Razvan Pascanu

I'm currently a research scientist at DeepMind.

My research interests focus around deep learning and deep reinforcement learning on topics such as optimization, memory and recurrent models, theory behind deep networks, continual learning, multitask learning, etc.

I grew up in Romania and studied (undergrad) computer science 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.


    • We launched EEML, the new home for summer school and efforts to increase visibility of Eastern Europe.
    • New continual learning workshop at NIPS 2018
    • I co-organized TMLSS (Transylvanian Machine Learning Summer School) -- www.tmlss.ro . A report of our experience can be found here.