It seems that the main problem with the implementation of semantic technologies in Web 3.0 (besides the difficulty in gathering information from disparate locations) are the difficulties in creating semantic output as a natural and neutral language capable of interpreting the abstract and experiential meanings to be found in the conveyance of information in human […]
Our experience of constructing meaning or constructing knowledge is our experience of using experience as that which constructs meaning or knowledge. We construct meaning by constructing mental representations of that which has or is meaning to us. We are the sum interpretation of our experiences. This is not saying that nature plays no part in […]
Who is Randy Abbott?
I was born in Nashville “The Athens of The South” as the city is called, to a family that has lived in either Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, or Tennessee since the 1750s. I love the stillness and solitude of forests and mountain streams far away from the hustle and bustle of urban living. I was an avid reader as a child and teenager engrossed in astronomy, geography, history, and science fiction. It was a childhood dream of mine to be a Rocket Scientist. I had a few science fair projects in middle school based on the Saturn V rocket and the Apollo Lunar Module of the late 1960s and early 1970s American space program.
I grew up spending the summers in Kentucky, the rest of the year in Ohio with my blue-collar parents, and eventually as an adult moving to Michigan on my own for some years before moving back to Ohio to attend the Kent State University Twinsburg Campus in 2012. While in Michigan, I acquired an interest in Italianate,Romanesque, Queen Anne Victorian and Victorian Stick Architecturally designed houses and buildings. Older cities are always interesting to me as driving through them while looking at the various styles of architecture represented in the houses and buildings of their historical districts is something in the way of preparation for one of my dreams in owning and restoring such kinds of houses. I graduated in 2015 with an Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Integrative Studies degree (computer technology, philosophy, and psychology) before being accepted into The School of Digital Sciences M.D.S. program at Kent State University. The prospective graduation date for the program I am enrolled into is December, 2017.
As a graduate student in The School of Digital Sciences at Kent State University, I study data science. My interests are in information structures and how these structures are determined by what kinds of processes and/or probabilities? Some of these processes and probabilities are structured by our neurobiological propensity for representing our perceptions as associations between sensory stimuli due to proximity in space and time to each other. It is the learned associations that are represented in our neurobiology apart from any atypical physiological conditions to the contrary.
Some years ago as an undergraduate student at Kent State University, I noticed common themes in a number of my papers. A lot of my papers as to their subject matter, were about how people learn inductively by pure experience when very young and how these experiences create the structure of mental associations that mirror these associations as the function of how these structures work. The function of these information structures is that very structure of the information.
Fast forward to the present time; I have become convinced there is a way to successfully model inference through the simulation of inductive learning as functions modeling kinds of probabilistic structures of information. One can describe my interests and what I hope to accomplish as this: I want to teach machines how to learn as a demonstration of how learning inductively structures the nature of information and of how we learn to use information in its application to reality.
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Academic and career experiences are the building blocks of practicing a technology career. Interested in acquiring variety of technology experiences from college, part-time/full-time technology jobs and/or internships, etc. Looking to learn the skills necessary to work as a data analyst or data scientist in the field.
Master of Digital Sciences student in the data science concentration with course work in digital systems telecommunication networks at Kent State University – Kent, OH; attended 01/2016 to 12/2017, expected date of graduation – 12/2017.
Bachelor of Integrative Studies in general studies of computer technology, philosophy, and psychology, GPA 3.769 magna cum laude honors at Kent State University – Kent, OH; attended 08/2012 to 12/2015.
Associate of Arts Kent State University – Kent, OH; attended 08/2012 to 08/2015.
Acosta Sales and Marketing, Solon, OH.
04/2016-07/2016 as a graduate student in retail services, working as a merchandiser of account and retail services for pharmaceutical, food perishables, and health and home products companies in the U.S. market.
Integrity Staffing Services, Twinsburg, OH.
05/2014-07/2014 as an undergraduate student working a summer assignment using RFID in a computerized inventory control system for pulling orders, shipping and receiving, inventory control, etc.
Lowe’s Home Improvement, Northfield, OH.
11/2011-02/2014 as an undergraduate student working at Lowe’s as a receiving associate for unloading stock and customer service in the raw and finished electrical supply departments.
Staffmark Staffing Agency, Greenville, OH.
11/2010-11/2011 as a robotic PLC MIG welding machine operator and weld inspector assigned to F and P North America.
Training in data science analytical skills, while growing one experience at a time by academic course work and hands-on experience in the manipulation of data structures.
Training in Cisco networking components and network operations, while expecting to acquire Cisco certifications.
Attention to precise detail in assessment and prioritization of tasks in a multi-tasking work environment.
Team oriented player working to increase service and productivity of the whole team for the benefit of the customer through consistency and innovation of products and product services throughout the customer experience.
Integrative and analytical thinking approach; always looking for ways to reconfigure the parts and processes of the whole that the synergy of the new will exceed that of the old to make the difference that get results to the benefit of the customer.
I enjoy 80’s music in general and various songs from the sound tracks of popular movies. I like to read autobiographies and biographies of historical personages and families. Some of my favorites are Abraham Lincoln and The Romanovs. I have developed a penchant for reading philosophy and comparative religion books by authors such as Locke, Kierkegaard, Otto, and Eliade. Existentialism, Epistemology, and Empiricism are my favorite areas of philosophical enquiry in which I have done the most reading. I take an interest in NBA professional basketball (Cleveland Cavaliers) and in college football rivalries such as U.M. vs. O.S.U.
Another interest that I am able to practice from time to time is traveling across North America, sometimes even visiting the local county fair or the Caribbean island flea markets.