Julian Katz-Samuels



I am a Postdoc working with Robert Nowak at the University of Wisconsin. Previously, I was a Postdoc at the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington under Kevin Jamieson. I completed my PhD in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of Michigan where my advisor was Clayton Scott. Prior to that, I double-majored in mathematics and philosophy at the University of Chicago. My research focuses on pure exploration multi-armed bandits, recommender systems, and nonparametric estimation. I am also interested in applications of machine learning that promote the social good. As a Data Science for Social Good fellow at the University of Chicago in 2015, I helped develop the Legislative Influence Detector.

I’m on the job market this year! Feel free to reach out if you think I’d be a good fit for a position!




katzsamuels “at” wisc.edu