Felix Leibfried



Machine Learning Research Team Lead
Secondmind (formerly PROWLER.io)
Cambridge, UK

Contact me at felix.leibfried@gmail.com and download my CV here.


About

I am a machine learning research team lead
 at Secondmind working on autonomous decision-making in high-dimensional environments. Specifically, my research focuses on reinforcement learning and probabilistic modeling. My work has both a basic research and an applied context, e.g. leading to a model-based reinforcement learning agent for autonomous trading in FinTec and a framework for tuneable artificial intelligence in computer games. Lately, we develop a software library for model-based reinforcement learning to support both basic research and applications for customer-related projects.

Prior to my role at Secondmind, I interned at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK, working on model-based learning for image sequence and reward prediction in arcade games like Atari. I completed my PhD in artificial intelligence at the Max Planck Institutes for Intelligent Systems and Biological Cybernetics in Tuebingen, Germany. My educational background is computer science with focus on artificial intelligence (BSc+MSc) but I also obtained a degree in biology with focus on neuroscience (BSc+MSc).


Publications → Google Scholar

2020 Pearce T, Leibfried F, Brintrup A, Zaki M and Neely A
Proceedings of the Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS)

2019 Leibfried F, Pascual-Diaz S and Grau-Moya J
Proceedings of the Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS)

2019 Leibfried F and Grau-Moya J
Proceedings of the Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL)

2019 Grau-Moya J, Leibfried F and Vrancx P
Proceedings of the International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR)

2018 Leibfried F and Vrancx P
Workshop on Deep Reinforcement Learning at the Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS Workshop)

2018 Leibfried F, Grau-Moya J and Bou-Ammar H
Workshop on Deep Reinforcement Learning at the Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS Workshop)

2018 Grau-Moya J, Leibfried F and Bou-Ammar H
Balancing two-player stochastic games with soft Q-learning
Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI)

2017
Leibfried F, Kushman N and Hofmann K
Workshop on Principled Approaches to Deep Learning at the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML Workshop)

2017 Peng Z, Genewein T, Leibfried F and Braun DA
Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

2016 Grau-Moya J, Leibfried F, Genewein T and Braun DA
Proceedings of the European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML PKDD)

2016 Leibfried F and Braun DA
Proceedings of the Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI)

Frontiers in Robotics and AI

2015 Leibfried F and Braun DA
A reward-maximizing spiking neuron as a bounded rational decision maker
Neural Computation

2015 Leibfried F, Grau-Moya J and Braun DA
Signaling equilibria in sensorimotor interactions
Cognition


Patents

2017 Kim D, Nicholson T, Ferguson N, ..., Hensman J, Leibfried F, Grau-Moya J, John ST, Bou-Ammar H and Tukiainen A

2017 Grau-Moya J, Leibfried F and Bou-Ammar H