Bio

 

Short bio:
Brad Knox is founder and CEO of Emoters. From 2012–2014, he was a postdoctoral researcher position at the MIT Media Lab. His research interests spanned machine learning, human-robot interaction, and psychology, especially machine learning algorithms that learn through human interaction. Brad received a PhD in computer science at the University of Texas at Austin and a BS in psychology from Texas A&M University. Brad received the Best Paper Award at ICSR 2012 and the Best Student Paper Award at AAMAS 2010, and his dissertation “Learning from Human-Generated Reward” received the Bert Kay Dissertation Award from his doctoral department for best dissertation. He was named to IEEE’s AI 10 to Watch in 2013.

2013-05-professionalSlightly longer bio:
Brad Knox is founder and CEO of Emoters. From 2012–2014, he was a postdoctoral researcher position at the MIT Media Lab. His research interests span machine learning, human-robot interaction, and psychology, especially machine learning algorithms that learn through human interaction. Brad received a PhD in computer science at the University of Texas at Austin and a BS in psychology and a minor in philosophy from Texas A&M University. At UT-Austin, he was an NSF Graduate Research Fellow from 2008–2011 and a member of teams that won one Robocup competition and placed 2nd in two others. Brad’s research won the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR) in 2013 and the Pragnesh Jay Modi Best Student Paper Award at the International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS) in 2010. His dissertation “Learning from Human-Generated Reward”—advised by Peter Stone—received the Bert Kay Dissertation Award from his doctoral department and a runner-up distinction for the IFAAMAS-12 Victor Lesser Distinguished Dissertation Award. He was named to IEEE Intelligent System’s AI 10 to Watch in 2013.