Who Am I?
Hi I'm Kathy Jang. I am a researcher at U.C. Berkeley's Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research Lab and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Until the end of March, I am located in Brooklyn, working as a research fellow at the Recurse Center. My main academic interests are in applied machine learning, reinforcement learning, and control (via ML). I'm interested in the development
of intelligent systems and reducing the overhead in transferring intelligent systems from their home in the digital world to the physical world (i.e. policy transfer).
I believe in Computer Science's unique position to better the world, and actively seek this goal in my work. Currently, this is in traffic flow optimization. I am a firm advocate of diversity in tech and view it as a necessity, rather than hope, for the future.
When the workday ends or before it begins, I dabble. In what? It depends. Right now, it's cycling, running, learning German, and talking about wanting to produce music. I am a people's person, love to hear stories, exchange ideas, and make things happen.
I live to travel and experience new things; when I'm back home in Berkeley doing research, I like to live like I'm traveling: meeting new friends, spontaneous outings, daring to try new foods and experiences, taking the time to appreciate art, all the small things!
If you're interested in chatting with me about me about my research, let's talk! Please email me at kathyjang [at] berkeley [dot] edu.