Greetings! I'm Francis (Frank) Ferraro, a senior Ph.D. candidate at Johns Hopkins University. My advisor is Benjamin Van Durme.
My research is focused on developing and evaluating probablistic models of complex events and situations. In Summer 2015, I was an intern at Microsoft Research. I've also done some work at the intersection of text and video, learning extended syntactic frames, and identifying and classifying referential language use. I began my research career with biomedical imaging and a little bit of complexity theory.
Department of Mathematics
Bachelor of Science
Summa cum Laude
With Highest Distinction
I am originally from Niskayuna, NY, a suburb of Schenectady which is about 30 minutes north of Albany. I went to Niskayuna High School, where, in addition to my studies, I swam on the varsity team and played the viola for the Orchestra and Chamber Strings ensemble. Some highlights include beating our cross-town rivals in the section championships, winning the state championships and performing as a guest at an Empire State Youth Orchestra Playathon event. I got an opportunity to better my own skills and learn from professionals when, with my High School Orchestra, I performed with the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra.
At the University of Rochester, I was a member of the varsity swim and dive team throughout all four years. Over those four years I swam with a lot of great people and built some great bonds. As a team, we were able to win the Liberty League Championship two times, compete against some of the best D3 athletes in the nation while still having a lot of fun at the University Athletic Associaion (UAA) Championships (our primary, end-of-season championships).
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