Michael S. Gashler
College of Engineering
(CSCE)-Computer Science & Computer Engineering
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
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