Spencer Whitehead
whites5 _at_ rpi.edu
srwhitehead31 _at_ gmail.com
I am a PhD student in the Computer Science Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. My advisor is Dr. Heng Ji and I am a member of the Blender Lab. My interests broadly span Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, and Computer Vision, but mainly lie in the intersection of these fields: multimedia information extraction/retrieval and natural language generation from multimedia data. A primary goal of my work is to develop intelligent systems that can utilize structured, unstructured, and multimodal data to extract information as well as generate coherent, knowledgeable, and focused text. I am also interested in deep learning as well as representation learning for multimedia data.