Aviv Tamar

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I’m an assistant professor at Technion – Israel Institute for Technology, in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department.

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.


27. Apr 2023

3 papers accepted to ICML! Details coming soon

27. Apr 2023

DOTE: Rethinking WAN Traffic Engineering wins best paper award at NSDI!

1. Nov 2022

New preprint: Learning Control by Iterative Inversion

1. Nov 2022

Meta Reinforcement Learning with Finite Training Tasks accepted to NeurIPS 2022.

1. June 2022

Deep Latent Particles accepted to ICML 2022. Traveling to ICML? Come say hi at our poster!

1. June 2022

WeRLman: to tackle whale (transactions), go deep (RL) accepted to IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (IEEE S&P 2023)

1. June 2022

New preprint: Meta Reinforcement Learning with Finite Training Tasks-a Density Estimation Approach

1. Mar 2022

Our work Validate on Sim, Detect on Real--Model Selection for Domain Randomization got accepted to ICRA 2022

1. Jan 2022

Won ERC Starting grant for project BAYES-RL!

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