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Carlos Guestrin and Emily Fox join the University of Washington

Carlos Guestrin and Emily Fox, experts in machine learning, will join the University of Washington in the fall, driving us to a new level of excellence and impact in this hugely important field.

Carlos is currently the Finmeccanica Associate Professor in the departments of Machine Learning and Computer Science in Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science, with courtesy appointments in Civil and Environmental Engineering and in the Robotics Institute.  He is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading researchers in machine learning for his GraphLab  parallel machine learning system and many other contributions.  He received his Ph.D. from Stanford Computer Science in 2003.  Carlos will join UW Computer Science & Engineering.  Learn more here.

Emily is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Statistics at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.  Her research interests include Bayesian and nonparametric Bayesian approaches to time-series and longitudinal data analysis, with an emphasis on extensions to high-dimensional data.  She received her Ph.D. from MIT EECS in 2009.  Emily will join UW Statistics, with an adjunct appointment in Computer Science & Engineering.  Learn more here.

Both Carlos and Emily will hold newly-created Amazon Professorships in Machine Learning.  Tremendous thanks to Amazon.com for this commitment to the future of computer science in our region!

We are thrilled to welcome Carlos and Emily to the University of Washington!

April 27, 2012