Mark Crowley - CV, Publications, Awards

Conferences & Publications

You can see a complete list of my writing here.


  • I received the prestigious Graduate TA Teaching Award for 2009 at UBC for my years of being a teaching assistant and helping to improve the quality of TAs in Computer Science and around campus.
  • I coordinate the reading group on First Order Probabilistic Inference, a weekly discussion of the latest research into relational modeling and inference, reasoning under uncertainty and ontologies.
  • For the past four years I have been the main organizer of the CS department's TA training program at the beginning of September. These sessions give incoming graduate students who will be teaching assistants the background they need about deparment policy, teaching techniques and profressionalism as teachers.
  • I am the webmaster for the main website of the Association for Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence(
  • As the CS department TA Co-ordinator I organize training for teaching assistants in the department and facilitate evaluation, course assignment and other TA issues.
  • As the duly elected Teameister I try to get students, faculty and staff out every Tuesday afternoon to socialize and chat in a comfortable environment over some tea and tasty treats.


  • Doctorate (2005 - 2011) University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
  • Master's (2003 - 2005) University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC
    My thesis was Shielding Against Conditioning Side-Effects in Graphical Models
  • see research. I carried out research on preference elicitation and various bayesian modelling problems in collaboration with David Poole. I also revamped the website of the Association for Uncertainty in AI and launched the UAIWiki.
  • Bachelor's (1995 - 1999) York University, Toronto, Ontario
    Finished B.A. Computer Science Specialized Honours cum laude.


  • IBM Canada (1999 - 2003) Toronto Lab
    I was a Software Developer in Electronic Commerce. I developed and customized online commerce systems for IBM customers worldwide. Worked with customers to design and customize their commerce systems in Toronto and on location in the United States and Germany.
  • Vector7 Design (1997 - 1999) Toronto, Ontario
    Web Application / Software Developer
    Sole programmer for a small graphic design web company



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