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ECE student, Connor Begansky, has received the Wentz Research Grant to conduct research under the supervise of Dr. Jingtong Hu

ECE student Connor Begansky

ECE student, Connor Begansky, has received the Wentz Research Grant to conduct research under the supervision of Dr. Jingtong Hu. Stemming from the Lew Wentz Foundation, the Wentz Research Grant has provided OSU undergraduate students with opportunity to conduct research in various fields, including electrical and computer engineering. Mr. Begansky has conducted research under Dr. Hu in the field of learning in neural networks in the past year. With the Wentz Research Grant, he can now have the financial freedom and academic inclination to keep pursuing this passion. He will be researching machine learning in nondeterministic gaming under the expertise of Dr. Hu. As their computational ability continues to advance, machines are rapidly assuming the traditional role of humans in simple tasks, and it is crucial to understand ideal learning algorithms if definitive progress is to be made in the field. The implementation of machine learning through nondeterministic gaming, or gaming in which there is a constant unknown variable, provides a cheap and authoritative perspective on how and why the machine learns. This research has potential both for Mr. Begansky’s academic life and the overall field of engineering.