Umar Syed

Research Scientist


111 8th Avenue 4th Fl.

New York, NY 10011

I am a research scientist at Google. I received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Princeton University, where I was advised by Rob Schapire. I spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, hosted by Ben Taskar and Michael Kearns. My research interests are in machine learning.

Curriculum Vitae


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  • Apprenticeship learning code from NeurIPS 2007 and ICML 2008 papers (includes highway simulator).

  • Deep boosting code from ICML 2014 paper.