Kriste Krstovski is a Predoctoral Fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics where he is researching efficient latent variable models of text as part of the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) under the supervision of Dr. Michael J. Kurtz. Kriste is also a Ph.D. candidate in the College of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he is an advisee of Prof. David A. Smith and a member of the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval (CIIR).
Prior to starting his Ph.D. studies, Kriste worked as a Staff Scientist in the Speech and Language Processing Department at Raytheon BBN Technologies. Kriste's research work at BBN span across various DARPA projects including DARPA's TransTac, MADCAT and BOLT programs. While working full-time at BBN, Kriste attended two semesters at MIT as a special graduate student.
Kriste finished his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering at the University of New Hampshire while being a member of the Consolidated Advanced Technologies for Law Enforcement Laboratory (CATLab) under the supervision of Prof. Andrew L. Kun and Prof. W. Thomas Miller III. As a member of the CATLab team, Kriste was a key contributor in the development of the revolutionary Project54 system - a completely integrated voice controlled police cruiser.
- Machine Learning: Bayesian latent variable models
- Information Retrieval
- Machine Translation: modeling comparable corpora
- Natural Language Processing