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Ehsan Elhamifar, PhD

Assistant Professor
College of Computer and Information Science
Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering (Affiliated)
Northeastern University

Email: eelhami [at] ccs [dot] neu [dot] edu
Office: 310E West Village Hall (WVH), CCIS

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About me

I am an Assistant Professor in the College of Computer and Information Science (CCIS) and the director of the Mathematical, Computational and Applied Data Science (MCADS) Lab at the Northeastern University. I am also affiliated with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Northeastern. Previously, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) department at the University of California, Berkeley, working with Shankar Sastry. I obtained my PhD from the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department at the Johns Hopkins University. See the Biography page for more information.

My research areas are machine learning, computer vision, optimization and algorithms. My research addresses challenges related to modeling and analysis of massive and complex high-dimensional data. I develop robust, efficient and provable methods to uncover low-dimensional structures in high-dimensional data and reduce redundancy in large heterogeneous datasets. I use these tools to solve a variety of real-world problems in computer vision, energy systems, robotics and more.


  • New paper on “High-Rank Matrix Completion with Side Information” accepted to AAAI 2018.

  • New paper on “Subset Selection and Summarization in Sequential Data” accepted to NIPS 2017.

  • I will be serving as an Area Chair of AAAI 2018.

  • New paper on “Online Summarization via Submodular and Convex Optimization” accepted to CVPR 2017.

  • New paper on “High-Rank Matrix Completion and Clustering under Self-Expressive Models” accepted to NIPS 2016.

  • Prospective Students: I am always looking for strong PhD students who are excited about doing research in machine learning, computer vision and optimization. If you are interested in joining my Lab, please send me an email with the subject “PhD Application to Northeastern” and attach your CV.