Feras Saad فِرَاسْ سَعَد

Assistant Professor
Computer Science Department
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Email Address: fsaad@cmu.edu
Tel: (412) 268-1805
Administrative Assistant: Oliver Moss
Office: Gates Hillman Complex 9225

I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. My research interests span programming languages, statistics, and artificial intelligence; where I develop new techniques for building scalable computing systems that enable flexible probabilistic modeling and sound probabilistic inference. This research has been applied to solve challenging problems in a variety of domains and is made available through multiple open-source software systems: see research and software for an overview.

Prior to CMU, I was a Visiting Research Scientist at Google. I received the PhD, MEng, and SB degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. My theses on probabilistic programming were recognized with the George M. Sprowls PhD Thesis Award in Artificial Intelligence + Decision Making (2023) and Charles & Jennifer Johnson MEng Thesis Award in Computer Science (2017).

Research Opportunities

I am actively recruiting self-motivated students and postdocs at all levels.
  • Prospective Students: If you are interested in working with me as a graduate student, please apply to the CMU CS PhD program and mention my name in your application.
  • Current CMU Students: If you are already a graduate, masters, or undergraduate student at CMU, please send me an email and we can find a time to chat.
  • Postdocs: Please send me an email with your CV, two representative papers, and a short description of your background and interests.