Three new faculty joining CS

Three new faculty members are joining the Computer Science department--Emily Whiting, Wojciech Jarosz, and Qiang Liu. Emily Whiting will be on campus starting this coming Fall 2014, and Wojciech Jarosz and Qiang Liu will join us in the Fall of 2015.

Emily Whiting completed her postdoctoral training at ETH Zurich, prior to which she received both M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from MIT. Her research interests include architectural geometry, masonry structures, procedural modeling, computer-aided design, and 3D fabrication.

Wojciech Jarosz comes to us via Disney Research, Zürich, where he has been a Senior Research Scientist. His work has aimed to understand "why things look the way they do," how interaction between light and objects can be simulated efficiently, and how physical objects can be created with control over their appearance.

Qiang Liu is completing his Ph.D. at University of California at Irvine, School of Information & Computer Science. His work has been concentrated in machine learning and statistics, with applications to crowdsourcing, learning, inference, decision making, and various applications under the framework of probabilistic graphical models. He will be a postdoctoral fellow at MIT during the 2014-2015 academic year.