Benjamin John Sapp

Ph.D. Candidate
Computer and Information Science
University of Pennsylvania



I'm a Ph.D. candidate in my second third fourth fifth year in the Computer and Information Science department at the University of Pennsylvania. I work 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

Ph.D. Computer Science
University of Pennsylvania
2007 to 2012 (I think)
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
Benjamin J Sapp
GRASP Lab, L403
3330 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104