I am the engineering manager for Facebook’s Probabilistic Programming Languages team. Our goal is to platformize Bayesian modeling and analysis within Facebook, and invest energy and research into cutting-edge techniques that rely on compiler-driven analyses in order to advance the performance and reliability universal Bayesian inference. We have a diverse team, ranging from Programming Language experts, modeling veterans, algo/optimization specialists, and Systems hackers. I am particularly interested in using program analysis with variational inference in order to customize and scale inference to huge data sets while retaining the ergonomics and developer friendliness of a general-purpose programming language.
Probabilistic programming languages
MAPL at PLDI - June 22, 2019
Jessica Ai, Nimar S. Arora, Ning Dong, Beliz Gokkaya, Thomas Jiang, Anitha Kubendran, Arun Kumar, Michael Tingley, Narjes Torabi
Bayesian Deep Learning Workshop at NeurIPS 2018 - December 7, 2018
Beliz Gokkaya, Jessica Ai, Michael Tingley, Yonglong Zhang, Ning Dong, Thomas Jiang, Anitha Kubendran, Arun Kumar