Welcome

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Perception Team of Radu Patrice Horaud at Inria (Institut national de recherche en informatique et en automatique) in Grenoble, France. I research Deep Reinforcement Learning methods and their application to robotics as part of the European H2020 SPRING project (Socially Pertinent Robots in Gerontological Healthcare).

My research interests are Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Cognitive Science. My main focus are learning mechanisms. I am fascinated by the impressive learning abilities of humans and animals. We are able to adapt efficiently to new and diverse environments and tasks. I want to develop learning algorithms, which allow artificial systems such as robots to have similar learning abilities. I believe one way of achieving this goal is to use the principles behind the learning mechanisms of our brains.

Here is a list of research fields in which I am active:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Evolutionary Algorithms
  • Optimization Algorithms
  • Transfer Learning
  • Cognitive Science
  • Cognitive Modeling

My research page lists some of my ongoing and completed research projects.

A chronological list of papers and other documents is on my publications page.

News

April 2020: Paper about Intrinsically Motivated Exploration for Automated Discovery was invited for a oral presentation at ICLR 2020. My paper with Mayalen Etcheverry and Pierre-Yves Oudeyer about an intrinsically motivated exploration process for the discovery of self-organizing patterns in a cellular automaton was published at ICLR. More information on our project website and a blog post.

April 2020: Presented my new paper about Time Adaptive Reinforcement Learning at the ICLR 2020 Workshop: Beyond "Tabula Rasa" in Reinforcement Learning. The paper is about the zero-shot adaptation to time restrictions that an RL-agent has to keep and that might change from one episode to the next. You can find an arXiv version of the paper.

March 2020: New PostDoc position in the Perception Unit at Inria Grenoble. I will be part of the H2020 SPRING project investigating Deep Reinforcement Learning for Robotics in Healthcare.