Pathfinder: Quasi-Newton Variational Inference Bob Carpenter Flatiron Institute, Center for Computational Mathematics
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Biography: Bob Carpenter is a research scientist at Flatiron Institute's Center for Computational Mathematics. He works on probabilistic programming languages, statistical inference algorithms, and applied statistics, primarily within the Stan community (https://mc-stan.org). Before moving into statistics, Bob worked on theoretical linguistics, logic programming, natural language processing, speech recognition, and search, both in industry and academia.