Patrick MacAlpine

Patrick MacAlpine

As of August 2020 I'm a research scientist at Sony AI.
Prior to that I was a postdoctoral researcher at Microsoft Research in the reinforcement learning group.

I received a BS and MEE degree in Electrical Engineering from Rice University. I'm a member of the Learning Agents Research Group (LARG) led by Peter Stone in the Computer Science Department at the University of Texas at Austin. A large part of my research is centered around multiagent systems and machine learning where I serve as a leader of the UT Austin Villa 3D Simulation League RoboCup soccer team.

I defended my thesis Multilayered Skill Learning and Movement Coordination for Autonomous Robotic Agents in the Summer of 2017.

I taught CS344M: Autonomous Multiagent Systems during the Fall 2015 semester.


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