Lawson L.S. Wong

  • Fellowship in 2015 at Brown University

Dr Wong completed his Ph.D. in 2016 at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He worked under the Learning and Intelligent Systems Group, supervised by Leslie Pack Kaelbling and Tomás Lozano-Pérez.

His research interests fall broadly within machine learning and inference, currently with applications to robotics. Looking forward, he hopes to build flexible and scalable spatial representations for agents working in complex structured environments such as human homes and offices. Over the years, he has also picked up many diverse interests, ranging from probability, theory, and logic to computational biology (my Ph.D. minor), cognitive science, and music.

Previously, he obtained his B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford in 2009. During those years, he worked with Andrew Ng on his STAIR (Stanford Artificial Intelligence Robot) project. Prior to his undergraduate studies, he was born and raised in Hong Kong. He spent a very memorable seven years in secondary school at Chinese International School.

Outside of academics, he maintains a diverse set of interests including, but certainly not limited to, running, yoga, music, singing, cooking, eating, reading, and discovering new interests. 


He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Brown University.