Wouter Koolen-Wijkstra

Full Name
Dr. W.M. Koolen-Wijkstra
Function(s)
Scientific Staff Member
Email
W.M.Koolen-Wijkstra@cwi.nl
Telephone
+31 20 592 4009
Room
L132
Department(s)
Machine Learning
Homepage
http://wouterkoolen.info/

Biography

Wouter M. Koolen specialises in the foundations of sequential decision making. His contributions includes efficient adaptive learning algorithms that interpolate between adversarial and statistical models of learning, learning at the optimal rate in each case. His current research is focused on statistical and computational trade-offs in structured multi-armed bandit problems. Wouter is funded by a NWO Veni grant, and he is an inaugural member of the ACM Future of Computing Academy.

Research

I work on topics in machine learning and related areas, including game theory, information theory, statistics and optimisation.

My current projects are

  • Game tree search
  • Learning faster from easy data
  • Online learning beyond experts
  • Minimax square loss prediction
  • Online Finance
  • Switching Experts
  • Non-uniform regret analysis
  • Robust statistics
  • Algorithmic information theory

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Publications

Professional activities

  • Member: ACM Future of Computing Academy

Grants

  • Veni Learning at the Intrinsic Task Pace 2015 (2015)
  • Queensland University of Technology Vice-Chancellor's research fellowship The Versatile Multitask Learner (2013)
  • Rubicon - Game-Theoretically Optimal Online Learning: From Conflicting Advice to High-Quality Decisions (2010)