Max Smith

I am currently a visiting researcher at the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms on behalf of the Université de Montréal working primarily with Dr. Aaron Courville.

First year Ph.D. student studying at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. My research is focused around machine learning and computer vision. I also work periodically on education research. As an undergraduate I had the absolute pleasure of working with many brilliant advisors: Honglak Lee, Rada Mihalcea, and Andrew DeOrio. I also am extremely grateful to Sandia National Labs and Google for hosting me for internships as an undergraduate.

Awards and Honors


A Unified Framework for Automatic Wound Segmentation and Analysis with Deep Convolutional Neural Networks
Changhan Wang, Xinchen Yan, Max Smith, Kanika Kochhar, Marcie Rubin, Stephen M. Warren, James Wrobel, and Honglak Lee.
37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2015.

Selected Projects

Smart inbox that parses and renders in-line media and content in a beautiful manner, while allowing it to be sent with ease and from any mobile device (iOS, Android, Windows Phone). My particular role was creating the Android application.
[video] [code]

Lego Structural Design
Created a parallel genetic algorithm to design more optimal support systems for Lego structures spanning over a ledge. The program used Python, MPI4py, NumPy, and Matplotlib on a supercomputer
[presentation] [write-up] [code]