"The future depends on some graduate student who is deeply suspicious of everything I have said." - Geoffrey Hinton

Current Students

Ph.D.

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Shahla Farzana

Shahla Farzana is a doctoral student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 2015. Her research interests lie at the intersection of natural language processing, human computer interaction, and interactive interface design.

M.S.

Alberto Bellini.

Alberto Bellini

Alberto Bellini is a master student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received his bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Politecnico di Milano in 2017 and is currently participating in a joint double degree Masters program between UIC and Politecnico di Milano. His main research areas are natural language processing, machine learning, and data mining.

Flavio Di Palo.

Flavio Di Palo

Flavio Di Palo is a master's student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received his bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Politecnico di Milano in 2017. His research interests are primarily in natural language processing and machine learning.

Yatri Modi.

Yatri Modi

Yatri Modi is a master's student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Mumbai in 2018. Yatri's work prior to joining UIC includes research on automatic seizure detection using EEG signals (Telang et al., 2017) and automatic detection of fake news articles (Telang et al., 2019). Her research interests are primarily in natural language processing, with emphases on fake news detection, language and vision (visual storytelling), question answering systems, and summarization.


Prospective Students

Graduate

I'm thrilled that you’re interested in working with me! Disclaimers first:
  1. Although I advise both doctoral and master's students, I generally do not have funding available for M.S. students.
  2. Emailing me prior to being admitted to UIC is unlikely to have an impact on the success of your application.
If you're still here, feel free to introduce yourself by sending me an email with the subject, "Reaching out after reading your website!" I'm always searching for creative, self-motivated students to join my research group, and would be happy to set up a meeting once you are admitted to the program. For information regarding admissions at UIC, I’d recommend checking out the requirements listed here: https://www.cs.uic.edu/graduate-admissions/. You can also contact our CS admissions team at gradapps@cs.uic.edu regarding specific questions not answered on the UIC CS website.

Undergraduate

If you are interested in working with me on a volunteer basis or for course credit/a capstone project, feel free to reach out to me via email! I enjoy working with undergrads and have worked with many on past or current research projects. Note that I require a minimum time commitment of 10 hours per week for all undergraduate researchers.

Visiting

At this time I do not have any short-term positions available for non-UIC students. If you are interested in working with me in a more permanent capacity sometime in the future, please apply to UIC directly and send me an email once you’ve been admitted so we can set up a time to chat!