Founder, Top Contributor
Gregory J Stein

I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at George Mason University where I run the Robotic Anticipatory Intelligence & Learning (RAIL) Group. Our research, at the intersection of robotics and machine learning, is centered around developing representations that allow robots to better understand the impact of their actions, so that they may plan quickly and intelligently in a dynamic and uncertain world.

Feel free to get in touch on twitter and learn more about my work at my lab website.

  • DeepMind's AlphaZero and The Real World
    Using DeepMind's AlphaZero AI to solve real problems will require a change in the way computers represent and think about the world. In this post, we discuss how abstract models of the world can be used for better AI decision making and discuss recent work of ours that proposes such a model for the task of navigation.
  • Motivated People Don't Need a Job Title
    Having too many specific tasks is limiting and can stymie the creative impulses that give rise to fantastic employees.
  • My Workflow with Org-Agenda
    I use Emacs' "org-mode" to organize my life. Here's a snippet of how I get it all working.
  • Have You Tried Using a 'Nearest Neighbor Search'?
    More complicated ≠ better. In many circumstances, using the most sophisticated approaches to Machine Learning (like deep learning) may not be worthwhile.
  • How We Teach Programming, and Where We're Going Wrong
    Programming matters. As more of the country recognizes the importance of the skill, an increasing number of methods for teaching programming concepts have popped up. However, the emphasis should lean towards how to apply programming across disciplines.
  • Technologies Behind Caches To Caches
    Here's how I built this blog, which relies on Django/Apache on Amazon EC2