I am an associate professor at Boston University, with appointments in the:
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Computer Science
Division of Systems Engineering
Faculty of Computing and Data Sciences
I also work at Amazon as an Amazon Scholar at Alexa AI. From 2015-2018 I was the Peter J. Levine Career Development Assistant Professor in ECE and CS at Boston University, and from 2012-2015 I was an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Department of Statistics at Ohio State University.
Before that, I spent three years as a postdoc at UC
Berkeley EECS (Computer Science Division), and was also affiliated
with ICSI, where I had the good fortune to work with Trevor Darrell, Stuart Russell, Michael Jordan, and Peter Bartlett. Broadly speaking, I am interested in all aspects of machine learning, with an emphasis on applications to computer vision. Most of my
research focuses on making it easier to analyze
large-scale data. A major focus is on large-scale optimization for core
problems in machine learning such as metric learning, content-based search, clustering,
and online learning. I focus on applications with audio and visual data. I am also interested in large-scale graphical models, Bayesian inference, Bayesian nonparametrics, and deep learning.
I finished my Ph.D. in computer science in November, 2008, supervised by Inderjit Dhillon in the University of Texas at Austin computer science department.
I did my undergrad in computer science and mathematics at Cornell
University. I have also worked with John Platt and Arun Surendran at Microsoft Research on large-scale optimization, and as an undergraduate, I worked with John Hopcroft on tracking topics in networked data over time. During the Fall 2007 semester, I was a research fellow at the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics at U.C.L.A.
Area Chair: ICML 2022
Area Chair: AISTATS 2022
(Senior) Area Chair: AAAI 2022
Area Chair: ICLR 2022
Area Chair: NeurIPS 2021
Area Chair: ICML 2021
Area Chair: AISTATS 2021
(Senior) Area Chair: AAAI 2021
Area Chair: ICLR 2021
Area Chair: NeurIPS 2020
Area Chair: ICML 2020
Area Chair: AISTATS 2020
(Senior) Area Chair: AAAI 2020
Area chair: NeurIPS 2019
Area chair: ICML 2019
Area chair: AISTATS 2019
Area chair: NIPS 2018
Area chair: ICML 2018
Senior Program Committee: AAAI 2018
Area chair: NIPS 2017
Area chair: ICML 2017
Area chair: AISTATS 2017
Area chair: ICML 2016
Area chair: AISTATS 2016
Area chair: ICML 2015
Area chair: AISTATS 2015
Area chair: NIPS 2014
Area chair: ICML 2014
Local arrangements chair: CVPR 2014
Area chair: ICML 2013
Spring, 2022. Deep Learning
Fall, 2021. Introduction to Machine Learning
Spring, 2021. Introduction to Machine Learning
Fall, 2020. Deep Learning
Spring, 2019. Introduction to Machine Learning
Fall, 2018. Deep Learning
Spring, 2018. Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms
Spring, 2017. Deep Learning
Spring, 2017. Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms
Fall, 2016. Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms
Spring, 2015. Bayesian Modeling and Inference
Fall, 2014. Survey of Artificial Intelligence II
Spring, 2014. Survey of Artificial Intelligence II
Spring, 2013. Machine Learning
Fall, 2012. Probabilistic Graphical Models
Spring, 2012. Bayesian Modeling and Inference
Kubra Cilingir, PhD student
Sadie Allen, PhD student
Christopher Liao, PhD student
Yichen Wang, Undergraduate
Former Group Members
Ali Siahkamari, PhD. After BU: JP Morgan Chase
Andrew Cutler, PhD. After BU: REACT Neuro
Xide Xia, PhD. After BU: Facebook AI
Natasha Frumkin, BS. After BU: PhD student, UT Austin
Tayler Pauls, MS. After BU: Stealth Startup
Vijay Thakkar, BS. After BU: PhD student, Georgia Tech.
Rachel Manzelli, BS. After BU: Marlo Inc.
Siva Sankarapandian, MS. After BU: Proscia Inc.
Robert Finn, PhD. After OSU: Assistant Professor, St. Peters University.
Anirban Roychowdhury, PhD. After OSU: Research Scientist at Facebook.
Ke Jiang, PhD. After OSU: Data Scientist at Microsoft.
Xiangyang Xhou, MS. After OSU: Google.
Lizzy Burl, BS. After OSU: Google.
Jiaxin Zhang, MS. After OSU: Google.
Ye Liu, MS. After OSU: PhD student, University of Michigan.
Siddharth Singh, MS. After OSU: IBM, then Amazon.
Click here to read more about some of my research.
Office: 441 PHO
Email: bkulis [at] bu [dot] edu