Dustin Webb | Curriculum Vitae


I am a Ph.D. student working with Dr. Suresh Venkatasubramanian. 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. Recently 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 particularly interested in the theoretical underpinngs of deep learning and how it can be used to solve problems in robotics.


I am currently planning to graduate in the spring of 2017. As such I am actively seeking postdoc positions. Please feel free to contact me if you know of or are seeking a postdoc in the area of machine learning for robotics. Especially if you have interest in learning how to use deep learning techniques for robotics.


Occasionally 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


Conference Papers


Salt Lake Community College Computer Science A.S. 2008
University of Utah School of Computing B.S. 2011
University of Utah School of Computing Ph.D. expected 2017

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

Utah FIRST Lego League

Utah FIRST Robotics Competition