Meet the Innovators Under 35

Oriol Vinyals, Google DeepMind

Showing computers how to learn might seem like a game, but it’s also serious business.

Oriol Vinyals, Research Scientist, Google DeepMind

Oriol Vinyals is a staff research scientist at Google DeepMind, working in deep learning. Before joining DeepMind, Oriol was part of the Google Brain team. He holds a PhD in EECS from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree from the University of California, San Diego. He is a recipient of the 2011 Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship. He was an early figure in the new deep-learning wave at Berkeley, and in his thesis he focused on non-convex optimization and recurrent neural networks. At Google DeepMind he continues working in his areas of interest, which include artificial intelligence with particular emphasis on machine learning, language, and vision.


Innovators Under 35
individuals whose superb technical work promises to shape the coming decades through the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems.