Feras Saad

PhD Student
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

fsaad [at] mit.edu    Github

I am a PhD student (MEng/SB 2016) in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. I am a member of the Probabilistic Computing Project, advised by Vikash Mansinghka, where we design and build probabilistic systems. My research interests are in probabilistic AI, computational formalisms of probability theory, and algorithmic approaches to statistical data analysis.

Research

Detecting Dependencies in Sparse, Multivariate Databases Using Probabilistic
Programming and Non-parametric Bayes

Saad, F. and Mansinghka, V. Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS), 2017. [Link, Paper, Supplement]

A Probabilistic Programming Approach To Probabilistic Data Analysis
Saad, F. and Mansinghka, V. Advances In Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), 2016 [PDF].
Journal version in review, preprint at arXiv:1608.05347. [PDF]

Writing

I periodically write notes and ideas in Random Seed. I previously wrote various musings over the years in The Tech, MIT's dwindling student newspaper.

Teaching

Fall 2016: TA for Introduction to Probabilistic Programming, a graduate seminar at MIT.

Summer 2015: Instructor at the Probabilistic Programming for Advanced Machine Learning in Portland, Oregon.