Jacob Hilton's Homepage

I am a researcher at OpenAI. Prior to that, I worked at Jane Street, and before that, I was a PhD student in combinatorial set theory.

My email addresses are [firstname].[lastname]@gmail.com (personal) and [firstinitial][lastname]@openai.com (work).

Machine learning articles:

Understanding RL Vision (code)
Phasic Policy Gradient (secondary contribution)
Procgen Benchmark (secondary contribution) (blog)
ML self-study guide

Maths articles:

Combinatorics of countable ordinal topologies (my PhD thesis)
Topological Ramsey numbers and countable ordinals (Contemporary Mathematics 690 (2017) 85-118) (poster, slides)
The topological pigeonhole principle for ordinals (The Journal of Symbolic Logic 81 (2016) 662-686)
Any modification of Müller's Markov process is transient
Lebesgue measurability and large cardinals (my master's thesis)
The Hex Factor: The NIST Hash Function Competition

Coding projects:

Poisson timer
Avalon setup tool
Command-line backgammon bot
Recurrent neural network text generator
Find me a task
Stratego Legends
My Giving
SearchBar
Set-theoretical charades
Runeword calculator
Rapid Roll

Accordion duets and other sheet music:

Seder songbook
"Little" Fugue in G minor
Mars
Tocatta and Fugue in D minor
Adonai Oz
Variations on "Little Bo Peep"