Dr Aditya Gilra


Department of Computer Science

Visiting academic

Neuroscience Institute Liaison

Member of the Machine Learning research group

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Dr Aditya Gilra
Department of Computer Science
Regent Court (DCS)
211 Portobello
S1 4DP

Dr. Aditya Gilra was a Lecturer (=Assistant Professor) in the Machine Learning Group at the Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, UK, from January 2020 for two years.

Earlier, he was a post-doctoral researcher in the groups of: Prof. Gašper Tkačik at the Institute of Science and Technology, Austria, in 2019; Prof Raoul-Martin Memmesheimer at the University of Bonn, Germany, in 2018; and Prof Wulfram Gerstner at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, in 2015-2017.

He has a background in Computational Neuroscience (PhD - National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore, India with Prof Upinder S. Bhalla), Physics (Master's - Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India) and Electrical & Electronics Engineering (Bachelor's - Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India).

Research interests

Dr. Aditya Gilra is interested in how the brain learns motor and cognitive tasks. His research lies at the interface of computational neuroscience, control theory and machine learning. Check out key publications and related code.


Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

  • CausalXRL: Causal eXplanations in Reinforcement Learning, EPSRC, 02/2021 - 01/2024, £309,915, as PI