Sridhar Mahadevan

 

Professor




School of  Computer Science


Graduate Program Director


Co-Director, Autonomous Learning Laboratory


Action Editor, Journal of Machine Learning Research



Research Interests




Artificial Intelligence

Machine Learning

Markov Decision Processes

Reinforcement Learning

Representation Discovery



Teaching




Spring 2013: Optimization for Computer Science


CONTACT INFO:




mahadeva AT cs.umass.edu

140 Governor’s Drive

Department of Computer Science

University of Massachusetts

Amherst MA 01003

(413)545-3140

 
 
 

My research has spanned many areas of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the past 20 years. A core interest in the past few years is on algorithms for learning low-dimensional representations of high-dimensional data. My recent work has focused on investigating representation discovery in a variety of settings, including decision-theoretic planning and reinforcement learning, transfer learning, natural language processing, and robotics. I am also investigating scalable online convex optimization methods, such as mirror descent, and their application to reinforcement learning and representation discovery.


I serve as the Graduate Program Director for the Department of Computer Science. Inquiries regarding the graduate program should go to Leeanne Leclerc, Graduate Program Manager, leclerc@cs.umass.edu.