Jakob FoersterStarting July 1, 2021
  • Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

    BA, MSci, MA, DPhil (Oxford version of the PhD)

    Faculty Member, Vector Institute

    Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests

  • Deep Reinforcement Learning
  • Multi-Agent Learning
  • Deep Learning
  • Machine Learning


Jakob is starting as an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Scarborough campus in the fall of 2020. During his PhD at the University of Oxford he helped bring deep multi-agent reinforcement learning to the forefront of AI research and interned at Google Brain, OpenAI and DeepMind. He has since been working as a research scientist at Facebook AI Research in California, where he will continue advancing the field up to his move to Toronto.


  • Best student paper at AAAI 2018.
  • Best paper runner-up award at ICML 2018
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