My name is Stewy Slocum. I'm a junior research scientist at the Johns Hopkins Vision Lab with Rene Vidal. My goal is to develop principled, mathematically-driven machine learning methods that are practically impactful.

My current research spans theoretical and practical aspects of optimization in deep learning, inspired by the continuous-time limits of optimization algorithms as dynamical systems. More recently, I started working on generative modeling and semantic representation learning. In the past, I've worked with Dyno Therapeutics and NASA on biological sequence design using machine learning, combinatorial optimization, and quantum computing.

See my Google Scholar for an up-to-date list of publications.

Send me an email at if you want to talk :)

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