Steven de Rooij
I am a Postdoctoral researcher at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam, Netherlands. My current research revolves around topics from information theory, statistics, machine learning and learning theory, more specifically the Minimum Description Length principle, Bayesian inference, model selection, source coding and sequential prediction, and prediction with expert advice. Browse through the website for more information.
I received my MSc in theoretical Computer Science in 2003 from the University of Amsterdam. Then in 2008 I received my PhD, also from the University of Amsterdam, although all research was carried out at CWI under supervision of Prof. Paul Vitányi and Dr Peter Grünwald (now part-time professor at the University of Leiden). From 2008 to 2010 I was a Research Associate in the Statistical Laboratory at the University of Cambridge.
WITMSE 2012This year, I am organizing the Fifth Workshop on Information Theoretic Methods in Science and Engineering (WITMSE) in Amsterdam. The website for the workshop can be found here.