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- BS in Computer Science, Drexel University
What are the specifics of your graduate education (thus far)?
I’m taking courses on Natural Language Processing and Human Computer Interaction.
What are your research interests in a bit more detail? Is your current academic/research path what you always had in mind for yourself, or has it evolved somewhat? If so, how/why?
I am interested in the procedural content generation (PCG). So far I’m in line with the direction I wanted to go but it is too early to say. I will say that I have started to look more into NLP as an interesting problem space.
What’s one problem you’d like to solve with your research/work?
No idea what the one big problem is that I want to solve but it will probably be around AGI for video game or story generation.
What aspect of what you do is most interesting/fascinating to you? What aspects of your research (findings, angles, problems you’re solving) might surprise others?
Generally, people are surprised by how easy it is to implement something we would call “AI” today. Not really fascinating to me but tends to be for others.
What are your research/career goals, going forward?
Right now it’s to get some papers published, then complete my PhD, and then continue in academia either through post-doc to professor or straight to professor.
Where did you grow up/spend the most defining years of your childhood/young adulthood?
I lived in Philadelphia when I started college. My early childhood was in a town called Glencoe, a suburb of Chicago. Super sheltered.
Where did you study for your undergraduate degree? Any reason in particular behind your choice (a program you were excited about, a city you love, a researcher you wanted to work with)?
Drexel. There wasn’t a strong reason behind the decision other than that I liked it a lot more than my other options. The co-op system ended up being a huge plus.