Kory Mathewson is a PhD candidate in Reinforcement Learning at the University of Alberta with Professors Patrick Pilarski, Rich Sutton, and Dale Schuurmans. His research interests include interactive machine learning, human-in-the-loop deep reinforcement learning, human-robot interfaces, and conversational dialog systems. Before his PhD, he completed his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and his master’s degree in biomedical engineering at the University of Alberta. Kory has interned at Twitter with Hugo Larochelle, at Google Brain (Magenta) with Jesse Engel and Douglas Eck, and at Apple with Ruslan Salakhutdinov. His PhD research is funded by the National Science and Engineering Research Council.