Julian Katz-Samuels



I am a postdoc working with Robert Nowak at the University of Wisconsin, and was previously a postdoc at the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington under Kevin Jamieson. I completed my Ph.D. in the electrical and computer engineering at the University of Michigan under Clayton Scott and received my B.A. in mathematics and philosophy at the University of Chicago.

My research focuses on designing practical machine learning algorithms that adaptively collect data to accelerate learning. My recent research interests include active learning, multi-armed bandits, and black-box optimization. I am also very interested in machine learning applications that promote the social good. As a fellow at Data Science for Social Good (University of Chicago), 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