Sean Goldberg
PhD Student - Machine Learning - Data Science


I am currently a PhD student in the Computer & Information Sciences & Engineering Dept. at the University of Florida. Previously I received MS and BS degrees in Physics from the University of Florida and Florida Atlantic University, respectively.

I am a member of both the Computational Science and Intelligence Lab and Data Science Research Lab here at UF where I am co-advised by Dr. Daisy Zhe Wang and Dr. Joseph N. Wilson.

My primary interests are in large-scale machine learning and data science, particularly with respect to the acquisition, processing, and storing of accumulated knowledge. Some problems I've worked on centering on knowledge bases include:

  • Automatic Knowledge Base Extraction and Integration
  • Probabilistic Graphical Models
  • Natural Language Processing
  • First Order Logic Rule Learning
  • Active Learning
  • Crowdsourcing



  • S. Goldberg, D.Z. Wang, T. Kraska, CASTLE: Crowd-Assisted Probabilistic System for Textual Labeling and Extraction In: Proceedings of the First AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP), November 8-9, 2013 (pdf)
  • D.Z. Wang, Y. Chen, S. Goldberg, C. Grant, and K. Li. Automatic Knowledge Base Construction using Probabilistic Extraction, Deductive Reasoning, and Human Feedback In: Proceedings of the Joint Workshop on Automatic Knowledge Base Construction and Web-scale Knowledge Extraction (AKBC-WEKEX), June 8-9 2012 (pdf)
  • S. Goldberg, J.N. Wilson, and T. Glenn. Landmine Detection using Two-Tapped Joint Orthogonal Matching Pursuits In: Proceedings of SPIE 8357, 83570B, 2012. (link)
  • CMS Collaboration, Performance of tau-lepton reconstruction and identification in CMS, JINST, 2012 7 P01001 (link)


  • Combining Human and Machine Computation for Better Knowledge Extraction, Talk given at the Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC), Ocala, FL. Nov 1, 2013


  • Introduction to Computer Science I: Spring 2014 Full Instructor
  • (course link)(course subreddit)
  • Physics 2: Fall 2010 Discussion Leader
  • Physics 1: Spring 2009, Fall 2009 Discussion Leader