Liping Liu, BirdCast Alumnus The Schwartz Family Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Tufts University

Liping Liu brought expertise in machine learning and probabilistic graphical models to the project as a graduate student under Tom Dietterich at Oregon State University.  In previous work with Rebecca Hutchinson, he developed an R package for fitting latent variable models with boosted regression trees. He extended this work to create the Semi-Parametric Latent Process Models required during the first BirdCast NSF award.