Ricky J. Sethi, Ph.D., Computer Science | Fitchburg State University
Skip to main content

Fitchburg State uses technology to gather information and better understand visitors’ experiences. By continuing to use this website, you consent to this usage in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Faculty Directory » Ricky J. Sethi

Computer Science

Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2020
By appointment - please email Dr. Sethi.

Office Information:

Room Number: Edgerly Hall 312E
Phone: 978.665.3703
Email: rsethi@fitchburgstate.edu
Website: http://research.sethi.org/ricky/

Courses Taught:

Data Science and Database Systems (CSC 2400)


Ph.D., University of California, Riverside (Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence))
M.S., University of Southern California (Physics/Business (Information Systems))
B.A., University of California, Berkeley (Molecular and Cellular Biology (Neurobiology))

Research Interests:

My research uses fundamental ideas from machine learning and computational science to study crowds in video and online communities. I develop theoretical and applied models and algorithms to examine problems in:

Computer Vision: physics-based methods for group analysis in video
Data Science: bioinformatics and semantic workflows for multimedia analysis
Social Computing: virtual communities and science learning group collaboration

Current Projects:

Computer Vison

Multimedia Integration via Data-Driven Hamiltonian Monte Carlo (DDHMC)
Group Detection and Analysis in Video
Human Action Image/Hamiltonian Energy Signatures for Video Activity Recognition

Social Computing for Science Learning

Collaborative Argumentation
Threaded Discussion Metrics and Analysis
Question & Answer Online Communities

Data Science

Multimedia Analysis for Human Trafficking Detection
Machine Learning Methods for Data Analysis using Semantic Workflows
Reproducibility via Semantic Workflows