I'm currently a research scientist at DeepMind.

I grew up in Romania and studied computer science and electrical engineering for my undergrads in Germany. I got my MSc from Jacobs University, Bremen in 2009. I hold a PhD from University of Montreal (2014), which I did under the supervision of prof. Yoshua Bengio. My PhD thesis can be found here.

I was involved in developing Theano and help write some of the deep learning tutorials for Theano. I've published several papers on topics surrounding the topics of deep learning and deep reinforcement learning (see my scholar page). I'm one of the organizers of EEML (www.eeml.eu).