Brendan Del Favero


Hello and welcome! You can find information on this page about my research, my interests, my side businesses, my history, and how to contact me.


I am a Graduate Student in Engineering-Economic Systems at Stanford University, researching the use of Bayesian inference in information retrieval. My advisor is Ross Shachter.

I am also interested in likelihood-weighting simulation in Bayesian networks and in file formats for Bayesian netowrks and models in general.

Here is a list of my publications. The citations will be available here shortly in Endnote format and in BibTeX format.



I spend much of my time in front of keyboards.

Computer Keyboard <---> Piano Keyboard

I am a docent at the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, a wonderful educational resource located on the far end of the Stanford campus

In my spare time, I enjoy riding my bike and playing the piano and organ.

Businesses (or hobbies?)


I am available to play organ or piano for church events such as Sunday services and weddings.

Macintosh Consulting

I can help answer a wide variety of questions concerning Macintosh hardware, repairs, upgrades, and software.

Web Page Design

I can help you design, set up, and maintain a Web page. Check out my work on the Stanford Newman Home Page.


I was raised in Clifton, NJ, and educated at Choate Rosemary Hall, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Stanford.

How to contact me

You can send me e-mail at

Last updated July 11, 1998