Roman Garnett

Roman Garnett

Pronouns: He/him/his
Associate Professor

Computer Science & Engineering

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PhD, University of Oxford, 2010
MS, Washington University in St. Louis, 2004
AB, Washington University in St. Louis, 2004


Bayesian experimental design for automating scientific discovery


Professor Garnett's primary research interest is Bayesian active learning, with a focus on applications in the natural sciences and engineering. A major theme in his research is automating scientific discovery, broadly interpreted to include both theory and practice and both policy design and modeling. He has collaborated in multiple domains across the natural sciences, including astronomy, drug discovery, materials science, surface science, personalized medicine and animal behavior. His long-term research vision is building fully automated, robust systems for active learning, in order to democratize machine learning and transform scientific practice in the 21st century.


Professor Garnett came to WashU in January 2015.