The Computer Science Department welcomes a new faculty member, Dr. Matthew Taylor, who will join Lafayette College as an assistant professor of computer science starting Fall, 2010.

Matthew E. Taylor is currently a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Southern California with Milind Tambe. He graduated magna cum laude with a double major in computer science and physics from Amherst College in 2001. After working for two years as a software developer, he began his Ph.D. with a MCD fellowship from the College of Natural Sciences. He received his doctorate from the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin in the summer of 2008. Current research interests include multi-agent systems, reinforcement learning, and transfer learning.