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James Foulds (Jimmy)

Postdoctoral scholar
Qualcomm Institute / Calit2 / CSE
University of California, San Diego
CA 92093

Email: jfoulds at ucsd dot edu
Office: Atkinson Hall 4401

About Me

I am a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, San Diego under the Data Science Postdoctoral Fellowship program, which is co-sponsored by ITA, Calit2, the Qualcomm Institute, CSE and ECE. My work is in the area of statistical machine learning. Previously, I was a postdoctoral scholar in Lise Getoor's LINQS research group at UCSC, and I graduated from Padhraic Smyth's DataLab group at UCI. For more information, see:

Research Interests

My research interests are in both applied and foundational machine learning, focusing on probabilistic models and Bayesian inference algorithms to learn them from data. My work aims to promote the practice of latent variable modeling for applied research in disciplines such as computational social science and the digital humanities. I develop models and algorithms for finding interpretable latent structure in data such as social networks and text, which may provide a window into human nature.

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