Doctoral Candidate Kelechi Ikegwu successfully defended his dissertation, “Machine Learning and Information-Theoretic Approaches for Financial Applications” on May, 6th and plans to graduate May 2021.
Program Area: Cognitive Science and Language Processing
Research: My research interests are in the field of Machine Learning and recently I have become interested in how Deep Neural Networks learn. This past summer I explored the utility of synthetic data for training deep-learning systems to be used in real-world settings. I’m currently working with Dr. Brunner to further improve a tool that acts as a meta-language for expressing machine learning operations.
Informatics is excited to announce that Senior Coordinator for Informatics Educational Programs, Karin Readel, was selected for the Outstanding Advising Professional award for the 2020-2021