Pavel Izmailov

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I am a Researcher at Anthropic. I am primarily interested in reasoning, AI for science and AI alignment.

Starting in Fall 2025, I will be joining NYU as an Assistant Professor in the Tandon CSE department, and Courant CS department by courtesy. I am also a member of the NYU CILVR Group.

Previously, I worked on reasoning and superintelligent AI alignment at OpenAI.

My research interests are broadly in understanding how deep neural networks work. I am excited about a broad array of topics in core machine learning, including:

You can see some of my representative publications below.

Our recent work on weak-to-strong generalization was covered by a WIRED, MIT Technology Review and others. Our work on Bayesian model selection was recognized with an Outstanding Paper Award 🏆 at ICML 2022!


Selected Papers