The meetup #15 of Papers We Love Bucharest will have two speakers in tandem because of the two competencies required by the subject: computational and biological! We'll present and discuss different fascinating parallels between reinforcement learning and neuroscience, keeping the level introductory on both. It's a nice opportunity to understand what is reinforcement learning and how some of its core parts have a correspondence in neuroscience.
K, Doya, "Reinforcement learning: Computational theory and biological mechanisms (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2645553/pdf/HJFOA5-000001-000030_1.pdf)", HFSP Journal, 1(1):3-40, 2007
Adrian Florea (https://www.linkedin.com/in/adrianflorea/) is a machine learning enthusiast, currently taking a sabbatical year to prepare a change in his career towards machine learning and data science. He has 24 years of professional software experience, 7 of which having worked abroad, in Milan, Italy.
Andrei Florea (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Andrei_Florea2) is a DPhil student in Chemical Biology at the University of Oxford and holds a Master of Biochemistry (Molecular and Cellular) degree at the University of Oxford (2016).
Looking forward to seeing you all.