Piyush Rai I'm an Assistant Professor in Computer Science & Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. I'm also an Adjunct Faculty in the Electrical & Computer Engineering department at Duke University. I did my Ph.D. (2007-2012) in Computer Science from School of Computing, University of Utah, and B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT-BHU, Varanasi.

Research Interests: I work in the area of machine learning and Bayesian statistics. My research is primarily on probabilistic modeling of massive and complex data. I focus on designing probabilistic latent variable models and efficient optimization/inference algorithms that can learn compact and interpretable latent structures and feature representations from such data, and leveraging these to better understand/summarize the data and make better predictions/decisions.

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