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Tanwistha defends her Ph.D thesis

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 09:17

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.

Anveshi's paper on Convex Multi-Task Learning Accepted at IEEE SSCI

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 15:16

Title: Convex Multi-task Relationship Learning using Hinge Loss

Authors: Anveshi Charuvaka and Huzefa Rangwala

Conference: IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Data Mining

Location: Florida

Date: Dec 2014.

Abstract:

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

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Collaborative NSF BIG Data Project Awarded

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 15:14

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.

Huzefa is the 2014 Mason Emerging Researcher/Scholar/Creator Award

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 15:12

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.

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Huzefa wins the 2014 GMU Teaching Excellence Award

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 15:10

Huzefa was the 2014 GMU Teaching Excellence Award winner.

Check out Huzefa's online teaching portfolio with student names redacted associated with this award.



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