Past Member

Peter Gorniak

  • Alumnus, Cognitive Machines

 PhD 2005
Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Tideline Data

Peter took his Ph.D. research into the game industry, working for Rockstar Games for several years. Since then he has taught and researched game AI and game design as an assistant professor and done machine learning work for DeviantArt. Most recently, Peter formed a machine learning and data science company, Tideline Data.

How did your experience at the Lab influence your next step?

I used games as a platform for cognitive science and speech understanding research at the lab, and after a postdoc I transferred to the game industry to see if I could do some interesting work inspired by my time at the lab there.

The intensity of the lab can make for an awesome couple of years as a student, but think early about whether that intensity is what you want for the rest of your career. Some do, but it's fine if you don't - your time at the lab is still yours, and you'll take lots of importance from it with you no matter what you do afterwards.

 PhD 2005
Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Tideline Data

Peter took his Ph.D. research into the game industry, working for Rockstar Games for several years. Since then he has taught and researched game AI and game design as an assistant professor and done machine learning work for DeviantArt. Most recently, Peter formed a machine learning and data science company, Tideline Data.

How did your experience at the Lab influence your next step?

I used games as a platform for cognitive science and speech understanding research at the lab, and after a postdoc I transferred to the game industry to see if I could do some interesting work inspired by my time at the lab there.

The intensity of the lab can make for an awesome couple of years as a student, but think early about whether that intensity is what you want for the rest of your career. Some do, but it's fine if you don't - your time at the lab is still yours, and you'll take lots of importance from it with you no matter what you do afterwards.