Akash Srivastava

I am a research scientist at the new MIT-IBM lab in Cambridge, MA where I work on unsupervised representation learning, deep generative models, contrastive learning and more recently, on building machines with child-like common-sense and intuitive physics using probabilistic modeling and Bayesian inference. Before this, I was a PhD student in the Informatics Forum at the University of Edinburgh where I worked with Dr Charles Sutton and Dr Michael U. Gutmann on variational inference for generative models using deep learning.