Roman Garnett

Roman Garnett

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Washington University in St. Louis

email: garnett at wustl dot edu
office: Jolley Hall 504
phone: (314) 935–4992
address: Washington University in St. Louis
One Brookings Drive, CB 1045
St. Louis, MO 63130


I joined the CSE faculty at Wash U in January 2015. Before arriving here, I was a postdoctoral researcher in the Knowledge Discovery and Machine Learning research group at the University of Bonn (2012–2014) and the Auton Lab at Carnegie Mellon University (2010–2012). I completed my PhD as a member of the Machine Learning Research Group at the University of Oxford in 2010, and received an AB and MSc from Washington University in St. Louis in 2004.

You can find my CV here.


My primary research interest is developing new Bayesian machine-learning techniques for sequential decision making under uncertainty. I am especially interested in active learning, active search, Bayesian optimization, and Bayesian quadrature. Gaussian process models are a common tool in my research.

I am also passionate about applications of machine learning in natural science and engineering, and have made contributions in areas including astrophysics, chemoinformatics, surface science, sensor network design, and animal behavior.


You may find a list of my publications here, or may wish to refer to my Google Scholar profile.


CSE 515T – Bayesian Methods in Machine Learning: Spring 2018 Spring 2017 Spring 2015
CSE 511A – Introduction to Artificial Intelligence: Fall 2017 Fall 2016 Fall 2015