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Student Profile: Nelson Nauata
Computer Science Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Applied Sciences
I am a PhD student at Simon Fraser University (SFU) advised by Prof. Yasutaka Furukawa since May of 2018. I completed my M.Sc. at SFU under the supervision of Prof. Greg Mori (2018). Before SFU, I was an exchange student at the University of Toronto, where I worked with Prof. Ruslan Salakhutdinov and Dr Charlie Tang. I was also fortunate to intern at Facebook, Autodesk Research, and Twitch. My research interests include 2D/3D shape reconstruction and generation, and structured reasoning.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?
My undergrad's supervisor spent a sabbatical year at the Computer Graphics lab at Simon Fraser University. By the time I was applying for my masters, he advised me to come to SFU for its high-quality research in computer graphics and vision. In addition, I was drawn to Vancouver's nature and lifestyle.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR RESEARCH OR YOUR PROGRAM TO A FAMILY MEMBER?
I work with AI-driven research helping architects to design floor plans more efficiently.
WHAT ARE YOU PARTICULARLY ENJOYING ABOUT YOUR STUDIES/RESEARCH AT SFU?
The opportunity to work with top-notch researchers and collaborating on new scientific knowledge.
HAVE YOU BEEN THE RECIPIENT OF ANY MAJOR OR DONOR-FUNDED AWARDS? IF SO, PLEASE TELL US WHICH ONES AND A LITTLE ABOUT HOW THE AWARDS HAVE IMPACTED YOUR STUDIES AND/OR RESEARCH.
I was one out of the ten winners of the Borealis AI Fellowship granted every year to students from Canadian universities. The fellowship program is meant to support academic research in machine learning and artificial intelligence in Canada.
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