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Last updated: July 2016


My name is Jeroen Chua, and I'm a fourth year PhD student, working with Pedro Felzenszwalb at Brown University. Prior to coming to Brown, I completed my Master's in ECE at the University of Toronto under Brendan Frey.

I'm interested machine learning (probabilistic grammars, Bayesian modelling and inference, variational methods) and computer vision (object localization, image segmentation, medical image analysis).

Contact Info

Email: jeroen_chua at
X = brown

Office: Thomas J. Watson Sr. Center for Information Technology (CIT)- Room 423
115 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02912

Conference Papers

Learning Structural Element Patch Models with Hierarchical Palettes
Jeroen C. Chua, Inmar E. Givoni, Ryan P. Adams, Brendan J. Frey
"IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition 2012".

Workshop Abstracts and Papers

Sparse coding with stel dictionaries
Jeroen Chua, Brendan Frey
"Snowbird Learning Workshop, 2012" (Oral presentation)

Book Chapters

Bayesian Painting by Numbers: Flexible Priors for Colour-Invariant Object Recognition
J.C. Chua, I.E. Givoni, R.P. Adams, B.J. Frey
"Computer Vision and Machine Learning for Image and Video Analysis", Eds. R. Cipolla, S. Battiato and G. M. Farinella (2012), Studies in Computational Intelligence, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Unrefereed publications

Scene Grammars, Factor Graphs, and Belief Propagation
J. Chua, P. Felzenszwalb


Master's Thesis
J.C. Chua
"Learning Patch-Based Structural Element Models With Hierarchical Palettes".


Winter 2010 - ECE244 Programming Fundamentals

The prettiest bugs

Buggy code can be frustrating, but sometimes the result can be something that looks pretty cool! Here are some of my images I've produced from accidental bugs. Click to enlarge
Produced from a forward image warp gone awry.