I am many things, including a designer, a
researcher of machine learning and artificial intelligence, a creator
and player of weekend-long "games" (treasure hunts), and a
(very) amateur soccer player, but what I'm doing and enjoying most often is my job as:
Director of Informatics
4 Smithfield St, 12th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Office phone: 412-288-9901
Cell phone: 412-559-4426
Slightly Obfuscated Email: dandre at bodymedia.com
This web page is under
Somewhat random things about me as of July 2003:
I'm presently working at BodyMedia after just having
moved to Pittsburgh in August 2002.
I've graduated from UC Berkeley with a PhD in Computer
Science with a focus on Artificial Intelligence.
My dissertation is titled Programmable Reinforcement Learning Agents, and is available!
My out-of-date UC Berkeley web site is here.
Informatics covers both data mining and machine learning.
I helped start and worked part time for six years at Blue Pumpkin Software, a company that makes workforce management software.
I am a part-time member of Just Passing Through, LLC, and we design (and play in)
games like this and this.
I've published many academic articles, hold several patents,
and am the author of a book on Genetic
I like to play bridge, go, chess, and rock-climb when I can find the time.
The picture above was taken by Peter DaSilva for the New York Times for
I now sport a goatee.
I now own a house!
My dad's department
at ISU has some new web addresses: Click here or here to get to the same place.