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:
December 16, 2013 – I have had two papers accepted for oral presentation at MaxEnt 2013: one on Convex Foundations of Generalized MaxEnt Models with Rafael Frongillo, and the other on Conjugate Priors for Generalized MaxEnt Families with Brendan van Rooyen.
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I am currently primary supervisor for three PhD students:Avi Ruderman, Nicolás Della Penna, and Mindika Premachandra. I also supervise Nam Ho, an Honours Student at the Mathematical Sciences Institute.I am not looking to supervise any more students at present.
I was a member of the program committee for ICML 2013. I was local organiser for ALT 2010 as well as a member of its Program Committee. I have also been on the program committee for NIPS 2012, ACML 2012, and AI12.
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), and have also set up a discussion site for ICML and presented at the 2009 Machine Learning Summer School.I have also participated in the Mathematicians in Schools program as a partner with Yass High School.