Carlos Guestrin

Formal Bio

You can find my formal bio here. Here is a picture of me that can be used for announcements.


I am the Amazon Professor of Machine Learning in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. I co-direct SAMPL with Luis Ceze, Arvind Krishnamurthy, and Zachary Tatlock, an interdisciplinary ML research group addressing problems in the intersection between ML, systems, computer architecture and programming languages. I also co-direct the MODE Lab with Emily Fox and Ben Taskar (in memoriam).

I am also the Senior Director of Machine Learning and AI at Apple, where I run the central ML team for the company, after the acquisition of Turi, Inc. (formerly GraphLab and Dato), a company I co-founded, which developed a platform for developers and data scientist to build and deploy intelligent applications.

In 2004-2012, I was the Finmeccanica associate professor in the Machine Learning Department and in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University, where I co-directed the Sense, Learn, and Act (Select) Lab with Geoff Gordon. In 2003-2004, I spent a year as a senior researcher at the Intel Research Lab in Berkeley. In August 2003, I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University. I received a Mechatronics Engineer (Mechanical Engineering, with emphasis in Automation and Systems) degree in 1998 from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo, Brazil.

Honors and Awards