My name is Wilka Torrico De Carvalho. I am currently a machine learning research intern at Visa Research
. Prior to this, I completed a master's in computer science at the University of Southern California
under the supervision of Professor Yan Liu
. Before that, I completed a bachelor's in physics at Stony Brook University
under the supervision of Professor Axel Drees
I am interested in understanding behavior and cognition from a computational, algorithmic, and physical perspective. This manifests as an interest in topics ranging from Bayesian nonparametrics to deep reinforcement learning to spiking neural networks. I hope to use my research on the brain to combat societal issues like social stereotyping.
If you are a young scholar looking for advice on pursuing research, applying for fellowships, or entering the fields of machine learning, computational cognitive science, or computational neuroscience (or any intersection), please feel free to reach out to me for advice! This is especially true for those that come from marginalized groups--especially those that are Black and Hispanic!
You can contact me at wcarvalho92[at]gmail.edu
Below you can find my three latests blog posts.
- I have been selected for the GEM Fellowship under the sponsorship of IBM!
- I have been selected to be a student volunteer for ICLR!
- I have been selected for an ICLR travel award!
- I will be a machine learning research intern at Visa this summer!
- Our paper, "Variational Recurrent Adversarial Deep Domain Adaptation" was accepted to ICLR
- Our NIPS workshop paper has been selected for a Spotlight Talk.
- Attended Southern California Machine Learning Symposium and won runner-up in poster competition on machine learning applications.
- Our paper, "Variational Adversarial Deep Domain Adaptation for Health Care Time Series Analysis" was accepted for the NIPS Machine Learning for Healthcare workshop!
- The graduate school at USC has chosen to create a feature video of my research on domain adaptation that will be released in Spring!
- The graduate school at USC has selected me for a video in which I'll talk about applying for the NSF and give advice to future applicants.
Here is some other fun stuff.
Lastly, feel free to connect with me online