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Humble Brag

By Sharon C Betts, on 7 February 2022

The start of this year has been incredibly fruitful for some of our students who have won awards and had papers accepted for conferences. We are incredibly proud of them all and happy to provide a humble brag of their achievements.


Jakob Zeitler wins UCL Grand Challenges Doctoral Students’ small grant

Jakob Zeitler (Cohort 1) was awarded a UCL Grand Challenges Doctoral Students’ small grant award for his project ‘Developing a New Approach to Teaching AI and Society’ alongside of Jaspreet Jagdev. Jakob has been very involved in looking at AI and ethics since the start of his research at UCL and has been integral in setting up speakers and reading groups around the subject of AI and Society.



Student Research Papers Accepted for conferences and publications


The following students have had papers accepted at the Tenth International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR 22) (authors in bold from L to R)

Fickinger, A., Cohen, S., Russel, S., Amos, B. (2022). Cross-Domain Imitation Learning via Optimal Transport. Proc. of the International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR)

McEwen, Jason D., Christopher GR Wallis, and Augustine N. Mavor-Parker. “Scattering Networks on the Sphere for Scalable and Rotationally Equivariant Spherical CNNs.”, ICLR 2022

Mguni, D.H., Jafferjee, T., Wang, J., Perez-Nieves, N., Slumbers, O., Tong, F., Li, Y., Zhu, J., Yang, Y. and Wang, J., 2021. LIGS: Learnable Intrinsic-Reward Generation Selection for Multi-Agent Learning. ICLR 2022.

Yu, Changmin, Dong Li, Jianye Hao, Jun Wang, and Neil Burgess. “Learning State Representations via Retracing in Reinforcement Learning.” ICLR 2022


Felix Biggs just had an AISTATS 2022

Felix Biggs and Benjamin Guedj, On Margins and Derandomisation in PAC-Bayes, AISTATS 2022. Preprint version is here https://arxiv.org/abs/2107.03955 and official announcement here http://aistats.org/aistats2022/accepted.html