Faculty Profile for Dr. Jelena Tesic

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Dr. Jelena Tesic
Assistant Professor — Computer Science
Assistant Professor — Computer Science
CMAL 211
phone: (512) 245-3409

Biography Section

Biography and Education

University of California Santa Barbara, Ph.D. 2004 M.Sc 1999.

Teaching Interests

Network Science; Data Science; Machine Learning; Algorithms; Computer Vision;

Research Interests

Machine learning and data science for large unstructured data, such as sensor data, and social and health record data;

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Tesic, J. (2024). Domain Adaptation with Contrastive Learning for Object Detection in Satellite Imagery. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. https://doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2024.3391621
  • Shebaro, M., Nogueira, L., & Tesic, J. (2024). Improving Association Discovery through Multiview Analysis of Social Networks. Social Network Analysis and Mining. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1007/s13278-023-01197-3
  • Biswas, D., & Tesic, J. (2024). Unsupervised Domain Adaptation With Debiased Contrastive Learning and Support-Set Guided Pseudolabeling for Remote Sensing Images. Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. https://doi.org/10.1109/JSTARS.2024.3349541
  • Tomasso, M. E., Rusnak, L. J., & Tesic, J. (2022). Advances in Scaling Community Discovery Methods for Large Signed Graph Networks. Network Science, 10(3). https://doi.org/10.1093/comnet/cnac013
  • Strauch, G., Lin, J., & Tesic, J. (2022). Overhead Projection Approach For Multi-Camera Vessel Activity Recognition. In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Big Data (pp. 5626–5632). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/BigData52589.2021.9671274

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: IBM First Plateau Invention Achievement Award in appreciation and recognition of creative contributions to IBM progress. July 2007
  • Award / Honor Recipient: IBM Research Division Technical Group Award has been presented for Image Filtering Benchmark Team Award. February 2007
  • Award / Honor Recipient: IBM Research Division Award for Multimedia Analysis and Retrieval System. 2006
  • Award / Honor Recipient: IBM Award of Distinction for voluntarism. March 2006
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Best paper content track, ACM Multimedia. 2005

Selected Grants

  • Ekin, Tahir (Principal), Tesic, Jelena (Co-Principal), Qasem, Apan Muhammad (Co-Principal), Valles Molina, Damian (Co-Principal), Summers, Lucia (Co-Principal), Hewitt, Barbara A (Supporting), Liu, Xiangping (Supporting), Chang, Carolyn T (Supporting), Mendez, Francis A (Supporting), Irvin, Jennifer A (Supporting), Resendiz, Maria D (Supporting). Expanding AI Curriculum and Infrastructure at Texas State University to Advance Interdisciplinary Research and Grow a Diverse AI Workforce, National Science Foundation, Federal, $400000. (Submitted: June 2023, Funded: January 2024 - December 2025). Grant.
  • Faroughi, Salah Aldin (Principal), Tesic, Jelena (Co-Principal), Tiefenbacher, John P (Co-Principal). ESMs Latent Space Exploration for Uncertainty Quantification and Spatiotemporal Downscaling, DOE-BER, Federal, $150000. (Funded: August 2022 - June 2024). Grant.
  • Tesic, Jelena. Object Cueing Using Biomimetic Approaches to Visual Information Processing, NAVAIR, Federal, $199708. (Submitted: September 18, 2020, Funded: January 11, 2021 - December 17, 2022). Grant.
  • Tesic, Jelena. NAVAIR SBIR N14A-T008, Navy, Federal, $307005. (Submitted: October 15, 2017, Funded: March 19, 2018 - August 31, 2020). Grant.
  • Liu, Xiangping (Principal), Tesic, Jelena (Co-Principal), Balaji Bhaskar, Maruthi Sridhar (Co-Principal), Abongwa, Pride (Co-Principal), Jayachandran, Krishnaswamy (Co-Principal). Comprehensive Experiential Learnings to Promote Climate Resilient Agriculture for Under-Represented Minority Students, USDA NIFA HSI, Federal, $1200000. (Submitted: February 7, 2024, Funded: October 1, 2024 - September 2028). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

TXST CADS PM hiring committee
November 10, 2023-December 31, 2023
Center for Data Analytics And Science (TXST CADS)
June 6, 2022-December 31, 2023
Graduate Advisor
CoSE Fall Commencement
December 10, 2022-December 10, 2023
Dean Search Committee
November 8, 2022-May 31, 2023
Graduate Advisor
Ph.D. Student Committee Recommendation
October 31, 2022-May 1, 2023