Alex Beutel
Carnegie Mellon University
Ph.D. Student in Computer Science

About Me

By now you should realize that my name is Alex Beutel - I am a third year Ph.D. student in computer science at Carnegie Mellon University, and I research large scale network behavior analysis with Professor Christos Faloutsos and Professor Alex Smola, among many others.

Before being a graduate student, I studied computer science and physics at Duke University. At Duke I researched computational geometry with Professor Pankaj Agarwal and Thomas Mølhave, ran the Duke Schedulator, and was the Director of Online Development for The Chronicle.

If you would like a more full view of what I think about in the shower, check out my research or my blog.

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Recent News

Feb. 2014 - I was lucky enough to win the Facebook Graduate Fellowship for 2014-2015.
Jan. 2014 - The paper Fugue: Slow-Worker-Agnostic Distributed Learning for Big Models with Abhimanu Kumar, Qirong Ho, and Eric Xing was accepted to AISTATS for a full presentation in Reykjavik, Iceland in April.
Jan. 2014 - My paper CoBaFi: Collaborative Bayesian Filtering with Kenton Murray, Alex Smola, and Christos Faloutos was accepted to WWW. I will be presenting it in Seoul, South Korea in April.
Jan. 2014 - The paper FlexiFaCT: Scalable Flexible Factorization of Coupled Tensors on Hadoop with Abhimanu Kumar, Vagelis Papalexakis, Partha Talukdar, Christos Faloutsos, and Eric Xing was accepted to SDM and will be presented in Philadelphia in April. We will relase the source code soon.
Jan. 2014 - The paper Inferring Strange Behavior from Connectivity Pattern in Social Networks with Meng Jiang, Peng Cui, Christos Faloutsos, and Shiqiang Yang was accepted to PAKDD. Meng will be presenting it in Tainan, Taiwan in May.