Dustin Morrill

Machine intelligence researcher

I’m a Ph.D. student at the University of Alberta working with Professor Michael Bowling. I was part of the DeepStack and Cepheus poker projects, as a coauthor on the former and as a software engineer on the latter. Specifically, I manage Cepheus’s public match interface that I also wrote. I’m now working on broadening the applicability of game theoretic algorithms, particularly by making connections to safe reinforcement learning and incorporating function approximation. I also manage the Computer Poker Research Group (CPRG) website.

I completed a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in computing science also at the University of Alberta. My M.Sc was also supervised by Michael Bowling. As an undergraduate, I worked with the CPRG to create an open-source web interface to play against poker bots and to develop the 1st-place 3-player Kuhn poker entry in the 2014 Annual Computer Poker Competition (ACPC).