Lawrence K. Saul

Computer Science and Engineering
University of California, San Diego


UC San Diego
CSE Building #3214
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0404

Phone: 858-534-2052

Fax: 858-534-7029 (use cover sheet)

Prospective students: please read this.

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2009+Professor, UC San Diego
2006Associate Professor, UC San Diego
2005Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania
2002Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania
1996Member of Technical Staff, AT&T Labs
1994Postdoctoral Fellow, M.I.T.
1994Ph.D, Physics, M.I.T.
1990A.B., Physics, Harvard


2013-2016Vice Chair, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
2008-2013Editor-In-Chief, Journal of Machine Learning Research
2003-2004Program Chair & General Chair, Neural Information Processing Systems Conference


Complete list here. A sample of papers with students at UCSD:

PETS-16On the (in)effectiveness of mosaicing and blurring as tools for document redaction.
IMC-15Who is .com? Learning to parse WHOIS records.
KDD-14Knock it off: profiling the online storefronts of counterfeit merchandise.
ICML-13A variational approximation for topic modeling of hierarchical corpora.
NIPS-12Latent coincidence analysis: a hidden variable model for distance metric learning.
NIPS-11Maximum covariance unfolding: manifold learning for bimodal data.
KDD-10Beyond heuristics: learning to classify vulnerabilities and predict exploits.
NIPS-09Kernel methods for deep learning.
ICML-09Identifying suspicious URLs: an application of large-scale online learning.


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Ph.D. students

2015 Matthew Der, CTO, Notch
2013 Do-Kyum Kim, Software Engineer, Google
2012 Youngmin Cho, Software Engineer, Google
2012 Diane Hu, Data Scientist, Etsy
2011 Chih-Chieh Cheng, Data Scientist, Rubicon Project
2010 Justin Ma, Software Engineer, Google
2007 Kilian Weinberger, Associate Professor, Cornell
2007Fei Sha, Associate Professor, USC