Pi day, 2006


I am a Ph.D. student in the Computer Science Department, working with Professor Daphne Koller as part of the AI Lab.

Selected Publications

  • A Segmentation-aware Object Detection Model with Occlusion Handling.
    Tianshi Gao, Benjamin Packer and Daphne Koller.
    Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2011
    [ PDF | Supplementary Material]

  • Self-Paced Learning for Latent Variable Models.
    M. Pawan Kumar, Ben Packer and Daphne Koller.
    Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), 2010
    [ PDF | Poster | Code | Project Page ]

  • A Unified Contour-Pixel Model for Segmentation.
    Ben Packer, Stephen Gould and Daphne Koller.
    European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2010
    [ PDF | Poster]

  • Shape-Based Object Localization for Descriptive Classification.
    Geremy Heitz, Gal Elidan, Ben Packer and Daphne Koller.
    Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), 2008
    [ PDF ]

  • Convex Point Estimation using Undirected Bayesian Transfer Hierarchies.
    Gal Elidan, Ben Packer, Geremy Heitz and Daphne Koller.
    Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI), 2008.
    [ PDF | PPT ]

  • Self-taught learning: Transfer learning from unlabeled data.
    Rajat Raina, Alexis Battle, Honglak Lee, Benjamin Packer and Andrew Y. Ng.
    International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), 2007.
    [ PDF ]

  • Nonlinear Dimensionality Reduction by Semidefinite Programming and Kernel Matrix Factorization. (Outstanding student paper award)
    Kilian Weinberger, Benjamin Packer and Lawrence Saul.
    Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS), 2005.
    [ PDF ]
My new kitten
Costa Rica
Aviva's website
My brother's personal finance blog
My friend's animal blog
The bottom of our autogenerated 1040 form that was submitted to the IRS for 2007


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