Lawrence Carin

Carin

James L. Meriam Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Lawrence Carin earned the BS, MS, and PhD degrees in electrical engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1985, 1986, and 1989, respectively. In 1989 he joined the Electrical Engineering Department at Polytechnic University (Brooklyn) as an Assistant Professor, and became an Associate Professor there in 1994. In September 1995 he joined the Electrical Engineering Department at Duke University, where he is now a Professor, and Vice Provost for Research. From 2003-2014 he held the William H. Younger Distinguished Professorship, and he was ECE Department Chair from 2011-2014. Dr Carin's early research was in the area of electromagentics and sensing, and over the last 15 years his research has moved to applied statistics and machine learning. He has recently served on the Program Committee for the following machine learning conferences: International Conf. on Machine Learning (ICML), Neural and Information Processing Systems (NIPS), Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS), and Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI). He was previously an Associate Editor (AE) of the IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propagation, the IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing, and the SIAM J. of Imaging Science. He is currently an AE for the J. of Machine Learning Research. He is an IEEE Fellow.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • James L. Meriam Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Professor of Computer Science
  • Professor of Statistical Science
  • Member of the Duke Clinical Research Institute

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 119 Allen Building, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 681-6436
  • Email Address: lcarin@ee.duke.edu
  • Websites:

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park, 1989
  • M.Sc.Eng. University of Maryland, College Park, 1986
  • B.S.E. University of Maryland, College Park, 1985

Research Interests

Applied statistics and machine learning

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Fellows. Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 2001

Courses Taught

  • CEE 780: Internship
  • COMPSCI 391: Independent Study
  • COMPSCI 393: Research Independent Study
  • COMPSCI 394: Research Independent Study
  • ECE 291: Projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 891: Internship
  • ECE 899: Special Readings in Electrical Engineering
  • EGR 190: Special Topics in Engineering
  • EGR 590: Special Topics in Engineering
  • POE 190: Practice Oriented Education
  • POE 790: Practice Oriented Education
  • STA 393: Research Independent Study
  • STA 493: Research Independent Study
  • STA 993: Independent Study

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Elliott Range, DD; Dov, D; Kovalsky, SZ; Henao, R; Carin, L; Cohen, J, Application of a machine learning algorithm to predict malignancy in thyroid cytopathology., Cancer Cytopathol, vol 128 no. 4 (2020), pp. 287-295 [10.1002/cncy.22238] [abs].
  • Chapfuwa, P; Li, C; Mehta, N; Carin, L; Henao, R, Survival cluster analysis, Acm Chil 2020 Proceedings of the 2020 Acm Conference on Health, Inference, and Learning (2020), pp. 60-68 [10.1145/3368555.3384465] [abs].
  • Shen, D; Zhang, X; Henao, R; Carin, L, Improved semantic-aware network embedding with fine-grained word alignment, Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, Emnlp 2018 (2020), pp. 1829-1838 [abs].
  • Shen, D; Cheng, P; Sundararaman, D; Zhang, X; Yang, Q; Tang, M; Celikyilmaz, A; Carin, L, Learning compressed sentence representations for on-device text processing, Acl 2019 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Proceedings of the Conference (2020), pp. 107-116 [abs].
  • Zhang, X; Yang, Y; Yuan, S; Shen, D; Carin, L, Syntax-infused variational autoencoder for text generation, Acl 2019 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Proceedings of the Conference (2020), pp. 2069-2078 [abs].