I am a postdoc at the University of Pennsylvania. I got my PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and my BSc/Diploma in Computer Engineering from the University of Chile. My background is mainly in Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science.
I am on the job market.
I research the foundations of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Cybernetics. I study the links between various topics such as Bayesian probability theory, information theory, stochastic control, economics, causality, statistical mechanics, ergodic theory and complexity theory. Other areas of interest are computational neuroscience, psychology and epistemology. Also, I'm a huge fan of minimalistic algorithms (see Dijkstra's quote further down).
Most of my work centers on information-theoretic and statistical mechanical approaches to adaptive control, leading to contributions in bounded rationality models and recasting adaptive control as a causal inference problem. I have also worked on causal induction, and on game- and decision-theoretic models in computational neuroscience.
To get a sense of my work, please refer to:
|Models as Approximations - A Conspiracy of Random Regressors and Model Deviations [...] http://t.co/teM00NhHkc |
About 12 hours, 48 mins ago by: Pedro A. Ortega (@AdaptiveAgents)
|Professor in Basel complains about there being "too many German professors" (in German) http://t.co/UqdPo8EDvG |
About 18 hours, 48 mins ago by: Pedro A. Ortega (@AdaptiveAgents)
|Sequential Information Maximization: When is Greedy Near-Optimal? http://t.co/JcVLWGuMYg |
About 1 day, 12 hours ago by: Pedro A. Ortega (@AdaptiveAgents)
|Dynamic Decision Making http://t.co/BLrM5BQ4Tb |
About 1 day, 18 hours ago by: Pedro A. Ortega (@AdaptiveAgents)
|@pierrelux Yes I thought it is very interesting. BTW, we will upload our paper within the next days. |
About 3 days, 7 hours ago by: Pedro A. Ortega (@AdaptiveAgents)
Pedro A. Ortega
Department of Engineering
University of Pennsylvania
Off. 209, Moore Building
200 S. 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Email: ope [AT] seas.upenn.edu
“Man is the measure of all things: of things which are, that they are, and of things which are not, that they are not” —Protagoras
“Simplicity is a great virtue but it requires hard work to achieve it and education to appreciate it. And to make matters worse: complexity sells better.” —Dijkstra (1984) On the nature of Computing Science (EWD896)