Michael Hansen


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Hello. I'm a Research Scientist for the Air Force Research Laboratory, interested in Artificial Intelligence (both symbolic and statistical). I'm currently working on intelligent agents and natural language understanding. I install Linux on anything I can, and use Spacemacs to write code in style.

I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science and Cognitive Science from Indiana University in 2015. My dissertation focused on computationally modeling how programmers read and understand code. I received my B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Wyoming in 2006. From 2003-2007, I did contract programming for businesses and government offices in the Wyoming and Colorado area. Before going to IU in 2008, I worked as a consultant for Logical Information Machines.

In my free time (when I'm not dad-ing), I like to work on Raspberry Pi and ESP8266-based projects for automating my house, and to draw silly things with Inkscape.