ML Seminar: Yasin Abbasi (VinAI Research)

Everyone is welcome to attend the ML seminar of Yasin Abbasi with the title 'Efficient exploration in sequential decision making problems'.
  • What English Machine Learning Seminars
  • When 17-09-2019 from 11:00 to 12:00 (Europe/Amsterdam / UTC200)
  • Where Room L016 at CWI, Science Park 123 in Amsterdam
  • Contact Name Wouter Koolen-Wijkstra
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Everyone is welcome to attend the ML seminar of Yasin Abbasi with the title 'Efficient exploration in sequential decision making problems'.

Abstract: I will discuss recent results in designing more adaptive bandit algorithms. Our first approach is based on the bootstrap method and leads to a more efficient and data-dependent algorithm for the multi-armed bandit problem. Our second approach is a model-selection method for bandit problems. As an example of the usefulness of the approach, when the reward function is largely independent of the contexts, the method will automatically converge to the simpler and more efficient non-contextual algorithm.