Ciara Pike-Burke

Lecturer in Statistics
Imperial College London


I am a lecturer in statistics at Imperial College London. My research is in statistical machine learning. I am interested in sequential decision making problems under uncertainty and potentially limited feedback. In particular, I work on multi-armed bandit, reinforcement learning and online learning problems.

Prior to joining Imperial, I was a postdoc at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) working with Gabor Lugosi and Gergely Neu. I did my PhD at Lancaster University as part of the STOR-i program, supervised by Steffen Grünewälder and Anton Altmann at Sparx.

New: I am taking PhD students in 2021. If you are interested in working on bandits or reinforcement learning theory, get in touch

New: Together with Gergely and Csaba, we are organizing a virtual seminar series on reinforcement learning theory. More details here.