Overview

I’m an artificial intelligence researcher and entrepreneur whose primary goal is to provide quality education to all students worldwide. In addition to core technical competencies in AI and software, I’ve cultivated soft skills in leadership, client development, and communication.

AI Competencies

I have research experience in many flavors of Machine Learning, with a specialization in Reinforcement Learning and Reinforcement Learning Theory. The core of my doctoral work is on the application of machine learning and other innovations to educational problems to improve the scalability and equity of educational innovation.

Video Course

I created the video course “Hands-On Artificial Intelligence for Small Businesses”, published through Packt. This course covers several main types of machine learning, and each section discusses a common business problem that can be solved using a technique from the course, including everything from understanding your customers better to making automated recommendations that improve over time. This course also introduces artificial neural networks, t-SNE embeddings, and Thompson sampling for multi-armed bandit processes.

Relevant Papers

Other Experience

I interned as a Data Scientist at Udacity in 2017. My work there involved analysis of data from millions of students to provide better course recommendations.

Math Expertise

I also have a thorough background in mathematics and probabilistic analysis. I published a few papers as an undergraduate:

Software Competencies

Business Experience

I’ve consulted on applications of AI for Speedio in Brazil, Special A Education in China, and companies in the US. I also manage an LLC, including finances and HR.

Teaching

Students/Mentees

Students or people I have mentored on significant projects are listed here. (H|U|M|D) indicates High School, Undergraduate, Masters, or Doctoral students. ‘*’ indicates ongoing collaboration

In no particular order:

Education

Ph.D. Student at Brown University 2016 - present

Graduate of the University of Kentucky 2013 - 2016

Honors and Awards

Miscellaneous

Leo el español mejor de lo que lo hablo.
我正在学习一些中文。
Travelled to six countries (so far).

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