Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Alberta, 2014-2018 (expected)
M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Alberta, 2014
B.Sc. in Electrical (Biomedical) Engineering, University of Alberta, 2010
Kory Mathewson is a PhD candidate in Reinforcement Learning at the University of Alberta with the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute. His research interests include interactive machine learning, human-in-the-loop deep reinforcement learning, human-robot interfaces (prosthetic robotics), and conversational dialog systems. Before his PhD, he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and his Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering. Kory has interned at Twitter Cortex, at Google Brain Magenta, and at Apple Special Projects Group. His PhD research is funded by the National Science and Engineering Research Council. Kory is a Lab Scientist (Machine Learning) at the Creative Destruction Lab at the University of Toronto. He is also an accomplished improvisational theatre performance artist. He is currently fusing his interests by developing an artificial intelligence to perform comedy alongside.
Keywords: Reinforcement Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Shared Control, Representation Learning. Unsupervised Feature Learning, Semi-supervised Learning, Transfer Learning