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- As of now, I am a Vice President at Morgan Stanley, where I conduct research, implement and scale machine learning algorithms for various applications in financial investments. Previously I worked at American International Group (AIG), under the Investment organization.

- I received my Ph.D. in computer science with a concentration on machine learning and computer vision from Rutgers University. My thesis is focused on detecting abnormalities in images and improving the generalization capacity of visual classifiers, which was awarded with the Outstanding Student Paper award from AAAI 2016.

- My research on using computer vision for analysis of fine-art paintings received significant coverage from major media outlets. A TV segment (PBS) can be found here, and a longer (with more technical details) video here: IPAM @ UCLA.

- I have interned at Adobe Research and Disney Research.

  • "1001 Abnormal Objects" dataset can be found here.

  • Images used in "Learning Style Similarity for Searching Infographics" can be found here.