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Michael S. Gashler

Michael S. Gashler

Assistant Professor

College of Engineering

(CSCE)-Computer Science & Computer Engineering

Phone: 479-575-4382

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Dr. Gashler joined the university in 2012. His primary research interest is machine learning, and he is particularly interested in automated systems that can learn to make sense of visual imagery. He has also worked for the Waterford Institute, developing educational software for children and he has created programs and patented technology for Microsoft. 

His love of computing began at an early age when he began building customized video games. He never considered anything else. He is the primary developer of comprehensive open source machine learning and data mining toolkit called Waffles. The resource contains a wide range of algorithms for performing operations in machine learning, data mining, and related topics.

Gashler and his wife, who is also a computer scientist, have three children. In his spare time, he enjoys computer gaming and all things computing.

  • Deep neural network training, regularization methods, and novel architectures

  • Nonlinear dimensionality reduction

  • Unsupervised learning with big data

  • Collaborative filtering/missing value imputation/recommender systems

  • Inference with deep neural networks

  • Multivariate time-series prediction

  • Recurrent neural networks

  • Adaptive dynamical systems control

  • Ensemble methods

  • Cognitive architectures

  • EEG signal interpretation

  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Neural Networks
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Mining
  • Programming Paradigms
  • B.S., Computer Science, 2001, Brigham Young University

  • M.S., Computer Science, 2007, Brigham Young University

  • Ph.D., Computer Science, 2012, Brigham Young University