I'm a machine learning researcher at MITRE, a federally funded research and development center. For the past fifteen years my main research passion and interest has been the exploration of how we can use AI and in particular Computer Vision to help us solve problems for a safer world. I completed my Ph.D. at the Center for Research in Computer Vision at UCF with professor Mubarak Shah. I then moved to Paris where I worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at WILLOW, an INRIA/ENS project. During my time at INRIA I worked with Ivan Laptev and Josef Sivic.
My recent work has centered around exploring how we can use the growing numbers of large collections of videos as a way of learning motion and behavior priors that can help constrain the often difficult task of deteting activities within real-wolrd videos and tracking people in crowded scenes.