Computer Science and Engineering

Christian R. Shelton, Professor

Less Serious Version

Dr. Shelton has degrees in Computer Science from places you'd recognize. He did well in school and wanted to stay, so he became a Professor of Computer Science, which he has been doing for "some time now." He likes thinking about computers that learn and adapt. He's tried to be helpful by sharing his ideas in research papers, guiding students to graduation, and working with others.

More Serious Version

Dr. Shelton is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California at Riverside. He has been on the faculty since 2003. His research interests are in statistical approaches in artificial intelligence, with a focus on machine learning and dynamic systems. He has applied his work to areas ranging from astronomy to sociology to medical informatics.

Dr. Shelton received his B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1996. He then obtained his Ph.D. from MIT in 2001 and returned to Stanford from 2001 to 2003 as a post-doctoral scholar. He spent six months in 2003 and 2004 as a visiting faculty member at Intel Research and the 2012-13 academic year as a visiting researcher at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He has been the Managing Editor of the Journal of Machine Learning Research and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research.

He has over 70 critically peer-reviewed publications. He has been awarded over 1.5 million dollars in sole-PI grants, and over 2.0 million dollars as his portion of co-PI grants. He has graduated 11 PhD students and 9 MS students.

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University of California, Riverside
Chung Hall, room 327
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-2554
E-mail: cshelton@cs.ucr.edu