David Blei

Professor, Statistics and Computer Science, Columbia University


I am a professor of Statistics and Computer Science at Columbia University. I am also a member of the Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering. I work in the fields of machine learning and Bayesian statistics.

David’s Ph.D. advisor was Michael Jordan at U.C. Berkeley Computer Science. David was a postdoctoral researcher with John Lafferty at CMU in the Machine Learning department.

His research interests include:

  • Probabilistic graphical models and approximate posterior inference
  • Topic models, information retrieval, and text processing
  • Bayesian nonparametric statistics

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