Ajay Joshi

Ph.D. Candidate (update: graduated June 2011)
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Downtown Minneapolis


I was awarded the Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for the 2010-11 academic year. Thanks to all the folks in CS who nominated me!


I am a PhD student in Computer Science at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Over the last 5 years, I've come to love the Twin Cities with its beautiful lakes, awesome (yeah awesome!) weather, and fantastic people.
I am crazy about all kinds of sports, and love to play and watch all.


My primary interests and experience are in the areas of Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, and Data Mining. I am also particularly interested in developing algorithms that are scalable to large problems.
My PhD work focuses on performing image classification with limited human supervision. Some areas of interest include active and semi-supervised learning, multi-class classification, object recognition, and efficient models for interactive learning.
My adviser is Professor Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos.

Other (and now, outdated!)

Have an iPhone? Try SteadyShotCamera, a free iPhone app that I wrote (3500+ downloads so far). SteadyShot takes pictures only when your hand is steady enough to avoid blur, even at night!

Contact Information

4-192 EE/CS Building
200 Union St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-817-1869
E-mail: firstname(at)cs.umn.edu

Digital Technology Center, Room 106
Walter Library Building
117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Resume (pdf)