Ali Farhadi

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. Before this, I spent a year as a postdoctoral fellow at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University working with Martial Hebert and Alyosha Efros. I got my PhD from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign under the supervision of David Forsyth. During my PhD I also had the privilege of working closely with Derek Hoiem.

I am mainly interested in Computer Vision, Machine Learning, the intersection of Natural Language and Vision, and analysing the role of Semantics in Visual Understandings. More specifically, my research interests include:

  • Object and action recognition
  • Attribute based object representations and cross category generalization
  • Generating richer descriptions for images
  • Aspect issues in human activity and object recognition
  • Knowledge trasnfer, transfer learning and it's applications in computer vision
  • Scene understanding
  • Multitask learning and annotation prediction
  • Sign language recognition
  • Image segmentation
Please see my webpage for more details.