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OUR FOCUS

Scalable machine learning technology, evolutionary algorithms, and data science frameworks for
large-scale knowledge mining, prediction, analytics and optimization with projects in
clinical medicine knowledge discovery, cyber security and MOOC technology.


 


 

ALFA Group Members

ALFA Management Team

Dr. Una-May OReilly - Principal Research Scientist
Dr. Una-May OReilly - Principal Research Scientist
Dr. Erik Hemberg - Research Scientist
Dr. Erik Hemberg - Research Scientist
Nicole Hoffman - Projects & Administrative Assistant
Nicole Hoffman - Projects & Administrative Assistant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Research Associates & Affiliates
  

Dr. Edilberto Amorim, MD - MGH Fellow / ALFA Research Associate
Dr. Edilberto Amorim, MD - MGH Fellow / ALFA Research Associate

 

 

Not pictured: Abdullah Al-Dujaili - Post-doctoral Associate

 

 


 
PHD Students
    

Miguel Paredes - Urban Studies and Planning
Miguel Paredes - Urban Studies and Planning
Shashank Srikant - Machine Learning
Shashank Srikant - Machine Learning




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Masters and M.Eng Students

Marcos Pertierra - Alex Huang - Alice Zhan
Raoul Khouri - Daniel Prado Sanchez - Jitesh Maiyuran - Jose Zuniga

 

UROP & Super UROP Students

Alyssa Weiss - Srilaya Bhavaraju - Liang Zhou - Akshat Bubna - Jack Kelly

 

 

Visitors 2017 - 2018

Yuanzhe "Aaron" Chen, Hong Kong University of  Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Alessandro DePalma Eldgenossische Technische Hochsule (ETH), Zurich Switzerland
Ruggiero Dargenio Eldgenossische Technische Hochsule (ETH), Zurich Switzerland
M. John Ding Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong
Pasquale Salza University of Salerno, Italy
                                                                                                                 

 

ALFA Group welcomes graduate and undergraduate students, visitors, and guests regardless of
                 race, religion, gender identification, sexual orientation, age, nationality, or dability status 
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NOTABLE EVENTS

 

2017


October

ALFA welcomes Yuanzhe "Aaron" Chen, a visiting PhD student from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, working on a collaborative MOOC project with ALFA and Infolab.

 

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Fall ALFA "Leaf-Peeping" Retreat to Sunapee, NH
September

ALFA hosts Marc Schoenbauer of INRIA French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control  for a talk titled: Getting hints from random walks in Optimization and Deep Learning. See our SEMINAR page for more info.

ALFA hosts Crosswords London for a Workshop in CyberSecurity AI at MIT

ALFA welcomes new UROPS, SuperUROPs, and MEng students to the group!

 

August

ALFA bids farewell to Mucong "John" Ding from HKUST.

ALFA welcomes Shashank Srikant, MIT PhD candidate andnew member of ALFA Group.

ALFA celebrates their teamwork and summer efforts with a Group Retreat to Sunapee, NH

 

July

ALFA welcomes Dr. Edilberto Amorim as Research Affiliate. Dr Filho is a clinical fellow from MGH Boston and recipient of an MIT-Philips research award. He will be mentored by Una-May in his project: Dynamic EEG signatures underlying coma recovery after cardiac arrest: a machine learning approach.

ALFA bids farewell to Mahek Maheshwari and Robert Gold, high school summer interns

 

June
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ALFA bids farewell to Post-doc Stjepan Picek, we wish him the best of luck and hope to see him again soon!


ALFA welcomes Dennis G Wilson, ALFA UROP alum and PhD canidate from the Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse as a guest speaker at CSAIL.

ALFA welcomes summer UROPS Carina Quiroz and Alyssa Weiss for Hacker'sHeaven.

ALFA welcomes Steven Rivera and Dennis Garcia as summer Research Assistants!

ALFA welcomes visitors Alessandro DePalma and Ruggiero Dargenio from Eldgenossische Technische Hochsule (ETH), Zurich Switzerland for a 6 month stay to work on their theses.

ALFA welcomes M. John Ding, undergrad from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong, who will work with ALFA in collaboration with the "Understanding and improving student enagagement in MOOCS and designing Technology enablers for scaling MOOC data research" project sponsored by HKUST under the MISTI China Award.

ALFA welcomes Mahek Maheshwari from Harmony School of Advancement in Houston, TX for a sumer internship!

Congratulations to Bryce Kim on his promotion to Research Associate with ALFA!

 

May

Congratulations to MIT undergrads with the completion of their undergrad degrees: Abigail Choe, Hugo Zul, Marcos Pertierra, Alex Huang, Tiange "Alice" Zhan.

Congratulations to ALFA MEng Seniors, Steven Rivera, Austin Liew, Anthony Erb Luogo and Dennis Garcia on completing their theses!

Congratulations to Bryce Kim on his successful PhD thesis defense and completion of his PhD thesis!

ALFA welcomes Clara Li and Alex Chang from Weston High School for a 3 week internship.

 

April

New UROP, MEng and UAP projects are up! Visit our Student Project Page for details!

 

March

New UAP projects to be added soon. In the meantime, please visit the EECS website for more info.

We welcome Stjepan Picek from KU Leuven, Belgium to his new position as post-doctoral associate with ALFA.

 

February

Congratulations to Dr. Erik Hemberg for his promotion to Research Scientist!

 

January

ALFA bids farewell to visitors Pasquale Salza of University of Salerno and Dr. Sarah al Hamoud of Saudi Arabia. We wish them the best of luck!

 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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ALFA Research Projects

Gigabeats
Gigabeats
MOOC Learner Project
MOOC Learner Project
Cyber Security
Cyber Security
FlexGP
FlexGP
HDI
HDI
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ALFA Group's research would not be possible without the ongoing support of our industry sponsors
 
 
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The views, opinions and positions expressed by ALFA Group and on this site are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions or positions of their sponsors

 


APPLICATIONS: Clinical Medicine Knowledge Discovery: large scale physiological time series forecasting and similarity-based retrieval, leveraging data in observational studies; MOOC Technology: data standards, data privacy, machine learning blocks, feature solicitation, transfer learning; Cyber-Security/Tax Evasion Detection: formalism of law, co-evolutionary dynamics; Scheduling: hyper-parameter optimization, machine learning and evolutionary algorithms for batch selection and job sequencing; Wind Energy: resource prediction, turbine layout optimization, cable layout.


 
ALFA Group is formerly the Evolutionary Design and Optimization Group

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