Aug: Former summer student Yunpeng Tang re-joins our group as a MSc student,
starting in the fall. Welcome back Yunpeng!
July 24: Our paper on Structured Best Arm Identification with Fixed Confidence was accepted for ALT 2017. Congratulations Ruitong and Mohammad!
Jun 30: Finished my three year term as Associate Chair (Research) 2014-17.
Ioanis Nikolaidis is the new ACR.
Jun 6: back from my amazing trip to China!
Commented on the AlphaGo matches for Synced (jiqizhixin),
visited AI startup companies in games and medicine,
presented at GMIS in front of 2000 attendees,
visited Tencent AI lab, NUDT, Tsinghua and Baidu Research.
See some of my talks there.
May: looking forward to the upcoming
Future of Go Summit,
including the match AlphaGo against Ke Jie.
Apr 24: Congratulations Chao and Gaojian on your IJCAI papers!!!
Chao's paper, with Ryan Hayward, is titled
"Focused Depth-first Proof Number Search using Convolutional Neural Networks
for the Game of Hex".
Gaojian's paper, with Rob Holte, is
"Additive Merge-and-Shrink Heuristics for Diverse Action Costs".
Apr: the very busy term is finally over!
Mar/Apr: Reviewing for ICAPS and IJCAI.
Feb: Busy teaching 496 and 655.
Feb: Working on some IJCAI submissions.
Jan: Busy teaching 496 and 655.
Jan 26: Gaojian's ICAPS paper accepted! Congratulations!
Jan 2017: AlphaGo, playing under the handles magist and master,
beats all human opponents in fast games on two internet Go servers.