Garrett Ethan Katz
Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland
A.V. Williams Building, College Park, MD 20742
email: first initial and last name, like in the URL at cs.umd.edu
web: www.electronicmemorybank.net

Education
Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Maryland, 2017 (expected)
M.A. Mathematics, City College of New York, 2011
B.A. Philosophy, Cornell University, 2007

About me
I am a doctoral student in Computer Science at UMD College Park. My advisor is Prof. Jim Reggia. My dissertation topic is "A Cognitive Robotic Imitation Learning System Based On Cause-Effect Reasoning." I am also interested in the mathematical analysis of recurrent neural network dynamics. Previously I was involved in structural biology research. Here is my CV.

Teaching
CMSC131: Object Oriented Programming I. Summer 2013 [Year Googol Assignment]

Selected Publications

Katz, G. E., Reggia, J. A. (2017). Using Directional Fibers to Locate Fixed Points of Recurrent Neural Networks. IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (accepted). IEEE. [publication] [code]

Katz, G. E., Huang, D.-W., Hauge, T., Gentili, R. J., Reggia, J. A. (2017). A Novel Parsimonious Cause-Effect Reasoning Algorithm for Robot Imitation and Plan Recognition. IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems (accepted). IEEE. [publication] [preprint] [code]

*Best Student Paper Award
Katz, G. E., Huang, D.-W., Gentili, R. J., Reggia, J. A. (2016). Imitation Learning as Cause-Effect Reasoning. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Artificial General Intelligence (pp. 64-73). Springer International Publishing. [publication] [preprint]