Curriculum Vitae

Current Positions

  • DeepMind Chair in Artificial Intelligence, Department of Computer Science, University College London, UK
  • Visiting Associate Professor, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Visiting Professor, Imperial College London, UK

Employment History

  • Since 10/2019: DeepMind Chair in Artificial Intelligence, Department of Computer Science, University College London, UK
  • 10/2018 – 12/2019: Senior Lecturer, Department of Computing, Imperial College London, UK
  • 10/2016 – 12/2019: Scientific Advisor, PROWLER.io
  • 07/2015 – 09/2018: Lecturer, Department of Computing, Imperial College London, UK
  • 10/2014 – 06/2015: Imperial College Research Fellow, Department of Computing, Imperial College London, UK
  • 09/2013 – 09/2014: Departmental Research Fellow, Department of Computing, Imperial College London, UK
  • 12/2011 – 08/2013: Group Leader, Department of Computer Science, TU Darmstadt, Germany
  • 02/2010 – 12/2011: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
  • 02/2010 – 04/2011: Adjunct Researcher, Intel Labs, Seattle, WA, USA

Academic History

Prizes, Awards, Fellowships

Keynotes, Tutorials and Plenary Talks

Outreach and Public Understanding of Science

In the News

Memberships and Committees

Conference Co-Organization

Workshop Co-Organization

Community Service

Senior Roles

Area Chair and Associate Editor

  • 2020: ICLR, NeurIPS
  • 2019: NeurIPS
  • 2018: AISTATS, ICML
  • 2017: CoRL
  • 2016: NIPS
  • 2015: ICRA, NIPS
  • 2014: ICRA
  • 2013: ACML

Program Committee

  • 2019: CoRL
  • 2017: RSS
  • 2015: RLDM
  • 2014: AAAI, ACML
  • 2013: ADPRL, IJCAI, RSS
  • 2012: ACML, ECML/PKDD, ICPRAM, RSS
  • 2011: RSS
  • 2010: AAAI, RSS

Reviewing

  • 2019: ICML, CoRL, NeurIPS
  • 2017: JMLR, NIPS, RSS
  • 2016: AISTATS, EWRL, IJRR, JMLR, MLJ, RSS
  • 2015: AISTATS, ICML, JMLR, Cambridge University Press
  • 2014: AISTATS, Automatica, ICML, JBHI, MLJ, NIPS, RAS
  • 2013: ICRA, IROS, KI Magazine, MLJ, NIPS, Springer
  • 2012: AISTATS, Humanoids, ICML, IEEE-TPAMI, NIPS, Springer
  • 2011: CDC, ECC, ICML, ICRA, IROS, MLJ, NIPS
  • 2010: ACC, AISTATS, IJRR
  • 2009: AURO, CDC, ICML, ICRA, SCI, IEEE-TPAMI
  • 2008: Adaptive Behavior, IPSN, NIPS, RO-MAN
  • 2007: IEE Electronic Letters

I also frequently review grant proposals (e.g., EU, national funding agencies).

Former Students