Hello, I'm Carolina.
I'm currently working at Thumbtack developing new computer vision and machine learning algorithms.
I obtained my Ph.D in Computer Science at University of California, San Diego under the guidance of Professor Serge Belongie at the UCSD Computer Vision Lab.
I got my Engineering degree in Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science at University of Chile, working with Professor Ricardo Baeza-Yates and co-advised by Professor Nello Cristianini in information retrieval and machine learning.
Previously I was a Director of Engineering, Computer Vision and Media Technology at Set Media Inc., developing new computer vision algorithms for video content analysis. The startup was acquired by Conversant in 2014.
My work interests intersect the areas of machine learning and computer vision, startups and education. I'm particularly excited about developingand deploying machine learning algorithms to production that can bring value to startups, building teams and educating people about machine learning and computer vision.
Computer vision and machine learning
Ph.D. in Computer Science – University of California, San Diego March 2011
Computer Science Department
"Beyond Appearance Features: Contextual Modeling for Object Recognition"
Advisor: Serge Belongie
Engineering – University of Chile August, 2005
”Information Extraction from the Web: Extraction and Identification of Specific Content in Non-Structured Text.”
Advisors: Nello Cristianini, Ricardo Baeza-Yates
Bachelor’s degree – University of Chile March, 2004
Postdoctoral Computing Innovation Fellowship, National Science Foundation (NSF) 2011 (renounced)
IGERT Fellowship, National Science Foundation (NSF) 2007-2009
Graduate Student Fellowship, U.C. San Diego 2005-2006
Chilean Government and BID Internship Award, Silicon Valley Internship July 2003
Thumbtack, San Francisco, California
Software Engineer, Machine Learning. August 2015 - Present
Conversant LLC., San Francisco, California
Director of Engineering, Computer Vision and Media Technology. March 2014 - August 2015
SET MEDIA Inc. San Francisco, California
Lead Classification Engineer. December 2012 - February 2014
Hewlett-Packard Co. San Diego, California
Computer Vision Expert. September 2011 - 2012
Honda Research Institute U.S.A, Mountain View, California
Research Engineering Intern, Object Recognition for ASIMO Robot. August 2010 - October 2010
Google Inc, Santa Monica, California
Engineering Intern, Computer Vision Group. August 2007 - October 2007
Google Inc, Mountain View, California
Engineering Intern, Machine Translation Group. June 2006 - September 2006
VIVO POSITIVO, Santiago, Chile (National HIV/AIDS Coordinator)
Programmer and Webmaster. March 2002 - 2004