Hi there, welcome to Brian Tanner's research homepage. I just moved my page here from http://brian.tannerpages.com (a Joomla site on my own webserver). I think using Google Sites is a win.
You can reach me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
co-chaired a workshop at NIPS 2006 on this topic. An important step on this path is to figure out how we can fairly evaluate AI algorithms so that we know what methods to prefer. This has lead to an interest in empirical evaluation of reinforcement learning algorithms. I was the technical committee chair for the 2008 RL-Competition, and am currently working on a large system for evaluating RL algorithms, the RL-Logbook..
I've also been busy with various open source projects like RL-Glue, RL-Viz, and the RL-Library. You could say that I'm a big believer in improving the field by empowering the community with tools and projects that hopefully make their life easier.
Before my Ph.D, I did a Masters in Alberta, also with Rich, on Temporal-Difference Networks. Before that, I got an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Manitoba, where I worked with Dr. John Anderson.
Helsinki, Finland, International Conference on Machine Learning
Whistler, Canada, Advances in Neural Information Programming Systems (NIPS)
Click here to see a video of a talk I gave at the Machine Learning Open Source Software workshop at NIPS in 2008.
2008 Technical Commitee Chair