Hello, I am Alper Ahmetoglu. I am a Ph.D. candidate at CoLoRs Lab
supervised by Emre Ugur
and co-supervised by Erhan Oztop
. I received my B.S. and M.S. from Department of Computer Engineering
at Bogazici University
in 2017 and 2019 respectively. In my graduate studies, I worked with Ethem Alpaydin
on hierarchical mixtures of experts and generative adversarial nets.
My research interests are robotics, open-ended learning, neurosymbolic methods, and affordances. I think that an agent should be able to learn representations in an open-ended manner so that we can deploy the agent in an arbitrary environment with an arbitrary embodiment. I do not truly believe in either symbolic, neural, or neurosymbolic approaches. Though, I think that neurosymbolic methods might offer us some practical solutions. Regarding affordances, they might enable abstracting the state-space and reason by manipulating the affordance-space.