Anthony Blaom is a mathematician, publishing in areas of pure mathematics, and a scientific computing consultant. He is a co-creator and lead contributor for MLJ, an open-source machine learning platform written in Julia and sponsored by the Alan Turing Institute, London.

Dr. Blaom was initially trained as a mechanical engineer, topping his class at the University of Melbourne in 1991. After completing a MSc in Aeronautics and a PhD in Mathematics at Caltech in 1998, he joined the University of Auckland as a Lecturer. For a while he switched to part-time teaching, focusing on his young children, whom he homeschooled while living on the small island of Waiheke.

Dr. Blaom resides in Auckland, New Zealand. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Computer Science, University of Auckland.