Lyndon Kennedy is a Senior Research Scientist at FXPAL. Prior to joining FXPAL, he was a Senior Staff Researcher at Huawei R&D USA where he investigated computer vision and machine learning techniques for robot perception and scene understanding. Before Huawei, he was a Senior Research Scientist at Yahoo Labs where he worked on recommendation and discovery in large-scale social multimedia systems, particularly Flickr. His research interests span many areas in computer vision and machine learning and their application towards tasks in image and video indexing, retrieval, and discovery. In particular, he is interested in media systems composed of contributions from many participants and how machine learning and content analysis can be applied to understand the media objects themselves, the users, and the world at large. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University where he conducted research in the Digital Video and Multimedia Lab. He also has B.S. and M.S. degrees, both in Electrical Engineering also from Columbia University.