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Laurens van der Maaten

Research scientist in machine learning and computer vision.

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Curriculum Vitae

I am currently a Research Scientist in Yann LeCun’s team at Facebook AI Research in New York. Before, I worked as an Assistant Professor at Delft University of Technology (to which I am still affiliated), and as a post-doctoral researcher under supervision of Lawrence Saul at University of California, San Diego. I received my Ph.D. from Tilburg University in 2009 under the supervision of Eric Postma and Jaap van den Herik. I have visited the labs of Geoffrey Hinton at University of Toronto, and of Maja Pantic at Imperial College London. I obtained an M.Sc. degree in computer science from Maastricht University in 2005.


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Research

My main research interests are in machine learning and computer vision. In particular, I am interested in embedding models, dimensionality reduction, generative models, deep learning, time series classification, regularization, and object tracking.


Press and Awards

I/O Magazine featured an article about my research, and Tweakers.net made a video report that features my work on tracking (in Dutch). I received the SNN Machine Learning Award 2012 and won the Merck Visualization Challenge on Kaggle.