Răzvan Valentin Florian

I am a principal investigator at the Romanian Institute of Science and Technology. I am currently interested on machine learning / deep learning approaches to curiosity-driven learning and program synthesis.

About me Scientific publications

My lab is hiring!

We are looking for several research associates and research software developers / research assistants, in machine learning / deep learning.

Recent scientific publications

Selected scientific publications

Reinforcement learning for spiking neurons

I have developed a reinforcement learning rule for spiking neurons, which allows them to learn from rewards and punishments. The essential components of this rule, which has been developed trough mathematical derivations and computer simulations, have been later found by neuroscientists in the brain. Components of this learning rule were implemented in hardware in Loihi, the neuromorphic chip developed by Intel.

Scientific profiles

Featured blog posts

Aggregating ratings leads to peer-review-based metrics

Replacing the REF assessment of research outputs by a process of collecting peer-provided ratings

A new scale for rating scientific publications

A code of conduct for post-publication peer review