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Steven Squires

Postgraduate research student

Steven Squires has a 1st Class MPhys degree in Physics from the University of Manchester and an MSc with distinction in Computer Science from the University of Southampton. He started a PhD in Machine Learning at the University of Southampton in 2015 under the supervision of Professor Mahesan Niranjan and Professor Adam Prügel-Bennett.


Research interests

My main research interests are in the field of non-negative matrix factorisation (NMF). NMF is primarily a dimensionality reduction technique which is crucial in reducing the complexity of high-dimensional data. NMF has the additional benefit of tending to, naturally, lead to a sparse and parts based representation of the data, which may be significantly more interpretable than more holistic approaches such as principal component analysis.



MSc Computer Science with distinction, University of Southampton

MPhys Physics, First class, University of Manchester

Conferences attended

NIPS 2015

Prospects in Datascience 2016


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