My name is James McInerney. I am a postdoctoral research scientist at Columbia University, working on scalable probabilistic modelling and machine learning. I obtained my PhD in March 2014, on the ORCHID project at the University of Southampton, UK. I have an MSc in Computing (Artificial Intelligence) from Imperial College London and a BA in Computer Science from Oxford University.
My PhD was about analysing human location behaviour from noisy mobile data, such as GPS or cell towers. I used Bayesian machine learning (probabilistic inference) to perform exploration and inference on large unstructured data sets (e.g., for anticipatory mobile services such as Google Now, to manage location-based crowdsourcing).