316 Richardson Hall
Computer Science Dept.
Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ 07043
Tel: (973) 655-7975
Fax: (973) 655-4164
My research interests follow three diverse but related tracks:
1. Reinforcement learning and its applications to control and
multi-agent systems, where my doctoral studies originated. In
general terms, reinforcement learning is concerned with computational
approaches to learning from reward. Here I consider how a learning
agent can learn as quickly as possible from limited interaction with
other agents and its environment.
2. Image retrieval, in particular content-based retrieval where I
consider indexing schemes that allow flexible retrieval metrics to be
created on the fly so that very large databases can be accessed
efficiently and accurately.
3. Classification and data mining, where I am
particularly interested in adaptive metric nearest-neighbor
techniques and compact subspace representation for building robust
classifiers from limited training data.