Summer 2020 Reinforcement Learning Paper Club

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Hi! I’m starting a reinforcement learning paper club meeting once a month over the summer. It will be a small and intimate reading group of people with big dreams. Underrepresented minorities in technology are encouraged to apply. Apply here.


  • Background in machine learning.
  • Attendance required for all 3 meetings.


  • Decided by popular vote.


  • Saturday, June 20, 2020
  • Saturday, July 18, 2020
  • Saturday, August 15, 2020


  • 8:00 - 9:00 PM CST


The paper club was a success!

Papers we read:

  1. Data-Driven Reinforcement Learning (Paper, Blog, Slides, Group Notes)
  2. Reinforcement Learning with Augmented Data (Paper, Group Notes)
  3. Discovering Reinforcement Learning Algorithms (Paper, Group Notes)


  1. Sonia Joseph (cofounder), Machine Learning Engineer at Stealth Start Up
  2. Scott Simontacchi,  Machine Learning Engineer at NextBee
  3. Taylor Kulp-Mcdowall, Data Scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton
  4. Oguzhan Dogru, PhD Student @ University of Alberta
  5. Arun Raja, Undergraduate Student @ University of Singapore
  6. Pujaa Rajan (me)

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">📚 Tonight was the third meeting of &quot;Theory and Practice: Deep RL&quot;, which I founded with @soniamjoseph.<br><br>📖 We read and discussed &quot;Discovering Reinforcement Learning Algorithms&quot; by <a href="">@junh_oh</a>, <a href="">@matteohessel</a>, <a href="">@wojczarnecki</a>, <a href="">@zhongwen2009</a>, <a href="">@hado</a>, Satinder Singh, and David Silver. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Pujaa Rajan (@pujaarajan) <a href="">August 16, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>


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