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Curriculum Vitae [PDF] (updated 11 February 2014)

Short Bio

Pedro A. Ortega is a researcher in the foundations of machine learning and cybernetics. He grew up in Zürich, Switzerland and then moved to Santiago, Chile, where he graduated in 2005 as a Computer Engineer from the University of Chile. In 2011, he obtained his PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Prof. Zoubin Ghahramani. Since then, he has been a post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Engineering in Cambridge (Prof. Simon Godsill), at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics/Intelligent Systems (Daniel A. Braun) and at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (Prof. Naftali Tishby). He is currently a postdoctoral scholar at the GRASP Robotics Lab, University of Pennsylvania, working with Prof. Daniel D. Lee.


  • 2006-2011: PhD in Engineering, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1998-2005: Computer Engineering, School of Engineering, Universidad de Chile
  • 1995-1997: Secondary, Liceo Experimental Manuel de Salas, Santiago, Chile
  • 1990-1994: Secondary, Gymnasium Typus B&C, Kantonsschule Oerlikon, Zürich, Switzerland
  • 1984-1990: Primary, Schulhaus Probstei, Zürich, Switzerland

Academic Experience

  • Postdoctoral Scholar, GRASP Robotics Lab, University of Pennsylvania, 2013-
  • Postdoctoral Visitor, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, 2013.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Max-Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and Max-Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, 2011-2013.
  • Research Associate, Engineering Design Centre and Signal Processing Group, Univ. of Cambridge, 2010-2011.
  • Lecturer, Information Theory and Neural Networks, Univ. of Chile, 2005.
  • T.A., Mechanics, Univ. of Chile, 2000-2001, 2003.
  • T.A., Computing I, Univ. of Chile, 2000.
  • T.A., Artificial Intelligence, Univ. of Chile, 2003, 04.
  • T.A., Theory of Neural Networks, Univ. of Chile, 2003.
  • T.A., Evolutionary Computation, Univ. of Chile, 2004.

Professional Experience

  • 2006: Yahoo! Search Engine Marketing, DMX Group, USA
  • 2006: Embedded System Design, Olimex, Chile
  • 2003-2005: Datamining for customer segmentation, fraud detection and forecasting, Chile
  • -2005: Website development

Honors & Scholarships

  • 2006-2010 : Graduate Studies Scholarship, Beca Presidente de la República, Government of Chile
  • 1998-2002: Honor roll student (top 5%), School of Engineering, University of Chile
  • 1996: Scholarship, Liceo Manuel de Salas, Santiago, Chile
  • 1996: Winner of the National Physics Olympics, Chile
  • 1996: Winner of the Metropolitan Physics Olympics, Santiago, Chile
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