Asher Trockman

Asher Trockman

I'm a Ph.D. student in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University advised by Zico Kolter. I research deep learning for vision and deep learning phenomena more generally.

Previously, I have investigated natural experiments on open-source software in the Socio-Technical Research Using Data Excavation Lab at CMU, and have worked on detecting surface features in orbital imagery of Mars at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

I'm also excited about deep learning for code, AI for space exploration, and detail-oriented coffee (particularly espresso).
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Bosch Center for AI
Machine Learning Research Intern
Summer 2022
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Machine Learning & Instrument Autonomy Group
Research Assistant (Caltech SURF)
Summer 2018
Carnegie Mellon University
Institute for Software Research
Research Assistant (REUSE)
Summer 2017


Teaching AssistantDeep Learning Systems Fall 2021 & 2022
Student CoordinatorCMU AI Seminar 2022
CoordinatorSIGBOVIK 2022 & 2021


Carnegie Mellon University
Ph.D. Student, Computer Science
2019 –
University of Evansville
B.S. Computer Science & B.S. Mathematics
2016 – 2019