About the seminar

This seminar aims to increase the links between the different laboratories in Saclay in the field of Applied Maths, Statistics and Machine Learning. The Seminar is organized every first Tuesday of the month with 2 presentations followed by a small refreshment. The localization of the seminar will change to accommodate the different labs.

Organization

Due to access restriction, you need to register for the seminar. A link is provided in the description and should also be sent with the seminar announcement. It will also help us organize for the food quantities. If you think you will come, please register! (even if you are unsure)

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Next seminars

REGISTER 06 Apr 2021, 16h On BlueJean LINK
Solenne Gaucher - Continuum-armed bandits : from the classical setting to the finite setting
In this talk, we start by introducing the continuum-armed bandit, and present classical algorithms and results. In a second time, we focus on the finite continuum-armed bandit setting, where the set of actions is finite, and each action can only be taken once.
Bandits are used to model the following sequential decision problem : at each time step, an agent takes an action and receives a reward drawn i.i.d. from a distribution depending on the action she has selected. Her aim is to maximize her cumulative reward. In this talk, we start by introducing the continuum-armed bandit, and present classical algorithms and results. In this setting, actions are indexed by covariates in a continuous set. The expected reward for taking an action is modeled as an (unknown) function of the covariate describing this action. In a second time, we focus on the finite continuum-armed bandit setting, where the set of actions is finite, and each action can only be taken once.
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Scientific Committee

The program and the organization of this seminar is driven by a scientific committee composed of members of the different laboratories in Saclay. The members of the committee are currently:

Funding

This seminar is made possible with financial support of the ENSAE and DataIA.