Philip Becker-Ehmck

PhD Candidate

Philip Becker-Ehmck joined Volkswagen Group ML Research Lab in August 2017. Prior to joining, he received his Bachelor and Master of Science degree in computer science from the Technical University of Munich. His Master's thesis was focused on learning latent space dynamics via intrinsically motivated exploration. For his PhD, Philip is working on learning more meaningful and hierarchical latent state space representations in particular for physical systems.


  • Probabilistic Sequence Models
  • Intrinsic Motivation
  • Model-based Reinforcement Learning
  • Variational Inference