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.


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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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Three Publications Accepted

March 19, 2018

The lab has piled up three publications this month:

  • Our work on modelling and predicting Spatially Spreading Processes, in this case Forest Wildfires, using raw image data. Both these papers highlight different components of our approach of using Reinforcement Learning to automatically learn agent-based models of fire spreading on a landscape from readily avaialble satellite and weather data. the first paper builds on out work from RLDM last year. We will be presenting this work at this year's...
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Student Awards

March 12, 2018

The graduate students in the UWECEML lab are getting recognized for their hard work. Some recent well deserved awards:

  • Laura McCrackin - (Jan 2018) - Laura is the recipient of the Jim and Diane Ohi Memorial Award which is granted annually to a graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering who demonstrates the qualities of leadership and a high level of academic achievement...
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New Term, New Students and New Talks

September 19, 2017

It's the start of a new academic year and I'm delighted to welcome three new students to the UWECEML lab: Benyamin, Sushrut and Sahil will join the growing research focus on Autonomous Driving including building collaboritive driving models that can be learned from data and modelling/learning human driver behaviour styles.

See Presentations for information on talks members of the lab gave in August and upcoming talks...

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Local Conference: Living on the Precipice: Interdisciplinary Conference on Resilience in Complex Natural and Human Systems

April 17, 2017

The Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation will be hosting this conference May 16-17. The resilience of complex systems to disturbances is a topic of longstanding and continuing interest in academic communities including applied mathematics, ecology, environmental sciences, and the social sciences and humanities, among others. Over the past few decades this research has led to both insights into real-world systems as well as policy improvements. However, significant theoretical and empirical challenges remain, as well as challenges in improving policy.This is particularly urgent...

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