Career Inspiration Series – InstaDeep

Thursday, November 16
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Grier Room 34-401

Hear from industry professionals about their academic and career journeys.

Hello, I’m Juan José  (Juanjo) Garau, and I’m a Research Scientist at InstaDeep, where I joined in August 2023 after completing my PhD at MIT. I am passionate about tackling real-world problems with the help of ML, especially understanding how to better design ML systems to address practical challenges. At InstaDeep, I’m currently working in the Boston research office on Large Language Models for applications in biology. During my PhD, I worked on improving the robustness of RL-based autonomous systems in real-world environments. My contributions range from automating the design of RL algorithms for multiple real-world-oriented goals to proposing specific models to tackle key practical applications in resource management for satellite communications, molecular design, and traffic signal control. During my time at MIT, I was awarded a La Caixa fellowship and I interned at Google Brain and Novartis AI Innovation Lab. Prior to that, I completed two BSc degrees in Telecommunications Engineering and Industrial Engineering from UPC, in Spain, and a MSc in Aerospace Engineering from MIT.

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  • Date: Thursday, November 16
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Grier Room 34-401