Robert Joseph

I am currently a senior at the University of Alberta pursuing Honors Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. I am currently working with Professor Animashree Anandkumar (Nvidia) at Caltech in the Theoretical Computing Science (TCS) Group as a Research Intern as well as Professor Martha White and Adam White (DeepMind) at the Reinforcement Learning and Artificial Intelligence (RLAI) Lab and the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii). I was also a CSRMP Research Scholar at Google AI and was a Data Science Intern at Microsoft and collaborated with Microsoft Research.

My research interests include theoretical aspects of Machine Learning and Reinforcement Learning specifcally in Computational Learning Theory, Complexity Theory and Foundations of Deep Learning. I would like to better contribute to understanding the generalization properties of Neural Networks, Representation Learning, Robustness and also dive into Meta Learning. During my time at the Explainable AI (xAI) Lab I have seen the necessity that humans must understand how to build domain models which support explanation of an AI system's behaviour. I have also had the chance to do research in Numerical Algorithms afflaited with the Pacific Institute of Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) and the Applied Mathematics Institute (AMI) where I better contributed to understanding and developing algorithms for Quasi - Linear PDE's, climate forecasting (Part of the AI Computational Team at the Wishart Lab) and Healthcare (Part of the Canadian VIGOUR center).

Lastly, for graduate school, I am mostly interested in pursuing Theoretical Machine Learning especially the Foundations of Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning and Computational Learning Theory. I also am interested in giving back to the community by teaching and mentoring students and sharing my love for Mathematics and Computer Science and co-leading the ML Theory Reading Group at Cohere for AI.

Feel free to contact me if any of these interests align with your research or if you have any questions. I am always open to new opportunities and collaborations.

Email: rjoseph1 (at) ualberta (dot) ca | Twitter: @Robertljg | LinkedIn: Robertj | Github: @Robertboy18