Master of Science (M.S.) @
Columbia University in the City of New York
My name is Joseph Ellis, and I am currently an Electrical Engineering PhD candidate at Columbia University, under the supervision of Professor Shih-Fu Chang. My graduate research has been funded by the NSF IGERT: From Data to Solutions program, and I am currently an NSF Graduate Research Fellow. I have worked at Qualcomm and The Mitre Corporation
My name is Joseph Ellis, and I am currently an Electrical Engineering PhD candidate at Columbia University, under the supervision of Professor Shih-Fu Chang. My graduate research has been funded by the NSF IGERT: From Data to Solutions program, and I am currently an NSF Graduate Research Fellow. I have worked at Qualcomm and The Mitre Corporation both located in San Diego, California, IBM Research in Yorktown Heights, New York, and Google in NYC. My research interests lie in the intersection of Multimedia, Machine Learning, and Computer Vision. I developed the award-winning NewsRover system at Columbia University, and have also conducted research in the field of image tracking. Please see my Google Scholar Page for more details. I currently hold a U.S. Government Top Secret Security Clearance.
NSF GFRP Fellow @ From September 2014 to Present (1 year 4 months) Greater New York City AreaPhD Software Engineering Intern @ I am an intern with the Relatedness Matrix team in the Google Search department. I work on machine learning algorithms for ranking and clustering structured entities across Google products. From May 2015 to September 2015 (5 months) Research Staff Intern @ At IBM Research I worked on novel algorithms and mathematical formulations for emotion analysis of movie clips. From June 2014 to September 2014 (4 months) yorktown heights, new yorkNSF IGERT Trainee (PhD) @ As an IGERT Trainee/PhD Candidate at Columbia University I performed research in Machine Learning and Multimedia Engineering under the supervision of Senior Vice Dean Shih-Fu Chang. I developed the award winning NewsRover system. NewsRover is a novel system for aggregating, analyzing, and presenting heterogeneous news content. NewsRover uses novel algorithms and technologies for person identification, text-video matching, and news-event clustering. From September 2012 to June 2014 (1 year 10 months) greater new york city areaElectrical Engineer (Communications) @ I worked on a variety of projects concerned with navigation and tracking algorithims. I created a Matlab model of an Inertial Navigation System that evaluated the errors that would propogate throughout the INS given gyroscope and accelerometer biases and initial alignment errors. The model propogated the errors based on a flight path and aircraft acceleration as inputs.
I performed a study on the current capabilites and limitations of military software defined radios, and specifically the HMS Rifleman Radio. The study was presented to seven different government entities such as DARPA, and the JTRS office.
I aided government officials in the operation and execution of the multiple Government Developmental Tests and Mission Operational Test and Evaluations for the HMS program. I also created reports and presentations analyzing the data from these tests that were presented to the Army Chief Acquisition Officer. From February 2012 to July 2012 (6 months) Greater San Diego AreaTechnical Intern @ I created a mathematical model to analyze the capabilities of current tactical communication networks. Worked on a three-person team to create new enhancements for tactical communication networks, and I also helped to coordinate two weeks of Army test exercises at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico From June 2011 to January 2012 (8 months) Greater San Diego AreaUndergraduate Student Researcher @ I recieved a research grant and then conducted paid research in Image Tracking. I was published in the proceedings the 5th Annual National Security Innovation Competition and ICSEng 2011. I also presented my work at these two conferences in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Las Vegas, Nevada. From June 2010 to June 2011 (1 year 1 month) Greater San Diego AreaQuality Engineering Intern @ I worked in a Quality Engineering Lab testing Qualcomm parts 12 hours/week during academic year and 40+ hours/week as a summer intern. I tested the electrical circuitry and programming on Qualcomm products and debugged and reported problems with returned Qualcomm products. During the school year I also created new system of classification for returned parts that is now used company wide. From June 2009 to June 2010 (1 year 1 month) Greater San Diego Area
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Electrical and Electronics Engineering @ Columbia University in the City of New York From 2012 to 2017 Master of Science (M.S.), Electrical Engineering @ Columbia University in the City of New York From 2012 to 2014 B.S./B.A., Electrical Engineering, Mathematics @ University of San Diego From 2007 to 2011 Joseph Ellis is skilled in: Matlab, VHDL, Data Analysis, Analysis, Algorithms, Programming, Signal Processing, Image Processing, Statistics, LaTeX, Security Clearance, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Python, Mathematical Modeling, Pattern Recognition, Data Mining, Electrical Engineering