Matthew Klenk



Job: scientist
Matt Klenk leads the Knowledge Representation research area at PARC. This group brings together concepts from knowledge representation, cognitive systems, automated planning, machine learning, design, and human-aware AI with the goal of enabling AI systems to flexibly learn and apply knowledge in complex tasks and domains. During his time at PARC, he has contributed to many government projects, including leading PARC’s efforts in DARPA’s CODE, FunDesign, NOMARs, and SAIL-ON programs, as well as ARPA-e's TRANSNET program. These integrated intelligent systems projects have applications in cyber-physical system design, transportation, autonomous systems, and human-machine collaboration. The long-term vision of this work is to transition computer systems from mere tools to intelligent collaborators. Prior to joining PARC, Matt was a National Academies Research Associate at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. Working in the Intelligent Decision Aids group there, Matt developed a new goal reasoning framework where intelligent agents could monitor their environments for potential threats and opportunities during plan execution. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. from Northwestern University's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science where he focused on Cognitive Systems and the intersection of analogical reasoning, qualitative reasoning, and intelligent architectures. When not in front of a computer, Matt could be playing in the sand with his family at the beach or working on his vegetable garden.



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