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Alexander J. Smola

Director, Amazon Web Services

Machine Learning
2100 University Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94303
USA

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I am currently not looking for PhD students, since I work in industry. For that, please apply to the Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon University. The also applies to self-funded visitors. That said, I'm always looking for talented interns and team members in general. In particular, if you're good with deep learning, have written code, are able to build statistical models, design efficient algorithms, or are familiar with high performance computer systems, this is a good place to be.

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My primary research interest covers the following areas:

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Biography

I studied physics in Munich at the University of Technology, Munich, at the Universita degli Studi di Pavia and at AT&T Research in Holmdel. During this time I was at the Maximilianeum München and the Collegio Ghislieri in Pavia. In 1996 I received the Master degree at the University of Technology, Munich and in 1998 the Doctoral Degree in computer science at the University of Technology Berlin. Until 1999 I was a researcher at the IDA Group of the GMD Institute for Software Engineering and Computer Architecture in Berlin (now part of the Fraunhofer Geselschaft). After that, I worked as a Researcher and Group Leader at the Research School for Information Sciences and Engineering of the Australian National University. From 2004 onwards I worked as a Senior Principal Researcher and Program Leader at the Statistical Machine Learning Program at NICTA. From 2008 to 2012 I worked at Yahoo Research. In spring of 2012 I moved to Google Research to spend a wonderful year in Mountain View and I continued working there until the end of 2014. From 2013-2017 I was professor at Carnegie Mellon University. I co-founded Marianas Labs in early 2015. In July 2016 I moved to Amazon Web Services to help build AI and Machine Learning tools for everyone.

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