Reinforcement Learning (Level 11)
2015-16 Semester 2
Lecturer: Michael Herrmann (
Lecture times: Tuesday and Friday 12:10 - 13:00 at
Teviot Lecture Theatre, Medical School, Doorway 5
First lecture on 12/1/2016
Lecture topics, handouts and schedule
will be held on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays at 13:10 pm (details here). Tutorials start in week 3 (25/1/16)
Tutorial problems can be found
The course mark will be computed using the following weighting:
- R. Sutton and A. Barto, Reinforcement Learning, MIT Press, 1998. (Required)
This book is available online
(please note also at the bottom of that page the second edition which I will usually refer to).
- S. Thrun, W. Burgard, D. Fox, Probabilistic Robotics, MIT Press, 2006. (Recommended, only chapter IV: Planning and Control)
This book is available
in the library and in the CDT RAS library.
- C. Szepesvari, Algorithms for Reinforcement Learning, Morgan and Claypool Publishers, 2010. (Recommended, not necessarily the most convenient book when you getting started.)
Updated version is available online.
- M. Wiering and M. v. Otterlo (eds.) Reinforcement Learning: State-of-the-art.
Vol. 12. Springer Science & Business Media, 2012. (Recommended, only a few bits will be required in the course.)
This book is available online.
Other specific references (e.g., research papers) will be provided along with corresponding lectures.
Course secretary: Maree Matheson
Course representative: TBD
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