Hi, I’m Thomas Rückstieß 👋
Born in Munich, Germany and educated in Tübingen and Munich, I hold a Ph.D. in Machine Learning from the Technical University Munich (TUM), with the focus of my thesis at the intersection of Supervised and Reinforcement Learning. My other peer-reviewed publications can be found here.
I now live in Melbourne, Australia and work remotely for MongoDB as an ML researcher.
Lastly, my surname is pronounced /ˈrʏkʃtiːs/, which for English native speakers sounds a bit like “rick-stees”. It contains two letters that aren’t available in the standard latin alphabet: The umlaut “ü” and the “ß” (sharp s), which can be replaced with “ue” and “ss” respectively. That’s why you’ll also see my name spelled Rueckstiess at times.