Payman Yadollahpour
6th year PhD Candidate
Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago

P: +1 773 834-2574
E: username <at> domain.edu
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About Me

I have been a PhD student at TTI-Chicago since 2009, working under the direction 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 TTI-Chicago, I received my master's degree from the Department of Computer Science at Brown University under the direction of Michael Black.


The Power of Asymmetry in Binary Hashing.
Behnam Neyshabur, Payman Yadollahpour, Yury Makarychev, Ruslan Salakhutdinov, Nati Srebro.
Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) 2013.

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

Diverse M-Best Solutions in Markov Random Fields.
Dhruv Batra, Payman Yadollahpour, Abner Guzman-Rivera, Gregory Shakhnarovich.
European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) 2012.

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

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

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Neurally Constrained Subspace Learning of Reach and Grasp.
Payman Yadollahpour, Gregory Shakhnarovich, Carlos Vargas-Irwin, John P. Donoghue,
Michael J. Black.
Master's Thesis (Brown University) 2008.

Syntax and Semantics-Preserving Application-Layer Protocol Steganography.
Norka B. Lucena, James Pease, Payman Yadollahpour, Steve J. Chapin.
Information Hiding, 2004.


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

Work Experience

Intel Labs
Santa Clara
Research Intern, Project Manager: Horst Haussecker, Summer 2007.

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

Teaching Experience

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

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

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

Selected Courses