Alp Kucukelbir

Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Data Science Institute and Department of Computer Science
Columbia University
alp@cs.columbia.edu

My last name is pronounced cue-choo-kell-beer.

I develop statistical machine learning algorithms. I use probabilistic programming to develop scalable and robust inference techniques. I enjoy working on applications in structural biology.

I currently work with David Blei. I also collaborate closely with Andrew Gelman on the Stan probabilistic programming system. I obtained my PhD under the supervision of Hemant Tagare at Yale University. (My thesis won an award.)