I’m a Computer Science PhD Student at UBC. I am a member of the Laboratory for Computational Intelligence and am supervised by Kevin Leyton-Brown. My research focuses on developing accurate predictive models for human behavior in stratgic scenarios.

I was fortunate to spend the summers of 2016 and 2017 at Microsoft Research where I worked with Greg Lewis and Matt Taddy on deep learning approaches for causal inference.



Deep IV: A Flexible Approach for Counterfactual Prediction . Jason Hartford, Greg Lewis, Kevin Leyton-Brown, Matt Taddy. ICML 2017. (code). (slides).

Deep Learning for Predicting Human Strategic Behavior . Jason Hartford, James R. Wright, Kevin Leyton-Brown. NIPS 2016 Oral Presentation (code).

Selected Employment

2017 - Intern Microsoft Research.

2016 - Intern Microsoft Research.

2014 - 2015 UBC Graduate TA for the CSPC 340 machine learning course and CSPC 301 Computing for Life Sciences course.

2013 - 2014 Associate Lecturer - University of Witwatersrand lecturing Microeconomics and Econometrics.


2016 - (Ongoing) Doctor of Philosophy - University of British Columbia

2014 - 2016 Master of Science in Computer Science - University of British Columbia - Thesis

2013 - 2014 Bachelor of Computer Science Honours - University of the Witwatersrand

2010 - 2011 Master of Economic Science - University of the Witwatersrand

2009 - 2010 Bachelor of Economic Science Honours - University of the Witwatersrand

2008 - 2009 Higher Diploma - Computer Science - University of the Witwatersrand

2005 - 2007 Bachelor of Science - Mathematical Statistics - University of the Witwatersrand


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