James E. Kostas

James E. Kostas

College of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst

jekostas [at] cs [dot] umass [dot] edu

I am a first-year doctoral student at the Autonomous Learning Lab (ALL) and the Laboratory for Perceptual Robotics (LPR). My research focus is on reinforcement learning (RL), a subfield of artificial intelligence (AI). I also study deep neural networks and biologically-inspired algorithms. My goal is to apply these areas to robotic sensing, decision-making, and control and enable robots to perform robustly in chaotic and unpredictable environments.