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Report on the 2008 Reinforcement Learning Competition

Shimon Whiteson, Brian Tanner, Adam White
2010 The AI Magazine  
This article reports on the 2008 Reinforcement Learning Competition, which began in November 2007 and ended with a workshop at the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) in July 2008 in Helsinki  ...  We also describe the novel frameworks developed for the 2008 competition as well as the software infrastructure on which they rely.  ...  Acknowledgments We wish to thank the sponsors of the 2008 and 2009 reinforcement learning competitions for their generous support, which made possible the prizes awarded to winners and travel grants enabling  ... 
doi:10.1609/aimag.v31i2.2227 fatcat:drgnwihvhnhofpxno2b6ilngxi

The Reinforcement Learning Competition 2014

Christos Dimitrakakis, Guangliang Li, Nikoalos Tziortziotis
2014 The AI Magazine  
Reinforcement learning is one of the most general problems in artificial intelligence.  ...  The aim of the reinforcement learning competition is to encourage the development of very general learning agents for arbitrary reinforcement learning problems and to provide a test-bed for the unbiased  ...  His research interests include machine learning and reinforcement learning. n Reinforcement learning is one of the most general problems in artificial intelligence.  ... 
doi:10.1609/aimag.v35i3.2548 fatcat:eto5dczvzvc4lcep6wnfnbts3i

Competition and facilitation in compound conditioning

Gonzalo P. Urcelay
2017 Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition  
Competition and facilitation in compound conditioning With a few exceptions, most associative theories of learning have been developed to explain deficits in learning and performance in the face of cue-outcome  ...  The more salient stimulus A is thought to attenuate learning about (or at least expression of) the X-O relationship. Blocking is another example of cue competition phenomena (Kamin, 1968) .  ...  I should note that Neely and Wagner (1974) reported an experiment in Competition and Facilitation 11 which blocking was observed with the use of 25% partial reinforcement during Phase 2, a result at  ... 
doi:10.1037/xan0000149 pmid:28795826 fatcat:6s6bad5dc5hiteg7i3ldnuauie

The Effects of Cooperative and Competitive Games on Classroom Interaction Frequencies

Susan Creighton, Andrea Szymkowiak
2014 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Acknowledgements We would like to thank the teachers and students from the Scottish residential school.  ...  This suggested by Mitchell (2008) as being the cooperative learning method.  ...  In the next sections we will review studies on the effects of cooperative and competitive learning approaches on supporting the learning experience of typically developing children and children with learning  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.04.402 fatcat:3z3kln44dzflpasdguhqurb3ma

A coupled connector element for nonlinear static pushover analysis of precast concrete diaphragms

Ge Wan, Dichuan Zhang, Robert B. Fleischman, Clay J. Naito
2015 Engineering structures  
., "Investigation of the Impact of Environmental Conditions on Field Welding of Precast Concrete Connections," ATLSS Report No. 07-03, April 2008, 194 pages. 25. 28.  ...  CEE 467-43 Advanced Topics -Repair and Retrofit of Reinforced Concrete Structures (3 credits) -Spring 2006 I developed this graduate course on the rehabilitation of reinforced concrete structures for blast  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.engstruct.2014.12.029 fatcat:2d6ze6qu2farxnyst5awht4m7q

Neural Correlates of Reinforcement Learning and Social Preferences in Competitive Bidding

W. van den Bos, A. Talwar, S. M. McClure
2013 Journal of Neuroscience  
Based on these results, we argue for a novel mechanistic account for the integration of reinforcement history and social preferences in competitive decision-making.  ...  We first demonstrate that bidding is well characterized by reinforcement learning with biased reward representations dependent on social preferences.  ...  These areas have been associated with reward prediction errors in reinforcement learning numerously (for review, see Cohen, 2008) .  ... 
doi:10.1523/jneurosci.3095-12.2013 pmid:23365249 pmcid:PMC6619103 fatcat:u6xh6ycnhnavjawrz4n7vifvhi

RUNNING HEAD: CUE-COMPETITION IN FEAR POTENTIATED STARTLE CUE-COMPETITION IN FEAR POTENTIATED STARTLE CONDITIONING IN HUMANS

2020 Mexican journal of behaviour analysis  
cue-competition.  ...  In Experiment 1, evidence of discriminative learning was found in the form of a reliably greater startle to the air-pu in the presence of A than in the presence of B, and in the absence of any cue.  ...  On the basis of this rather limited corpus of evidence, we deemed useful to initiate a program of research on selective learning in human fear conditioning. erefore, the two experiments reported here were  ... 
doi:10.5514/rmac.v46.i2.77874 fatcat:e465sho23fhovhpvpafctxri6i

Cost-benefit analysis: the first real rule of fight club?

Kristin L. Hillman
2013 Frontiers in Neuroscience  
In part, competitive aggression is a learned behavior that should only be repeated if positive outcomes are achieved.  ...  A basic multi-factorial model of utility assessment is proposed to account for competitive endowment effects that stem from the presence of peers, peer salience and disposition, and the tactical effort  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This author is funded by a Marsden Fund Fast Start Award, administered by the Royal Society of New Zealand.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fnins.2013.00248 pmid:24391531 pmcid:PMC3867679 fatcat:dnjdup7ajveb3mz5png57qngbq

Challenging First year Marketing Students Using a Tournament Style Competition [chapter]

Sharyn R. Rundle-Thiele, Kerri-Ann L. Kuhn
2014 Proceedings of the 2008 Academy of Marketing Science (AMS) Annual Conference  
Active student engagement during the learning process is an integral part of student training (Buckner and Williams 1995; Hickman 1994), having now been linked to both student retention and learning outcomes  ...  This is of concern for researchers, educators and policy makers who are now seeking new ways to increase the time and effort students devote to educationally purposeful activities (Cleary and Skaines 2005  ...  The role of competition in creating valuable learning experiences warrants further study. References Available on Request.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-10963-3_114 fatcat:5ceacgxxsjaujnptuoq6e7mblm

Adaptive tiled Neural Networks

M. Nokhbeh-Zaeem, D. Khashabi, H.A. Talebi, Sh. Navabi, F. Jabbarvaziri
2011 2011 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics  
"Reinforcement Learning Control of Inverted Pendulum"(Persian), Mohsen Falahi, Mohammad Nokhbeh, D.Khashabi, Project Report, Under supervision of Dr. B. Samadi, 2010.  ...  Jun, 2008 Select project, NODET's pure ideas festival. Apr, 2008 Semi-finalist in Physics National Olympiad competitions. Dec, 2007 Nominated as assiduous student among all state-wide students.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icsmc.2011.6084059 dblp:conf/smc/Nokhbeh-ZaeemKTNV11 fatcat:kqmwemm6hbharas7ucxibrzhhm

Building Controllers for Tetris

Christophe Thiery, Bruno Scherrer
2009 ICGA Journal  
Finally, we briefly discuss how this implementation allowed us to win the Tetris-domain prize of the 2008 Reinforcement Learning Competition.  ...  effect on the resulting scores.  ...  Using the bibliographical work we present in this article, BCTS recently won the 2008 Reinforcement Learning Competition.  ... 
doi:10.3233/icg-2009-32102 fatcat:usqox5shwrduvnx4h5s5gieebi

Experiential Learning: A Definitive Edge In The Job Market

James Clark, Gayle Webb White
2010 American Journal of Business Education  
<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>The paper presents one unique experiential learning program in complete detail&mdash;Student in Free Enterprise&rsquo;s Walgreens Wrangle.  ...  <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>This is a twelve-university business strategy competition sponsored by the Students in Free Enterprise team at Southern Arkansas University that has the three-day  ...  It does, however, take dedicated, quality faculty for the program to work. Also, budgeting the event continues to be problematic.  ... 
doi:10.19030/ajbe.v3i2.390 fatcat:hmj7qj6jizg5dlrs5qkvgvclwe

Learning Organization Survey: a study in Kosovan enterprises

Albana Berisha Qehaja, Enver Kutllovci, Ymer Havolli
2017 Zbornik Ekonomskog fakulteta u Zagrebu  
More speciÞ cally, the research on the supportive learning environment, concrete learning processes and practices, and leadership that reinforces learning in Kosovan enterprises.  ...  The research results have highlighted that Kosovan enterprises have fallen short in implementing the Learning Organization since the scores were below the benchmark set up by Garvin et al. (2008) .  ...  RESEARCH METHODOLOGY Since there is no Þ rm consensus on one best measurement tool for LO (Jamali & Sidani, 2008) , the survey used in this study was based on the "LOS" (Garvin et al., 2008) to determine  ... 
doi:10.22598/zefzg.2017.1.51 fatcat:z3cisix62vd3neocgfuis6zgui

The Use of Case Study Competitions to Prepare Students for the World of Work

Monica Galloway Burke, Joelle Davis Carter, Aaron W. Hughey
2013 Industry & higher education  
In this article, the authors argue that the case study approach and, specifically, case study competitions constitute an ideal pedagogical strategy for achieving this objective in an effective and efficient  ...  As we continue into the new millennium, it is imperative that educational institutions equip graduates with the knowledge and skills that are increasingly needed and valued by business and industry.  ...  Bowers and Metcalf (2008) report that many college business programmes have undergone major curriculum transformations in order to increase the emphasis on critical skills sought by employers.  ... 
doi:10.5367/ihe.2013.0156 fatcat:5v3ow2ogs5ed3lcs52ezdvhtza

Letter from the editor-in-chief

Maria Cristina Ferreira de Oliveira
2008 Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society  
learning performance on different corpora.  ...  The second paper, on machine learning and natural language processing, is by Ruy Milidiú, Cícero Santos and Julio Duarte.  ...  Hopefully, this is the first of a series of actions seeking to reinforce the role of JBCS as a major Brazilian vehicle for publishing scientific research on computer science.  ... 
doi:10.1007/bf03192567 fatcat:haigvkz4svf2xdqfcgygkb3rtu
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