About Me

My name is Eugene Valassakis, I am a PhD student at Imperial College London, working in the Robot Learning Lab under the supervision of Dr. Edward Johns. In 2014, I received a Bachelors (BSc) with Honours in Physics from the University of St. Andrews. After working as an Implementation Engineer at Apttus for a year, I completed a Masters (MSc) in Computer Science at Imperial College. More recently, I worked as a software developer for Prof. Kazunori Sakamoto at the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo, and received a Masters (MSc) in Machine Learning from University College London. For my Masters dissertation, I worked under the supervision of Prof. Gabriel Brostow on predicting the future in videos through semantic object segmentation. My current research interests lie at the crossroads of Computer Vision, Reinforcement Learning and Robotics, with particular emphasis on sim-to-real transfer for robot manipulation tasks.