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You Lu

You Lou was a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science. He was co-advised by Bert Huang and Naren Ramakrishnan. His research areas are structured prediction, probabilistic graphical models, variational inference, and deep generative models.

DAC Student Spotlight: You Lu

You Lu knew that the Discovery Analytics Center would be a great fit for his research when he applied to the Virginia Tech Ph.D. program in computer science. “I had heard about Professor Bert Huang and knew that he and I were working in a similar research area — graphical models,” said Lu. “I felt […]

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Focus on Wei Wang…..a DAC alumnus interview

Wei Wang graduated with a Ph.D. in computer science in 2017 and joined the Language and Information Technology (LIT) group at Microsoft Research, Redmond, Washington, as an applied scientist. Recently, he was promoted to senior applied scientist. Did transitioning from academia to industry hold any real surprises for you? For the most part, problems that […]

Focus on Mahmud Shahriar Hossain…..a DAC alumnus interview

Mahmud Shahriar Hossain was recently promoted to associate professor of computer science, with tenure, at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). He leads the university’s Discovery Analytics Lab. Hossain earned his Ph.D. in computer science from Virginia Tech in 2012 and joined UTEP as an assistant professor in 2013. While at the Discovery […]

DAC Student Spotlight: Thomas Lux

Thomas Lux does not hesitate when it comes to setting long-term goals. “After graduation I would like to work somewhere that allows me to devote my time to pursuing research in artificial general intelligence,” he said. “I can easily see myself at an industry/government lab, in academia, or in a small startup. I will be […]

Focus on Huijuan Shao…..a DAC alumnus interview

Since graduating in 2016 with a Ph.D. in computer science, Huijuan Shao has transitioned from academia to industry. For nine months, she was a research associate at George Washington University where she developed regular expression models with Java to extract clinical variables from cancer pathology reports and tuned queries performance in PostgreSQL when searching from […]

Focus on Andrew Hoegh…..a DAC alumnus interview

After Andrew Hoegh graduated from Virginia Tech with a Ph.D. in statistics in 2016, he headed northwest to Bozeman, Montana, to join Montana State University as assistant professor of statistics. That same year, there was more good news for Hoegh. “Bayesian Model Fusion for Forecasting Civil Unrest,”  which he co-authored with his DAC advisor Scotland […]

Focus on Alex Endert…..a DAC alumnus interview

While a student at DAC, Alex Endert (Ph.D. computer science 2012) worked with his advisor Chris North on a user interaction technique for visual analytics (semantic interaction) that helped adjust analytic models by computing on simple, well-understood interactions. For example, by highlighting a phrase of text or grouping a pile of documents adjusts underlying algorithms […]