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Research interests

  • Machine learning
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Reinforcement learning
  • Bounded rationality
  • Network science

Education/Academic qualification

Computer Science, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts

Award Date: 1 Sep 2008

Computer Science, Master in Science, University of Massachusetts

Award Date: 1 Sep 2004

Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Master in Science, University of Massachusetts

Award Date: 1 Sep 1997

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Projects

Research Output

Iterative Policy-Space Expansion in Reinforcement Learning

Lichtenberg, J. & Şimşek, Ö., 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

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Regularization in Directable Environments with Application to Tetris

Lichtenberg, J. & Şimşek, Ö., 15 Jun 2019, p. 3953-3962.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Why most decisions are easy in Tetris—And perhaps in other sequential decision problems, as well

Şimşek, Ö., Algorta, S. & Kothiyal, A., 30 Jun 2016, Proceedings of The 33rd International Conference on Machine Learning. PMLR, Vol. 48. p. 1757-1765 9 p. (Proceedings of Machine Learning Research).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Learning from small samples: An analysis of simple decision heuristics

Şimşek, Ö. & Buckmann, M., 2015, Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 28 (NIPS 2015): Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, December 7-12, 2015. Cortes, C., Lawrence, N. D., Lee, D. D., Sugiyama, M. & Garnett, R. (eds.). Curran Associates, Inc., p. 3159-3167 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
  • 5 Citations (Scopus)

    Linear decision rule as aspiration for simple decision heuristics

    Şimşek, Ö., 2014, Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 26 : 27th Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems 2013: Proceedings of a meeting held December 5-8, 2013, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, United States. Burges, C. J. C., Bottou, L., Welling, M., Ghahramani, Z. & Weinberger, K. Q. (eds.). Curran Associates, Inc., p. 2904-2912 9 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Open Access
  • 20 Citations (Scopus)