Shumeet Baluja

Shumeet Baluja, Ph.D., is currently a Senior Staff Research Scientist at Google, where he works on a broad set of topics ranging from image processing and machine learning to wireless application development and user interaction measurement. He is the author of the forthcoming book The Silicon Jungle: A Novel of Deception, Power, and Internet Intrigue.

Shumeet was formerly the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of JAMDAT Mobile, Inc., where he oversaw all aspects of technology initiation, development and deployment. Previously, Shumeet was Chief Scientist at Lycos Inc., where he led the Research and Applied Technology Group in the quantitative and qualitative analysis of user behavior, including data mining and trend analysis, advertisement optimization, and statistical modeling of traffic and site interactions. As Senior Vice President of R&D at eCompanies LLC, he spearheaded the creation of their wireless practice and was responsible for finding and evaluating new technologies and technology entrepreneurs.

Shumeet has filed numerous patents and has published scientific papers in fields including computer vision and facial image processing, advertisement display and optimization, automated vehicle control, statistical machine learning, and high-dimensional optimization. Shumeet graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science, with high distinction, in 1991. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1996.

Google Publications

Previous Publications

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    Browsing on small screens: recasting web-page segmentation into an efficient machine learning framework

    Shumeet Baluja

    WWW (2006), pp. 33-42

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    Using a priori knowledge to create probabilistic models for optimization

    Shumeet Baluja

    Int. J. Approx. Reasoning, vol. 31 (2002), pp. 193-220

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    Applying Machine Learning for High-Performance Named-Entity Extraction

    Shumeet Baluja, Vibhu O. Mittal, Rahul Sukthankar

    Computational Intelligence, vol. 16 (2000), pp. 586-596

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    Memory-Based Face Recognition for Visitor Identification

    Terence Sim, Rahul Sukthankar, Matthew Mullin, Shumeet Baluja

    FG (2000), pp. 214-220

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    Using Labeled and Unlabeled Data for Probabilistic Modeling of Face Orientation

    Shumeet Baluja

    IJPRAI, vol. 14 (2000), pp. 1097-1107

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    Evolution-Based Methods for Selecting Point Data for Object Localization: Applications to Computer-Assisted Surgery

    Shumeet Baluja, David Simon

    Appl. Intell., vol. 8 (1998), pp. 7-19

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    Fast Probabilistic Modeling for Combinatorial Optimization

    Shumeet Baluja, Scott Davies

    AAAI/IAAI (1998), pp. 469-476

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    Making Templates Rotationally Invariant. An Application to Rotated Digit Recognition

    Shumeet Baluja

    NIPS (1998), pp. 847-853

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    Neural Network-Based Face Detection

    Henry A. Rowley, Shumeet Baluja, Takeo Kanade

    IEEE Trans. Pattern Anal. Mach. Intell., vol. 20 (1998), pp. 23-38

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    Probabilistic Modeling for Face Orientation Discrimination: Learning from Labeled and Unlabeled Data

    Shumeet Baluja

    NIPS (1998), pp. 854-860

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    Rotation Invariant Neural Network-Based Face Detection

    Henry A. Rowley, Shumeet Baluja, Takeo Kanade

    CVPR (1998), pp. 38-44

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    Dynamic Relevance: Vision-Based Focus of Attention Using Artificial Neural Networks. (Technical Note)

    Shumeet Baluja, Dean Pomerleau

    Artif. Intell., vol. 97 (1997), pp. 381-395

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    Expectation-based selective attention for visual monitoring and control of a robot vehicle

    Shumeet Baluja, Dean Pomerleau

    Robotics and Autonomous Systems, vol. 22 (1997), pp. 329-344

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    Integrating Text and Face Detection for Finding Informative Poster Frames

    Michael Smith, Shumeet Baluja, Henry A. Rowley

    AAAI Spring Symposium (1997), pp. 95-101

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    Using Expectation to Guide Processing: A Study of Three Real-World Applications

    Shumeet Baluja

    NIPS (1997)

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    Using Optimal Dependency-Trees for Combinational Optimization

    Shumeet Baluja, Scott Davies

    ICML (1997), pp. 30-38

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    Genetic Algorithms and Explicit Search Statistics

    Shumeet Baluja

    NIPS (1996), pp. 319-325

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    Neural Network-Based Face Detection

    Henry A. Rowley, Shumeet Baluja, Takeo Kanade

    CVPR (1996), pp. 203-208

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    Human Face Detection in Visual Scenes

    Henry A. Rowley, Shumeet Baluja, Takeo Kanade

    NIPS (1995), pp. 875-881

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    Removing the Genetics from the Standard Genetic Algorithm

    Shumeet Baluja, Rich Caruana

    ICML (1995), pp. 38-46

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    Using the Future to Sort Out the Present: Rankprop and Multitask Learning for Medical Risk Evaluation

    Rich Caruana, Shumeet Baluja, Tom M. Mitchell

    NIPS (1995), pp. 959-965

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    Using the Representation in a Neural Network's Hidden Layer for Task-Specific Focus of Attention

    Shumeet Baluja, Dean Pomerleau

    IJCAI (1995), pp. 133-141

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    Non-Intrusive Gaze Tracking Using Artificial Neural Networks

    Shumeet Baluja, Dean Pomerleau

    NIPS (1993), pp. 753-760