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:
September 13, 2014 – I helped judge the fantasic array of school students’ technology projects as part of the ACT Young ICT Explorers competition.
August 28, 2014 – I participated as a judge in the ANU College of Engineering 3 Minute Thesis competition and saw a great range of very high-quality PhD talks.
August 19, 2014 – Amos Storkey, Jake Abernethy and I have had our proposal for a NIPS Workshop on Transactional Machine Learning and E-Commerce accepted. Please check the website for details of speakers and submissions.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.