Congratulations to Tanwistha Saha for defending her doctoral thesis titled "Learning in Relational Networks".
Tanwistha will be joining Intel in Portland, Oregon in December 2014.
Title: Convex Multi-task Relationship Learning using Hinge Loss
Authors: Anveshi Charuvaka and Huzefa Rangwala
Conference: IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Data Mining
Date: Dec 2014.
Multi-task learning improves generalization performance by learning several related tasks
jointly. Several methods have been proposed for multi-task learning in recent years. Many
methods make strong assumptions about symmetric task relationships while some are able to
Huzefa Rangwala (Computer Science Department), Aditya Johri (Applied Information Technology Department), and Jaime Lester (Higher Education Program) received $766K from the National Science Foundation for their project, "BIGDATA: IA: DKA: Collaborative Research: Learning Data Analytics: Providing Actionable Insights to Increase College Student Success."
This project is in collaboration with the University of Minnesota.
Each year, George Mason University selects three faculty members who show exceptional promise in their disciplines to receive the Mason Emerging Researcher, Scholar, Creator Award.
Huzefa was the 2014 GMU Teaching Excellence Award winner.
Check out Huzefa's online teaching portfolio with student names redacted associated with this award.