Robert Fisher


My name is Robert Fisher; I received my Doctorate from the Machine Learning Department, part of the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. My advisor was Reid Simmons, and we worked on building technology that is adaptive to human behavior. I have also worked with the Quality of Life Technology Center, which seeks to create intelligent technology that allows the elderly and people with disabilities to live independently.

I have conducted research in a variety of topics, including computational learning theory, discourse structure analysis, spectral optimization, and learning from weakly labeled data. I am enthusiastic about science in general but find it particularly exciting when a technology can tangibly improve someone’s life.

I also spent some time working at Google Pittsburgh on improving the quality of Google’s shopping catalog.


Science is not belief, but the will to find out.

Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future.

Niels Bohr