I'm a PhD student under Bogdan Savchynskyy and Carsten Rother working on developing Block Coordinate Ascent (BCA) type MAP-inference algorithms suitable for MRFs that are suitable for parallelization. Also, on applications of them for bio-imaging.
My projects thus far:
MPLP++: Fast and Parallelizable Block Coordinate Ascent for Dense Graphical Models
A Taxonomy of Dual Block-Coordinate Ascent Methods for Discrete Energy Minimization