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Tom Schaul

  • Dr.
  • Research scientist
  • Google - DeepMind
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  • 50PublicationsNumber of items in Tom's My Publications folder on Mendeley.

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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  • ALi KORDiA

    ALi KORDiA

  • Raza Habib

    Raza HabibUniversity College London

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    Arturo Arciniega

  • Minsam Kim

    Minsam KimHong Kong University of Science and Technology

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    Jose Delpiano

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Publications (5)

  • Natural Evolution Strategies

    • Wierstra D
    • Schaul T
    • Glasmachers T
  • Unit Tests for Stochastic Optimization

    • Schaul T
    • Antonoglou I
    • Silver D
  • A Video Game Description Language for Model-based or Interactive Learning

    • Schaul T
  • Adaptive learning rates and parallelization for stochastic, sparse, non-smooth gradients

    • Schaul T
    • LeCun Y
  • No More Pesky Learning Rates

    • Schaul T
    • Zhang S
    • LeCun Y

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)