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Tom Schaul

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  • Research scientist
  • Google - DeepMind
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  • 25


Research Interests

Recurrent Neural Networks Reinforcement Learning Artificial Curiosity Optimization AI in Games.

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  • Alexander Ponamarev

    Alexander Ponamarev

  • Marco Derboni

    Marco Derboni Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence

  • Abhishek Rao

    Abhishek Rao National Instruments

  • Paolo Burelli

    Paolo Burelli Aalborg University Copenhagen

  • Laurent Orseau

    Laurent Orseau Institute of Life and Environmental Sciences and Industries

  • Clément Farabet

    Clément Farabet

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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.



Professional experience

Research scientist

Google - DeepMind

September 2013

Research Scientist

NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

September 2011 - August 2013 (2 years)

PhD student


February 2007 - August 2011 (5 years)

Education history

Technische Universität München

Dr. rer. nat.

February 2007 - August 2011 (5 years)

EPFL - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology


October 2000 - May 2005 (5 years)