Robert West is a tenure-track assistant professor of Computer Science at EPFL (the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne), where he heads the Data Science Lab. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University, his MSc from McGill University, Canada, and his undergraduate degree from Technische Universität München, Germany. His research aims to understand, predict, and enhance human behavior in social and information networks by developing techniques in computational social science, social network analysis, machine learning, and natural language processing. Bob also collaborates closely with the Wikimedia Foundation, in his role as a Wikimedia Research Fellow. He is a co-founder of the Wiki Workshop and the Applied Machine Learning Days.


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