Paola Cascante-Bonilla

I am a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at the University of Virginia advised by Prof. Vicente Ordóñez Román, working on computer vision and language. I received my B.S. in Engineering at the Tecnológico de Costa Rica. Previously I spent 10 years working as a Software Engineer at different Tech Companies.


Curriculum Labeling: Revisiting Pseudo-Labeling for Semi-Supervised Learning.
Paola Cascante-Bonilla, Fuwen Tan, Yanjun Qi, Vicente Ordonez.
The 35th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence. AAAI 2021.
Virtual Conference. February 2021. [arxiv] [code] [bibtex]
Drill-down: Interactive Retrieval of Complex Scenes using Natural Language Queries.
Fuwen Tan, Paola Cascante-Bonilla, Xiaoxiao Guo, Hui Wu, Song Feng, Vicente Ordonez.
Conf. on Neural Information Processing Systems. NeurIPS 2019.
Vancouver, Canada. December 2019. [arxiv] [bibtex]
Chat-crowd: A Dialog-based Platform for Visual Layout Composition.
Paola Cascante-Bonilla, Xuwang Yin, Vicente Ordonez, Song Feng.
North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics. NAACL 2019. System Demonstrations.
Minneapolis, Minnesota. June 2019. [arxiv] [project page] [code] [bibtex]
Moviescope: Large-scale Analysis of Movies using Multiple Modalities.
Paola Cascante-Bonilla, Kalpathy Sitaraman, Mengjia Luo, Vicente Ordonez.               
[arxiv] [project page] [techxplore article]
Variational Image Captioning Using Deterministic Attention.
Paola Cascante-Bonilla, Hyun Jae Cho, Alphonse N Akakpo.                     
[report] [code]
TA: Vision & Language - Fall 2020.
TA: Deep Learning for Visual Recognition - Spring 2020.
TA: Introduction to Computer Vision - Fall 2019.

Work Experience
Senior Sofware Engineer.
Dec 2012 - Jul 2018.
Growth Acceleration Partners.
Sofware Engineer.
Feb 2010 - Oct 2012.
Sofware Engineer.
Nov 2009 - Feb 2010.
Softland Costa Rica.
Sofware Engineer.
Jul 2008 - Nov 2009.
Tecnológico de Costa Rica.
System Analyst.
Mar 2007 - Jul 2008.


2002 - 2016.