I'm a Senior Staff Research Scientist at Google DeepMind working on problems related to artificial intelligence. My group's research is focused on figuring out how we can get computers to learn with less supervision.

See our ICML tutorial for a technical overiview of our recent work. See articles and videos on Quanta, Ars Technica, Stephen Colbert and TEDx for a non-technical overview of our work.

Previously I was a post-doctoral researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge working with John Winn. I did my PhD at the University of Edinburgh, where I was a Carnegie scholar working with Christopher Williams. During my PhD I was also a visiting researcher at Oxford University working with Andrew Zisserman.

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I co-organised the NeurIPS 2020 workshop on Muslims in Machine Learning, that was held virtually on December 8, 2020.

I co-organised the NIPS 2017 workshop on Machine Learning for Creativity and Design, that was held in Long Beach, California on December 8, 2017.

I co-organised the NIPS 2015 workshop on Black Box Learning and Inference, that was held in Montréal, Canada on December 12, 2015.

I regularly AC and review for NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR.

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Last updated 22 Dec 2015: Short CV, Long CV.