Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Fitchburg State University

Ricky J. Sethi is currently an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Fitchburg State University. Ricky is also Director of Research for the Madsci Network and Team Lead for SNHU Online at Southern New Hampshire University.

Prior to FSU, he was a Research Scientist at UMass Amherst/UMass Medical School and at UCLA/USC Information Sciences Institute, where he was chosen as an NSF Computing Innovation Fellow (CIFellow) by the CCC and the CRA. Before that, he was a Post-Doctoral Scholar at UCR, where he was the Lead Integration Scientist for the WASA project and participated in ONR's Empire Challenge 10.

Ricky has authored or co-authored over 30 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, and reports and made numerous presentations on his research in machine learning, computer vision, social computing, and data science. He has taught various courses in Computer Science, Physics, and General Science. Ricky has also supervised/mentored undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral students at UCLA, USC, and UMass.

Ricky has served as a Panelist for the NSF Cyberlearning program, as an Editorial Board Member for the International Journal of Computer Vision & Signal Processing, and a Program Committee member for various conferences. In addition, he is a member of the YSP/Madsci Financial Board, a member of the American Institute of Physics, and a member of IEEE.


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    Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Fitchburg State University