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 methods for sequential decision making under uncertainty. I am especially interested in algorithms targeting scientific discovery, and received an NSF CAREER award to support this research. Two particular problems of focus are:
I am also passionate about applications of machine learning in natural science and engineering, and have made contributions in areas including astrophysics [1, 2], drug discovery [1, 2], surface science [1, 2], sensor network design , and animal behavior [1, 2, 3].
Thanks for your interest! Here is some advice for those seeking to work with me:
If you wish to pursue such a project, please identify a project and a potential plan for completing it before approaching me. These projects are meant to be student led, and you will get much more out of the project if you have a personal connection to it.