Welcome to Vukosi Marivate's personal website. If you need anything just ring or email. It's mostly your choice! Please use the top navigation bar to get around the site.
Who am I?
Well I am a PhD Candidate at Rutgers University. I have an interest in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. I am interested in Reinforcement Learning and Multi-Agent system applications. That's broad, I know, but I have worked with modeling problems with multi-agent software solutions as well as an evolutionary/"social learning" reinforcement learning approach to board game playing.
Currently interested in how we evaluate Reinforcement Learning algorithms and challenges using pre-collected/batch data. You can follow some of my work here. I also keep track of a lot of work that is concerned with "Data Science". So you will notice that some of my blog posts are data analysis hacks that I sometimes do during my free time.
I am interested in technology and how it impacts our day to day lives. I am an Android, if that means anything to you, but use Mac OS enthusiastically. I am very comfortable around *nix systems. Having started my experimentation back in the day with SuSe linux, now I prefer Linux Mint or almost stock Ubuntu.
Reading (outside academic stuff) is something I try to keep up with. You can find my shelf on the site with some of the books I have read/are reading.
"It's much better to live in the future than in the past"
PhD Computer Science Candidate (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)
Rutgers Pre-Doctoral Leadership Development Institute Fellow
MSc Electrical Engineering (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg)
Bsc Electrical Engineering (Information Option)
Lead Selector 2008 for CRS South Africa