Tom Hartvigsen


Data Science Ph.D. student at WPI.

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I am a Data Science Ph.D. student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute working with Dr. Elke Rundensteiner, Dr. Xiangnan Kong, and Cansu Sen in the Data Science Research Group. I focus on Conditional Computing in Recurrent Neural Networks and Reinforcement Learning. I am eventually aiming for a faculty position.

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Research Interests


Current Research

I am currently interested in learning patterns in time series as early as possible. In many domains, the evaluation of a predictive model should not only be accuracy, but a trade-off between accuracy and earliness. In general I am interested in modeling very long sequences and sensor fusion through Recurrent Neural Networks. While so far my work has been evaluated in the clinical domain, I am far more interested in the theory behind these techniques, and these problems are present in many domains.