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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 & Assistants

Y. Bryce Kim - Research Associate
Y. Bryce Kim - Research Associate
Steven Rivera - Research Assistant
Steven Rivera - Research Assistant













 


  Not Pictured:
 Dennis Garcia- Research Assistant

 

 

PHD Students

Miguel Paredes - Urban Studies and Planning
Miguel Paredes - Urban Studies and Planning

                                                                          

 

Masters and M.Eng Students 

ALFA will host no M.Eng Students this summer

 

UROP & *Super UROP Students 

Carina Quiroz '20 - Alyssa Weiss '20

 

Visitors 2016 - 2017

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
Alejandro Baldominos Universidad Carlos III de Madrid 
Prof. Sarah al Hamoud Saudi Arabia / U Glasgow
                            

 

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

 

2017 

June

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!

 

 

2016 

November

Check out our updated information on 2016 UROPs/AUP/Pre-MEng and MEng projects here.

Congratulations to Dr. Erik Hemberg on being accepted into the 2015-2016 MIT Translational Fellows Program, an activity of the MIT Innovation Initiative.

ALFA's 2015 Summer and Fall publication and conference schedule is mostly determined. See ALFA's Publications page for the details.

August 

Bryce Kim won the National Science Foundation (NSF) Award for Young Professionals Contributing to Smart and Connected Health link

 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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ALFA Research Projects

Gigabeats
Gigabeats
MOOCdb
MOOCdb
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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