I'm interested in a wide variety of Computer Science topics.
Although I focus primarily on machine learning and preference
learning, especially as they relate to information retrieval,
I'm also interested in networks and security.
My current work focuses on preference learning in information
retrieval. When you search for some topics, you want the
results to cover a wide spread of information; for others, you
may want very focused results. I'm looking at ways to make sure
the results for any query you type are just what you'd
On the security side of my work, I co-authored a paper with
fellow UMBC MS student Brandon Wilson on ways to secure Instant
Messaging. We presented a poster based on this work at the UMBC
Graduate Research Conference, as well as the UMBC Computer
Science Review. The pdf of this paper can be found
My girlfriend is currently getting her Master of Arts in
Teaching (MAT) degree. Click
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