My current research interests include: loss functions in statistical and online learning, and connections between learning theory and market mechanisms.
My research vision can be distilled down to wanting to build theoretical and practical foundations for wide-spread, machine-assisted inference. I am doing so through the following funded projects:
February 6, 2014 – I will be co-organising an Workshop on Divergence Methods and Probabilistic Inference with Sanmi Koyejo, Jun Zhu, and Eric Xing at ICML 2014.
January 20, 2014 – I will be serving as a Program Chair for 2014 Uncertainty in AI Conference, to be held in Quebec in July, 2014.Older News →
I am currently primary supervisor for three PhD students:Avi Ruderman, Nicolás Della Penna, and Mindika Premachandra. I supervised Nam Ho, an Honours Student at the Mathematical Sciences Institute in 2013.I am not looking to supervise any more students at present.
I was local organiser for ALT 2010 as well as a member of its Program Committee. I have also been on program committees for ICML, NIPS, UAI, and ACML. I have reviewed for journals (JMLR, JAIR, PAMI, TCS, Trans. on Info. Theory, Trans. on NNLS, PloS ONE, and AMS Mathematical Reviews), conferences (including NIPS, ICML, COLT, and UAI).I have also participated in the Mathematicians in Schools program as a partner with Yass High School.