GVU Center Brown Bag: Emma Brunskill "Human-Focused Reinforcement Learning"

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Thursday February 27, 2020 - Friday February 28, 2020
      11:30 am - 12:59 pm
  • Location: Technology Square Research Building, 1st Floor Ballroom, Atlanta, Ga
  • Phone:
  • URL: http://www.tsrb.gatech.edu/
  • Email:
  • Fee(s):
    N/A
  • Extras:
    Free food
Contact

gvu@cc.gatech.edu

Summaries

Summary Sentence: This talk will discuss the excitement about reinforcement learning.

Full Summary: This talk will discuss Dr. Brunskill's work on some of the technical challenges that arise in the pursuit to understand reinforcement learning, including sample efficiency, counterfactual reasoning, robustness, and applications to health and education.

Media
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Abstract:

There is increasing excitement about reinforcement learning--a subarea of machine learning for enabling an agent to learn to make good decisions. Yet numerous questions and challenges remain for reinforcement learning to help support progress in applications that involve interacting with people, like education, consumer marketing and healthcare. I will discuss our work on some of the technical challenges that arise in this pursuit, including sample efficiency, counterfactual reasoning, robustness, and applications to health and education.

Speaker Bio:

Emma Brunskill is an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University where she leads the AI for Human Impact group. Her work focuses on reinforcement learning in high stakes scenarios--how can an agent learn from experience to make good decisions when experience is costly or risky, such as in educational software, healthcare decision making, or people-facing applications. She was previously a professor at Carnegie Mellon University. She is the recipient of multiple early faculty career awards (National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, Microsoft Research) and her group has received several best research paper nominations (CHI, EDMx3) and awards (UAI, RLDM).

Schedule of Brown Bag Speakers SpringĀ 2020

Additional Information

In Campus Calendar
Yes
Groups

College of Computing, GVU Center, IPaT, School of Interactive Computing

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Public, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
Categories
Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
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Status
  • Created By: Dorie Taylor
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Feb 13, 2020 - 4:43pm
  • Last Updated: Feb 24, 2020 - 10:26am