Payman Yadollahpour
PhD Candidate
Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago

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About Me

I am a PhD candidate at TTIC, working under the supervision 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 TTIC, I received my master's degree from the Department of Computer Science at Brown University under the direction of Michael Black.


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Feedforward Semantic Segmentation With Zoom-out Features.
M. Mostajabi, P. Yadollahpour, G. Shakhnarovich.
Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recogntion (CVPR) 2015
We get a Pascal VOC2012 segmentation accuracy of 69.6%.

    Region ranking for figure-ground segmentation.
    P. Yadollahpour, G. Shakhnarovich.
    unpublished 2014.

    The Power of Asymmetry in Binary Hashing.
    B. Neyshabur, P. Yadollahpour, Y. Makarychev, R. Salakhutdinov, N. Srebro.
    Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) 2013.

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

    Diverse M-Best Solutions in Markov Random Fields.
    D. Batra, P. Yadollahpour, A. Guzman-Rivera, G. Shakhnarovich.
    European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) 2012.

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

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

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    Neurally Constrained Subspace Learning of Reach and Grasp.
    P. Yadollahpour, G. Shakhnarovich, C. Vargas-Irwin, J. P. Donoghue,
    M. J. Black.
    Master's Thesis (Brown University) 2008.

    Syntax and Semantics-Preserving Application-Layer Protocol Steganography.
    N. B. Lucena, J. Pease, P. Yadollahpour, S. J. Chapin.
    Information Hiding, 2004.


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

    Work Experience

    Disney Research
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Lab Associate (Research Intern), Supervisor: Leonid Sigal
    October 2014-Jan 2015

    Intel Labs
    Santa Clara
    Research Intern, Supervisor: Horst Haussecker
    Summer 2007

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

    Teaching Experience

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

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

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

    Selected Courses