Katherine Ellis

kellis @ ucsd . edu

Curriculum Vitae







I am a fourth year Ph.D. student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, San Diego.

My research interests are in machine learning with applications to physical activity recognition (Transdicipinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC)), context awareness and music information retrieval(Computer Audition Laboratory). My advisor is Gert Lanckriet.

Education

  • [in progress] Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering (Intelligent Systems, Robotics and Control), University of California San Diego.
  • M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering (Intelligent Systems, Robotics and Control), University of California San Diego, 2012.
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, 2010. (Summa Cum Laude)

Publications and Presentations

  • K. Ellis, S. Godbole, S. Marshall, G. Lanckriet, J. Staudenmayer and J. Kerr, "Identifying active travel behaviors in challenging environments using GPS, accelerometers and machine learning algorithms," In press, Frontiers in Public Health, 2014.
  • K. Ellis, J. Kerr, S. Godbole, G. Lanckriet, J. Staudenmayer, D. Wing and S. Marshall. "Machine learning to predict energy expenditure and type of physical activity from accelerometer and heart rate data," ICAMPAM 2013.
    Finalist for best student presentation.
  • K. Ellis, E. Coviello, and G. Lanckriet, "A Bag of Systems Representation for Music Auto-tagging," IEEE Transactions on Audio Speech and Language Processing, vol.21, no.12, pp.2554-2569, Dec. 2013.
  • K. Ellis, E. Coviello, and G. Lanckriet, "Semantic Annotation and Retrieval of Music Using a Bag of Systems Representation," ISMIR, Miami, FL. October 24 - 28, 2011.

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