Eric M. Christiansen

About Eric

I am a third year PhD student in the computer science and engineering department at UC San Diego. I study computer vision and machine learning as a student of Serge Belongie.


While an undergrad at Swarthmore College, I worked in the summers with Gary Cottrell on a variety of cognitive science topics, thanks to whom I have an interest in machine vision and biologically inspired models. In 2008 I graduated with a BA in math and a minor in computer science.

In my first year at UCSD, I focused on machine learning while working with Charles Elkan. Mostly I took classes, especially ones with application to machine learning.

In the winter of my second year, I joined the lab of Serge Belongie. With him, I've worked on computer vision applications for the visually impaired, data-driven approaches for face verification under varying conditions, and super resolution.

Research Interests

Super-resolution, object detection in video, computer vision generally, machine learning generally.




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Department Address

Eric Christiansen, Graduate Student
UCSD Department of Computer Science and Engineering
9500 Gilman Drive, Dept. 0404
La Jolla, California 92093-0404


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