My name is John Drake and I am a second-year PhD computer science candidate at the University of Pennsylvania.
I graduated in May 2010 from the University of Pennsylvania's Digital Media Design undergraduate program.
I am currently working with on a research project involving planning and machine learning for video game non-player-characters.
My goal is to make non-player-characters which serve as quest companions for human players when no other humans are available or fill other roles in the game world.
Some of my hobbies include:
- Motorcycle maintenance
- DIY electronics
- 3d modeling and animation
- Assorted artistic endeavors