University of Waterloo

M. Javad Shafiee

Research Assistant Professor

I am a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Systems Design Engineering at University of Waterloo under the supervision of Prof. Alexander Wong. I received my Ph.D. under supervision of Prof. Alexander Wong and Prof. Paul Fieguth. My Bachelor’s degree is in Computer Science and Engineering from Shiraz University in Iran in 2008 and I received my my master degree in Artificial Intelligent in 2011 from same university.

Currently, I am working on efficient deep learning methods for embedded systems with application on autonomous driving cars, traffic monitoring and healthcare. 

My PhD thesis topic was about introducing a “Randomly-connected Non-Local Conditional Random Fields” to address long-range spatial connectivity while maintaining computational complexity. 

My master thesis was focused on A Novel Conditional Random Field Framework For Object Tracking supervised by Prof. Zohreh Azimifar.

Research interests
My research interests include Computer Vision, Machine Learning and Biomedical Image Processing which my main focus is on Graphical Models especially Deep Learning, Conditional Random Fields and Markov Random Fields.
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