. Flaspohler

I am a PhD student in the SLI group and the MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) joint program. My research interests are in machine learning, Bayesian statistics, and planning algorithms/decision-theory, with applications to mobile robot exploration, scientific experimental design, and environmental monitoring. I completed my S.M. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT on statistical models and planning algorithms for scientific applications of mobile robots, advised by Dr. Yogesh Girdhar and Prof. Nicholas Roy.

David S. HaydenDavid S. Hayden

I am a PhD student at MIT in the Sensing, Learning and Inference (SLI) group under the supervision of John Fisher. My interests are in modelling and predicting interactions among time-series (such as social interactions in videos) via machine learning and computer vision approaches. Applications of special interest include video understanding, human/animal behavioral modeling, wearable computing, assistive technology, social media and finance.

Stephen J. LeeStephen J. Lee

I am a PhD Student in the SLI group and the MIT Energy Initiative's Universal Energy Access Lab. I'm interested in probabilistic models for spatial processes and energy systems analysis.

Vadim S. SmolyakovVadim S. Smolyakov

My research interests are in the area of statistical inference and machine learning in application to computer vision. Before coming to MIT, I completed my undergraduate degree in Engineering Science at the University of Toronto.

Sue ZhengSue Zheng

I am a PhD candidate in John Fisher's group interested in information theoretic planning. I received my M.Eng from MIT, worked in industry for a few years, and came back for more!

Past Postdoctoral Scholars

Oren Freifeld Faculty member at Ben-Gurion University
Qiang Liu Assistant Professor at Dartmouth College
Hossein Mobahi Research Scientist at Google
Guy Rosman Research Scientist at Toyota Research Institute

Past Graduate Students

Biswajit Bose Geoscientist at Royal Dutch Shell
Jason Chang Software Engineer at Google
Zoran Dzunic Data Scientist at Microsoft
Emily B. Fox Faculty member University of Washington
Alex Ihler Faculty member in the Information & Computer Science Dept., UC Irvine
Bonny Jain Quantitative Researcher at Radix Trading
Corey Kemper Medical Imaging scientist at MedRad
Junmo Kim Faculty member in the Electrical Engineering Dept., KAIST
Dahua Lin Faculty member in Information Engineering dept. at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dana A. Mastin Ph.D. Candidate in LIDS at MIT
Josh Migdal Computer Vision scientist at StopLift
Giorgos Papachristoudis Associate at Goldman Sachs
Aurora Schmidt Ph.D. Student at CMU with Jose Moura
Michael R. Siracusa Computer Vision scientist at Rethink Robotics
Julian Straub Research Scientist at Oculus Research
Kush R. Varshney Post-doctoral Researcher at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
Jason L. Williams Research Scientist with the Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation

Past Visiting Students

Maros Blaha Grad Student at ETH

Past MEng Students

Aryan Khojandi Software Developer at Celect
Yixin Li
Angel Yu Software Engineer at Google

Past Undergraduate Students

Hyun Sub Hwang Quantitative Research Analyst at Citadel