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Daniel Goldfarb

PhD Student

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Office Location

472 West Village H

Education

  • BA in Mathematics and Computer Science, Cornell University

About Me

  • Hometown:  Niskayuna, NY
  • Field of study:  Machine Learning
  • PhD Advisor: Paul Hand

What are the specifics of your graduate education (thus far)?

Thus far in my first year, I have started my coursework and began identifying potential research questions with my advisor.

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 have always been interested in mathematics and data science but after taking a few computer science classes during undergrad, I was introduced to AI and machine learning. My current research interests are in the understanding and interpretation of deep neural networks.

What’s one problem you’d like to solve with your research/work?

I am currently working on exploring and overcoming the catastrophic forgetting problem of deep learning.

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?

The aspect of research that excites me the most is being able to compare my results with state-of-the-art and collaborate with others who have similar interests.

What are your research/career goals, going forward?

My career goal is to lead my own research group. I have not decided whether this would be in academia or industry.

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)?

I studied at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. I chose Cornell because of their large department with wide range of research going on.