I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta, Canada, and a Professor on leave from the Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil.
My long-term research goal is to develop intelligent systems able to augment people through teaching and collaboration. My research group is developing algorithms to generate knowledge that people can understand, such as interpretable strategies and policies. Interpretable solutions could be compiled into human-readable manuals for teaching people novel problem-solving strategies. We are approaching this problem by focusing on the development of heuristic search and machine learning algorithms for synthesizing human-readable computer programs enconding strategies for solving sequential decision-making problems.
Would like to join my group? I am looking for motivated graduate students and a postdoc interested in heuristic search, machine learning, and program synthesis. We will be developing algorithms for synthesizing effective and interpretable strategies for solving problems and playing games. If you're interested in joining my group, contact me by email with a description of your background and research interests.