Dustin Webb | Curriculum Vitae


I am a master's student working with Dr. Suresh Venkatasubramanian and Dr. Tucker Hermans. My long term goal is to understand intelligence. What is it? What are its limitations and manifestations? Can we create it? If so, how? To answer these and related questions I am taking a constructionist approach of building intelligent agents. As such my research has been on developing algorithms to address the motion planning and control problems using machine learning with a focus on deep learning methods and architectures. To this end I spent a year at L'institut des algorithmes d'apprentissage de Montréal studying deep learning under the supervision of Dr. Yoshua Bengio and Dr. Roland Memisevic. I am alo interested in the theoretical underpinngs of deep learning to better understand how it can be used to solve robotics problems.


I am currently planning to graduate in the fall of 2018. As such I am actively seeking freelance and job opportunities.


On rare occasion I share my musings on my blog, Undefined Intelligence.


dustin at cs dot utah dot edu
Room 2180, School of Computing
50 S. Central Campus Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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University of Utah School of Computing Master's degree expected 2018
University of Utah School of Computing B.S. 2011
Salt Lake Community College Computer Science A.S. 2008

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In 2010 I started a student organization at the University of Utah centered around robotics called RoboUtes. In 2011 we took second place in the NASA RASC-AL Robo-ops competition.

Utah FIRST Lego League

Utah FIRST Robotics Competition


Bike commuting, AcroYoga, Aerials, Performing partner acrobatics, Sketching, Crafting Electronic Wearables, French, Paintball, Sand volleyball