This is my (Sean McGregor's) personal website. It contains my blog on all things machine learning, visualization, security, FLOSS non-profits, and Life.

Status Update

Sean McGregor defends his PhD in machine learning, visualization, and optimization on June 16th, 2017. In the meantime he is consulting for various companies in Southern California, including structuring the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE-- a $5 million contest for solving Grand Challenges with artificial intelligence.

About Me

Sean is wrapping up a PhD in Machine Learning at Oregon State under the direction of Thomas Dietterich. Sean's machine learning and visualization research focuses on the optimization, testing, and interpretation of reinforcement learning policies.

Outside his graduate studies, Sean founded and developed the Privly Foundation, a 501(c)3 dedicated to online privacy education. Its best known project is the development of a set of browser extensions and privacy applications for privately sharing content through webmail and social networks.

Between his research and non-profit work, Sean has spoken during the conferences and workshops of NIPS, RLDM, AAAI, OSCON, VL/HCC, CompSustNet, OpenSourceBridge, and TA3M Amsterdam.

Sean is originally from San Diego and enjoys riding waves. In Oregon he picked up whitewater kayaking, as well as rock climbing.


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Social Networks

You can find "smcgregor" in various Internet Relay Chat rooms. irc.freenode.net, #privly, is a good place to look.





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