Computing and Mathematical Sciences Colloquium

Monday February 6, 2017 4:00 PM

CANCELLED: Automated Decision Making Under Uncertainty for Societal Benefit

Speaker: Assistant Professor Emma Brunskill, CS, Affiliate, Machine Learning , Carnegie Mellon University
Location: Annenberg 105

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The potential societal benefit of autonomous agents is enormous:
consider lifelong tutoring systems that help speed learning and
provide retraining and career advice, or health care decision support
agents. Realizing such systems requires fundamental advances in our
understanding of how to automatically make good decisions under
uncertainty. In this talk I will discuss our progress in several key
challenges including how to leverage past experience to improve future
performance on related tasks and how much experience is needed to
learn to make good decisions (sample efficient reinforcement
learning).  I will also describe some of the educational applications that have inspired,
informed and benefited from our technical discoveries.

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Contact: Carmen Nemer-Sirois at (626) 395-4561 carmens@cms.caltech.edu