I am a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at Rice University advised by Prof. Vicente Ordóñez Román, working on computer vision and language. I received a Master of Computer Science at the University of Virginia and 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. Here is my CV.
|Moviescope: Large-scale Analysis of Movies using Multiple Modalities.
Paola Cascante-Bonilla, Kalpathy Sitaraman, Mengjia Luo, Vicente Ordonez.
[arxiv] [project page] [bibtex]
Media coverage: techxplore article
|SimVQA: Exploring Simulated Environments for Visual Question Answering.
Paola Cascante-Bonilla, Hui Wu, Letao Wang, Rogerio Feris, Vicente Ordonez.
2022 Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. CVPR 2022.
New Orleans, Lousiana. June 2022. [arxiv] [bibtex]
|Evolving Image Compositions for Feature Representation Learning.
Paola Cascante-Bonilla, Arshdeep Sekhon, Yanjun Qi, Vicente Ordonez.
The 32nd British Machine Vision Conference. BMVC 2021.
Virtual Conference. November 2021. [arxiv] [bibtex]
|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]
|Variational Image Captioning Using Deterministic Attention.
Paola Cascante-Bonilla, Hyun Jae Cho, Alphonse N Akakpo.