Payman Yadollahpour
PhD Candidate
Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago

P: +1 773 834-2574
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About Me

I am a PhD candidate at TTIC, working under the supervision of Gregory Shakhnarovich. I'm mainly interested in computer vision and applications of machine learning to machine vision problems. Specifically semantic segmentation, 2D & 3D scene understanding, and structured prediction.

Before coming to TTIC, I received my master's degree from the Department of Computer Science at Brown University under the direction of Michael Black.


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Feedforward Semantic Segmentation With Zoom-out Features.
M. Mostajabi, P. Yadollahpour, G. Shakhnarovich.
Accepted CVPR 2015. We get a Pascal VOC2012 segmentation accuracy of 64.4%.

The Power of Asymmetry in Binary Hashing.
B. Neyshabur, P. Yadollahpour, Y. Makarychev, R. Salakhutdinov, N. Srebro.
Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) 2013.

Discriminative Re-Ranking of Diverse Segmentations.
P. Yadollahpour, D. Batra, G. Shakhnarovich.
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2013.

Diverse M-Best Solutions in Markov Random Fields.
D. Batra, P. Yadollahpour, A. Guzman-Rivera, G. Shakhnarovich.
European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) 2012.

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Pose Estimation Under Anisotropic Scaling with Automatic Initialization.
P. Yadollahpour, G. Shakhnarovich.
TTIC Technical Report 2011.

Decoding Complete Reach and Grasp Actions from Local Primary Motor Cortex Populations.
C. Vargas-Irwin, G. Shakhnarovich, P. Yadollahpour, J. M. K. Mislow,
M. J. Black, J. P. Donoghue.
The Journal of Neuroscience, 2010.

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Neurally Constrained Subspace Learning of Reach and Grasp.
P. Yadollahpour, G. Shakhnarovich, C. Vargas-Irwin, J. P. Donoghue,
M. J. Black.
Master's Thesis (Brown University) 2008.

Syntax and Semantics-Preserving Application-Layer Protocol Steganography.
N. B. Lucena, J. Pease, P. Yadollahpour, S. J. Chapin.
Information Hiding, 2004.


M-Best Modes: Diverse M-Best Solutions in MRFs.
P. Yadollahpour, D. Batra, G. Shakhnarovich.
Workshop on Discrete Optimization in Machine Learning
Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) 2011.

Work Experience

Disney Research
Pittsburgh, PA
Lab Associate (Research Intern), Supervisor: Leonid Sigal
October 2014-Jan 2015

Intel Labs
Santa Clara
Research Intern, Supervisor: Horst Haussecker
Summer 2007

Syracuse University
Research Scientist, Center for Systems Assurance (CSA)
May 2001-October 2003.

Teaching Experience

Convex Optimization
Teaching Assistant, Instructor: Nati Srebro
TTIC/University of Chicago (2012)

Intro to Computer Vision
Teaching Assistant, Instructor: Michael Black
Brown University (2007)

Intro to Machine Learning
Teaching Assistant, Instructor: Gregory Shakhnarovich
Brown University (2006)

Selected Courses