Benjamin John Sapp, Ph.D.

Computer and Information Science
University of Pennsylvania / Google



I currently work at Google doing Machine Learning and Computer Vision research. I've worked on the Image Search and Photo Search teams. Before that, I obtained my Ph.D. from the Computer and Information Science department at the University of Pennsylvania. I worked with my advisor Ben Taskar solving computer vision problems with machine learning. Most of my work has been in using graphical models to solve human pose estimation in 2D images or video. Specifically, we study how to overcome computational bottlenecks that handicap most models applied to this problem, allowing us to design more expressive models with richer features that do better.

San Diego, CA --> Bay Area --> Champaign-Urbana, IL --> Stanford, CA --> Princeton, NJ --> Philadelphia, PA --> San Francisco, CA --> Los Angeles, CA

Ph.D. Computer Science
University of Pennsylvania
2007 to 2012
M.S. Computer Science
Stanford University
2005 to 2007
B.Eng. Computer Engineering,
Minor in Mathematics
Univerisity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
2001 to 2005
High School
University Laboratory High School, Urbana Illinois
1996 to 2001
Ben Sapp

Current work address:
1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy
Mountain View, CA 94043