Hello, and thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.
My name is Corbin Albert. I have just recently completed my Dissertation for my MSc of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Nottingham, UK. Texas born and raised, I actually graduated from the University of Texas with a BBA in Finance and Management. I worked in consulting for a year before I found myself falling for a Brit while she was studying abroad in Austin with a year left in law school. I had no choice but to sell my condo, pack my bags and fly across the pond to pursue further education while she finished up.
Easily the best decision I ever made.
I always loved computers growing up, but life has a way of steering you in certain directions sometimes. I am so glad I made my way to Computer Science and have been given another opportunity to study, learn and grow. I don’t think one appreciates University before working a full-time job. I’d like to think that I have made the absolute most of this experience and have learned so much. I could not be happier with the field.
My dissertation, Exploring Teacher Forcing Techniques for Sequence-to-Sequence Abstractive Headline Summarization, is hopefully not as dull as it probably sounds to most. Using PyTorch, a Deep Neural Network (DNN) library, I experimented with various static and dynamic teacher forcing methods for the NLP (Natural Language Processing) task of headline-length article summarization. Basically headline generation from article context. It took a lot of self-learning, but what an immensely satisfying experience it all was. Now just working on various other DNN pet projects of interest and dabbling in a bit of cryptocurrency investing.
But alas, it is all too easy to get absorbed by CS and AI, and I want to make sure that I continue to expand my mind with other interests. I love fitness, eating exotic, new foods, drinking wine and interesting cocktails, talking politics and philosophy, the list goes on. CS and AI are my passion, but this blog aims to cover a myriad of topics and invoke discussion. I hope the content is as enjoyable to read as it is to write, and I hope you will participate in the discussion.
All the best,
P.S. Now that I have finished, I am in pursuit of employment! My CV/resumé can be found here for any interested parties.