Hutchinson Machine Learning Research Group

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Research Emphasis:

Our research focuses on developing machine learning (particularly deep learning) solutions to problems in a wide range of domains, including archaeology, astronomy, bioinformatics, building energy consumption, climate and earth science, computer vision, cybersecurity, education, materials science and natural language. Our work is highly collaborative, working with domain science experts to produce impactful solutions for the respective domains.

If you are a WWU student with research interests aligned with or adjacent to these, feel free to send Brian Hutchinson an email or stop by during his office hours to chat about possible research opportunities.

Current Members:

Brian Hutchinson
Associate Professor



Alex Ayala
Student (MS)

Joseph Tully
Student (MS)

Piper Wolters
Student (MS)

Loc Truong
Student (MS)

Eric Slyman
Student (MS)

Ryan Haight
Student (MS)

Robin Cosbey
Student (MS)

Richard Olney
Student (MS)

Chace Jones
Student (MS)

Chris Careaga
Student (MS)



Chris Drazic
Student (BS)

Dylan Thompson
Student (BS)

Ella Neumann
Student (BS)

Connor Barlow
Student (BS)

Brenna Nieva
Student (BS)

Logan Pashby
Student (BS)

Chloe Dawson
Student (BS)

Morgan Skrabut
Student (BS)

Sally Bass
Student (BS)

Selah Bellscheidt
Student (BS)

Ryan Lingg
Student (BS)

Matthew Robbins
Student (BS)

Chris Daw
Student (BS)

Ana Usenko
Student (BS)





Alumni:

Alexandra Puchko
Alum (MS)
Graduated Winter 2020

Brian Barragan-Cruz
Alum (MS)
Graduated Fall 2019

Elliott Skomski
Alum (MS)
Graduated Fall 2019

Simon Haile
Alum (MS)
Graduated Summer 2019

Jonny Mooneyham
Alum (MS)
Graduated Spring 2019

Evan Ricks
Alum (MS)
Graduated Fall 2018

Nicholas Majeske
Alum (MS)
Graduated Fall 2018

Kyle Rader
Alum (MS)

Ellyn Ayton
Alum (MS)
Graduated Spring 2018

Zachary New
Alum (MS)
Graduated Spring 2018

Andy Brown
Alum (MS)
Graduated Winter 2018

Gracie Ermi
Alum (MS)
Graduated Fall 2017

Aaron Tuor
Alum (MS)
Graduated Spring 2017

Alex Heye
Alum (MS)
Graduated Spring 2016

Caleb Nelson
Alum (MS)
Graduated Spring 2016

Jeffrey Rowland
Alum (MS)
Graduated Fall 2014

David Palzer
Alum (MS)
Graduated Fall 2014



Chad Schillinger
Alum (BS)
Graduated Spring 2019

Haley Beavers
Alum (BS)
Graduated Spring 2019

Yichuan Yin
Alum (BS)
Graduated Spring 2019

Kurt Price
Alum (BS)
Graduated Fall 2018

Josh Loehr
Alum (BS)
Graduated Spring 2018

Nick Knowles
Alum (BS)
Graduated Winter 2018

Nolan Price
Alum (BS)
Graduated Winter 2018

Allison Wusterbarth
Alum (BS)
Graduated Winter 2018

Noah Strong
Alum (BS)

Jay High
Alum (BS)
Graduated Fall 2017

Sarah McKee
Alum (BS)
Graduated Fall 2017

Madison Dyckman
Alum (BS)
Graduated Fall 2017

Max Shelbourne
Alum (BS)
Graduated Fall 2017

Ryan Baerwolf
Alum (BS)
Graduated Fall 2017

Michael Remington
Alum (BS)
Graduated Spring 2016

Neal Digre
Alum (BS)
Graduated Spring 2016

Josh Osborne
Alum (BS)
Graduated Spring 2016

Katy McClintic
Alum (BS)
Graduated Spring 2016

Yulo Leake
Alum (BS)
Graduated Winter 2016

Alex Binkerd
Alum (BS)

Keely Killebrew
Alum (BS)
Graduated Spring 2016

Jacob Moorhead
Alum (BS)
Graduated Spring 2016

Elijah Baldwin
Alum (BS)
Graduated Summer 2016

Keenin Vye
Alum (BS)
Graduated Spring 2016

Brandon Taylor
Alum (BS)
Graduated Spring 2016

Sam Kaplan
Alum (BS)
Graduated Fall 2016

Kyle Andelin
Alum (BS)
Graduated Spring 2015

Josh Weaver
Alum (BS)

Curtis Fielding
Alum (BS)



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