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As of October 2014, I work as a research scientist at Google DeepMind, specializing in deep learning. Between September 2013 and October 2014, I was an applied data scientist and software engineer at Microsoft Bing in London, focusing on deep learning and statistical language models for search query formulation (AutoSuggest). Between January 2011 and August 2013, I worked as a research scientist in the Statistics and Learning Research Department of Bell Labs (Alcatel-Lucent). I obtained my Ph.D. in Computer Science at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University in November 2010, specializing in deep learning and graphical models. My thesis subject was "Time Series Modeling with Hidden Variables and Gradient-Based Algorithms" (defense slides, thesis). My scientific advisor Prof. Yann LeCun leads the Computational and Biological Learning Lab, part of Vision Learning Graphics (Yann LeCun has since become the founder and director of the NYU Center for Data Science and the director of AI at Facebook). My Ph.D. thesis has won the Janet Fabri award for outstanding dissertation in Computer Science.