Disney Research

José Bento is a postdoctoral researcher at the Disney Research and part of the research group led by Jonathan Yedidia (Senior Research Scientist). He has recently completed his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University where he worked with Professor Andrea Montanari. His research focuses on statistical inference and structural learning of graphical models.

In 2011 he received the SIGWEB DocEng Best paper award and won the RecSys-CAMRa2011 Challenge on context-aware recommendation systems.