Friday, 25 October

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8:00 Breakfast

Session 1 (8:30am-10:30am), McDonnell A02, Chair: Satinder Singh

  • 8:30-8:45 Andy Barto & Yael Niv – opening remarks
  • 8:45-9:20 Colin Camerer – Chimpanzees learn to play equilibrium mixtures in competitive games
  • 9:20-9:55 Rick Lewis – Computational rationality: Linking mechanism and behavior through utility maximization
  • 9:55-10:30 Leslie Kaelbling Symbolic representations of belief states and dynamics for POMDP planning

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

Session 2 (11:00am-1:05pm), McDonnell A02, Chair: Rich Sutton

  • 11:00-11:35 Randy O’Reilly – A goals-first reframing of the biology of reinforcement learning systems
  • 11:35-12:10 Doina Precup – Options in reinforcement learning: The state of the art
  • 12:10-12:30 Timothy Mann* & Shie Mannor – The Advantage of Planning with Options (Best Paper Award)
  • 12:30-1:05 Deanna Barch – Reward learning, choice and motivation in psychopathology

1:05-2:30 Lunch, Frick foyer (entrance level)

Session 3 (2:30pm-4:35pm), McDonnell A02, Chair: Nick Roy

  • 2:30-3:05 Shie Mannor – Robust dynamic decision making
  • 3:05-3:40 Joe Kable – Learned expectations drive dynamic updating of value signals in ventromedial prefrontal cortex during delay of gratification
  • 3:40-4:15 Joelle Pineau – From offline to online reinforcement learning using kernel-based stochastic factorization
  • 4:15-4:35 Yin Li*, Matt Nassar & Joshua Gold – Activity of anterior and posterior cingulate cortex during an adaptive learning task

4:35-7:30 Posters, wine & tea (posters available till midnight), Frick foyer

7:30-8:30 Banquet sponsored by the Langfeld Fund, Icahn foyer (entrance level across foot bridge)

8:30-9:30 Banquet talk (McDonnell A02), Chair: Yael Niv
Alex Kacelnik
 – Reinforcement is not enough: Complex behavioural adaptations of avian brood parasites and their hosts

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