Ricardo Baptista

Von Karman Instructor

Computing + Mathematical Sciences



I am a von Karman Instructor in the Department of Computing + Mathematical Sciences at Caltech, hosted by Andrew Stuart and Houman Owhadi. My research is on developing computational methods for uncertainty quantification in complex physical systems. In particular, I design principled and scalable techniques for probabilistic modeling and Bayesian inference with motivating applications throughout science, engineering, and medicine. I completed my PhD in the Center for Computational Science and Engineering at MIT under the supervision of Youssef Marzouk. Before MIT, I received my BASc in aerospace engineering from the Engineering Science program at the University of Toronto.


  • Probabilistic modeling
  • Bayesian inference
  • Data assimilation
  • Measure transport
  • Graphical models


  • PhD in Computational Engineering, 2022

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • SM in Computational Engineering, 2017

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • BASc in Engineering Science, 2015

    University of Toronto