Kristopher Buote, B.Sc. (M.Sc. Student)

 

Kris holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical Option) and is currently pursuing an M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering. As an undergraduate, Kris cultivated his passions for biomedical research, design, mechatronics, and philosophy.

His current research interests are understanding how the brain works, how machines learn, and how the two can interact to create a symbiotic relationship between man and machine. In particular, he is interested in understanding what is required to retain a sense of agency in human-machine interactions: the feeling that you are in control. Maintaining a sense of agency is a crucial step towards developing bionic limbs that are as natural and intuitive to control as their biological counterparts. More generally, Kris is highly interested in thinking about a future with intelligent machines and considering how we can manifest the best possible future for everyone.

When he’s not contemplating the future, Kris spends his free time reading, writing, tinkering, and eating good food. You can learn more about him at his website or by contacting him directly.

Contact: kbuote@ualberta.ca