About me

Miguel Vasco is a PhD student in Computer Science at TĂ©cnico, University of Lisbon since 2018 and a researcher of the Group on Artificial Intelligence for People and Society (GAIPS) since 2016. His research interests lie at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, focusing in Multimodal Representation Learning.

Taking inspiration from cognitive processes, he is interested in developing computational methods for artificial agents to learn rich internal multimodal representations of their environment and to employ these representations to act upon the world in challenging perceptual conditions. Since 2020, Miguel co-hosts the Talking Robotics seminar series, which provides visibility and network opportunities for young researchers in Robotics.

In parallel to his scientific work, he enjoys composing music under the name Tomigaya and practising Shorinji Kempo.