Diederik P. Kingma
e-mail: dpkingma [at] gmail [dot] com
I'm a research scientist in the field of machine learning, working at Google Brain, with a Ph.D. from Univ. of Amsterdam. I've worked on generative models, variational (Bayesian) inference, stochastic optimization, identifiability and other topics. See my Google Scholar profile below for a complete list of research papers.
My full (formal) name is Diederik Pieter Kingma, and usually publish under Diederik P. Kingma. My informal callname since birth is Durk, a Frisian name that is pronounced like the English name Dirk.
I live in San Francisco.
These places are updated more frequently than this website:
- Current (2018 - ...): Senior Research Scientist at Google Brain (San Francisco). I work on generative models, identifiability, among other topics.
- 2015-2018: Research Scientist at OpenAI (San Francisco). Part of the founding team of OpenAI and lead of the Algorithms team, focused on basic research.
- 2013-2017: Ph.D. (cum laude) at University of Amsterdam. Thesis: Variational Inference and Deep Learning: A New Synthesis.
Some research demos that I (co-)developed:
- 2019: The Gerrit van Dijk prijs from the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities, for my work in machine learning.
- 2019: The ELLIS PhD Award for "outstanding research achievements during the dissertation phase of outstanding students working in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning".
- 2017: PhD with 'cum laude', highest distinction in the Netherlands, and first time it was awarded at the CS department in 30 years.
- 2015: Google's first European Doctoral Fellowship in Deep Learning