Dougal J. Sutherland

I'm a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the CS department at Carnegie Mellon University, working with Jeff Schneider on machine learning.

I'm primarily interested in learning on sets and distributions and also in active learning, particularly in nonstandard settings such as matrices and searching for large-scale patterns.

My personal page has non-research stuff. Some research code is on github; some of that is signed with my GPG key.


Michelle Ntampaka, Hy Trac, Dougal J. Sutherland, Nicholas Battaglia, Barnabás Póczos, and Jeff Schneider. A Machine Learning Approach for Dynamical Mass Measurement of Galaxy Clusters. In preparation for The Astrophysical Journal (ApJ). [arXiv]

Yifei Ma, Dougal J. Sutherland, Roman Garnett, and Jeff Schneider, 2014. Active Pointillistic Pattern Search. Bayesian Optimization workshop at Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS). [pdf] [poster]

Dougal J. Sutherland, Barnabás Póczos, and Jeff Schneider, 2013. Active learning and search on low-rank matrices. ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD). [official] [pdf] [poster] [slides] [code]

Dougal J. Sutherland, Liang Xiong, Barnabás Póczos, and Jeff Schneider, 2012. Kernels on Sample Sets via Nonparametric Divergence Estimates. Technical report. [arXiv]

Barnabás Póczos, Liang Xiong, Dougal J. Sutherland, and Jeff Schneider, 2012. Nonparametric kernel estimators for image classification. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). [official] [pdf] [poster]

Matthew Bodenhamer, Thomas Palmer, Dougal J. Sutherland, and Andrew H. Fagg. Grounding Conceptual Knowledge with Spatio-Temporal Multi-Dimensional Relational Framework Trees. University of Oklahoma Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Technical Report #1138, 2012. [pdf]

Andrew Stromme, Dougal J. Sutherland, Alexander Burka, Benjamin Lipton, Nicholas Felt, Rebecca Roelofs, Daniel-Elia Feist-Alexandrov, Steve Dini, and Allen Welkie (the Swarthmore College Computer Society). Managing User Requests with the Grand Unified Task System (GUTS). USENIX Large Installation System Administration (LISA) 2012. [official] [pdf] [slides] [talk]