Mark Goldstein
NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
goldstein [AT] nyu [DOT] edu
github: marikgoldstein, CV

I am a second-year PhD student in computer science at Courant, where I work on probabilistic modeling and inference. Mostly, I'm focused on approximate inference using monte carlo estimation. For this topic, I'm interested both in deriving new inference techniques and in applying formal methods to verifying correctness properties of existing techniques. I am lucky to be advised by:

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Previously, I was a research assistant and teaching fellow in the Computer Science department at Harvard SEAS, where I worked primarily with Margo Seltzer and taught primarily for Finale Doshi-Velez and Sasha Rush. Between Harvard and NYU, I worked with the CoCoSci group at MIT BCS on model-based RL under Pedro Tsividis and Josh Tenenbaum.

Previous to that, I studied music composition, improvisation, and theory at New England Conservatory with Anthony Coleman, Stratis Minakakis, and Ran Blake. I am still involved with music and rehearse with Gamelan Kusuma Laras, a classical Javanese ensemble that performs the repetoire of the courts of Central Java.

My pronouns are he/him/his. Let’s encourage asking over assuming by including our pronouns.

Me, holding a saxophone in my office with a score of the Bach flute partita