My Mission

To advance state-of-the-art methods in AI, and make it easy for people to develop AI tools and conduct research in the field.

About Me

postdoc at McGill

(under Derek Nowrouzezahrai )

At August 2020 I have received the Postdoc MITACS Accelerate Scholarship to work jointly with McGill and ElementAI. I have graduated with a PhD from UBC under the supervision of Mark Schmidt on May 2020 with a thesis focused on weakly supervised computer vision methods.

I am constantly,
  • implementing difficult algorithms and managing thousands of experiments;
    see Haven
  • solving computer vision problems where data is limited for counting, segmentation and detection;
    see LCFCN
  • improving optimization methods for faster convergence and better generalization;
    see SLS
  • learning to contribute to 3D computer vision.
  • Download CV

My Research

WACV2020

Consistency-based Learning

A Weakly Supervised Consistency-based Learning Method for COVID-19 Segmentation in CT Images

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ECCV2020

Embedding Propagation

Smoother Manifold for Few-Shot Classification

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ECCV2018

Where are the blobs

Counting by Localization with Point Supervision

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ICIP2020

WISE-Net

Instance Segmentation with Point Supervision

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ICML2018 Workshop

M-ADDA

Unsupervised Domain Adaptation with Deep Metric Learning

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IJCNN2019

GP-DRF

Efficient Deep Gaussian Process Models for Variable-Sized Input

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ArXiv2017

Let's Make Block Coordinate Descent Go Fast

Faster Greedy Rules, Message-Passing, Active-Set Complexity, and Superlinear Convergence

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BMVC2019

Where are the masks

Instance Segmentation with Image-level Supervision

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NeurIPS2019

SLS

Painless Stochastic Gradient: Interpolation, Line-Search, and Convergence Rates

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ECML2018

MASAGA

A Linearly-Convergent Stochastic First-Order Method for Optimization on Manifolds

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UAI2016

Kaczmarz

Convergence rates for greedy Kaczmarz algorithms, and faster randomized Kaczmarz rules using the orthogonality graph

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ICML2015

Coordinate Descent

Coordinate Descent Converges Faster with the Gauss-Southwell Rule Than Random Selection

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Testimonies