Olivier Bachem

Olivier Bachem

I am a senior research scientist at Google Brain interested in fundamental problems in machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Before that I co-founded PriceHubble and was a doctoral student in the Learning and Adaptive Systems Group at ETH Zurich, supervised by Andreas Krause. In my PhD studies, I investigated coresets - small summaries of large data sets with theoretical guarantees - and other sampling methods for large-scale machine learning.

During my PhD, I also held a Google PhD Fellowship in Machine Learning and was an Associated Fellow at the Max Planck ETH Center for Learning Systems.

Best Paper Award @ ICML 2019
Challenging Common Assumptions in the Unsupervised Learning of Disentangled Representations

Our paper Challenging Common Assumptions in the Unsupervised Learning of Disentangled Representations was accepted to ICML 2019 in Long Beach.

The paper challenges a variety of assumptions in the unsupervised learning of disentangled representations and poses several research questions that we have investigated in follow-up work:

I am also co-organizing the NeurIPS 2019 Competition on Learning Disentangled Representations.

Sample visualization
Latent space traversals of an auto-encoder based disentanglement model.

AAAI 2020
Google Research Football: A Novel Reinforcement Learning Environment

We will be presenting Google Research Football Environment at AAAI 2020.

Google Research Football is a novel RL environment where agents aim to master the world’s most popular sport—football. Modeled after popular football video games, the Football Environment provides a physics based 3D football simulation where agents control either one or all football players on their team, learn how to pass between them, and manage to overcome their opponent’s defense in order to score goals.










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