Currently, I am the Director of Research at DeepMind, where previously I was a research scientist and led the deep learning team. Before joining DeepMind, I was a research staff member at NEC Labs America in the machine learning department. During my PhD, I was in Yann LeCun’s group (Computational and Biological Learning Lab) at New York University and worked on unsupervised learning of feature extractors and multi-stage architectures for object recognition. Before starting computer science studies, I did my masters and undergraduate on aerospace engineering.