Greg Canal (firstname.lastname@example.org) joined UW-Madison in September 2021. He is doing a postdoc with Rob Nowak in Electrical and Computer Engineering, partly supported by IFDS. He completed his PhD at Georgia Tech in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2021. For his thesis, he developed and analyzed new active machine learning algorithms inspired by feedback coding theory. During his first year as a postdoc he worked on a new approach for multi-user recommender systems, and as he continues into his second year he plans on exploring new active learning algorithms for deep neural networks.