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Tjoa Awarded NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Tjoa Awarded NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship


Steve Tjoa (May 2011 Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering) has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in collaboration with Imagine Research, Inc., in San Francisco, CA. He will develop machine learning algorithms that annotate and search for sound objects from large-scale multimedia collections.

Tjoa's postdoctoral fellowship is funded through the NSF/ASEE Small Business Postdoctoral Research Diversity Fellowship Program which aims to encourage creative and highly-trained recipients of doctoral degrees in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematical disciplines to engage in hands-on research projects in their areas of expertise at the kind of small innovative businesses that historically have fueled the nation’s economic regime.

At Maryland, Steve has been advised by Christine Yurie Kim Eminent Professor of Information Technology K. J. Ray Liu and served as a member of the Signals and Information Group. He recently defended his dissertation, "Sparse and Nonnegative Factorizations for Music Understanding." His research involved problems in music information retrieval such as music transcription, factorization, and classification.

May 18, 2011


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