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David Radke

PhD Candidate University of Waterloo dtradke [at] uwaterloo.ca

Experience

Education

August 2018 - Present

PhD - University of Waterloo

Areas:
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Hockey Analytics
Advisors:

Artificial Intelligence (AI): My research involves studying how teams impact the behavior that AI agents learn. This includes studying group dynamics, emergent behavior, and game theoretical incentives in challenging environments.

Hockey Analytics: I use brand new tracking data from the National Hockey League (NHL) to develop analytics for AI systems and to quantify performance in new ways, such as passing performance and player positioning.

August 2015 - May 2018

B.A. - Colorado College

Major:
  • Computer Science
Minor:
  • Discrete Mathematics
Advisor: Thesis: "Using Artificial Neural Networks to Predict Wildfire Spread" - Top Undergraduate Research Project by the Council on Undergraduate Research.

Conference Committees

Work Experience

September 2022 - Present

Research Scientist Intern

Research Scientist Intern on the Game AI team.

SonyAI America
August 2018 - Present

Research and Teaching Assistant

I spearhead several research projects on cutting-edge AI research. I also organize and grade for undergraduate computer science courses.

University of Waterloo
June 2018 - August 2018

Research Intern

Summer research intern in the Computation department of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
May 2017 - May 2018

Undergraduate Research Assistant

I worked in a research team assessing the risk of wildland fire and coastal flooding on California's Transportation Fuel Sector.

UC Berkeley
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Fun Facts

Background

  • Hometown: Orinda, California
  • Citizenship: USA 🇺🇸 & Canada 🇨🇦
  • Language: English

Athletics

  • Assistant captain - University of Waterloo varsity men's ice hockey (OUA, USports).
  • Alumni - Colorado College men's ice hockey (NCHC, NCAA D1).

Awards & Accomplishments

2022

NSERC PGS D
Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) - Declined
University of Waterloo President's Graduate Scholarship (PGS)
Hawkshaw Men's Hockey Award
USports Academic All-Canadian
UWaterloo Athletic Financial Award

2021

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)
University of Waterloo President's Graduate Scholarship (PGS)
Type 1 Cheriton Scholarship
Waterloo AI Institute Award
Ron and Lydia Glover Award
Math Domestic Graduate Award
USports Academic All-Canadian
UWaterloo Athletic Financial Award

2020

1st Place Sportsnet Hockey Hackathon: Powered by Rogers 5G
Type 1 Cheriton Scholarship
Ron and Lydia Glover Award
Cherrey Bus Lines Award
Math Domestic Graduate Award
UWaterloo Community Service Award
USports Academic All-Canadian
UWaterloo Athletic Financial Award

2019

Math Domestic Graduate Award
Math Domestic Graduate Scholarship
HockeyTech Hockey Award
USports Academic All-Canadian

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