I am looking for students interested in doing a Ph.D. with me at the Department of Computer Science at University College London. Please follow these instructions and get in touch in case you have any questions!
I am a Research Scientist at Facebook AI Research London and a Lecturer (roughly equivalent to Assistant Professor) in the Department of Computer Science at University College London. Before, I was a postdoctoral researcher in the Whiteson Research Lab, a Stipendiary Lecturer in Computer Science at Hertford College, and a Junior Research Fellow in Computer Science at Jesus College, at the University of Oxford. I obtained my Ph.D. in the Machine Reading group at University College London under the supervision of Sebastian Riedel. I received a Google Ph.D. Fellowship in Natural Language Processing and a Microsoft Research Ph.D. Scholarship. I worked as a Research Intern at Google DeepMind in Summer 2015 under the supervision of Edward Grefenstette. In 2012, I received my Diploma (equivalent to M.Sc) in Computer Science from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Between 2010 and 2012, I worked as a student assistant and in 2013 as research assistant in the Knowledge Management in Bioinformatics group of Ulf Leser.
My research focuses on the design of sample efficient and interpretable machine learning methods by incorporating prior knowledge in symbolic and textual form. His work is at the intersection of deep learning, natural language processing, reinforcement learning, program induction, and formal logic.
|01/11/2018||Invited speaker at the first workshop on Fact Extraction and Verification (FEVER) at EMNLP 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.|
|05/09/2018||Our paper on e-SNLI: Natural Language Inference with Natural Language Explanations got accepted at NIPS 2018 in Montreal, Canada!|
|20/08/2018||I am now a Research Scientist at Facebook AI Research London.|
|13/08/2018||I am now a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at University College London.|
|10/08/2018||Our paper on Interpretation of Natural Language Rules in Conversational Machine Reading got accepted at EMNLP 2018 in Brussels, Belgium!|
|14/07/2018||I co-organized the 2nd Workshop on Neural Abstract Machines & Program Induction (NAMPI) at ICML 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden.|
|30/05/2018||Invited talk on AI - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly at the Saïd Business School's Oxford Disruptive Tech Week at the University of Oxford, UK.|
|11/05/2018||Our paper on DiCE: The Infinitely Differentiable Monte Carlo Estimator got accepted at ICML 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden!|
|30/04/2018||I published a blog post on Einstein Summation (einsum) in Deep Learning.|
|27/03/2018||Invited talk on Deep Learning with Explanations at the Adaptive Preparation of Information from Heterogeneous Sources (AIPHES) research training group at TU Darmstadt, Germany.|
|02/03/2018||Invited talk on Deep Learning with Explanations at the Structured and Probabilistic Intelligent Knowledge Engineering (SPIKE) group at Imperial College London, UK.|
|15/02/2018||Preprint of our paper DiCE: The Infinitely Differentiable Monte-Carlo Estimator is online!|
|29/01/2018||Our paper on TreeQN and ATreeC: Differentiable Tree Planning for Deep Reinforcement Learning got accepted at ICLR 2018 in Vancouver, Canada!|
|12/01/2018||Invited speaker at the Alan Turing Institute workshop on Logic and Learning in London, UK.|
|08/12/2017||I co-organized the 6th NIPS 2017 Workshop on Automated Knowledge Base Construction (AKBC).|
|01/11/2017||Preprint of our paper TreeQN and ATreeC: Differentiable Tree Planning for Deep Reinforcement Learning is online!|
|16/10/2017||I am now a Junior Research Fellow in Computer Science at Jesus College, University of Oxford!|
|12/10/2017||Invited speaker at the GPU Techonlogy Conference (GTC Europe) in Munich, Germany.|
|01/10/2017||I am now a Stipendiary Lecturer in Computer Science at Hertford College, University of Oxford!|
|27/09/2017||I gave a lecture on Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing at the 2nd International Summer School on Data Science (SSDS). Slides available here.|
|04/09/2017||Our paper on End-to-end Differentiable Proving got accepted for oral presentation (1.2% acceptance rate) at NIPS 2017 in Long Beach, CA!|
|29/08/2017||Invited talk on End-to-end Differentiable Proving at Google Research in Mountain View, CA.|
|15/08/2017||I co-organized the 7th Workshop on Statistical Relational AI (StarAI) at UAI 2017 in Sydney, Australia.|
|26/07/2017||Invited talk on End-to-end Differentiable Proving at DeepMind.|
Deep recurrent neural networks with a neural attention mechanism for natural language inference.
An end-to-end differentiable interpreter to train neural networks from program input-output data.
Combining model-free and model-based reinforcement learning.