Alper Ahmetoglu

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I am a postdoctoral researcher at IRL at Brown University, working with George Konidaris. I obtained my Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Engineering at Bogazici University in 2024, supervised by Emre Ugur and Erhan Oztop. In my Ph.D. studies, I focused on creating a neurosymbolic framework for robot learning. Previously, I worked with Ethem Alpaydin on hierarchical mixtures of experts and their application to generative adversarial nets.

My research interests are broadly artificial intelligence and robotics—specifically, open-ended learning, neurosymbolic methods, and affordances. Learning symbols with open-ended exploration that encodes the affordances of objects with respect to actions and manipulating these symbols to reason about the world is, I think, a scalable approach for a lifelong learning agent.