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Research Focus

Ikigai: Automatic Control Robotics Machine LEarning.
Fund-my-research buzzwords: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science.
Expert buzzwords: System Identification, Control Theory, Optimal State Estimation.

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Up next: Lekan is organizing an MSR-wide workshop in Redmond, bringing folks working on group theory applications in learning together, towards addressing timely model and policy and representation issues in modern learning algorithms. Checkout workshop proposal snippet here. February 24, 2024
Recent presentation at Yale University based on our mixed H2/H-infinity stochastic RL policy optimization analysis. November 2, 2023
New numerical analysis paper on hyperbolic Hamilton-Jacobi partial differential equations with tons of examples accelerated on modern graphical processing units. April 10, 2022
New robust policy optimization paper, based on H-infinity control principles for accelerating the convergence of traditional policy optimization schemes in infinite-horizon control settings out in IFAC world congress 2023. February 10, 2023

Mentoring Activities.

I enjoy working with/mentoring young students/scientists in teaching and research capacities alike. Before MSFT, I was an adjunct faculty at Brandeis up in Waltham, MA. Current or past students, interns and postdocs include:

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(Strikethroughs signify societies I was a part of but whose membership I no longer belong).

Strava Activities Summary

As often as I can get away from the lab, I like to ride my (road/mountain/Grandma's) bike. I ride rain or shine, hell or highwater -- in the parching heats of sultry Texas, or the blustering cold winds of the Midwest and the Eastern Seaboard (Texas, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey Rider here). If you are in my area and would love to tag along on a ride, do not hesitate to shoot me an email. Below is a screenshot of my recent activities summary.

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This web presence was last updated on Sat, Feb 24, 2024.