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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
             
 
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Stjepan Picek
Post-doctoral Associate
                 

 

PHD Students

Y. Bryce Kim - Computer Science
Y. Bryce Kim - Computer Science
Miguel Paredes - Urban Studies and Planning
Miguel Paredes - Urban Studies and Planning

                                                                              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Masters and M.Eng Students 

Steven Rivera - Antony Erb Luogo - Dennis Garcia - Austin Liew - Vineel Chakradhar

 

UROP & *Super UROP Students 

Ashwath Thirumalai '19 -  Ashkat Bubna '18 - Raoul-Emil Khouri '18 - Alex Huang '17
         *Tiange "Alice" Zhan '18 - *Abigail Choe '17 - *Hugo Zul '17 - *Marcos Pertierra '17

 

Visitors 2016 - 2017

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 

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

 

 

2015

October 

Coverage in the New York Times and elsewhere of the STEALTH project.

Coverage in MIT News and elsewhere on the Data Science Machine.

August 

Farewell to Dr. Ignacio Arnaldo and best wished for his new position at Pattern Ex.

June

Farewell to Jacob Rosen and best wishes for his new job at MITRE.

May

Jacob Rosen received Best Thesis Award from the Technology and Policy Program at MIT EDS department for his thesis "Computer Aided Tax Avoidance Policy Analysis".
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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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 sponors
 
 
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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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