Adam Eck

  • David H. and Margaret W. Barker Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • Chair of Data Science

Biography

Adam Eck is the David H. and Margaret W. Barker Associate Professor of Computer Science and Chair of the Data Science Integrative Concentration at Oberlin College. His primary research and teaching interests include multiagent decision-making in complex environments and applications of machine learning in computational social science and public health.

Eck’s research projects include:

  • Development of planning and reinforcement learning solutions for decision-making in open environments where the set of actors, tasks, and abilities changes over time (e.g., as in robotic wildfire suppression, AI support systems for cybersecurity defense, and autonomous ridesharing services)
  • Utilizing machine learning and data mining to better understand community-level factors related to public health crises including the opioid epidemic and the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Exploring the use of chatbots for augmenting skilled human workers in the task of survey questionnaire design and other applications of machine learning to aid survey informatics.

Fall 2023

Data Structures — CSCI 151

Spring 2024

Data Structures — CSCI 151
Applied Machine Learning — CSCI 373

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