Yunshu will be hosting a webinar for the CRA-W Virtual Undergraduate Town Hall (VUTH) series on July 27 at 1 pm (PDT). The idea of the VUTH is to have a speaker present an introduction to their research area and a few results, and then have the speaker present on a mentoring topic that’s suitable for undergraduate students and encourage them to get involved.
Yunshu will present her research on “Speeding up Deep Reinforcement Learning via Transfer and Multitask Learning”, and organize a mentor topic on “How to Choose a Research Direction as an Undergraduate”. This is a great opportunity for undergraduate students to get useful information from a Ph.D. student, who is closer to career stage to them.
The Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation (JCATI) is an initiative to stimulate aerospace economic development and job creation in Washington State by funding collaborations between the aerospace industry and academic researchers at the State’s public 4-year institutions of higher education.
At the annual symposium, students, researchers, and industry partners working on JCATI-funded projects meet to share and discuss the progress made on their respective projects. The symposium highlights current JCATI projects, expert aerospace speakers, a student “elevator speech” competition, and a poster session. This unique forum draws attendees from academia, government, industry, and non-profits engaged in Washington aerospace.
The Pullman Police Department is collaborating with Dr. Matthew Taylor in developing a program on how to use drones for law enforcement in the city. Read more about the article at The Spokesman-Review:
The GPSA Research Exposition is an opportunity for WSU graduate and professional students to showcase their research work that allows networking with fellow WSU graduate student, professors, researchers, and industry representatives as well as to the general public.
Yusen Zhan successfully defended his PhD Dissertation, “Policy Advice, Non-convex and Distributed Optimization in Reinforcement Learning,” on November 8th. He is the first PhD graduate from the IRL Lab, with multiple journal articles and a conference paper accepted at the time of his defense. We all wish him the best as he prepares to return to China to begin a new job!
Dr. Matthew Taylor was invited by Ece Kamar to give a research seminar on his research at Microsoft Research‘s Redmond campus. The talk was held on September 16th, which was recorded and made available by MSR.