About Myself

I am currently a Ph.D. student and a member of the PLAI Group at the University of British Columbia, supervised by Dr. Frank Wood. My research focus is in the area of Reinforcement Learning, Computer Vision and Probabilistic Programming applied to autonomous driving.

Previously, I was working as a Machine Learning Researcher with the NLP team at Huawei Noah’s Ark Lab. In 2020, I received my M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Carleton University where I was supervised by Dr. Yuhong Guo and I was awarded the Senate Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement on a graduate level. My thesis, titled “Sequence Modeling with Linear Complexity”, proposes a novel way of performing sequence modeling without using self-attention and with \(O(n)\) time complexity with respect to the sequence length. I received my B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2016 under Dr. Ioannis Vlahavas supervision.

You can read more about my research interests, browse my publications, check out my CV or contact me at contact (at) vlioutas.com.