Tao Sun, BirdCast Alumnus Artificial Intelligence Lab, Amazon

Tao Sun studied machine learning and probabilistic graphical models as part of his doctoral research at University of Massachusetts Amherst. He contributed to BirdCast by developing a synthetic data generator for weather-dependent bird migration, and by developing and testing different algorithms for approximate inference in Collective Graphical Models. He also explored scaling inference algorithms to continent-sized problems, as well as other applications and extensions of Collective Graphical Models.