Professional Engineer at Lockheed Martin
Pursuing Computer Engineering PhD at UCSChttps://www.linkedin.com/in/eliana-stefani-24565166/
In my personal research, I am developing an unsupervised machine learning algorithm, which learns the existence of new objects given a set of data. This is an unsolved problem in Machine Learning, and my approach will eliminate the need for humans to manually label data for a neural network to train on.
Since background objects are frequently single regions, and foreground objects are typically heterogeneous groups of regions, I am using a combination of image segmentation, region clustering, and a learning heuristic, to form weighted hypotheses on learned objects.
This line of research will advance both object recognition software, as well as a computer’s ability to quickly pick out correlations in data that would otherwise be indistinguishable to the human eye.
Other Interests and Hobbies