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Tim Genewein

Information-optimal hierarchies for inference and decision-making

Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence
Stuttgart - Renningen, Germany

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I am a research scientist in the Deep Learning Perception group at the Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence working on Bayesian deep learning and neural network compression. Prior to that, I was a PhD student at the Sensorimotor Learning and Decision-Making research group lead by Daniel A. Braun at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics. My PhD research has been focused on understanding how decision-makers can leverage the structure of their environment in order to efficiently cope with uncertainty. I investigated links between bounded rationality (lately termed computational rationality) and information theory, in particular rate distortion theory. Building upon these links, I am contributing toward a theoretical framework for information-optimal hierarchical models for inference and decision-making. Additionally, I am working on efficient and scalable implementations of these hierarchical models by making use of recent breakthroughs in machine learning, particularly deep learning.

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