I am currently an Assistant Research Professor at USC, where I work at the
Information Sciences Institute.
Previously, I spent many years as a Cantabrigian, at MIT CSAIL, where I received my Ph.D. in EECS with
Prof. Leslie Kaelbling, and at Harvard, where I received A.B.s in Math and Econ and a S.M. in Computer Science.
My research centers on learning in multi-agent environments, both artificial and human. It draws on
ideas from machine learning, game theory, and recently, the social sciences. Learning
algorithms based on mathematical models for agent and human behavior, knowledge
representation, and appropriate metrics are important parts of this work. I am
interested in fundamental theory as well as application domains such as anomaly detection, social and cultural modeling,
and interactive media. Recently, I've also taken an interest in applications of technology that could help improve the state of K12 STEM education in the US, such as intelligent systems for delivering learning experiences, and what are often called "Alternate Reality Games."
Please visit my group's website for more information: Computational Behavior Group.