Jan-Willem van de Meent
College of Computer and Information Science
440 Huntington Avenue
478 West Village H
Boston, MA 02115
+1 (617) 373 7696
I have openings for two PhD students and one Postdoc starting fall 2017.
AUG 2016 ∙ Our paper “Bayesian Optimization for Probabilistic Programs” was accepted at NIPS.
AUG 2016 ∙ I am starting at Northeastern on Aug 29th.
JUL 2016 ∙ Anglican 1.0.0 is now up on Clojars.
JUL 2016 ∙ I will be teaching the CS 6220 course on Data Mining Techniques.
MAY 2016 ∙ Our paper on Black Box Policy Search with Probabilistic Programs appeared at AISTATS.
My research agenda is to understand how programs may be used to define structured and composable models in machine learning and artificial intelligence. To facilitate this agenda, I also work on inference techniques for probabilistic programs. I am one of the creators of Anglican, a probabilistic programming system closely integrated with Clojure.
I did a post-doc in the group of Frank Wood at Oxford. I did a PhD in biophysics with Ray Goldstein (Cambridge) and Wim van Saarloos (Leiden). I have also worked on applications of machine learning in single-molecule biophysics at Columbia (with Chris Wiggins and Ruben Gonzalez).