Yuval Boss

(he/him) | Machine Learning Engineer @ NOAA/CICOES

Welcome to my site! A lot has happened since I last kept a website up to date. I went to school, graduated, and got a job doing some engineering work that I find very interesting.

I’m currently working as the lead ML developer at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center’s Marine Mammal Lab. I develop models and methods for real time detection and classification in aerial surveys which involves a lot of R&D to develop the models and algorithms, along with MLOps and systems work to support development and deployment. Some stuff I’ve been working on lately includes:

  • Methods of fusing multispectral data to improve small object localization and classification.
  • Semi-supervised learning approaches for large, partially labeled, and extremely sparse datasets.
  • Ensemble approaches for picking up missing labels.
  • Robust and reproducible data pipelines which enable the continuous learning cycle as we train models, collect more data through surveys, and update models.
  • Developing labeling workflows for scientific applications.
  • Computer vision approaches for quantifying various image quality and other image description metrics.
An example from a seal detector I deployed for color imagery detection.
Sparse reconstruction of a calibration flight generated using colmap.

Outside of work I enjoy the beautiful nature we have here in the PNW. In the drier months I spend most of my free time climbing at Index, Washington Pass, or on many other rocks that can be found in Washington. While in Seattle I’m often at the UW Rock, a training mecca and rendezvous for city monkeys.

UW Rock, Spring 2017
Climbing outdoors is a huge passion of mine.
Mt. Stuart on the North Ridge in early summer 2021.
I love music, both playing, and going to shows! :)
⭕ Phish 08/20/2021 - Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, OR ⭕

Check out my trip reports to read about some of my adventures.

Also, I used to play a lot of chess and trying to get back into it. If you play send me a challenge on lichess!

El Capitan under a night sky, the header image from my old site <3