Jascha is a senior staff research scientist in the Brain group at Google, where he leads a research team with interests spanning machine learning, physics, and neuroscience. Jascha is most (in)famous for inventing diffusion models. His recent work has focused on theory of overparameterized neural networks, meta-training of learned optimizers, and understanding the capabilities of large language models. Before working at Google he was a visiting scholar in Surya Ganguli's lab at Stanford University, and an academic resident at Khan Academy. He earned his PhD in 2012 in the Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience at UC Berkeley, in Bruno Olshausen's lab. Prior to his PhD, he worked on Mars.
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