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The Many Facets of Preference-Based Learning
Aadirupa Saha · Mohammad Ghavamzadeh · Robert Busa-Fekete · Branislav Kveton · Viktor Bengs

Fri Jul 28 12:00 PM -- 08:00 PM (PDT) @ Meeting Room 316 AB
Event URL: https://sites.google.com/view/mfpl-icml-2023 »

Learning from human preferences or preference-based learning has been critical to major advancements in AI and machine learning. Since human beings are naturally more reliable at providing feedback on a relative scale compared to numerical values, collecting preference feedback is more budget-friendly and involves less bias. The broad objective of this workshop is twofold:1) Bring together different communities where preference-based learning has played a major role. This includes dueling bandits, multi-agent games, econometrics, social choice theory, reinforcement learning, optimization, robotics and many more, for which we aim to create a suitable forum to exchange techniques, ideas, learn from each other and potentially create new and innovative research questions. 2) Connect theory to practice by identifying real-world systems which can benefit from incorporating preference feedback, such as marketing, revenue management, search engine optimization, recommender systems, healthcare, language modeling, interactive chatbots, text summarization, robotics, and so on.We will consider our workshop a success if it inspires researchers to embark on novel insights in the general area of preference-based learning: Bringing attention from different communities to foster dissemination, cross-fertilization and discussion at scale. Especially, building bridges between experimental researchers and theorists towards developing better models and practical algorithms, and encouraging participants to propose, sketch, and discuss new starting points, questions or applications.

Author Information

Aadirupa Saha (TTIC)

Bio: Aadirupa Saha is currently a visiting faculty at Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC). She obtained her PhD from the Department of Computer Science, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, advised by Aditya Gopalan and Chiranjib Bhattacharyya. She spent two years at Microsoft Research New York City as a postdoctoral researcher. During her PhD, Aadirupa interned at Microsoft Research, Bangalore, Inria, Paris, and Google AI, Mountain View. Her research interests include Bandits, Reinforcement Learning, Optimization, Learning theory, Algorithms. She has organized various workshops, tutorials and also served as a reviewer in top ML conferences. Research Interests: Machine Learning Theory (specifically Online Learning, Bandits, Reinforcement Learning), Optimization, Game Theory, Algorithms. She is recently interested in exploring ML problems at the intersection of Fairness, Privacy, Game theory and Mechanism design.

Mohammad Ghavamzadeh (Google Research)
Robert Busa-Fekete (Google Research)
Branislav Kveton (AWS AI Labs)
Viktor Bengs (University of Munich)

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