I spent summer 2019 at Amazon AI as an Applied Scientist Intern working on neural architectures for multichannel speech enhancement. I will be joining the Applied Sciences Group at Microsoft as a Research Intern for summer 2021.
My research interests are at the intersection of deep learning, statistical signal processing, and computational neuroscience. My PhD research is divided into three tracks:
- model-based deep learning: I develop networks using probabilistic generative models and dictionary learning, applied to inverse problems such as compressive sensing and denoising.
- deep learning theory: I develop theory for gradient dynamics and implicit acceleration.
- computational neuroscience: I develop algorithms for a variety of problems such as neural encoding in the olfactory system and spike sorting.
Gaussian process convolutional dictionary learning A. H. Song, B. Tolooshams, and D. Ba Submitted [paper]
On the convergence of group-sparse autoencoders E. Theodosis, B. Tolooshams*, P. Tankala*, A. Tasissa, and D. Ba Submitted [paper]
Towards improving discriminative reconstruction via simultaneous dense and sparse coding A. Tasissa, E. Theodosis*, B. Tolooshams*, and D. Ba Submitted [paper] [code]
Unfolding neural networks for compressive multichannel blind deconvolution B. Tolooshams*, S. Mulleti*, D. Ba, and Y. C. Eldar IEEE ICASSP [paper] [slides] [poster]
Unsupervised learning of a dictionary of neural impulse responses from spiking data B. Tolooshams, H. Wu, P. Masset, V. N. Murthy, and D. Ba COSYNE [paper] [poster]
Convolutional dictionary learning based auto-encoders for natural exponential-family distributions B. Tolooshams*, A. H. Song*, S. Temereanca, and D. Ba ICML [paper] [code] [slides]
Convolutional dictionary learning of stimulus from spiking data A. H. Song*, B. Tolooshams*, S. Temereanca, and D. Ba COSYNE [paper] [poster]
Deep residual autoencoders for expectation maximization-inspired dictionary learning B. Tolooshams, S. Dey, and D. Ba IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems [paper] [code]
Channel-attention dense u-net for multichannel speech enhancement B. Tolooshams, R. Giri, A. H. Song, U. Isik, and A. Krishnaswamy IEEE ICASSP [paper]
Convolutional dictionary learning in hierarchical networks J. Zazo, B. Tolooshams, and D. Ba IEEE CAMSAP [paper]
RandNet: deep learning with compressed measurements of images T. Chang*, B. Tolooshams*, and D. Ba IEEE MLSP [paper] [code] [poster]
Scalable convolutional dictionary learning with constrained recurrent sparse auto-encoders B. Tolooshams, S. Dey, and D. Ba IEEE MLSP [paper] [code]
Robustness of frequency division technique for online myoelectric pattern recognition against contraction-level variation B. Tolooshams and N. Jiang Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology [paper]
- 04/2021: I will be joining the Applied Sciences Group at Microsoft as a Research Intern for summer 2021.
- 04/2021: I am preparing a tutorial on “Model-based deep learning” to be presented at IEEE ICASSP Conference.
- 04/2021: I gave a talk and designed workshop tutorials for Neurosur 2021.
- 04/2021: I gave a presetation as guest lecturer on "Dictionary learning based autoencoders for inverse problems” at ES201 - Decision Theory course at Harvard University.
- 01/2021: Our abstract on “Unsupervised learning of a dictionary of neural impulse responses from spiking data” has been accepted to Computational and Systems Neuroscience (Cosyne) 2021 for a poster presentation.
- 11/2020: I gave a talk on “On the relationship between dictionary learning and sparse autoencoders” at Computational and Applied Math Seminar at Tufts University.
- 09/2020: I am nominated for Google PhD Fellowship.
- 03/2020: I will be giving a workshop at 2020 Harvard WECode Conference, the largest student-run undergraduate women in tech conference. (cancelled)
- 03/2020: I presented a poster on “Image denoising and analysis of neural spiking data with recurrent autoencoders for natural exponential-family of distributions” at Women in Data Science Cambridge Conference (WiDS) 2020.
- 01/2020: I judged at the 8th annual National Collegiate Research Conference organized by Harvard College Undergraduate Research Association.
- 07/2019: I received AWS Machine Learning Research Awards (MLRA).
- 04/2019: I joined Amazon AI as ML/DSP Research Intern for Summer 2019.
- 04/2019: I received QBio Student Fellowship for 2019-2020 academic year.
- 03/2019: I presented a poster on “Deep residual autoencoders for expectation maximization-based dictionary learning” at Women in Data Science Cambridge Conference (WiDS) 2019.
- 10/2018: I am selected to attend the IBRO-Simons Computational Neuroscience Imbizo 2018.
- 09/2018: I am nominated for Microsoft Ada Lovelace Fellowship.
- 08/2018: I received QBio Student Award Competition Fellowship, offering $41,200 for 2018-19 academic year.
- 07/2018: I received a travel grant of $500 for MLSP2018.
- 09/2017: I started my graduate studies at CRISP Group at Harvard University.
- 06/2017: I received my B.ASc. degree with distinction in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.