Date & Time:
September 30, 2022 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location:
Crerar 390, 5730 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL,
09/30/2022 02:30 PM 09/30/2022 03:30 PM America/Chicago Andrew Drucker (UChicago) – Accelerating Search for Decision-Making Under Uncertainty Crerar 390, 5730 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL,

I will discuss my research in CS theory, with a focus on decision-making under uncertainty. A broad variety of decision-making tasks can be modeled as “games against Nature”, in which a player alternates moves with an opponent (“Nature”) who plays randomly.

For general binary-move games, I have provided an algorithm yielding rigorous exponential computational savings over brute-force search—with no assumption of bounded state-space. This provides, for the first time, a search technique in this setting of power comparable to alpha/beta-style pruning for games against adversarial opponents. I will discuss the ideas involved, which are new and much more subtle than in the adversarial setting, and which hold promise for further work.

Speakers

Andrew Drucker

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

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