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
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
New UROP, MEng and UAP projects are up! Visit our Student Project Page for details!
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.
Congratulations to Dr. Erik Hemberg for his promotion to Research Scientist!
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!
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.
Bryce Kim won the National Science Foundation (NSF) Award for Young Professionals Contributing to Smart and Connected Health link
Coverage in the New York Times and elsewhere of the STEALTH project.
Coverage in MIT News and elsewhere on the Data Science Machine.
Farewell to Dr. Ignacio Arnaldo and best wished for his new position at Pattern Ex.
Farewell to Jacob Rosen and best wishes for his new job at MITRE.
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".
ALFA Research Projects
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.