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Panel discussion
Pierre-Yves Oudeyer · Marc Bellemare · Peter Stone · Matt Botvinick · Susan Murphy · Anusha Nagabandi · Ashley Edwards · Karen Liu · Pieter Abbeel

Fri Dec 11 05:00 PM -- 06:00 PM (PST) @

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Pierre-Yves Oudeyer (INRIA)
Marc Bellemare (Google Brain)
Peter Stone (The University of Texas at Austin)
Matt Botvinick (Google DeepMind / University College London)
Susan Murphy (Harvard University)
Susan Murphy

Susan A. Murphy is Professor of Statistics and Computer Science at Harvard University. Her research focuses on improving sequential decision making in health, in particular the development of online, real-time reinforcement learning algorithms for use in personalized digital health. She is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and of the US National Academy of Medicine. In 2013 she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship for her work on experimental designs to inform sequential decision making. She is a Fellow of the College on Problems in Drug Dependence, Past-President of Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and a former editor of the Annals of Statistics.

Anusha Nagabandi (UC Berkeley)
Ashley Edwards (DeepMind)
Karen Liu (Stanford University)
Pieter Abbeel (UC Berkeley & covariant.ai)

Pieter Abbeel is Professor and Director of the Robot Learning Lab at UC Berkeley [2008- ], Co-Director of the Berkeley AI Research (BAIR) Lab, Co-Founder of covariant.ai [2017- ], Co-Founder of Gradescope [2014- ], Advisor to OpenAI, Founding Faculty Partner AI@TheHouse venture fund, Advisor to many AI/Robotics start-ups. He works in machine learning and robotics. In particular his research focuses on making robots learn from people (apprenticeship learning), how to make robots learn through their own trial and error (reinforcement learning), and how to speed up skill acquisition through learning-to-learn (meta-learning). His robots have learned advanced helicopter aerobatics, knot-tying, basic assembly, organizing laundry, locomotion, and vision-based robotic manipulation. He has won numerous awards, including best paper awards at ICML, NIPS and ICRA, early career awards from NSF, Darpa, ONR, AFOSR, Sloan, TR35, IEEE, and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Pieter's work is frequently featured in the popular press, including New York Times, BBC, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Wired, Forbes, Tech Review, NPR.

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