Tufts ML Alumni
I am a third year Ph.D. student.
Current location: Tufts University
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Authors: M. Issakkimuthu, A. Fern, R. Khardon, P. Tadepalli, and S. Xue
Proceedings of the International Conference on Automated Planning and
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Description: Markov decision processes give a mathematical model for agents acting in a dynamic environment. The actions of the agent affect the world, its own state, and whether it is "rewarded" or not. However, the results of actions are not deterministic.The basics of this framework are well understood but the main challenge is in scalability to problems with large state spaces and/or action spaces. Our main interest is in developing efficient agents that learn and act in such domains. Our solutions take advantage of structure (relational or propositionally factored) in the state and action space to yield effective solutions.
This work is partly supported by NSF grants IIS-0936687, IIS 0964457 and IIS-1616280