Stas Tiomkin


Assistant Professor



Dr Stas Tiomkin is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Engineering at the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering at San Jose State University. He is a PI in an interdisciplinary research lab, ‘Computational Intelligence, Control, and Information’ (CI^2 Lab). Previously, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the Robot Learning Lab by Prof Pieter Abbeel, at Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research at UC Berkeley. He received a PhD under the guidance of Prof Naftali Tishby and Prof Daniel Polani in Computer Science and Engineering, Hebrew University, Israel. Previously, he received a MSc from the Viterbi Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, and a double major BSc in Computer Engineering and Physics from Hebrew University. 

Research Interests: artificial intelligence, reinforcement learning, optimal control, multimodal perception-action loop in robot learning, learning in cyberphysical systems, unsupervised training and intrinsic autonomy, Lie manifolds learning, non-linear and hybrid dynamics, object manipulation and tool use, human-AI interaction and collaboration, guarantees from optimal control theory for deep learning, representation learning of complex data via multivariate information bottlenecks.