Jorge Luis Copete

Ph.D. student , Osaka University
Email: jorge.copete [AT] ams.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp

My research aim is to understand the learning mechanisms that enable humans to acquire goals, share goals and engage in joint actions. My research involves designing computational models of cognitive mechanisms, based on the theory of sensorimotor predictive learning, and embedding those models in robotic platforms for hypothesis evaluation. Currently, I am exploring the emergence of self-organized functional hierarchies in artificial neural systems. My goal is to contribute to understand the causes of typical and atypical cognitive development by characterizing the developmental path of behavior skills in terms of hierarchical neural connectivity.

Career

Career Experience

January 2017 – March 2017 Visiting Researcher, Applied Informatics Group in CITEC, Bielefeld University
April 2013 – March 2014 Research Student, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
November 2009 – December 2012 Software Engineer, Open Group Desarrollos Tecnologicos, Colombia

Education

April 2016 – present Ph.D. student, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
March 2016 Master of Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
April 2009 Bachelor of Electronics Engineering, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Valle, Colombia

Awards

  • 1st Place of SPL Robot Soccer competition at Japan Open RoboCup (May 2017)
  • JSAI Annual Conference Award of the 30th Annual Conference of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (May 2017)
  • 1st Place of SPL Robot Soccer competition at Japan Open RoboCup (March 2016)
  • Babybot Challenge 1st Place Award of the 5th IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (August 2015)
  • AI Award of the 42th Workshop on SIG Challenge (May 2015)
  • Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies (April 2013)
  • Award Program for Outstanding University Students of Japanese Language, Japan Foundation (January 2007)
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