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I am a Master's student at the University of Toronto where my advisor is Yang Xu. Currently, I am a visiting researcher with Tom Griffiths and the Computational Cognitive Science Lab at Princeton University. I am very fortunate to have my research supported by a Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence.

I have worked on investigating the relationship between semantic representations and human judgments, cognitive models of language evolution, and training deep generative models.


  • Learning Deep Representations by Mutual Information Estimation and Maximization
    R Devon Hjelm, Alex Fedorov, Samuel Lavoie, Karan Grewal, Phil Bachman, Adam Trischler, Yoshua Bengio.
    ICLR 2019.
    [pdf] [slides]
  • Variance Regularizing Adversarial Learning
    *Karan Grewal, *R Devon Hjelm, Yoshua Bengio.
    ICML 2017 workshop on Implicit Generative Models.
    [pdf] [slides]
  • On the Challenges of Detecting Rude Conversational Behaviour
    Karan Grewal, Khai N. Truong.
    Unpublished Report.


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MISE is an intensive summer camp for bright high school students to learn about cutting-edge research in engineering and other sciences. I was recently a research mentor at MISE in Ghana where I taught a select group of students about machine learning and its applications to computer security. I hope my efforts will motivate them to one day become leaders in these fields and transform the global R&D landscape.