Photo of Mark Reid at work I'm a Research Fellow in the Research School of Computer Science at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia and a contributed researcher to NICTA's Machine Learning research group.

My current research interests include: loss functions in statistical and online learning, and connections between learning theory and market mechanisms.

Contact

I can be reached at work by phone on (+61) 2 6267 6297, by email at . My office is on the 2nd floor of the NICTA Canberra Research Lab (Map).

Objective

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:

Publications

I have published research in variety of areas including, most recently: learning theory, prediction markets, and boosting. A complete list is available at my publications page.

News

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.

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Teaching

I am convening and co-lecturing a course on Information Theory (COMP2610) with Aditya Menon in semester 2, 2014. I previously taught this with Edwin Bonilla in 2011 and 2012, and with Aditya in 2013. I also co-lectured Advanced Topics in Statistical Machine Learning (COMP8650) in semester 2, 2012.

Students

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.

Blog

Since September 2007 I have kept a blog on machine learning and statistical inference called Inductio ex Machina.

Activities

I am currently the Production Editor for the JMLR Workshop & Conference Proceedings. I am also an Action Editor for the JMLR's Machine Learning and Open Source Software track.

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.