Office: FC14

Artificial Intelligence Group

Department of Computer Science and Technology

University of Cambridge

15 JJ Thomson Avenue

Cambridge CB3 0FD

United Kingdom

Hi, thanks for visiting my website! My name is Agnieszka. (Either /aɡˈɲɛʂ.ka/ or Aga works. Coincidence with AGA and Agha is accidental.)

I am a third-year PhD student within the Artificial Intelligence Group at the University of Cambridge.

My PhD topic: Understanding and improving out-of-distribution generalisation in machine learning. I investigate this topic across several domains: linear data, visual reasoning, multi-agent communication and medical data.

In 2020, I interned at Facebook AI Research where I was hosted by Léon Bottou.

My PhD supervisors are Sean Holden and Mateja Jamnik.

I spent 10 months of my PhD as a Research Intern at Mila where I collaborated with William L. Hamilton and Yoshua Bengio.

Apart from research, I teach maths, programming and applied machine learning at Cambridge Spark. I also do my best to contribute to the departmental activities as well as to the broad machine learning research community (most recently, as a reviewer for NeurIPS 2021, AISTATS 2021, ICLR 2021, ICML 2020, EMNLP 2020 and NeurIPS 2020).

I am also a Scientific Program Officer at the ML in PL conference 2021, where I co-organise the first Women in ML in PL workshop and keynote talks.

I hold an MSc with Distinction in Operational Research with Data Science from the University of Edinburgh (a joint programme between the School of Mathematics and the School of Informatics). In my MSc thesis I proposed a new approach to relational reasoning with convolutional neural networks. I also hold a BSc degree in Computer Science from the Jagiellonian University. In my BSc thesis I investigated probability distributions defining random projections in extreme learning machines under supervision of Wojciech Czarnecki.

Before my PhD, I interned and worked part-time as a Data Scientist and Software Engineer at IBM, Architech and Barclays UK.

I’m a traveller at heart: I visited 35 countries and lived in five so far. On that note, I had a chance to learn four foreign languages, which allows me to throw awkward sentences in attempts at icebreaking to this day. I also love mountains, reading and Andrej Ivašković.

Contact: agnieszka [dot] slowik [at] cl [dot] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk