Tyler J. Malloy
Tyler J. Malloy

Tyler Malloy is a PhD student in Cognitive Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute working under the advisement of Chris R. Sims. He was born outside Boston Massachusetts, and received a B.S from University of British Columbia in 2018 with a dual degree in Cognitive Systems and Philosophy.  Tyler’s research area is in human-inspired methods for advancing artificial intelligence, specifically in reinforcement learning algorithms. This research focus seeks to improve RL methods by taking inspiration from the way that humans learn quickly in complex environments while generalizing their behavior to situations they have never experienced.  

Research Topic
Human Inspired Reinforcement Learning
RPI Adviser

Chris R.Sims: Assistant Professor, Cognitive Science Department, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

IBM Mentor

Tim Klinger: Research Staff Member, IBM Research AI Learning

Miao Liu: Research Staff Member, Machine Learning for Artificial Intelligence Foundations (AIF)