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Ali Farhadi joins UW CSE

In the second half of today’s double-header, we are thrilled to announce that Ali Farhadi will be joining the UW CSE faculty this fall, bringing leadership in object recognition to our already-superb efforts in computer graphics, computer vision, games, and animation.

Ali received his Ph.D. from University of Illinois in 2011 and is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.   He has made significant contributions to computer vision, specifically in the improvement of object recognition algorithms; Ali’s paper on visual phrases received the best student paper award at CVPR (IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition) in 2011.

It has been a spectacular year for faculty recruiting in UW CSE and related programs at UW – see previous posts concerning Shyam Gollakota, Jeff Heer and Daniela Rosner, Carlos Guestrin and Emily Fox, and Kate Starbird.