I am 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.
My research focus is on machine learning models that acquire reusable abstractions and that generalize from few training examples by incorporating various forms of prior knowledge. My work is at the intersection of deep learning, reinforcement learning, program induction, logic, and natural language processing.
I was fortunate to work 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.
I am co-organizer of the 2nd ICML 2018 and 1st NIPS 2016 Workshop on Neural Abstract Machines & Program Induction (NAMPI), the 6th NIPS 2017 and 5th NAACL 2016 Workshop on Automated Knowledge Base Construction (AKBC), and the 7th UAI 2017 International Workshop on Statistical Relational AI (StarAI), as well as scientific advisor for the London deep learning startup Bloomsbury AI.
|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.|
|14/06/2017||Invited talk on End-to-end Differentiable Proving at the South England Natural Language Processing Meetup.|
|07/06/2017||Invited talk on End-to-end Differentiable Proving at the Future of Humanity Institute.|
|12/06/2017||Paper on Adversarial Sets for Regularising Neural Link Predictors got accepted at UAI 2017 in Sydney, Australia!|
|06/06/2017||I got interviewed by Matt Gardner and Waleed Ammar on the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence Podcast.|
|01/06/2017||Pre-print of our paper on End-to-end Differentiable Proving is online!|
|22/05/2017||Invited talk on End-to-end Differentiable Proving at the London Machine Learning Meetup.|
|13/05/2017||Paper on Programming with a Differentiable Forth Interpreter got accepted at ICML 2017 in Sydney, Australia!|
|02/05/2017||I joined the Whiteson Research Lab at University of Oxford as postdoctoral researcher.|
Deep recurrent neural networks with attention mechanisms for recognizing textual entailment.
An end-to-end differentiable interpreter to train neural networks from program input-output data.