Tonio received his master's degree in Artificial Intelligence summa cum laude from Maastricht University. In his master thesis, he integrated the lateral connectivity of primary visual cortex into convolutional neural networks under supervision of Dr. Kurt Driessens and Dr. Mario Senden. As a PhD candidate, he now researchs biologically inspired deep (reinforcement) learning architectures and algorithms as part of the Human Brain Project. To that end, he is interested in the translation of cognitive architectures into deep neural network models to autonomously find flexible policies using reinforcement learning. Additionally, he is keen to improve the biological plausibility of these architectures by integrating cortical connectivity patterns within or between individual layers.
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