Research Interests

My research interest is in statistical machine learning; more specifically I enjoy working on more theoretical aspects of machine learning such as kernel methods, Bayesian inference and applications of optimization in machine learning. Current research with professor Jerry Zhu involves Gaussian processes with applications to astronomy.


Improving Diversity in Ranking using Absorbing Random Walks
Xiaojin Zhu, Andrew B. Goldberg, Jurgen Van Gael and David Andrzejewski
Human Language Technologies: The Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL-HLT 2007).

Correlation Clustering for Crosslingual Link Detection
Jurgen Van Gael, Xiaojin Zhu
Twentieth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2007).


Ranking Biomedical Passages for Relevance and Diversity: University of Wisconsin, Madison at TREC Genomics 2006
Andrew B. Goldberg, David Andrzejewski, Jurgen Van Gael, Burr Settles, Xiaojin Zhu, and Mark Craven
Proceedings of the Fifteenth Text Retrieval Conference (TREC 2006).

Undergraduate Research:

As a part of my undergraduate degree I chose to make a thesis in theoretical computer science; more in particular in quantum computing. I did some research into the role of interference and entanglement for quantum computing. [ps] [pdf]