Research/Areas of Interest:
Artificial intelligence, machine learning, reinforcement learning.
Doctor of Philosophy, Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, United States, 2009
Master of Science, Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, United States, 2004
Master of Arts, Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, United States, 2001
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, Simon Fraser University, Canada, 1996
Marty Allen received his doctorate in computer science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2009, where he worked in artificial intelligence and theoretical computing areas. While his undergraduate and first graduate degrees were in philosophy, he became interested in computer science as an opportunity to do collaborative and interdisciplinary research, recognizing the ways in which computing can be applied in subjects spanning both the sciences and the arts. Allen's recent research involves multiagent reinforcement learning, where teams of individuals try to learn how to find cooperative solutions to complex problems, and the application of simulation and machine learning to complex biological systems.