08/09/2021
The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers
European Research Council

PhD students in the area of reinforcement learning theory

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Universitat Pompeu Fabra - ETIC
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer science
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    23/09/2021 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Spain › Barcelona
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    37,5
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/10/2021
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / ERC

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The AI and machine learning group is seeking two PhD students 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 an MSc degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering or a related field, with strong grades in mathematical subjects. Prior research experience in machine learning theory is an advantage.

More Information

Additional comments

ERC Starting Grant SCALER (950180)

Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

PhD or equivalent

Specific Requirements

Experienced researcher or 4-10 yrs( Post graduate)

The successful candidate needs to have an MSc degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering or a related field, with strong grades in mathematical subjects. Prior research experience in machine learning theory is an advantage.

Work location(s)
2 position(s) available at
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Spain
Barcelona

EURAXESS offer ID: 681557

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