Patryk Laurent, Ph.D.



Patryk holds a bachelor's degree in the Cognitive Sciences (and Mathmetics minor) from the University of Virginia, and earned his doctorate in Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh, with affiliations at the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition and the Learning Research and Development Center. Laurent spent three years doing post-doctoral research on vision and reward-based learning at The Johns Hopkins University.

In day-to-day work, Patryk translates customer/product needs into well-defined projects for scientists and engineers on his team. He writes tests for delivered algorithms, and also integrates algorithms into demoable prototypes. At later stages of development, Patryk has collaborated with software engineering teams to further refine and optimize software-hardware systems towards product.

Research and development background includes applying a diverse range of machine learning methods to create naturalistic user interfaces/experiences and robot/IoT behaviors based around computer vision and speech recognition. He has published research articles on reinforcement learning, neural networks, and human experimental research (behavioral, eye tracking, and neuroimaging).