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Matt Barnes

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Personal Robotics Lab with Prof. Sidd Srinivasa. I conduct research on machine learning and artifical intelligence, and more specifically the challenge of sequential decision making under uncertainty. I believe in well-founded techniques and gaining a deep understanding of problems, but ultimately I want to engineer systems that empower and amplify humans.

I hold a PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, where I developed statistical estimators and scalable clustering algorithms for the CMU counter-human trafficking project. Along with the spinoff company Marinus Analytics, this effort successfully rescued hundreds of victims. I am also a former NSF Graduate Research Fellow.