I am an Artificial Intelligence researcher from Australia. Until recently I worked with Marcus Hutter at the Australian National University, Canberra. Broadly I'm interested in reinforcement learning (RL), AI Safety, generative modelling, and natural language understanding. My past research has focused on intrinsic motivation approaches to the exploration problem in RL, and on the control problem in AI Safety. Prior to working on AI, I completed my honours research on the philosophy of language under Andrew Inkpin at the University of Melbourne. I focused on Merleau-Ponty's account of linguistic meaning. I have also worked on computational neuroscience with groups at the University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney. See my CV for more detail on my background.

My long term research goal is to develop systems that can learn through cooperation and communication with humans in natural language. I'm always keen to chat about related topics, so feel free send me an email. If you're working on similar things, let's collaborate!

I was also a founding member of edABLE Flowers, a not-for-profit social enterprise that trains employs persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder. We partnered with the Monash University Department of Educational Psychology to develop a mobile app that assisted our participants with task management and independence in the workplace. Another long term goal of mine is to develop AI powered assistive technologies, so get in touch if you're also interested in that.