The Department of Computer Science welcomes two new lecturers.
The Department is delighted to announce two new appointments to the Machine Learning research group.
Mauricio A. Álvarez received his PhD from the University of Manchester in 2011 which was related to multi-output Gaussian processes and applications in dynamical, and spatio-temporal systems.
He is interested in machine learning in general, its interplay with mathematics and statistics and its applications. In particular, his research interests include probabilistic models, kernel methods, and stochastic processes. In the last few years, he has been working on the development of new probabilistic models and their applications in different areas that include applied neuroscience, systems biology, and humanoid robotics
Haiping Lu received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto in 2008. His current research focuses on machine learning, brain imaging, and tensor analysis.
He lead-authored the book "Multilinear Subspace Learning: Dimensionality Reduction of Multidimensional Data" (CRC Press, 2013). He is the recipient of the 2013 IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award, and also an awardee of the 2014/15 Early Career Award by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong.