Irina Jurenka

Research Lead

Google DeepMind

Irina is a Research Lead at Google DeepMind, where she works with a multidisciplinary team of research scientists and engineers to advance Generative AI capabilities towards the goal of making quality education more universally accessible. Before this, she worked on improving reasoning in language models, and understanding what makes a "good" representation to support intelligence by fusing together ideas from machine learning, neuroscience and physics. Before joining DeepMind, Irina was a British Psychological Society Undergraduate Award winner for her achievements as an Experimental Psychology student at Westminster University, followed by a DPhil at the Oxford Center for Computational Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence, where she focused on understanding the computational principles underlying speech processing in the auditory brain. During her DPhil, Irina also worked on developing poker AI, applying machine learning in the finance sector, and working on speech recognition at Google Research.