James E. Kostas

James E. Kostas

College of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst

jekostas [at] cs [dot] umass [dot] edu

I am a fourth-year PhD student working with Dr. Philip Thomas in the Autonomous Learning Lab (ALL). My research interests lie at the intersection of reinforcement learning (RL), stochastic neural networks, robotics, and deep learning. My current research is particularly focused on "sim-to-real" transfer learning for RL with robotics applications. I am also studying the practical advantages of stochastic networks, optionally fused with traditional (deterministic) deep networks, for RL.

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