David Wingate, Faculty Advisor

David Wingate is an Assistant Professor at Brigham Young University and the faculty administrator of the Perception, Control and Cognition laboratory. His research interests lie at the intersection of perception, control and learning. Specific interests include probabilistic programming, probabilistic modeling (particularly with structured Bayesian nonparametrics), reinforcement learning, dynamical systems modeling, information theory, manifold learning, kernel … More David Wingate, Faculty Advisor

Nancy Fulda

Nancy Fulda is a recent graduate of the Perception, Control, and Cognition Laboratory with an emphasis in knowledge representation, automated decision-making, and cognitive systems. She is a key contributor to the BYU Analogical Reasoning Dataset, and her work on common-sense knowledge extraction was recently featured on Live Science. Her technical publications can be found at … More Nancy Fulda

Robert Pottorff

Robert Pottorff is a Masters Student at Brigham Young University, accepted for graduate school to start in 2017. No stranger to innovation or research, he was a member of the Crocker Fellowship for Innovation – a prestigious research-based entrepreneurship fellowship that puts students from across the university together to tackle problems and find solutions. His … More Robert Pottorff

Iris Seaman

Iris Seaman is a Masters student studying Bayesian formulations for theory of mind. Born in south Texas, she spent half of her childhood in Mexico, and has now been married for four years. She enjoys watching movies, reading fiction, exercising, and eating delicious food. She plays the violin and flute, paints and sketches in her … More Iris Seaman

Daniel Ricks

Daniel is a master’s student at BYU with a gnawing urge to perform linguistic gymnastics. Earlier this year he worked with a group building a system that would generate poetry using word embeddings. Since then, he was an integral part of the team that won the 2016 IEEE CIG Text-based Adventure AI competition, and has … More Daniel Ricks

Ben Murdoch

Ben Murdoch is a student and research scientist with a passion for teaching others and sharing his skills. He was the founder of 3 robotics clubs, a member of the team that won the IEEE CIG 2016 & 2017 Artificial Text Adventurer Competition, and a Flight Director at the Christa McAuliffe Space Education Center. In … More Ben Murdoch

Cat McQueen

Cat is a senior in electrical engineering and passionate about learning and teaching. She is VP of BYU’s chapter of Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and Secretary and co-founder of BYU’s Women in Tech club. In her free time she loves to be outside—especially hiking and camping. She is currently working on MRI image processing … More Cat McQueen