Amin Mansouri

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Amin Mansouri
Student M.Sc., Université de Montréal
Amin Mansouri

I joined Mila and the Computer Science and Operations Research department (DIRO) at the Université de Montréal (UdeM) as a research Master’s student in Sep. 2020. I’m very excited and honored to be advised by Irina Rish.

I’ll be joining the data science lab at EPFL in May 2021 to participate in the Summer@EPFL program, working on invariant representations in transformer-based language models.

Prior to Joining Mila, I did my bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering, Digital Systems Specialization at Sharif University of Technology in Tehran. During my undergrad, I was lucky to participate in the research of leading institutes in Switzerland and Japan. In summer 2019, I joined Riken AIP in Fukuoka, Japan, to work on a novel method for boosting based on zero-suppressed decision diagrams. I was co-supervised by Kohei Hatano and Eiji Takimoto.

In summer 2018, I joined the amazing institute of Neuroinformatics at ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich. I was supervised by Yulia Sandamirskaya and her Ph.D. student, Raphaela Kreiser. We designed a Spiking Neural Network (SNN) inspired by known mechanisms in rodents to be deployed on neuromorphic hardware as a part of an agent’s localization and mapping system.

Currently, I’m interested in robust representation learning, causal structure discovery in the brain and other settings, neuro-inspired AI (and AI for Neuroscience!), and Continual Reinforcement Learning.

Apart from AI research, find some of my piano playing recordings here!