About

Welcome!

My professional name is Michael C. Hughes, but everybody calls me Mike.

I’m a PhD student in Computer Science at Brown University.

I’m currently entering my 3rd year (fall 2012), advised by Erik Sudderth.

For more about me, check out my personal website or my Google Scholar profile.

Please feel free to contact me.

About This Blog

I maintain this blog to discuss machine learning and computer vision.  Within machine learning, I’m broadly interested in

  • Bayesian nonparametrics
  • Topic models
  • Time series models
  • Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods (MCMC)
  • Variational Bayesian inference (especially fast, online approaches)

Within computer vision, my favorite topics are

  • video understanding and activity recognition
  • scene understanding

More About Me

Outside of computer science, I enjoy hiking, kayaking, fishing, and other adventures in the great outdoors.

Kayaking at Lincoln Woods, RI

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