02/08/2021
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Postdoctoral researcher

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Universitat Pompeu Fabra - ETIC
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Engineering
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    17/08/2021 15:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Spain › Barcelona
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    37,5
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    22/09/2021

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The AI and machine learning group is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow in the area of reinforcement learning theory to work on projects related to the performance analysis of entropy-regularized reinforcement learning algorithms.

Such algorithms have received lots of attention lately from the theoretical side of the RL community, although many limitations of the framework remain challenging to address. Most importantly, existing methods have trouble adapting to large state spaces and accommodating forms of function approximation, especially for misspecified models. The aim of this project is to develop better approaches for handling misspecification and design algorithms with suitable performance guarantees under adverse conditions. Besides theoretical guarantees, particular attention will be paid to the practicality of the developed methods, and specifically to their implementability in modern deep reinforcement learning frameworks.

The successful candidate needs to have a strong background in reinforcement learning theory, as demonstrated with papers published on the topic in top machine learning venues (e.g., ICML, NeurIPS, COLT, ALT, AISTATS).

More Information

Eligibility criteria

Required Education Level (optional): Phd or equivalent

Career Stage: 

Experienced researcher or 4-10 yrs( Post graduate)

Additional comments

Project and Institution that finance the contract:  

Bosch Young AI Researcher Award

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Universitat Pômpeu Fabra
Spain
Barcelona
08018
Roc Boronat 138

EURAXESS offer ID: 670800

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