Alexandre Bouchard-Côté


Research Interests

My main field of research is in statistical machine learning. I am interested in the mathematical side of the subject as well as in applications in linguistics and biology.

On the methodology side, I am interested in Monte Carlo methods such as SMC and MCMC, graphical models, non-parametric Bayesian statistics, randomized algorithms, and variational inference.

My favoriate applications, both in linguistics and biology, are related to phylogenetics in one way or another. Some examples of things I have currently/recently been working on: automated reconstruction of proto-languages; cancer phylogenetics; population genetics; pedigrees, tree and alignment inference.

In the past, I also did some work on machine translation, on logical characterization and approximation of labeled Markov processes, and on reinforcement learning.

Refereed Publications

Workshop Papers, Discussions, Reports, Presentations


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