Shivakumar Vaithyanathan is currently a research staff member at the
IBM Almaden Research Center. After obtaining his Ph.D. in 1992, Shivakumar
was a visiting scientist at Lehigh University before he joined Digital
Equipment Corp. to work on advanced algorithms for process control.
Subsequently, he moved to the newly formed AltaVista group. Since joining
IBM in 1998, he has been involved in research and development of learning
algorithms, especially for extremely high-dimensional sparse data. His
present interests are in the area of Bayesian inference, maximum entropy
models unsupervised and partially supervised learning algorithms and their
applications to language modeling.
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