RLAI Reinforcement Learning and Artificial Intelligence (RLAI)

Summer Tea-Time Talks Seminar Series

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Mondays, Wednesdays
and Thursdays  (3 days a week) this summer:

When: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 4:15-4:45pm (tea starting at 4:00pm)
Dates: June 3, 2013 to September 4, 2013
Where: CSC 3-33

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2013 Schedule



Currently Scheduled Talks (but please check TTT Google Calendar above for recent changes)

June 3: Rich Sutton (Opening Talk)
June 5: Joseph Modayil
June 6: Harm van Seijen
June 10: Pooria Joulani
June 12: MMRG Day - Video Lecture (Verner Vinge)
June 13: Patrick Pilarski
June 17: AITF SUMMIT (NO TTT)
June 19: Mike Bowling
June 20: Travis Dick
June 24: Dale Schuurmans
June 26: Andras Gyorgy
June 27: Martha White
July 1: CANADA DAY (NO TTT)
July 3: Csaba Szepesvari
July 4: Anna Koop
July 8: Vadim Bulitko (tentative)
July 10: Bernardo Ávila Pires (tentative)
July 11: Ashique Rupam Mahmood(tentative)
July 15: Roshan Shariff (tentative)
July 17: James Neufeld (tentative)
July 18: Gabor Balazs
July 22:
July 24:
July 25:
July 29: Greg Kawchuk
July 31:
August 1:
August 5: HOLIDAY (NO TTT)
August 7: Martin Mueller (tentative)
August 8: Adam White (tentative)
August 12 to 22: RLAI Summer Students
August 26: Farzaneh Mirzazadeh
August 28:
August 29:
September 2: HOLIDAY (NO TTT)
September 4: Closing Talk (tba)

2012 Schedule



May 9: Rich Sutton (Opening Talk)
May 14: Michael Bowling
May 16: Csaba Szepesvari
May 18: Adam White
May 21: HOLIDAY (NO TTT)
May 23: Thomas Bonis
May 28: NIPS DEADLINE (NO TTT)
May 30: NIPS DEADLINE (NO TTT)
June 4: Joseph Modayil
June 6: Joel Veness
June 11: Dale Schuurmans
June 13: Harm van Seijen
June 18: Patrick Pilarski
June 20: Marc Gendron-Bellmare
June 25: Thomas Degris
June 27: Martin Muller
July 2: HOLIDAY (NO TTT)
July 4: Xinhua Zhang
July 9: Andras Gyorgy
July 11: Chris Rayner
July 16: Yasin Abbasi-Yadkori
July 18: Henshuai Yao
July 23: AAAI (NO TTT)
July 25: Ozlem Aslan
July 30: James Neufeld
August 1: Gabor Balazs
August 6: HOLIDAY (NO TTT)
August 8: Yaoliang Yu
August 13: Mohammad Ajallooeian
August 15: Ashique Rupam Mahmood
August 20: Ruitong Huang
August 22: Bernardo Pires
August 27: NO TTT
August 30: Rich Sutton (Closing Talk)



2010 Schedule


May

Date Weekday
Time
Location Speaker Topic and Comments Host
Tea of the Day
Type
Temp.
Region of Origin
May 3
Monday
3:30pm (tea at 3:00pm)
CSC B-10 Rich Wolski
Eucalyptus: An Open Source Infrastructure for Cloud Computing (Dist. Lect. Series) n/a Red Rose / Lipton / Tazo
Black & Green
 Var.
Ceylon, China, Various
May 6
Thursday
4:00pm (tea at 3:45pm) CSC 3-33
Rich Sutton Online representation learning in the state update function
Patrick Pilarski Bukhial TGFOP
Black
200F
93C
Assam, India
May 10
Monday 4:00pm (tea at 3:45pm) CSC 3-33 Yaoliang Yu
Variable Selection by Nonconcave Penalizers Patrick Pilarski
Margret's Hope 2nd. Flush
Black
200F
93C
Darjeeling, India
May 13
Thursday 4:00pm (tea at 3:45pm) CSC 3-33 Joseph Modayil Learning grounded knowledge from sensorimotor experience Patrick Pilarski Ying Ming Yunnan
Black
200F
93C
Yunnan, China
May 17
Monday 4:00pm (tea at 3:45pm) CSC 3-33 Patrick Pilarski
 Feature and Variable Selection
Mike Delp Japanese Cherry Sencha
Flavoured
Green
175F
80C
Japan
May 20
Thursday 5:00pm (tea at 4:45pm) CSC 3-33 Martha White
tba Mike Delp




May 24
Monday 4:00pm (tea at 3:45pm) CSC 3-33 CANCELLED (n.b. Victoria Day Holiday) n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
May 26
Wednesday 12:00 noon (LLL) CSC 3-33 Michael Joya Learning a Representation with Separable Maps




May 27
Thursday 4:00pm (tea at 3:45pm) CSC 3-33 István Szita (n.b. MITACS/CORS is on this day) Leah Hackman
Sencha
Green
175F
80C
Japan
May 31
Monday
4:00pm (tea at 3:45pm) CSC 3-33
Marc Bellemare
Proto-value functions in 19 minutes and one take Michael Joya
Genmaicha
Green with
toasted rice
175F
80C
Japan

June

Date Weekday
Time
Location Speaker Topic and Comments Host
Tea of the Day
Type
Temp.
Region of Origin
June 3 Thursday
4:00pm (tea at 3:45pm) CSC 3-33
CANCELLED (n.b. NIPS deadline on this day)
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
June 7 Monday 4:00pm (tea at 3:45pm) CSC 3-33 Elliot Ludvig
Learning from imagined experience in spatial navigation Martha White
Tanzanian CTC
Black
200F
93C
Tanzania
June 10 Thursday 4:00pm (tea at 3:45pm) CSC 3-33 Adam White
tba Martha White Ceylon CTC
Black
200F
93C
Sri Lanka
June 14 Monday 5:00pm (tea at 4:45pm) CSC 3-33 Gábor Balázs (bg)
Mathematical background of reward shaping in reinforcement learning Ashique Mahmood Rupam
Nine Bend Red Dragon
Black
200F
93C
Fujian, China
June 17 Thursday 4:00pm (tea at 3:45pm) CSC 3-33 Chris Rayner Pattern analysis: a small round trip Ashique Mahmood Rupam
Lychee Congou
Flavoured Black
200F
93C
Congou, China
June 18
Friday
12:00 noon (LLL)
CSC 3-33
Xinhua Zhang Distributed Subgradient Methods for Multi-agent Online Optimization






June 21 Monday 4:00pm (tea at 3:45pm) CSC 3-33 Hengshuai Yao (n.b. ICML is on this day) Hengshuai Yao
Houjicha
(Roasted Bancha)
Roasted Greeen
175F
80C
Japan
June 24 Thursday 4:00pm (tea at 3:45pm) CSC 3-33 Rich Sutton
(n.b. ICML is on this day) Hengshuai Yao
Black Dragon
Oolong
195F
91C
Fujian, China
June 28
Monday 4:00pm (tea at 3:45pm) CSC 3-33 Amir massoud Farahmand Error Propagation for Approximate Policy and Value Iteration
Adam White Himalayan Mountain Tips
Black
200F
93C
Darjeeling, India

July

Date Weekday
Time
Location Speaker Topic and Comments Host
Tea of the Day
Type
Temp.
Region of Origin
July 1
Thursday
4:00pm (tea at 3:45pm) CSC 3-33
CANCELLED
(n.b. Canada Day Holiday)
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
July 5 Monday 4:00pm (tea at 4:00pm) CSC 3-33 Hamid Maei
Hilbert Space Embeddings of Hidden Markov Models
Hamid Reza Maei
Orchid Oolong
Oolong
195F
91C
Nantou, Taiwan
(Formosa)
July 8 Thursday 4:00pm (tea at 3:45pm) CSC 3-33 Patrick Pilarski
Continuous Actor-Critic Methods for Adaptive Prosthetics
Hamid Reza Maei
Golden Yunnan
Black
200F
93C
Yunnan, China
July 12 Monday 4:00pm (tea at 3:45pm) CSC 3-33 James Neufeld Identifying Suspicious URLs: An Application of Large-Scale Online Learning
James Neufeld
Tie Guan Yin
(Iron Goddess)
Oolong
195F
91C
Anxi, China
July 15 Thursday 4:00pm (tea at 3:45pm) CSC 3-33 Thomas Degris Why Canada is Awesome: an extended study James Neufeld
Gunpowder
Green
175F
80C
China
July 19 Monday 4:00pm (tea at 3:45pm) CSC 3-33 Yasin Abbasi
Gábor Bartók
Rerun Day
(Anxi Oolong)
Oolong
195F
91C
Anxi, China
July 22 Thursday 4:00pm (tea at 3:45pm) CSC 3-33 Anna Koop Concept Learning in Animals (and why we should care) http://psyc.queensu.ca/ccbr/Vol3/Zentall.pdf Gábor Bartók
African Chai Rooibos
Flavoured Rooibos
200F
93C
Capetown,
South Africa
July 26
Monday 4:00pm (tea at 3:45pm) CSC 3-33 Ashique Mahmood Rupam Prelude to Finding a Good Step-Size Anna Koop Keemun Panda #1
Black
200F
93C
Anhui, China
July 29
Thursday 4:00pm (tea at 3:45pm) CSC 3-33 Csaba Szepesvári
Anna Koop Pear Green
Flavoured
Green
175F
80C
Japan (?)


August

Date Weekday
Time
Location Speaker Topic and Comments Host
Tea of the Day
Type
Temp.
Region of Origin
Aug. 2
Monday 4:00pm (tea at 3:45pm)
CSC 3-33 CANCELLED
(n.b. Heritage Day Holiday)
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Aug. 5 Thursday
4:00pm (tea at 3:45pm) CSC 3-33
Dale Schuurmans
Gábor Balázs
Golden Pu-Erh 5yr
Pu-Erh
(Aged Black)
200F
93C
Yunnan, China
Aug. 9 Monday 4:00pm (tea at 4:00pm) CSC 3-33 Rob Holte
Learning Search Heuristics and the connection to RL
Yasin Abbasi-Yadkori
Steeps Kashmir Chai
Flavoured
Green
175F
80C
China (?)
Aug. 12 Thursday 4:00pm (tea at 3:45pm) CSC 3-33 Mike Delp
How off-policy learning performance changes as the target and behavior policies get farther apart. Yasin Abbasi-Yadkori
Leopard Snow Buds
White
185F
85C
Fujian, China
Aug. 16 Monday 4:00pm (tea at 3:45pm) CSC 3-33 Xin Xu
Introduction to Xin's RL interests
Marc Bellemare
White Monkey Paw
White
185F
85C
Fujian, China
Aug. 19 Thursday 4:00pm (tea at 3:45pm) CSC 3-33 CANCELLED (n.b. cancelled because of iCore banff summit)
Marc Bellemare
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Aug. 23 Monday
4:00pm (tea at 3:45pm) CSC 3-33 Rich Sutton
Last Tea-Time Talk of Summer 2010 Chris Rayner
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