Jacob is interested in automatic discovery of complex multi-modal behavior, particularly in the domain of real-time games. Agents that can behave in different manners in response to different situations are crucial for games because human players adapt so quickly. If a game's NPCs can learn multiple different behaviors to respond to humans' adaptive behavior, then the game is more challenging and more fun.
Having earned his Ph.D. in May 2014, Jacob is now an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Southwestern University
in Georgetown, TX.