Portrait of Thomas Jiralerspong

Thomas Jiralerspong

Lab Representative
Master - Université de Montréal


I am a first year Master’s student in computer science co-supervised by Yoshua Bengio and Doina Precup at Mila and Université de Montréal. My primary research interests are: Incorporating inductive biases from cognitive science and neuroscience into our AI models in order to give them more human-like capabilities such as out-of-distribution generalization and long-term planning/reasoning and applying AI to projects that have a concrete positive impact on society, by tackling problems related to drug discovery, healthcare, climate change, autonomous driving, etc. I completed my Bachelor’s in Honours Computer Science at McGill University where I worked with Professor Blake Richards and Dr. Chen Sun on identifying important states for reinforcement learning in sparse reward environments, as well as with Professor Doina Precup and Dr. Khimya Khetarpal on temporally extended models and planning using option models in pixel environments. In my free time I enjoy composing music, watching movies, and learning new things!