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M. Alex O. Vasilescu received her education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Toronto. She has held positions at UCLA's Institute of Pure and Applied Math (IPAM) in 2021 and at the MIT Media Lab from 2005–07, at New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences from 2001–05.

Vasilescu has been spearheading the development of tensor factor analysis framework for computer vision, computer graphics, and machine learning. She has been addressing causal inference questions by casting computer graphics and computer vision problems as tensor (multilinear) factor analysis problems. Her contributions to this field include premier papers such as Human Motion Signatures (2001), TensorFaces (2002), Multilinear Independent Component Analysis (2005), TensorTextures (2004), and Multilinear Projection for Recognition (2007, 2011).

Vasilescu’s TensorFaces research was funded by TSWG, the Department of Defense's program for Combating Terrorism, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) and the NSF.  Her work was featured on the cover of Computer World Canada (currently, IT World Canada), and in articles in the New York Times, Washington Times, ACM Tech News, NYStar Newsetc.  MIT's Technology Review named her as TR100 honoree, and the National Academy of Science co-awarded her the Keck Futures Initiative Grant (announcement, announcement).




  author =     "Vasilescu, M. Alex O.",
  title      =     "{A} {M}ultilinear ({T}ensor {A}lgebraic {F}ramework for {C}omputer 

{G}raphics, {C}omputer {V}ision, and

 {M}achine {L}earning",
  school   =    "University of Toronto",
  address =    "Toronto, Canada",
  year       =     "2009",


Academic genealogy:

Professor Extreme Show-and-Tell:

Sir Giles Brindley, MD, FRCP, FRS





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Jun 18, 2019: My non-technical interview with CVPR Daily new

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