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.
Sriram has had a poster accepted to RLDM 2017 entitled "Learning Forest Wildfire Dynamics from Satellite Images Using Reinforcement Learning”. Sriram and Mark will be attending the conference June 11-14 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Hope to see you there.
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.
I'll be presenting a talk along with Jennifer Fernick entitled "Big Metadata: Machine Learning on Encrypted Communications" at the RSA 2017 Cyber Security conference in San Francisco on February 17, 2017 at 11:30 AM. We'll be presenting criteria for design machine learning systems for security problems and presenting our design for a use case in detecting anomolies in mobile network traffic.
I'll be attending the AAAI/EAAI 2017 conference in San Francisco Feb 4-9, 2017. I'll be giving a lightening talk on Sunday afternoon on ideas for AI education. If you'll be attending and want to meet up get in touch. I'll be posted about events and interesting talks on twitter @compthink.