I am an assistant professor at Occidental College, in the Cognitive Science department but also teaching in Computer Science. My research is broadly on the strategic search for knowledge. How does an agent recognize that more knowledge is needed? What knowledge should it search for, and how does it combine primitive search operations to do it? And when it receives an answer, how does it verify its accuracy, or when does it give up? Specifically, I am interested in:
I also write about my adventures at Occidental at How to Start a CS Department.
NEWS (2016-09-26): I was interviewed by the AV Club about Terminator 2: Judgment Day and the ethics of AI.