I am a second year Electrical Engineering Ph.D. student working with Dr. Lillian Ratliff at the University of Washington, where I am a recipient of a National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship in Computer and Computational Sciences. I graduated with a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering in June of 2016 after three years at Oregon State University. During my undergrad, I interned at Intel in the Data Center Group and at NuScale Power as a software engineer.

My research interests span machine learning, artificial intelligence, game theory, and optimization. I am particularly excited about multi-arm bandits, reinforcement learning, and multi-agent systems.

My C.V. can be viewed here.

“The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don’t know.” – Albert Einstein

Contact: fiezt@uw.edu                                          

Github: https://github.com/fiezt         

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tannerfiez/                                                                           


July 12th, 2017: Two papers accepted to The 56th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)! One paper on gradient-based risk-sensitive inverse reinforcement learning, and one paper on optimizing curbside parking resources subject to congestion constraints.

April 11th, 2017: I was awarded a National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship in Computer and Computational Sciences! This year 150 awards were made out of 3500 applicants. Thanks to the great help with the application from my adviser, Lillian Ratliff, as well as Matthew Johnston and Karti Mayaram at Oregon State! Article from UW available here.

November 2nd, 2016: The work of Dr. Lillian Ratliff, Dr. Baosen Zhang, Chase Dowling, and myself on modeling of mobility in Seattle using network flow models, game theoretic frameworks, and machine learning forecasting techniques was featured in the The Daily of the University of Washington. The link to the article is here.

September 28th, 2016: Started school at the University of Washington!

September 26th, 2016: I was awarded the Burgess Tektronix Award by Oregon State University. This annual award is from the Oregon State College of Engineering. Initiated in 1990 to honor Professor Fred Burgess, former Dean of the College of Engineering, this award honors an outstanding senior in the College of Engineering based on academic performance and activities in student, community or professional organizations. More information is available here.