I am about to start a position as a Machine Learning Scientist at Rowden Technologies
Until recently I was a Postdoc in the Data Science group at WMG, University of Warwick, where I focused on deep reinforcement learning research (see research)
Before that, I was a PhD student based in the Centre for Complexity Science at the University of Warwick, supervised by Professor Matthew Turner.
More generally my primary research interests are in nonequilibrium statistical mechanics and reinforcement learning. One cool project I worked on was using self-play deep reinforcement learning to train an agent to learn to play a card game called "Big 2". Details of the project can be found on its GitHub page, and I also recently added a paper on the arXiv describing what I did. You can even play against the AI here, although it may take a while to load as I am using a free Heroku node to host it.
- PostDoc in Data Science group at Warwick Manufacturing Group (University of Warwick, left September 2020)
- PhD in "Mathematics of systems" - thesis title: "Future state maximisation as an intrinsic motivation for decision making" (University of Warwick, finished July 2019)
- MSc in Mathematics for Real-World Systems awarded with distinction (University of Warwick, 2015)
- Graduated from University College London in September 2014 with an MSci in Physics. First class honours and included on the Dean's List for Academic Excellence. My final year project was on "Entropy Production in Small Systems" and supervised by Professor Ian Ford.
You may have seen me at the following:
- Future State Maximization Workshop (17 December, 2019, University of Graz) - slides from my talk ar available here
- Internation Soft Matter Conference (03-07 June, 2019, University of Edinburgh) - slides from my talk are available here
- Gaussian Processes Summer School (03-06 September, 2018, University of Sheffield)
- Fundamental Problems in Statistical Physics Summer School (FPSP XIV, 16-29 July 2017, Bruneck) Here is the poster I presented.
- Introduction to Machine Learning Summer School (21-23 June 2017, University of Warwick)
- Beijing Summer School on Nonequilibrium Statistical Physics and Active Matter (Chinese Academy of Sciences, 08-20 August 2016. Read about it in my IOP blog entry!)
- Principles of Biological and Robotic Navigation (BioNav16) (Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, 29-31 August 2016). Here is the poster I presented.
- European Study Group With Industry (ESGI 116, University of Durham, 11-15 April 2016)