Carlton Downey

Carlton Downey

Carlton Downey

Ph.D Student

Machine Learning Department
Carnegie Mellon University

Advisors
Geoff Gordon
and Stephen Fienberg
Email
cmdowney@cs.cmu.edu
Office
GHC 8007
Address
5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213

I'm a second year Ph.D student in the Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon University. My advisors are Geoff Gordon and Stephen Feinberg. I work on a number projects supported by the Living Analytics Research Center (LARC). I'm also a member of the SELECT lab.


I'm a native of Wellington, New Zealand. Prior to Grad School I completed an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Mathematics at Victoria University of Wellington. When I get the chance I spend my free time on Badminton, Ultimate Frisbee, and Ballroom Dance.

Research Interests

My research interests include, but are not limited to: Machine Learning, Optimization, Reinforcement Learning, Information Theory, Spectral Algorithms, and Spectral Graph Theory.

Selected Publications

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant

Victoria University of Wellington 2011

COMP 307
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
COMP 261
Algorithms and Data Structures

Victoria University of Wellington 2010

COMP 307
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
COMP 303
Design and Analysis of Algorithms
COMP 261
Algorithms and Data Structures

Victoria University of Wellington 2009

COMP 307
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
COMP 202
Formal Methods of Computer Science

Victoria University of Wellington 2008

COMP 202
Formal Methods of Computer Science
COMP 205
Software Design and Engineering

Victoria University of Wellington 2007

COMP 103
Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms
SWEN 102
Introduction to Software Modelling
COMP 102
Introduction to Computer Program Design

Software

Miscellaneous