Jake Wolfe

PhD Student

Office: GS 710

Interests: Natural Language Proccessing, Machine Learning


I am a 1st year PhD Student currently working in the CLU lab with Professor Surdeanu in the field of Natural Language Processing. My undergraduate degree was completed in 2018 at the University of Wisconsin - Lacrosse with a Computer Science and Applied Mathematics degree. Born and raised in Wisconsin, I developed a deep love for Mathematics which I applied to Computer Science and combined to study Machine Learning.

​​​​​Research Interests

My research interests are in most machine learning topics, but most recently my interests have been in multi-turn dialogue agents using General Adversarial Network techniques.

What long-term project do you want to work on?

My long-term projects focus on the application of General Adversarial Networks or similar structures of self evaluating networks on interdisciplinary fields.

What do you enjoy most about your work?

The constant learning and experimenting with new ideas is what keeps me driven to do my best work.

What are your career goals?

My career goals it to complete my PhD and become a professor. As a professor, my goals are to be a leading teacher of machine learning and to produce interesting and novel applications of machine learning.

​​​​Tell us something interesting about yourself!

I have done theater for over a decade and theatrical sound design for about 8 of those years. I am also a huge anime, manga, and video game nerd, if getting a PhD isn’t nerdy enough for you.