About me

I am a machine learning researcher within the Data Science for Real-Time Decision Making Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC), and also part of the MILA research institute on artificial intelligence.

The question that deeply motivates my research is: can machines think? Or more pragmatically, what are the limits of what machines can do? My broad research interests include probabilistic graphical models (directed, undirected, bi-directed, chain, mixed graphs) and their theoretical properties as independence models, structured prediction problems, questions regarding causality, and combinatorial optimization problems.