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Bert Huang

Assistant Professor
Computer Science

Bert Huang

Bert Huang

Assistant Professor
Computer Science

Phone 617-627-2225
Halligan Hall
161 College Avenue, Medford, MA
machine learning, data science, structured output learning, algorithmic fairness, weak supervision

Bert Huang is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and the Data Intensive Studies Center at Tufts University. He earned his PhD from Columbia University in 2011, was a postdoc at the University of Maryland, and previously was an assistant professor at Virginia Tech. His research addresses topics surrounding machine learning. He focuses on modeling complex phenomena, learning in settings with low-quality data, and making algorithms more fair. His papers appear at conferences including NeurIPS, ICML, UAI, and AISTATS. He is also an action editor for the Journal of Machine Learning Research.

PhD, Computer Science, Columbia University, 2011
MS, Computer Science, Columbia University, 2006
BS, Computer Science, Philosophy, Brandeis University, 2004
Professional Experience: 

Tufts University

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Tufts School of Engineering
  • Assistant Professor, Data Intensive Studies Center

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech


Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland


Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, Columbia University

Selected Honors and Awards: 
2018: Excellence in Access and Inclusion Award, Office of Services for Students with Disabilities, Virginia Tech
2017: Best Paper Award, IEEE/ACM International Conference on Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM)
2017: Best Paper Award, NeurIPS Workshop on Learning with Limited Labeled Data
2015: Reviewer Award, International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML)
2015: Deployed Application Award, Conference on Innovated Applications of Artificial Intelligence (IAAI)
2010: Andrew P. Kosoresow Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching and Service, Columbia University Department of Computer Science
Selected Professional Activities: 
2015-present: Action Editor, Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR)

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