Dr Stas Tiomkin is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Engineering at the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering at San Jose State University. He is a PI in an interdisciplinary research lab, ‘Computational Intelligence, Control, and Information’ (CI^2 Lab). Previously, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the Robot Learning Lab by Prof Pieter Abbeel, at Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research at UC Berkeley. He received a PhD under the guidance of Prof Naftali Tishby and Prof Daniel Polani in Computer Science and Engineering, Hebrew University, Israel. Previously, he received a MSc from the Viterbi Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, and a double major BSc in Computer Engineering and Physics from Hebrew University.
Research Interests: artificial intelligence, reinforcement learning, optimal control, multimodal perception-action loop in robot learning, learning in cyberphysical systems, unsupervised training and intrinsic autonomy, Lie manifolds learning, non-linear and hybrid dynamics, object manipulation and tool use, human-AI interaction and collaboration, guarantees from optimal control theory for deep learning, representation learning of complex data via multivariate information bottlenecks.