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Jacob Crandall

Professorial Status:
Associate Professor
Office Phone:
801-422-7655
Office:
3326 TMCB (Office Hours: MWF 1-3 p.m.)
Biography:
Jacob Crandall received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, in 2001, 2004, and 2006, respectively.   From 2006 to 2008, he was a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  Prior to returning to BYU as an Associate Professor in 2016, Jacob spent eight immensely satisfying years as a faculty member at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, a new graduate-research university in Abu Dhabi, UAE formed in collaboration with MIT.
Research Interests:
Jacob’s research focuses on developing machines and algorithms that learn from and collaborate with people to solve challenging problems.  To do this, he seeks to develop novel algorithms and systems related to the areas of human-machine interaction, artificial intelligence, machine learning, multi-agent systems, and robotics.