Adaptation Through Learning: Using Machine Learning to Improve Forest Wildfire Management

June 17, 2020

In this talk I will provide a window into this situation by looking at forest wildfire management as a case study of a rich domain where some work has been done but huge opportunities remain. Existing forest wildfire spread models are complex manual constructions that are struggling to adapt to changing climate as well as changing attitudes towards forests.

Deep Learning learning algorithms are being...

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Fall News

October 27, 2019
  • Juan Carrillo who has been doing an MASc degree in the lab has had a busy year!
    • he recently completed a summer Mitacs internaship with Prof. Yolanda Gil
    • a paper describing the result of that collaboration between our labs was just accepted to the Third International Workshop on Capturing Scientific Knowledge (Sciknow 2019), Collocated with the tenth International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP) in Los Angeles on November 19, 2019 on the topic of "Semantic Workflows and Machine Learning for the Assessment...
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Paper accepted to ECML 2019

June 13, 2019
We recently had a paper accepted to the 2019 European Conference on Machine Learing (ECML) on the topic of modelling of combustion processes using Deep Neural Networks. This is an exciting topic that could lead to huge improvements in spead of design and testing for combustion engines. We'll post the camera ready once it's updated. Looking forward to presnting this in Wurzburg, Germany in September! Read more about Paper accepted to ECML 2019

Good News in the UWECEML Lab

May 15, 2019

As spring continues to tease us with cold and rain we all could use some good news to cheer us up, well it seems we've been storing it up recently, there are several exciting achievements to highlight:

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AI for Social Good

September 18, 2018

AI for Social Good NIPS Workshop 2018Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning do so much good in the world already but it is critical to target new, broader ways AI/ML can benefit society and to prepare for pitfalls and risks that will arise.

So myself...

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Canadian AI Conference

April 1, 2018

The UWECEML Lab will have three presentations at this year's Canadian AI Conference  at York University in Toronto in May 2017. If you'll be at any of the AI, GI or CRV conferences and want to chat about AI/ML/RL look us up.


  • Decision Assist For Self-Driving Cars. - Sriram Ganapathi Subramanian, Jaspreet Singh Sambee, Benyamin Ghojogh and Mark Crowley
  • Combining MCTS and A3C for Prediction of Spatially Spreading Processes in Forest Wildfire Settings. ...
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