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Staff Research Scientist at Google Research, Brain Team.

Research on Machine Learning for Recommender Systems.

In a past life I used to be scientific director at Telefonica Research in Barcelona, Spain.

I’m also the author of kernlab, a fairly popular open-source Machine Learning R package.

Used to teach courses on “Deep Learning” and “Computational Machine Learningat the Graduate School of Economics Masters Course in Data Science in Barcelona and at the GSE Data Science Summer School.Screen Shot 2016-06-13 at 09.46.37l-cBrf_6

Received my PhD in Machine Learning from the Vienna University of Technology, while also being a frequent visitor at the Statistical Machine Learning group at NICTA in Canberra, Australia.