Hi, This is
Kaleab, an AI enthusiast and a graduate student of BME Data Science at Johns Hopkins
University. Before joining Hopkins, I graduated with a triple degree from the Erasmus Mundus Master's Joint
Program in Image Processing and Computer Vision.
I have worked as an Assistant Lecturer at Addis Ababa University, which is the top and largest university in
Ethiopia. Next, I have worked as a Research Assistant at VPU Lab, Autonomous University of Madrid. I have also
worked as a Research Associate at TU Graz Institute of Computer Graphics and Vision to do my master’s thesis on
‘Continual Lifelong learning on Autonomous Vehicles’ under the supervision of Prof. Horst Bischof.
My research interests are in Image Processing, Computer Vision, and Modern Machine Learning. I am most excited when working on pioneering research projects. I am fascinated by impactful research projects, but I am also keen to make contributions that advances the state of the art in machine learning and computer vision while being applicable to other research areas. Today, my journey has led me to my passion: to work on cutting edge applications of computer vision and machine learning in numerous application areas. I'm deeply interested in the fields of Computer Vision, Deep Learning, machine autonomy and product development.
I'm extremely enthusiastic about AI and its power to make our world a better place to live. I want to contribute my part on this captivating and wonderful scientific field working to solve the open problems in Computer Vision and Machine Learning so as to build autonomous systems that can "see" and reason.
Bachelor's Thesis Title: ’An Autonomous Traffic Management System’
Mr. Kinfu worked on state-of-the-art lifelong learning and unsupervised domain adaptation techniques for autonomous vehicles under my supervision. He demonstrated the ability to work independently with great creativity and enthusiasm. He then wrote his thesis, which is clear, concise, and interesting to read. He proved to be a capable and motivated researcher with all the necessary qualities.Prof. Dr. Horst Bischof - Professor and Vice Rector @ TU Graz, Austria and Treasurer @ European Computer Vision Association.
I supervised Mr. Kinfu on a research project entitled '3D Shape Prediction from a single image using deep learning'. The project consist of the realization of a state-of-the-art method. He was very participating and he showed great competences to work in the topic. His qualities made his project a very successful one.Prof. Pascal DESBARATS - Directeur adjoint EDMI de la spécialité Informatique. Resp. Master informatique parcours IPCV, France
Kinfu attended my classes at PPCU, which he fulfilled with an excellent grade, moreover he was among the few students who obtained an offered mark. He was also exceptionally motivated and was successful in getting Excellent marks in all other courses. I also had the opportunity to check his research works and I can confirm that they are excellent contributions to the very competitive R&D field.Dr Csaba Benedek - Associate Professor @ Pazmany Peter Catholic University, Hungary.
Kaleab has demonstrated very good programming skills, including the ability to work with different programming frameworks and code versioning tools. He has shown a high level of organization, and capabilities to work in a research team, actively proposing creative solutions in our weekly follow-up meetings.Dr. Pablo Carballeira Lopez - Assistant Professor @ Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain.
Mr. Kinfu displayed an outstanding analytical skills and a strong ability to grasp complex ideas with ease. He is a skilful programmer with strong initiative. He proved to be diligent and systematic and was able to solve any given task in the scheduled time. Mr. Kinfu obtained deep insights on selected state-of-the-art image and video analysis techniques and developed effective research abilities.Dr Marcos Escudero Viñolo - Assistant Professor @ Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain.
Over the years, I have had the pleasure of watching this young man blossom into a focused, self-assured scholar who aspires to be a great innovator and researcher.Amsale Zelalem, PhD Candidate @ University of Twente, Netherlands & Lecturer @ Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Kaleab showed innovation, excellent programming skills, and good skills of market needs assessment to develop an application that has very good promise.Tewodros Mebrahtu, Director @ Ethiopian ICT Center of Excellence
Multi-task learning of Monocular Depth Estimation and Segmentation from Video
3D Shape Prediction from Single RGB Image using Deep Learning
Ground-truth generation for Google Street View images
Ethiopian Sign Language to Amharic Text Translator
Automated Optical Mark Reader
Intelligent Traffic Management System
Multiple Object Recognition using Deep Learning
Abugida: Educational App for Preschoolers
Face Recognition | Body Tracking