Is it me you're looking for? I am George D. Montaņez, an assistant professor of computer science at Harvey Mudd College. I obtained my PhD in machine learning from Carnegie Mellon University, on the topic of why machine learning works.

This semester I am teaching: CS 81 (Logic and Computability)

I lead a group of sixteen amazing students who, with myself, together comprise the AMISTAD Lab, working on problems at the intersection of machine learning, information theory, and search.

I have worked on* problems related to computational biology, spatio-temporal learning, cross-device search, and the information properties of genetic algorithms. My current research explores why machine learning works from a search and dependence perspective, and identifies information constraints on general search processes.

( * as in past tense, not currently working on such problems. Contrast that with my current research area in the next sentence, which begins clearly enough with “My current research...”)

I've won some fellowships and awards, but laurels wither quickly.

And my life is Yours
And my hope is in You only
And my heart You hold
'Cause You made this sinner holy.
- All Sons & Daughters, “Your Glory”

I love Jesus (Who is Jesus? If you'd like to learn more, I'd love to chat! Ask anytime!), my family, Mexican food, Latin America, Fleetwood Mac, cinema, and trying to understand my place in the flow of human history.


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