**Members**

**Carles Balsells Rodas**PhD student (Computing)

Carles is from Reus, Spain. He graduated with a bachelor in Engineering Physics and Computer Science at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, and a master’s degree in Machine Learning at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. He joined the group in Oct 2021 as a PhD candidate in Computing and a teaching scholar. His research interests are mostly based on machine learning, more specifically causal discovery, representation learning, and sequential data modelling. Apart from doing research, he enjoys studying chess, playing padel, and being around with close friends and family.

**Wenlong Chen**PhD student (Computing)

Wenlong obtained his MPhil degree in Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence from the University of Cambridge in 2020. Before that, he graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Statistics from McMaster University. He joined the group as a PhD candidate in Computing in Oct. 2021. His research interests include statistical inference, Bayesian deep learning, and uncertainty quantification.

**Yingzhen Li**

Faculty

I lead my group's research and do my best to help with other members' great work.

**Zijing Ou**PhD student (Computing)

Zijing graduated with a B.E. degree from Sun Yat-sen University in Software Engineering and then spent one year interning at Tencent AI lab. He joined the group as a PhD candidate in Computing in Oct 2022. These days he is interested in approximate inference, energy-based models, and interpretable AI. Zijing enjoys playing all kinds of balls in his sparetime, such as basketball, tennis, ping-pong and so on.

**Lapo Restrelli**

MRes student (Computing)

Lapo obtained an MEng degree in Biomedical Engineering (Computational stream) at Imperial College London. He joined the group as an MRes student in the AI and ML programme at Computing. His research project focuses on uncovering the role that Batch Normalization layers play in neural networks when attacked by adversarial examples.

**Xavier Sumba Toral**

PhD student (Computing)

Xavier obtained his MSc at Concordia and McGill University in Canada. Before that, he did his BEng. at the University of Cuenca in Ecuador. He also worked at the University of Cuenca and Heyday (now acquired by Hootsuite). He joined the group as a Ph.D. candidate in Computing in Feb 2023. These days, he is interested in Bayesian models and approximate inference. In his spare time, he loves running and discovering new places.

**Pengyang Xie**

MRes student (Computing)

Pengyang is from Chengdu, China and currently an MRes student in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at Imperial College London. Prior to that, he obtained his B.Eng. in Computer Science and Technology from Beihang University. Now he is working on self-supervised learning, trying to find out what’s the magic beneath the masked pre-training models. He enjoys badminton, hiking and watching anime in his spare time.

**Jiaming Zhang**

MRes student (Computing)

Jiaming is from Beijing, China. He graduated with a bachelor’s in Mathematics at the University of Bath and a master’s degree in Computational Applied Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh. He joined the group as an MRes student in the AI and ML programme at Imperial College London. His research project focuses on discovering a neural network based deep sequential generative model for missing data imputation & future forecasting for non-stationary time series with irregular sampling times.

**Harrison Zhu**

PhD student (Statistics, with Seth Flaxman)

Harrison grew up in Beijing, China and did his MSci in Mathematics at Imperial College London and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. He is interested in studying nonparametric Bayesian objects, such as Gaussian processes and Bayesian trees, and approximate Bayesian inference with the hopes of solving environmental and public health problems. He has previously worked with James Hensman at Amazon as an applied scientist intern. Outside of work, Harrison enjoys studying food recipes and playing around with smart home software and hardware. Harrison speaks Mandarin, English and French.