Department of Computer Science
University of Oxford
Oxford, OX1 3QD
During my DPhil, my interests were in information theory and its applications: information bottlenecks and active learning using Bayesian deep learning, and uncertainty quantification. I also enjoyed thinking about AI ethics and AI safety: in particular, the ML safety course by the Center of AI Safety was a lot of fun.
Originally from Romania, I grew up in Southern Germany. After studying Computer Science and Mathematics at the Technical University in Munich (i.a. reading machine learning under Jürgen Schmidhuber 🎉), I spent a couple of years in Zurich as a software engineer at Google (YouTube Monetization) and worked as a performance research engineer at DeepMind for a year in 2016/17 before spending a gap year as a fellow at Newspeak House. I began my DPhil in September 2018 and submitted my thesis in April 2023.