I am an MSc student in Machine Learning at the University College London (UCL). Previously, I was a Software Engineer on the Analytics team at Zume and a Data Engineering Fellow and Mentor at Insight. As an undergraduate, I was a student researcher in the Duke Neutrino and Cosmology Group and Duke ATLAS, Musical Director for Something Borrowed Something Blue, and – in another life – a bassoonist in the Stephen Paulson Bassoon Studio at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. I became interested in artificial intelligence in 2018, when I received my Bachelors of Science from the Department of Physics at Duke University under the supervision of Kate Scholberg and Alexander Hartemink.

Like my background, my interests are broad. Most recently, I have been researching cooperative learning and its application to solving multiplayer games. Current high level projects include:

  • reinforcement learning research with games
  • learning about software development
  • reading the western canon

I have done earlier work in:

  • effects of neutrino-induced neutrons on dark matter detectors from supernova
  • statistical analysis of direct dark matter detection at the LHC
  • developing pipelines for writing more effective research abstracts


Newton Kwan
Email: nk at 2398.com
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/newtonkwan
Github: github.com/newtonkwan