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Urteaga, Iñigo

BCAM Researcher

Machine Learning

Mazarredo, 14. 48009 Bilbao Basque Country - Spain


I am a tenure-track Ikerbasque Research Fellow in the Machine Learning group at BCAM, funded by LaCaixa Foundation's Junior Leader-Incoming award.

I was previously (2018-2022) an Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University's Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics department, jointly affiliated with Columbia's Data Science Institute.

I attained my PhD in Electrical Engineering (2016) from Stony Brook University, NY, USA; and was a post-doctoral scientist across the Applied Mathematics and Biomedical Informatics departments at Columbia University (2016-2018).

My research interest is in statistical machine learning, computational Bayesian statistics, approximate inference methods, and sequential decision processes. Namely, I study statistical models and algorithms to extract information from data, for computer systems to effectively learn how to perform real-life tasks.

My body of research is in methodological and applied aspects of probabilistic machine learning for descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive tasks. I develop robust and efficient computational tools for inference, prediction and control, with applications to a wide range of disciplines, from healthcare to online digital services.

Please visit my personal webpage for more details.

Eusko Jaurlaritza - Gobierno Vasco ikerbasque - Basque Foundation for Science Bizkaia xede. Bizkaiko Foru Aldundia innobasque - Agencia vasca de la innovación Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU) Ayuntamiento de Bilbao - Bilboko Udala