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Daniel M. Roy aka dan roy // daniel m. roy

Dept. of Statistical Sciences
Univ. of Toronto
Sidney Smith, Office SS6026
100 St. George St.
Toronto, ON
M5S 3G3
t: +1 (416) 946 7587
f: +1 (416) 978 5133

Dept. of Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Univ. of Toronto Scarborough
IC Building, Office IC462
1265 Military Trail
Toronto, ON
M1C 1A4
t: +1 (416) 287 5653
f: +1 (416) 287 7409

research droy utstat toronto edu
teaching daniel.roy utoronto ca (StG), daniel.roy utsc utoronto ca (UTSC)

current appointment

Assistant Professor   (2014–present)
    Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough
    Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Toronto


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Doctor of Philosophy, Computer Science (2011)
   Thesis: Computability, inference and modeling in probabilistic programming
      Advisor: Leslie Kaelbling
      Doctoral Committee: Joshua Tenenbaum, Yee Whye Teh, Scott Aaronson
   MIT/EECS George M. Sprowls Doctoral Dissertation Award

Master of Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (2006)
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (2004)
   Combined GPA: 5.0 out of 5.0

University of Cambridge, Jesus College
Junior year abroad with Cambridge-MIT Exchange (2001–2002).

research and teaching

Research Fellow of Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge   (2011–2014)

Newton Fellow   (2011–2013)
postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Cambridge.

Research Assistant   (2004–2011)
advisor, Leslie Kaelbling. Probabilistic machine learning.

Teaching Assistant, Inference and Information   (Spring 2008)
with Polina Goland and Gregory Wornell. Graduate course on statistics and information theory.

Teaching Assistant, Machine Learning   (Fall 2007)
with Tommi Jaakkola. Graduate course on statistical machine learning.

Visitor, Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, UCL   (Summer 2007)
with, Yee Whye Teh. Partition-valued stochastic processes.

Research Assistant   (2003–2004)
with Martin Rinard. Failure-oblivious computing; error localization and correction.

Teaching Assistant, Computer Language Engineering   (Fall 2003)
with Martin Rinard. Undergraduate course on compilers.


Leverett House, Harvard University, Resident Tutor   (2007–2011)
Served as a senior resident tutor under housemasters Prof. Howard Georgi and Ann Georgi, as well as sophomore advisor in computer science, mathematics and engineering.


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Fellowships and Awards

MIT/EECS George M. Sprowls Doctoral Dissertation Award (2011)
Awarded each year to the best doctoral dissertations in Computer Science at MIT.

Research Fellowship, Emmanuel College, Univ. of Cambridge (2011–2014)
Three-year appointment as a Fellow of Emmanuel College, during which time I will conduct research and be resident in the College. See this unofficial explanation of Cambridge JRFs.

Newton International Fellowship, Royal Society (2011–2013)
"The Newton International Fellowship scheme will select the very best early stage post-doctoral researchers from all over the world, and offer support for two years at UK research institutions." Host: Zoubin Ghahramani.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory Fellow (2009–2010)

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (2005)
Three year fellowship granted to support PhD work at MIT.

Siebel Scholar (2003–2004)
"The Siebel Scholars program honors five outstanding graduate students each year at the world's most prestigious business and computer science schools."

Semi-finalist: Intel Science Talent Search (1999)
Semi-finalist: Lucent Global Science Scholars (1999)

Research Science Institute (RSI) (Summer 1998)
An intense, six week, full-scholarship program held at MIT during which 80 high-school students from around the world conduct research under the supervision of university professors.

3rd Year Design Project Prize, Cambridge University, England (2002)

6.035 Optimizing Compiler Competition - 1st place (2002)
Fastest optimizing compiler for a subset of Java.

Emerson Music Scholarship (2006)
Emerson Music Scholarship (2007)
Competitive scholarship awarded for private study of Cello.

Ragnar and Margaret Naess Award (2008)
"In recognition of exceptional talent and commitment to performance and private study of the cello as an Emerson String Scholar."

Professional Service

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