Short Bio

I am a Researcher at DeepMind and an Associate Professor at the Centre for Artificial Intelligence in the Department of Computer Science at University College London (UCL) where I am leading the UCL Deciding, Acting, and Reasoning with Knowledge (DARK) Lab. Im am also a Scholar of the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS). Before, I was a Manager, Research Scientist, and Area Lead at Meta AI (FAIR), a Postdoctoral Researcher in Reinforcement Learning at the Whiteson Research Lab at the University of Oxford, a Junior Research Fellow in Computer Science at Jesus College, and a Stipendiary Lecturer in Computer Science at Hertford College. I obtained my Ph.D. from UCL under the supervision of Sebastian Riedel, where I was awarded a Microsoft Research Ph.D. Scholarship in 2013 and a Google Ph.D. Fellowship in 2017. My work focuses on Reinforcement Learning and Open-endedness.

I am currently not accepting Ph.D. students for entry in 2022.



tim [dot] rocktaeschel [at] gmail [dot] com

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