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Tyler

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate

Expertise
Computer Science (my focus is in Machine Learning); Psychology/Neuroscience (my focus is in cognitive computational neuroscience)

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Introduction to Modern Deep Learning

In this project, you'll learn the fundamentals of the deep learning algorithms that power translation, text-to-speech, image recognition, and more. You'll apply a recent, state-of-the-art algorithm from Natural Language Processing or Computer Vision to a problem that interests you, and complete a technical whitepaper-style write-up. This will be a hands-on project that involves learning an open-source deep learning framework, such as TensorFlow, in Python.

The Psychology of Decision Making

In this project, you'll explore the growing field of decision making psychology, which focuses on the cognitive processes humans use to reason about the world. After reading papers in the field, you'll develop your own hypothesis and create a short experiment to test the hypothesis.

Maching Learning in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is getting transformed by machine learning. In this project, you'll conduct hands-on research into a security problem that machine learning can help address. Potential projects include: classifying network activity as typical vs dangerous; detecting fake images; and researching adversarial attacks on convolutional neural networks.

Coding skills

Python, C++, Matlab, R, HTML/CSS/Javascript, Bash

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