Welcome to Tijmen Tieleman's website.
If you're looking for the course website of CSC 321, look here.
I am a student of machine learning, which is the study of how machines (read: computers) can discover meaningful recurring patterns in observations.
I study at the University of Toronto, under Geoffrey Hinton's excellent supervision.
I am proud to call myself a Dutchman and a Torontonian.
Other academic interests:
- Multilayer neural networks, using Restricted Boltzmann Machines.
- Using artificial intelligence as a tool (as opposed to purpose) in programs - that's interesting because it's a useful tool, and sometimes it can do
some of the boring work for me.
- The theory and practice of programming (e.g. compilers and interpreters, algorithm design, programming languagues, meta programming, and programming tricks) - that's
interesting because I program a lot. See also my programming page.
- The study of logic and the principles of mathematics. I enjoy studying this, and I've taken some excellent courses in this field.
- Probability theory - especially its paradoxes (like the paradox of the two envelopes).
CV: in English and in Dutch.
Some pictures: 2007, 2011, and 2012.
My great hobby is (partner) dancing, and the dance that seems to have all others in it is Argentine Tango. Undoubtedly the best Tango teacher in
Toronto is the wonderful Leeliana. Together with Matt, she teaches
classes that are wonderfully warm & welcoming, as well as very thorough & professional - which is a beautiful but rare combination. Classes are
taught on Bloor street, west of Spadina,
on Thursdays and Fridays. They
teach classes of four different levels.