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Petar Veličković


Petar Veličković is a Research Scientist at DeepMind. He holds a PhD degree from the University of Cambridge (obtained under the supervision of Pietro Liò), with prior collaborations at Nokia Bell Labs and Mila. His current research interests broadly involve devising neural network architectures that operate on nontrivially structured data (such as graphs), and their applications in algorithmic reasoning and computational biology. He has published his work in these areas at both machine learning venues (ICLR, NeurIPS-W, ICML-W) and biomedical venues and journals (Bioinformatics, PLOS One, JCB, PervasiveHealth). In particular, he is the first author of Graph Attention Networks, a popular convolutional layer for graphs, and Deep Graph Infomax, a scalable local/global unsupervised learning pipeline for graphs. His research has been featured in media outlets such as ZDNet. Additionally, he has co-organised workshops on Graph Representation Learning at ICLR 2019 and NeurIPS 2019.

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