Sat 22 Jun 2019 14:00 - 15:30 at 212B - DRLT
Sat 22 Jun 2019 16:00 - 17:30 at 212B - DRLT

In the recent years, there has been increased interest in the field of deep reinforcement learning (DRL), fuelled mainly by its performance in Atari Games and the win of AlphaGo over Mr. Lee Sedol, a Dan 9 Go player. Unlike supervised learning, reinforcement learning does not require labeled data. Here the agent learns through its interaction with the environment. DRL combines the deep learning for sensory processing along with reinforcement learning algorithms. This tutorial introduces some of the most popular and successful DRL algorithms. We will start with an introduction to different learning paradigms and how DRL differs from them. We will also introduce the OpenAI reinforcement learning environment. The two major RL methods: value-based methods and policy-based methods will be explored. We will cover the Deep Q Network and use it to solve a discrete action space environment. Policy gradient methods will also be explored with a special emphasis on continuous action space and multi-agent environment. Finally, we will cover the pros and cons of different algorithms and proposed variations in them. The Tutorial will end with some open research problems in the field of DRL.

For more information about the tutorial, please refer to https://ai-vidya.github.io/DRL-Tutorial/.

Amita Kapoor is Associate Professor in the Department of Electronics, SRCASW, University of Delhi and has been actively teaching neural networks and artificial intelligence for the last 20 years. She completed her masters in Electronics in 1996 and PhD in 2011, during PhD she was awarded the prestigious DAAD fellowship to pursue a part of her research work in Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany. She was awarded the Best Presentation Award at the Photonics 2008 international conference. She is an active member of ACM, AAAI, IEEE, and INNS. She has authored books in the field of deep learning, artificial intelligence using TensorFlow. She has more than 40 publications in international journals and conferences. Her present research areas include ML, AI, Deep Reinforcement Learning and Robotics.

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Sat 22 Jun

pldi-2019-PLDI-Tutorials
14:00 - 15:30: PLDI Tutorials - DRLT at 212B
pldi-2019-PLDI-Tutorials14:00 - 15:30
Tutorial
Dr Amita KapoorUniversity of Delhi, Delhi
pldi-2019-PLDI-Tutorials
16:00 - 17:30: PLDI Tutorials - DRLT at 212B
pldi-2019-PLDI-Tutorials16:00 - 17:30
Tutorial
Dr Amita KapoorUniversity of Delhi, Delhi