Greg Shakhnarovich
Assistant Professor
Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago
6045 S. Kenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

e-mail gregory at ttic dot edu
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Brief bio:

Since February 2008, I am an Assistant Professor at TTI-Chicago, a philanthropically endowed academic computer science institute located on the University of Chicago campus.
I also hold a part-time faculty appointment at the University of Chicago Department of Computer Science.
We at TTI-Chicago continue to admit students to our PhD program. Please contact me for details.

Prior to coming to TTI-Chicago, I was a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Computer Science of Brown University where I worked with Michael Black. I received my PhD degree at MIT where I worked at CSAIL with Trevor Darrell on computer vision and machine learning. My thesis topic was Learning Task-Specific Similarity.

Before coming to MIT, I was a graduate student in the Computer Science Department of the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel, where I got my MSc thesis under the advisement of Ran El-Yaniv and Yoram Baram. I got my undergraduate degree in Math and CS from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.


Research interests:

Recent work and other news

full publication list below

Current student collaborators


PhD thesis, MIT, 2006: Learning Task-Specific Similarity. Advisor: Trevor Darrell.

MsC thesis, Technion, 2001: Statistical Data Cloning for Machine Learning. Advisors: Ran El-Yaniv and Yoram Baram.

Refereed publications, full list in reverse chronological order:



Winter 2015WIS20154421 : Advanced Machine Learning Methods (Weizmann Institute of Science)
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Autumn 2014,2013,2012,2011,2010TTIC 31020, Introduction to Statistical Machine Learning
Winter 2013,2012,2011WIS 20134221, Introduction to Machine Learning (Weizmann Institute of Science)
Spring 2010CS 35040/25040 : Introduction to Computer Vision
Spring 2009TTIC 359 : Large Scale Learning
Fall 2006CS195-5 : CS195-5, Introduction to Machine Learning (Brown)