Michael Piseno

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About Me

I am a 5th year undergraduate student at Georgia Tech studying Computer Science and Mathematics. I am interested in AI and robots that interact with humans and other intelligent agents and learn broadly intelligent behavior. On campus, I am a teaching assistant for CS 7643: Deep Learning, a Senior Class Representative in student government, and a member of the board of directors in SHPE. I will be starting my MS at Stanford in the Autumn 2021 quarter.

Research Interests

I work at the intersection of reinforcement learning and robotics. I am interested in developing algorithms that allow robots to interact with both humans and other agents in intelligent ways. More specificically, I am interested in modeling multi-agent systems that can operate and adapt in dynamic real-world environments.

Personal Interests

I am passionate about education in low-income communities because I am from the south side of Atlanta where educational opportunities are comparatively deficient. I founded Fractal, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting CS education in low-income communities.

In my free time, I love snowboarding and learning languages. I speak Chinese (Mandarin) and Spanish conversationally.


Mar 19, 2021 Accepted to Stanford MS in Computer Science program starting Autumn 2021 :evergreen_tree:
Nov 1, 2020 I will be joining IBM Research in 2021 as a Research Intern :computer:
Jul 1, 2020 Received a Tapia Conference Scholarship :books:
Jul 1, 2020 Named a Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program Scholar :books:
Jul 1, 2020 Named an Intel Undergraduate Scholar :books:
Apr 1, 2020 Named a Generation Google Scholar :books:
Jan 1, 2020 Started working at Facebook AI Research as a Software Engineer Intern :computer:
Nov 1, 2019 Named a Cisco Scholar :books:
Aug 1, 2019 Received a scholarship from the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) :books: