Update 2/10/2014: David has now started at Google as a Research Scientist!
David was a graduate student in the Computer and Information Science (CIS) Department at the University of Pennsylvania. He was advised by Ben Taskar. Currently, David does research in machine learning and specialize in computer vision and natural language processing. His research focuses on enabling more complex models via efficient, practical learning and inference procedures.
David has co-organized the NIPS 2010 workshop on Coarse-to-Fine Learning and Inference. He still enjoys neuroscience; ultimately, he hopes to promote the integration of machine learning and neuroscience, and to change the way people analyze and understand minds.
David currently a member of the GRASP Lab and the Penn Research in Machine Learning (PRIML) research groups. Previously, he was a research specialist at the Princeton Computational Memory Lab. I graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Computer Science and a certificate in Neuroscience in 2007, advised by Dave Blei (CS) and Ken Norman (Psychology).