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Lorenzo Pacchiardi

Research Associate

Biography

I work on developing a robust framework for evaluating the capabilities of AI systems, together with Prof José Hernández-Orallo and Dr Lucy Cheke.

I previously worked on evaluating large language models with Dr Owain Evans and on technical standards for AI for the European AI Act at the Future of Life Institute. I am deeply interested in AI policy (particularly at the EU level).

I obtained a PhD in Statistics and Machine Learning at Oxford, during which I worked on Bayesian simulation-based inference and generative neural networks, building on concepts from meteorology and probabilistic forecasting. My supervisors were Prof. Ritabrata Dutta (Uni. Warwick) and Prof. Geoff Nicholls (Uni. Oxford).

Prior to my PhD studies, I obtained a Bachelor's degree in Physical Engineering from Politecnico di Torino (Italy) and an MSc in Physics of Complex Systems from Politecnico di Torino and Université Paris-Sud, France. I have carried out my MSc thesis at LightOn, a machine learning startup in Paris.

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