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Kevin T. Feigelis

Kevin T. Feigelis, MBCT Alumni

Kevin T. Feigelis

Physics
continual learning, planning, cognitive science

Kevin T. Feigelis is a PhD candidate at Stanford University in the Department of Physics. A New Jersey native, he attended Rutgers University where he was awarded his Bachelor's in Physics, Summa Cum Laude. He is currently a member of the Stanford Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (SNAIL), directed by Prof. Daniel Yamins. Kevin's research is directed at addressing a fundamental question that lies at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience: What neural mechanisms enable humans to be such wonderfully adaptive learners? Towards this goal, Kevin both leverages and innovates upon modern advances in Machine Learning to create artificial agents that reason similarly to humans when confronted with complex tasks in realistic simulated environments. Aside from seeking to uncover the underlying brain mechanisms by which animals and humans learn adaptively over their liftimes, he hopes that his discoveries will one day have widespread application, ranging from powering next-generation robotics, to determining effective curricula to educate children, and even diagnosing learning disabilities in themselves. Outside of academia, Kevin enjoys playing music, writing, reading, and hiking.