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Tony Jebara, Chief Scientist & Founder of Sense Networks

Tony Jebara

Chief Scientist & Founder of Sense Networks

Director of the Columbia University Machine Learning Laboratory

Tony Jebara is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University and director of the Columbia Machine Learning Laboratory as well as Chief Scientist and co-founder of Sense Networks.

His research intersects computer science and statistics to develop new frameworks for learning from data with applications in vision, networks, spatio-temporal data and text.

He has published over 70 peer-reviewed papers in conferences and journals including NIPS, ICML, UAI, COLT, JMLR, CVPR, ICCV, and AISTAT. He is the author of the book Machine Learning: Discriminative and Generative.

Jebara is the recipient of the Career award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and has also received honors for his papers from the International Conference on Machine Learning and from the Pattern Recognition Society.

Jebara’s research has been featured extensively on television (ABC, BBC, NY1, TechTV, etc.) as well as in the popular press (New York Times, Slashdot, Wired, BusinessWeek, IEEE Spectrum, etc.). He obtained his PhD in 2002 from MIT.

Recently, Esquire magazine named him one of their Best and Brightest of 2008. Jebara's lab is supported in part by the NSF, CIA, NSA, DHS and ONR.