Piotr Mirowski

Piotr Mirowski is a research scientist in artificial intelligence as well as a theatre and improv actor who aims at bridging the arts and sciences. Piotr studied computer science in France and obtained his PhD in deep learning at New York University. He has a decade-long experience of machine learning in industrial research labs, where he developed solutions for epileptic seizure prediction from EEG, robotic navigation and natural language processing.

Performance-wise, Piotr trained in Toulouse, New York and London, as an actor at the LSDA – London School of Dramatic Art – and as an improviser with The Showstoppers, The Nursery, Hoopla, teachers from UCB Comedy, City Academy, Imprology, Gotham City Improv, QUICKTHINKING! Improv and C cédille.

Piotr was a member of New York-based improv volunteering charity Cherub Improv and London-based short form group Improvable. His shared passion for performing arts and AI drew him to co-create (with Kory Mathewson) HumanMachine and Improbotics, two artistic experiments fusing improv and AI.

Piotr’s collaborator in today’s performance is Kory, a PhD student at the University of Alberta and an award-winning improv comedian.