Branton is a DPhil student with joint affiliations to the GOALS and A2I labs, as well as a collaborator at FLAIR. His academic interests span deep reinforcement and imitation learning, planning, and world modeling, with the ultimate goal to build agents that can think ahead to act in the world.
Before joining the ORI, Branton founded a startup to help researchers explore the literature more effectively, and before that he worked as a machine learning research engineer at different startups working on geophysical modeling and self-driving cars. His original training is in physics and mathematics from the University of Colorado in Boulder, his home town, where he worked on the DUNE experiment, amongst other research activities.
You can find his research website here, and his personal site here.