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Pushmeet Kohli

Pushmeet Kohli is a highly regarded computer and machine learning scientist and the Vice President of Research at Google DeepMind, where he leads the "Secure and Reliable AI" and "AI for Science and Sustainability" teams.

Early Life and Education

Kohli grew up in Dehradun, India, in the foothills of the Himalayas, and moved to the U.K. to study. He received his education at the National Institute of Technology, Warangal, and Oxford Brookes University, where he was awarded a PhD in 2007, supervised by Philip Torr. He then became a Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Cambridge.

Career

Before joining DeepMind in 2017, Kohli spent nearly 11 years at Microsoft, where he worked in labs in Seattle, Cambridge, and Bangalore. During his time at Microsoft, he took on various roles, including being a technical advisor to Rick Rashid, the Chief Research Officer of Microsoft. He eventually became the director of research at the Cognition group, where he aimed to build AI systems that could carry out almost all types of tasks that humans can do.

At DeepMind, Kohli established the Safe and Reliable AI team, later renamed the Responsible and Reliable AI team, which focuses on addressing the safety issues that arise with the deployment of ML models. He also leads the AI for Science team, which uses AI to solve significant scientific challenges.

Research and Awards

Kohli's research interests centre on using AI to solve real-world problems, particularly in the life sciences, to accelerate research and understand and intervene in diseases. He actively researches new techniques to ensure that AI systems are safe, reliable, and trustworthy. His other research interests include 3D Reconstruction and Rendering, Probabilistic Programming, Interpretable and Verifiable Knowledge Representations from Deep Models, and Conversation agents for Task completion.

Kohli has received numerous awards and recognition for his research, including:

His papers have appeared in conferences in the fields of machine learning, computer vision, game theory, and human-computer interaction, and have been covered by popular media outlets such as Wired, Forbes, BBC, New Scientist, and MIT Technology Review.

Notable Projects

- FunSearch: discovering algorithms by using LLMs to search over program space.

Pushmeet Kohli

Pushmeet Kohli is a highly regarded computer and machine learning scientist and Vice President of Research at Google DeepMind(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeepMind) for "Secure and Reliable AI" and "AI for Science and Sustainability".

Early Life and Education

Kohli grew up in Dehradun, India, in the foothills of the Himalayas, and moved to the U.K. to study. He received his PhD from Oxford Brookes University in 2007, supervised by Philip Torr.

Career

Before joining DeepMind in 2017, Kohli spent nearly 11 years at Microsoft, where he worked in labs in Seattle, Cambridge, and Bangalore. During his time at Microsoft, he held various roles, including technical advisor to Rick Rashid, the Chief Research Officer of Microsoft, and ultimately became the director of research in its Cognition Group.

At DeepMind, Kohli set up the Safe and Reliable AI team (later changing its name) to address the safety issues that come with the deployment of ML models. He also leads the AI for Science project, which uses AI to solve scientific grand challenges.

Research

Kohli's research investigates applications of machine learning and computer vision, with contributions in game theory, discrete algorithms, and psychometrics. He has published in the fields of machine learning, computer vision, information retrieval, and game theory, and his papers have won multiple awards.

Kohli's notable current and previous research projects include:

Awards and Recognition

Kohli was listed by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in AI. His research in computer vision and machine learning has been recognized by several scientific awards, including:

Selected Publications

- Zero-Shot Task Generalization with Multi-Task Deep Reinforcement Learning

Pushmeet Kohli

Pushmeet Kohli is a highly regarded computer and machine learning scientist and Vice President of Research at Google DeepMind(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeepMind). He leads the "Secure and Reliable AI" and "AI for Science and Sustainability" teams.

Early Life and Education

Kohli grew up in Dehradun, India, in the foothills of the Himalayas. He moved to the UK to study at the National Institute of Technology, Warangal, and later received his PhD from Oxford Brookes University in 2007, supervised by Philip Torr.

Career

Before joining DeepMind in 2017, Kohli spent nearly 11 years at Microsoft, where he worked in labs in Seattle, Cambridge, and Bangalore. During his time at Microsoft, he held various roles, including technical advisor to Rick Rashid, the Chief Research Officer, and ultimately became the director of research in its Cognition Group.

Kohli's research interests include machine learning, computer vision, information retrieval, and game theory. He has made contributions to discrete algorithms, psychometrics, and 3D reconstruction and rendering. His current research focuses on using AI to solve real-world science-related problems, especially in the life sciences and healthcare.

Awards and Recognition

Kohli has received numerous awards and recognition for his research. His PhD thesis won the British Machine Vision Association's "Sullivan Doctoral Thesis Award" and was a runner-up for the British Computer Society's "Distinguished Dissertation Award". His papers have appeared in prominent conferences and won awards in ICVGIP, ECCV, ISMAR, TVX, CHI, WWW, and CVPR. His research has been featured in popular media outlets such as Forbes, Wired, BBC, New Scientist, and MIT Technology Review.

Kohli was listed by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in AI in 2023. He was also recognised by the Association for Computing Machinery's Distinguished Speaker Program.

Notable Projects




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