Job Openings: Disney Research is hiring in machine learning!
Sports Analytics Workshop: Please consider participating in our Large-Scale Sports Analytics Workshop appearing at KDD 2014!
New PhD Program: Prospective PhD Students, please consider applying to our new PhD program in Computational and Mathematical Sciences at Caltech.
What I do: I am a machine learning researcher. My research interests lie primarily in the theory and application of statistical machine learning. You can read about my research work here. More broadly, I am interested in contributing towards general artificial intelligence while developing useful intermediate tools along the way. You can read more about me here.
Where I work: I am currently a visiting researcher at Disney Research. In Fall 2014, I will be starting as an assistant professor in the Computing and Mathematical Sciences Department at the California Institute of Technology. (If you are considering Caltech for graduate school, please apply on the admissions website. I cannot directly accept students.)
Where I was: I was previously a postdoctoral researcher in the Machine Learning Department and the iLab at Carnegie Mellon University, where I worked with Carlos Guestrin and Ramayya Krishnan. I received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University under the advising of Thorsten Joachims, and a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In the summer of 2009, I was an intern at Google working with Rajan Patel in the Search Quality Evaluation team. In the summer of 2007, I was a research intern at Microsoft Research working with Chris Burges in the Machine Learning and Intelligence group (previously known as the Text Mining, Search, and Navigation group).
Updates & Quick Links:
Invited talk at DISCML workshop at NIPS 2013!
Press release of EMS ambulance allocation project with the iLab is now up! [research paper]
Invited talk at WSCD workshop at WSDM 2012!
Surf Canyon blogs about our work on Dynamic Ranked Retrieval. [post 1][post 2][post 3][research paper]
Self-Improving Systems that Learn Through Human Interaction - a popular-science blog article I wrote.
Graduate Admissions @ Caltech
Postdoc Openings @ Caltech