My name is Mona Jalal. I am a second year Computer Science Ph.D. student in Computer Vision at Boston
University advised by Professor Margrit Betke. Prior to joining BU, I was a limited-time R&D Engineer 1 at University of California, Berkeley Center for Augmented Cognition working on an open-source framework for gesture recognition named OpenARK. I graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison with double major Master's in computer sciences (May 2016)
and electrical engineering (August 2014). I have done projects in computer vision, data analysis, database management systems, big data systems and frameworks, Internet of Things,
computer architecture, and dependable and fault-tolerant embedded systems.
In my free time I like to learn about new software and hardware technologies and frameworks, swim,
dance, cook and take 20k+ step walks. You can find my CV by clicking here. Please contact me for research internship opportunities, research collaborations, or anything in general via firstname.lastname@example.org I might be slow in getting back to you or forget to answer. Please send me a reminder if I didn't get back to you within a week.
I gave a talk as an "invited speaker" on "Creating Synthetic Data for Deep Learning Applications" at Machine Intelligence Conference at MIT Media Lab.
Presented a poster on "Large-scale Synthetic Domain Randomized 6DoF Object Pose Estimation Dataset for Deep Learning Applications" at BU OpenAIR Day.
I was a student coach for the basic track of Data+Narrative intensive course at the BU College of Communication supervised by Professor Maggie Mulvihill.
Our workshop on Crowdsourcing as a Content Analysis Tool will happen as a pre-conference to ICA on May 24th, 2018.
I am the workshop designer and organizer along with Professor Lei Guo, Kate K. Mays,
and Professor Margrit Betke who are the other workshop organizers.
I got full scholarship to attend RSS through Inclusion@RSS June 25th-June30th, Pittsburg, PA.
Unfortunately, due to my internship Export Control License not getting clear in time, I lost the chance to attend this amazing conference.
I want to sincerely thank the conference organizers for providing me with this great opportunity.
I got travel grant from WiNLP to present my paper as a poster at NAACL18 on June 1st, 2018 in New Orlean, LA.
Our workshop paper 'Performance Comparison of Crowdworkers and NLP Tools on
Named-Entity Recognition and Sentiment Analysis of Political Tweets' got accepted in WiNLP workshop of NAACL-HLT 2018.
I was selected by RSIP-Vision magazine for an interview for their April version. Read my interview here
I got the full-time offer to work as a research intern for David Luebke with Dr. Josef Spjut, Dr. Morgan McGuire and Ben Boudaoud at North Carolina, Durham office.