I am a PhD student with the National ICT Australia and Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. I am working in the Statistical Machine Learning group which is part of the Computer Science Laboratory. My PhD is about exact inference in planar Ising models.
I am also working with Joel Veness in developing a Monte-Carlo based Go program called Goanna. Goanna plays on the Computer Go Server where it has reached a rating of 2250 on 9x9 boards.
Before I came to Canberra, I did Bachelor of Science with Honours, majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of Tasmania in Hobart. My honours project was applying Reinforcement Learning and Cascade Neural Networks to Othello.
See my resume for a concise summary.