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:
November 19, 2014 – I am visiting Jun Zhu and Jie Zhou at Tsinghua University until the 3rd of December as part of the Australia-China Young Scientist Exchange Program. I was one of 15 academics selected from Australian universities to be part of the exchange.
September 19, 2014 – I am very pleased to announce that Mindika Premachandra has submitted her PhD thesis for review. My first PhD student to do so. Congratulations Mindika!
September 13, 2014 – I helped judge the fantasic array of school students’ technology projects as part of the ACT Young ICT Explorers competition.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 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.