Workshop on Mathematical Introduction to Reinforcement Learning
A workshop on the topic of “Mathematical Introduction to Reinforcement Learning” was organized by the Department of Mathematics, SBASSE from June 9th to 11th 2021.
The esteemed speakers of the workshop were: Dr. Andreas Daniel Matt from IMAGINARY, Berlin, Germany; and Dr. Jonathan Shock from University of Cape Town, South Africa.
The workshop was attended by national and international students, researchers and professionals. The fact that the event used theory mixed with simulators and interactive applets to introduce Reinforcement Learning (RL), every individual could relate RL to their own context. The discussion and ideas stemmed from various exciting areas of applications such as the use of RL in automating investment portfolios, flight/boat navigation, logistics and transport routing, etc. The event was a first of its kind to open an interactive floor for people to meet and talk about RL, and the future of RL.
Selected participants will be working closely with some faculty members of the Department of Mathematics at SBASSE. The event has paved way for mathematicians to work with engineers, programmers, and skilled professionals. The event highlighted the needs of incorporating Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Reinforcement Learning into the future activities of Pakistan, especially in teaching, research, business, and IT sectors.