Aug. 1, 2019
Prof. Precup has been awarded the 2019 Classic AIJ Paper Award as author of the seminal paper on options, Between MDPs and semi-MDPs: A framework for temporal abstraction in reinforcement learning by RS Sutton, D Precup, and S Singh published in Artificial Intelligence in 1999. Options are a widely used framework in reinforcement learning that lets agents reason about actions at different time scales.
The Classic AIJ Paper Award "recognizes outstanding papers published at least 15 calendar years ago in the AI Journal that are exceptional in their significance and impact".
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