Mr. Dowling prefers not to speak about himself in the third person, despite running the risk of sounding unprofessional–
“I am a PhD student in Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington and a scientist at the US Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. My research focuses on applications of graph theory and machine learning to large scale graph-based data. I enjoy skiing, rowing, and trying new things. My project car is a 1979 Triumph Spitfire that works correctly maybe 57% of the time and my current life goal is to put a bunch of home-made capacitors into an old Prius and see what happens aside from voiding any warranties.”
–Chase Patrick Dowling
Computers are doing more than computing–more recently they’ve begun to help make small, every day decisions for us. While hundreds of little artificial intelligences, spawned from the research of machine learning, play small roles in our daily routines, the same technologies can and are used in research and industry to make much bigger decisions and answer much deeper questions. This blog is about machine learning, old and new, and its impact on society with no guarantee that there won’t be asides about life, love, and mathematics.