Update: I am very happy to share that I have recently joined the International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste, Italy, as an Assistant Professor to start a group in the Theory of Neural Networks. The group will be part of SISSA’s new Data Science department.

The goal of my group is to develop theories for learning in artificial and biological neural networks. We are motivated by the large gap between the recent success of neural networks in practical applications and our understanding of their foundational properties, which is still very limited, and combine a mix of theory and numerical experiments to close this gap. Our current focus is on understanding the interplay between data structure, training and architecture during learning. We analyse these questions using tools from statistical physics and statistics.