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Tom Schaul

  • Dr.
  • Research scientist
  • Google - DeepMind

    Research interests

    AI in Games.OptimizationArtificial CuriosityReinforcement LearningRecurrent Neural Networks


    I am doing a postdoc in machine learning at NYU in Yann LeCun's lab. Just recently I completed my Ph.D. at IDSIA/TU Munich, supervised by Jürgen Schmidhuber. I grew up in Luxembourg, and completed my studies in computer engineering at the EPFL in Switzerland, at Columbia University and at the University of Waterloo. I work on (modular) reinforcement learning, black-box optimization, (deep and/or recurrent) neural networks, artificial curiosity and related topics.


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    Professional experience

    Research scientist

    Google - DeepMind

    September 2013 - Present

    Research Scientist

    NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

    September 2011 - August 2013(2 years)

    PhD student


    February 2007 - August 2011(5 years)

    Education history

    Dr. rer. nat.

    Technische Universität München

    February 2007 - August 2011(5 years)


    EPFL - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

    October 2000 - May 2005(5 years)