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Bernardo Ávila Pires

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I am PhD Student in Statistical Machine Learning at the Department of Computing Science of the University of Alberta, under the supervision of Csaba Szepesvári.


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Department of Computing Science
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB
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Short career bio

In 2009 I became a BSc in Computing Science by the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), then I was enrolled for a term in the MSc of Informatics program at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), under the supervision of Ruy Luiz Milidiú.

From September 2009 until September 2011, I was a MSc student at the University of Alberta (UofA) under the supervision of Csaba Szepesvári. I graduated and from them to the present I have been a PhD student at the UofA with Csaba.

Research interests

I am more strongly interested in classification as well as in inverse problems, and in general I am considering the relationship these two topics have with reinforcement learning.

The current classification problem at hand is cost-sensitive multiclass classification, and the inverse problems we have been dealing with are linear.

Page summaries

"The layout of this webpage is as follows:" in Publications I list the publications I have been a [co]athor of; in Teaching, I elaborate on my teaching experience; in Research, I delve deeper into my research interests; in Talks I link the slides to presentations I have made, and in Formation I provide more details about courses I have taken and other details of interest.