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Imitation Learning
Yisong Yue · Hoang Le

Tue Jul 10 12:15 AM -- 02:30 AM (PDT) @ Victoria

In this tutorial, we aim to present to researchers and industry practitioners a broad overview of imitation learning techniques and recent applications. Imitation learning is a powerful and practical alternative to reinforcement learning for learning sequential decision-making policies. Also known as learning from demonstrations or apprenticeship learning, imitation learning has benefited from recent progress in core learning techniques, increased availability and fidelity of demonstration data, as well as the computational advancements brought on by deep learning. We expect the tutorial to be highly relevant for researchers & practitioners who have interests in reinforcement learning, structured prediction, planning and control. The ideal audience member should have familiarity with basic supervised learning concepts. No knowledge of reinforcement learning techniques will be assumed.

Website https://sites.google.com/view/icml2018-imitation-learning/

Author Information

Yisong Yue (Caltech)
Yisong Yue

Yisong Yue is a Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at Caltech and (via sabbatical) a Principal Scientist at Latitude AI. His research interests span both fundamental and applied pursuits, from novel learning-theoretic frameworks all the way to deep learning deployed in autonomous driving on public roads. His work has been recognized with multiple paper awards and nominations, including in robotics, computer vision, sports analytics, machine learning for health, and information retrieval. At Latitude AI, he is working on machine learning approaches to motion planning for autonomous driving.

Hoang Le (Caltech)

Hoang M. Le is a PhD Candidate in the Computing and Mathematical Sciences Department at the California Institute of Technology. He received a M.S. in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, and a B.A. in Mathematics from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA. He is a recipient of an Amazon AI Fellowship. Hoang’s research focuses on the theory and applications of sequential decision making, with a strong focus on imitation learning. He has broad familiarity with the latest advances in imitation learning techniques and applications. His own research in imitation learning blends principled new techniques with a diverse range of application domains. In addition to popular reinforcement learning domains such as maze navigation and Atari games, his prior work on imitation learning has been applied to learning human behavior in team sports and developing automatic camera broadcasting system.

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