Kevin Sharp
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I am a final year PhD student in the Machine Learning and Optimisation Research Group in the School of Computer Science at The University of Manchester. I work under the supervision of Magnus Rattray.

My research interests include many aspects of machine learning and computational biology. I am particularly interested in all aspects of Bayesian inference including the development of improved approximate inference algorithms.

However, the particular focus of my PhD project has been on inference in sparse factor analysis models, motivated by the problem of trying to infer simple models of transcription networks.

I am grateful to receive funding from an EPSRC PhD scholarship and a PhD scholarship supported by Manchester alumni through Your Manchester Fund.


flag Dense message passing for sparse principal component analysis
as author at  13th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS), Sardinia 2010,