Aviv Tamar

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I’m an assistant professor at Technion – Israel Institute for Technology, where I hold the Robert J. Shillman Career Advancement Chair.

My research focuses on AI and machine learning, with an emphasis on robotics applications. My long term goal is to bring robots into human-centered domains such as homes and hospitals. Towards this goal, some fundamental questions need to be solved, such as how can machines learn models of their environments that are useful for performing tasks, and how to learn behavior from interaction in an interpretable and safe manner. Most of my work falls under the framework of reinforcement learning, and its connections to representation learning, planning, and risk-averse optimization. See my publications page for more details!

Previously, I was a postdoc in the Berkeley AI Research Lab (BAIR) at UC Berkeley, with Prof. Pieter Abbeel. I completed my PhD. at the Technion, supervised by Prof. Shie Mannor, and my MSc also at Technion, under the supervision of Prof. Ron Meir.


16. Jan 2020

New preprint: Deep Residual Flow for Novelty Detection

10. Dec 2019

I'll be giving a talk on visual planning and novelty detection at NeurIPS workshop: Safety and Robustness in Decision-making

10. Dec 2019

New preprint: Deep Variational Semi-Supervised Novelty Detection

07. Sep 2019

Our paper Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning with Multi-Step Generative Models got accepted to CoRL 2019!

01. June 2019

New website! Thanks to Allan Lab for the template!

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