Tewodros W. Ayalew

Computer Science MSc student in the University of Saskatchewan

About Me

Hi, my name’s Tewodros, and I’m a graduate student in Computer Science studying at the University of Saskatchewan. I’ve had different experiences working in Computer vision, Deep learning, and Machine learning.

I am most skilled in: Computer Vision, Image Analysis and Deep Learning

Projects

Unsupervised Domain Adaptation For Plant Organ Counting (UDA4POC)

https://arxiv.org/abs/2009.01081

This project is presented on ECCV 2020 Workshop on COMPUTER VISION PROBLEMS IN PLANT PHENOTYPING (CVPPP 2020). Our paper was awarded the best paper award from the workshop. We used a Domain-Adversarial Neural Network (DANN) for Unsupervised domain adaptation task for counting plant organs such as leaves and spikelets. Model is fully implemented using the Pytorch framework.

Experience

University of Saskatchewan

https://www.usask.ca

Teaching Assistant

September 2018 - December 2019

I worked as a teaching assistant in the University of Saskatchewan in which I held different positions including Marking coordination

Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (AAiT), Addis Ababa University

http://www.aait.edu.et/

Assistant Lecturer

September 2016 - August 2018

I served as an assistant lecturer in the Information Technology and Scientific Computing (ITSC). I designed syllabuses, gave courses, designed labs and conduct lectures to different courses including Fundamentals of Computer Science, Algorithm and Data structures and Computer Graphics

iCog

https://icog-labs.com/

Programmer

September 2016 - June 2016

iCog Labs is Artificial intelligence (AI) research and development company based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I worked on an intelligent advertisement generator system by leveraging machine learning-based text analysis techniques. In the project, I worked on data scraping from social networks (tweeter, Facebook, and Reddit), cleaning the collected data, and finally worked on an ML-based word ranking for advertisement generation.

Education

University of Saskatchewan

MSc Computer Science

2018 -

The University of Saskatchewan is a Canadian public research university, founded on March 19, 1907, and located on the east side of the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

In UofS, I’m part of the Plant Phenotyping and Imaging Research Center. Under the supervision of Dr. Stavness, I was involved in multiple projects that apply Deep learning and Computer vision techniques for Plant Phenotyping. During this time, I’ve acquired skills in Deep learning, Computer vision, image analysis, and Machine Learning. In addition to these skills, I was exposed to a multidisciplinary research group that helped me to learn how to collaborate and work with researchers from different backgrounds.

Addis Ababa University

BSc in Software Engineering

2011 - 2016

Addis Ababa University is a large, highly residential national university in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The university is the oldest school of higher education in Ethiopia.

During my undergraduate studies, I learned skills in Software Engineering, including enterprise software development in different languages, scientific computing skills, digital logic designs (including designs on FPGAs), and data mining.