Hi. My name is Louis. I am a PhD student in machine learning at the University of Sydney. I am advised by Assoc. Prof. Fabio Ramos, jointly with Dr. Edwin Bonilla at UNSW and Prof. Richard Nock at ANU/Data61. My main research interests lie in variational Bayesian inference, generative models, deep learning and the intersection of these approaches.
Previously, I studied computer science at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), where I minored in mathematics and had an emphasis on algorithm design and analysis, theoretical computer science, artificial intelligence and machine learning. I undertook my final-year thesis under Assoc. Prof. Aleksandar Ignjatovic, and graduated with first-class honours in 2015.
Until 2017, I was a software engineer at NICTA (now incorporated under the CSIRO as Data61) in the Inference Systems team, where I worked among a group of leading machine learning researchers and engineers with expertise in Bayesian statistics. Presently, I work at Data61 on a part-time basis.
In my spare time, if I am not working on one of my many incomplete side projects, you'll either find me shooting hoops at the gym, or on the mats training Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, in all likelihood being strangled, probably by a smaller opponent.