Workshop on New Directions in Reinforcement Learning and Control

2019-2020
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 09:00 to Friday, November 8, 2019 - 06:00

This 2-day workshop at the Institute for Advanced Study will focus on research at the intersection of reinforcement learning, control and optimization. When collecting data to solve real-life and real-time problems in dynamic environments, a host of challenges arise that require novel engineering approaches and theoretical thinking at the intersection of both classical and incipient disciplines. This workshop will bring together researchers working on cross-disciplinary approaches to highlight the most exciting new directions in RL and control. 

Organizers:

The workshop is organized by Sanjeev Arora (IAS/Princeton University), Elad Hazan (Princeton University), Mengdi Wang (Princeton University)

 

Invited Speakers that have confirmed: 

Emma Brunskill (Stanford), Sham Kakade (U Washington), John Langford (Microsoft), Sergey Levine (Berkeley), Shie Mannor (Technion), Csaba Szepesvari (DeepMind & U Alberta), Russ Tedrake (MIT), Yuandong Tian (Facebook AI)

 

Registration: click here

If you have any problems with registration or other practical questions, please write to Michelle Huguenin (huguenin@ias.edu).

Registration for the meals and workshop are required. (Speakers do not need to register)  

Although there is no registration fee, because seating is limited both in the seminar room and in our dining hall, you are required to register if you wish to attend all or part of the workshop.  In addition, in order for our chef to prepare enough food, we need to have a headcount for the meals.  Please note the workshop attendees are expected to pay for their lunch. Approximate range of prices are 4.00 for a salad to 9.00 for an entree. Vegetarian lunches will be available.  Only cash is accepted at the cash registers.  Credit cards and personal checks are not accepted.

Agenda

Date: November, 7, 2019
Topic: TBA
Speaker: Csaba Szepesvari, Deep Mind & U Alberta
Time/Room: 10:00 am -10:45 am  Wolfensohn Hall
   
Date: November 7, 2019
Topic: TBA
Speaker: Yuandong Tian, Facebook AI
Time/Room: 10:45 am- 11:30 am Wolfensohn Hall
   
Date: November 7, 2019
Topic: Lightning Talks
Speaker: TBA
Time/Room: 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm  Wolfensohn Hall
   
Date: November 7, 2019
Topic: Towards Structural Risk Minimization for RL
Speaker: Emma Brunskill Stanford University
Time/Room: 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm   Wolfensohn Hall
   
Date: November 7, 2019
Topic: TBA
Speaker: Russ Tedrake MIT
Time/Room: 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm  Wolfensohn Hall
   
Date: November 7, 2019
Topic: TBA
Speaker: Mengdi Wang Princeton University
Time/Room: 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Wolfensohn Hall
   
Date: November 7, 2019
Topic: Rethinking Control
Speaker: Elad Hazan Princeton University/Google AI Princeton
Time/Room: 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Wolfensohn Hall
   
Date: November 8, 2019
Topic: Strategic Exploration via State Abstraction from Rich Observations
Speaker: John Langford Microsoft
Time/Room: 10:00 am - 10:45 am Wolfensohn Hall
   
Date: November 8, 2019
Topic:

Deep Reinforcement Learning in the Real World

Speaker: Sergey Levine  UC Berkeley
Time/Room: 10:45 am - 11:30 am Wolfensohn Hall
   
Date: November 8, 2019
Topic: Lightning Talks
Speaker: TBA
Time/Room: 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm  Wolfensohn Hall
   
Date: November 8, 2019
Topic: TBA
Speaker: Sham Kakade U Washington
Time/Room: 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Wolfensohn Hall
   
Date: November 8, 2019
Topic: TBA
Speaker: Shie Mannor Technion
Time/Room: 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm  Wolfensohn Hall

Travel Information:

Directions to IAS (driving, train and plane):  https://www.ias.edu/about/maps-directions

Places to Stay:

  • The Peacock Inn (1.5 miles from IAS) 20 Bayard Lane, Pirnceton, NJ 08540 - 609-924-1707
  • Nassau Inn (1.6 miles from IAS) 10 Palmer Square, Princeton, NJ 08542 - 609-921-7500
  • Hyatt Regency (3.1 miles from IAS) 102 Carnegie Center Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540 - 609-987-1234
  • Marriott Residence Inn (3.7 miles from IAS) 3563 US Route 1, Princeton, NJ 08540 - 609-799-0550
  • Hyatt Place (3.8 miles from IAS) 3565 US Highway 1, Princeton, NJ 08540 - 609-720-0200
  • Extended Stay America (4.4 miles from IAS) 3450 US Highway 1, Princeton, NJ 08540 - 609-919-9000
  • Courtyard Marriott (5.3 Miles from IAS) 3815 US Highway 1 at Mapleton Road, Princeton, NJ 08540 - 609-716-9100
  • Homewood Suites (5.7 miles from IAS) 3819 US Highway 1, Princeton, NJ 08540 - 609-720-0550
  • DoubleTree (5.9 miles from IAS) 4355 US Highway 1, Princeton, NJ 08540 - 609-452-2400

Please inquire with the hotel if they offer shuttle service to the local Princeton area.

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