Mark Schmidt

Associate Professor

Office
ICCS
193
Office Phone #
604-822-6421 (Rarely answered; email preferred)
On leave July 1 - December 1 2020

Academic Information

Associate Professor, University of British Columbia (2019-Present); Canada CIFAR AI Chair, Alberta Machine Intelligence InstituteĀ (2019-Present); Canada Research Chair in Large-Scale Machine Learning (2016-Present); Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia (2014-2019); Postdoc, Simon Fraser University (2013-2014); Postdoc, Ecole Normale Superieure (2011-2013); Postdoc, University of British Columbia (2010); Ph.D., University of British Columbia (2005-2010); M.Sc., University of Alberta (2003-2005); B.Sc., University of Alberta (2000-2003)

Interest Keywords

Machine Learning; Numerical Optimization

Interests

My work focuses on machine learning, which uses computers to automatically detect in patterns in data to help make predictions and/or decisions. My theoretical work focuses on improving the numerical optimization algorithms used in machine learning, while I work on a broad variety of machine learning applications.

Selected Publications

Research Interests

machine learning

Research Groups

AI: Artificial Intelligence
CAIDA: Centre for Artificial Intelligence Decision-making & Action
DSI: Data Science Institute
Algorithms Lab

Latest Courses

2020 Winter

CPSC 440 - Advanced Machine Learning
CPSC 540 - Machine Learning

2019 Winter

CPSC 540 - Machine Learning
CPSC 340 - Machine Learning and Data Mining
CPSC 340 - Machine Learning and Data Mining
CPSC 532M - Topics in Artificial Intelligence

2018 Winter

CPSC 540 - Machine Learning
CPSC 532M - Topics in Artificial Intelligence
CPSC 340 - Machine Learning and Data Mining

2017 Winter

CPSC 540 - Machine Learning
CPSC 340 - Machine Learning and Data Mining

2016 Winter

CPSC 540 - Machine Learning
CPSC 340 - Machine Learning and Data Mining

2015 Winter

CPSC 540 - Machine Learning
CPSC 340 - Machine Learning and Data Mining