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Publications

We do research in both theoretical machine learning, as well as applications of machine learning in various domains, including medical, astronomy, autonomous driving, and more.

Recent publications:
05/2022: "Tranception: protein fitness prediction with autoregressive transformers and inference-time retrieval" (Pascal Notin, Mafalda Dias, Jonathan Frazer, Javier Marchena-Hurtado, Aidan Gomez, Debora Marks, Yarin Gal).
05/2022: "Mask wearing in community settings reduces SARS-CoV-2 transmission" (Gavin Leech, Charlie Rogers-Smith, Joshua Teperowsky Monrad, Jonas B. Sandbrink, Benedict Snodin, Robert Zinkov, Benjamin Rader, John S. Brownstein, Yarin Gal, Samir Bhatt, Mrinank Sharma, Sören Mindermann, Jan Brauner, Laurence Aitchinson).
05/2022: "RITA: a Study on Scaling Up Generative Protein Sequence Models" (Daniel Hesslow, Niccoló Zanichelli, Pascal Notin, Iacopo Poli, Debora Marks).

Reproducibility and Code

One of our lab's missions is to contribute to the reproducibility effort. Here we provide code for our own research, as well as reproductions of works by others (e.g. ones we implemented as baselines as part of our own research).

Recent code release:
05/2022: Tranception: protein fitness prediction with autoregressive transformers and inference-time retrieval (Pascal Notin).
12/2021: Improving black-box optimization in VAE latent space using decoder uncertainty (Pascal Notin).
11/2021: Disease variant prediction with deep generative models of evolutionary data (Pascal Notin).

Group Members

We are researchers coming from varied backgrounds, including Computer Science, Maths & Stats, Engineering, and Physics.

We come from academia (Oxford, Cambridge, MILA, Manchester, U of Amsterdam, U of Toronto, U of Cape Town, Yale, and others) and industry (Google, DeepMind, Twitter, Qualcomm, and startups).

We include 5 Rhodes Scholars, 3 Clarendon Scholars, 3 DeepMind Scholars, one cancer research UK Scholar, with our students funded by many additional sources (AIMS CDT, Cyber CDT, industry, and more). If you'd like to join us take a look here.

Current group members: Yarin Gal (Associate Professor) ● Freddie Kalaitzis (Senior Research Fellow, 2020) ● Sebastian Farquhar (Postdoc, 2017) ● Angus Nicolson (Associate Member (PhD), 2022) ● Gunshi Gupta (PhD, 2021) ● Kelsey Doerksen (PhD, 2021) ● Lorenz Kuhn (PhD, 2021) ● Lars Holdijk (MSc by Research, 2021) ● Jannik Kossen (PhD, 2020) ● Lisa Schut (PhD, 2020) ● Muhammed Razzak (PhD, 2020) ● Tuan Nguyen (Associate Member (PhD), 2020) ● Gabriel Jones (Associate Member (PhD), 2020) ● Freddie Bickford Smith (Associate Member (PhD), 2020) ● Atılım Güneş Baydin (Associate Member (Faculty), 2020) ● Neil Band (MSc by Research, 2020) ● Andrew Jesson (PhD, 2019) ● Jan Brauner (PhD, 2019) ● Pascal Notin (PhD, 2019) ● Sören Mindermann (PhD, 2019) ● Jishnu Mukhoti (Associate Member (PhD), 2019) ● Tom Rainforth (Associate Member (Faculty), 2019) ● Angelos Filos (PhD, 2018) ● Aidan Gomez (PhD, 2018) ● Andreas Kirsch (PhD, 2018) ● Clare Lyle (PhD, 2018) ● Joost van Amersfoort (PhD, 2018) ● Panagiotis Tigas (PhD, 2018) ● Milad Alizadeh (PhD, 2017) ● Tim G. J. Rudner (PhD, 2017)


Group Invited Talks

Recent invited talks:
02 Nov 2021, 15:00, Zoom Owain Evans (Oxford).
18 Oct 2021, 15:00, Oxford Stanislav Fort (Oxford).
06 Jul 2021, 15:00, Zoom Pavel Izmailov (NYU).
16 Jun 2021, 15:00, Zoom Tamara Broderick (MIT).

Group Collaborators and Affiliates

Our group collaborators include:



And our group affiliates include:

Are you looking to do a PhD in machine learning? Did you do a PhD in another field and want to do a postdoc in machine learning? Would you like to visit the group?

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Contact

We are located at
Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford
Wolfson Building
Parks Road
OXFORD
OX1 3QD
UK
Twitter: @OATML_Oxford
Github: OATML
Email: oatml@cs.ox.ac.uk