I'm a third-year PhD student in computer science supervised by Yarin Gal from OATML and Allan Dafoe from Oxford’s Centre for the Governance of AI.

My interests in machine learning include how it scales, its health applications, and safety. Before joining Oxford, I worked on learning human preferences and game-theoretical machine learning with David Duvenaud and Roger Grosse at Toronto’s Vector Institute, with the Center for Human-compatible AI at UC Berkeley, and at the Future of Humanity Institute a Oxford.

I studied machine learning (UCL), maths (Amsterdam) and Future Planet Studies (Amsterdam). I'm co-funded by Oxford and DeepMind.

Contact me

soeren.mindermann ατ gmail.com

Publications as first author

*equal contribution to first authorship
JM Brauner*, S Mindermann*, M Sharma*, D Johnston, J Salvatier, ...
Science, 2021
Sören Mindermann*, Muhammed Razzak*, Winnie Xu*, Andreas Kirsch, Mrinank Sharma, Aidan Gomez, Sebastian Farquhar, Jan Brauner, Yarin Gal
ICML, 2022
M Sharma*, S Mindermann*, C Rogers-Smith, G Leech, B Snodin, J Ahuja, ...
Nature Communications, 2021
S Mindermann*, R Shah*, A Gleave, D Hadfield-Menell
ICML workshop Goals in Reinforcement Learning, 2018
A Jesson*, S Mindermann*, U Shalit, Y Gal
NeurIPS, 2020
S Mishra*, S Mindermann*, M Sharma*, C Whittaker*, T Mellan, T Wilton, ...
The Lancet: EClinicalMedicine, 2021
M Sharma*, S Mindermann*, J Brauner*, G Leech, A Stephenson, ...
NeurIPS (Spotlight talk), 2020


Publications as senior author

*equal contribution to senior authorship
G Leech, C Rogers-Smith, J Sandbrink, B Snodin, R Zinkov, B Rader, J Brownstein, Y Gal, S Bhatt*, M Sharma*, S Mindermann*, J Brauner*, L Aitchison*
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 2022
G Altman, J Ahuja, JT Monrad, G Dhaliwal, C Rogers-Smith, G Leech, B Snodin, JB Sandbrink, L Finnveden, AJ Norman, SB Oehm, JF Sandkühler, J Kulveit, S Flaxman, Y Gal, S Mishra, S Bhatt, M Sharma*, S Mindermann*, J Brauner*
Nature Scientific Data, 2022


Publications as co-author

G Meyerowitz-Katz, S Bhatt, O Ratmann, JM Brauner, S Flaxman, S Mishra, M Sharma, S Mindermann, V Bradley, M Vollmer, L Merone, G Yamey
BMJ Global Health, 2021
Tomáš Gavenčiak, Joshua Teperowski Monrad, Gavin Leech, Mrinank Sharma, Sören Mindermann, Jan Marus Brauner, Samir Bhatt, Jan Kulveit
PLOS Computational Biology, 2022

Policy impact

TV and newspaper interviews

Invited talks