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About

I am currently a 3rd year Computer Science PhD student at University of California, Los Angeles, advised by professor Guy Van den Broeck. My research interests include:

  • Probabilistic Reasoning and Learning
  • Tractable Probabilistic Models
  • Explainability and Fairness in AI & ML
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning

Pasha Khosravi

UCLA - Computer Science Department
Engineering VI Room 368A
404 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1596

Publications

Conferences
[DangAAAI21] Juice: A Julia Package for Logic and Probabilistic Circuits.
Meihua Dang, Pasha Khosravi, Yitao Liang, Antonio Vergari, Guy Van den Broeck.
To be presented at AAAI Conference (Demo Track), 2021.

[KhosraviNeurIPS19] On Tractable Computation of Expected Predictions.
Pasha Khosravi, YooJung Choi, Yitao Liang, Antonio Vergari and Guy Van den Broeck.
Published at NeurIPS, 2019.

[KhosraviIJCAI19]
What to Expect of Classifiers? Reasoning about Logistic Regression with Missing Features.
Pasha Khosravi, Yitao Liang, YooJung Choi, Guy Van den Broeck.
Published at IJCAI, 2019.

Workshops/Preprints
[KhosraviArtemiss20] Handling Missing Data in Decision Trees: A Probabilistic Approach.
Pasha Khosravi, Antonio Vergari, YooJung Choi, Yitao Liang and Guy Van den Broeck.
In The Art of Learning with Missing Values Workshop at ICML (Artemiss), 2020.

[WangXXAI20] Towards Probabilistic Sufficient Explanations.
Eric Wang, Pasha Khosravi, Guy Van den Broeck.
In Extending Explainable AI Beyond Deep Models and Classifiers workshop at ICML (XXAI), 2020.

Experience

Industry
Snap Research Intern, Snap Inc.
Data Insights and Governance
June 2020 - Sep 2020
Facebook Software Engineering Intern, Facebook
Ads Delivery Infastructure
June 2018 - Sep 2018
InfiniGlobe Sr. Developer, InfiniGlobe
Software development on LAMP Stack
Oct 2017 - June 2018
AWS Software Engineering Intern, Amazon
Aws Lex
June 2017 - Sep 2017
Kiersted Technical Consultant, Kiersted Systems
June 2015 - Sep 2016
Research
StarAI Graduate Student Researcher
Member of Statistical and Relational Artificial Intelligence Lab (StarAI).
Prof. Guy Van den Broeck
Sep 2018 - Now
UCI Undergraduate Research
Worked on explaining actions of Reinforcement Learning agents using black-box approaches such as LIME
Prof. Sameer Singh
Aug 2017 - June 2018
UCI Undergraduate Research
Worked on algorithm for finding best alignments between multiple biological networks such as Protein-to-Protein networks.
Prof. Wayne Hayes
Jan 2016 - June 2018
Teaching
ICPC Coach ICPC Coach
Prepared material for the "ACM Class", the goal of the class was to improve students' problem solving, coding skills, and preparing them for competitions like ACM ICPC. Prepared short lectures and practice problems (twice a week meetings).
ACM @ UCI
Sep 2017 - June 2018
ICPC Coach Math Tutor
Tutored all lower division math classes including calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, and Discrete Math
Irvine Valley College
Aug 2014 – May 2015

Projects

Juice

Juice.jl

Juice is a Julia package that offers researchers and practitioners efficient routines to construct, compile, learn and reason with Logic Circuits and Probabilistic Circuits. It provides a wide range of functionality that enable tractable logical and probabilistic reasoning.
NaCL

Naive Conformant Learning (NaCL)

Given a logistic regression (LR) model, NaCL learns a Naive Bayes model that conforms to the LR model while maximizing the joint feature likelihood on the dataset. The learned model gives us the ability to handle missing features, while getting benefits of higher accuracy of LR models.
Minecraft

Zombie Hunter

Used reinforcement learning and deep learning to build a agent to learn to fight zombies in Minecraft (Malmo platform)
Project in AI Class (CS 175, Spring 2017, UC Irvine)
Project Report Website
Thought by Professor Sameer Singh
Amadeus

Amadeus

Explored different neural network architectures for detecting music genre only using raw music.
Deep Learning & Neural Networks (CS 172B, Winter 2018, UC Irvine)
Thought by Professor Pierre Baldi.

Awards/Honors

ACM ICPC Ranked 56th in ACM ICPC World Finals, May 2017
Ranked 1st   in ACM ICPC Southern California Regional, Nov 2016
Ranked 3rd   in ACM ICPC Southern California Regional, Nov 2017
IEEExtreme Ranked 59th in IEEExtreme 10.0, Oct 2016 (1st in USA)
Ranked 24th in IEEExtreme 11.0, Oct 2017 (2nd in USA)
UCI Regent Regents' Scholar at UC Irvine.
Most distinguished merit scholarship awarded by the University of California.

Education

I got my Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from University of California Irvine speciallizing in Intelligent Systems. Before that I finished UC's Transfer Curriculum at Irvine Valley College, also briefly attended Sharif University of Technology.

CS PhD

2018 - 2023

CS BS

2015 - 2018

AA

2013 - 2015

CS

2012 - 2013