# BIO

How can a computer write a novel? What would be the implications and applications across different industries, if generating a novel was viable?

Hi, my name is Louis Castricato! I am a Mathematics major at uWaterloo, and soon to be a PhD candidate at a university near you!

My primary interests are into generative computational narratology. I aim to take tweets about natural disasters in real-time and generate evacuation plans from them. An interactive narrative at a previously unprecedented scale.

One day I'll make an AI that writes a full length (good) novel.

## MY CURRENT PROJECTS

### VR DATA VISUALIZATION

Looking into optimal re-projection techniques for visualizing word embeddings in VR.

### PLOT HOLE DETECTION

Performing Monte Carlo integration over narratives to produce an incoherency score. Books with higher incoherency scores are more likely to have plot holes.

## SELECT PRIOR PROJECTS

### WIREZAPP

Aimed to combine symbolic reasoning with deep learning, in order to create a narrator for an experimental roleplaying video game. Lead a Think-Tank startup for four years.

### SYMMETRIC PREDICTIVE ESTIMATOR

Rewrote a neuro-computational backend for Professor Orchard. Heavily contributed to various research projects. Ended up winning ICONIPS 2017 Best Paper out of 500+ other (accepted) papers.

### TOPOLOGY AGNOSTIC SUMMARIZATION (GSUM)

Worked under Dr. Enrico Santus (Post Doc @ CSAIL) for eight months on a summarization model that is agnostic to the document topology.