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Identifying Reasoning Flaws in Planning-Based RL Using Tree Explanations

Sep 28, 2021
Kin-Ho Lam, Zhengxian Lin, Jed Irvine, Jonathan Dodge, Zeyad T Shureih, Roli Khanna, Minsuk Kahng, Alan Fern

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From Heatmaps to Structural Explanations of Image Classifiers

Sep 13, 2021
Li Fuxin, Zhongang Qi, Saeed Khorram, Vivswan Shitole, Prasad Tadepalli, Minsuk Kahng, Alan Fern

* Submitted to Applied AI Letters 

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Out-of-Distribution Dynamics Detection: RL-Relevant Benchmarks and Results

Jul 11, 2021
Mohamad H Danesh, Alan Fern

* ICML 2021 Workshop on Uncertainty and Robustness in Deep Learning 

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Piecewise-constant Neural ODEs

Jun 11, 2021
Sam Greydanus, Stefan Lee, Alan Fern

* 8 pages, 5 figures (not counting appendix) 

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Blind Bipedal Stair Traversal via Sim-to-Real Reinforcement Learning

May 18, 2021
Jonah Siekmann, Kevin Green, John Warila, Alan Fern, Jonathan Hurst

* Accepted to RSS 2021. Submission video available at and video of a supplemental robustness test at 

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Deep Convolution for Irregularly Sampled Temporal Point Clouds

May 01, 2021
Erich Merrill, Stefan Lee, Li Fuxin, Thomas G. Dietterich, Alan Fern

* 12 pages, submitted to ICLR 2021 

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Optimizing Discrete Spaces via Expensive Evaluations: A Learning to Search Framework

Dec 14, 2020
Aryan Deshwal, Syrine Belakaria, Janardhan Rao Doppa, Alan Fern

* Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence. 34, 04 (Apr. 2020), 3773-3780 
* 9 pages, 8 figures 

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Structured Attention Graphs for Understanding Deep Image Classifications

Dec 08, 2020
Vivswan Shitole, Li Fuxin, Minsuk Kahng, Prasad Tadepalli, Alan Fern

* 26 pages, 25 figures 

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Learning Task Space Actions for Bipedal Locomotion

Nov 09, 2020
Helei Duan, Jeremy Dao, Kevin Green, Taylor Apgar, Alan Fern, Jonathan Hurst

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Sim-to-Real Learning of All Common Bipedal Gaits via Periodic Reward Composition

Nov 02, 2020
Jonah Siekmann, Yesh Godse, Alan Fern, Jonathan Hurst

* Submitted to ICRA 2021. The first two authors contributed equally to this work 

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Learning Spring Mass Locomotion: Guiding Policies with a Reduced-Order Model

Oct 21, 2020
Kevin Green, Yesh Godse, Jeremy Dao, Ross L. Hatton, Alan Fern, Jonathan Hurst

* 7 pages, 8 figures. Submitted to IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L) with ICRA 2021 presentation option. Video supplement: 

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Dream and Search to Control: Latent Space Planning for Continuous Control

Oct 19, 2020
Anurag Koul, Varun V. Kumar, Alan Fern, Somdeb Majumdar

* Preprint 

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DeepAveragers: Offline Reinforcement Learning by Solving Derived Non-Parametric MDPs

Oct 18, 2020
Aayam Shrestha, Stefan Lee, Prasad Tadepalli, Alan Fern

* Preprint. Under review at ICLR 2021 

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Contrastive Explanations for Reinforcement Learning via Embedded Self Predictions

Oct 11, 2020
Zhengxian Lin, Kim-Ho Lam, Alan Fern

* ICML 2020 XXAI 

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Understanding Finite-State Representations of Recurrent Policy Networks

Jun 06, 2020
Mohamad H. Danesh, Anurag Koul, Alan Fern, Saeed Khorram

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Learning Memory-Based Control for Human-Scale Bipedal Locomotion

Jun 03, 2020
Jonah Siekmann, Srikar Valluri, Jeremy Dao, Lorenzo Bermillo, Helei Duan, Alan Fern, Jonathan Hurst

* 8 pages, 5 figures, submitted to Robotics: Science and Systems 2020 

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The Choice Function Framework for Online Policy Improvement

Oct 07, 2019
Murugeswari Issakkimuthu, Alan Fern, Prasad Tadepalli

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Explaining Reinforcement Learning to Mere Mortals: An Empirical Study

Mar 22, 2019
Andrew Anderson, Jonathan Dodge, Amrita Sadarangani, Zoe Juozapaitis, Evan Newman, Jed Irvine, Souti Chattopadhyay, Alan Fern, Margaret Burnett

* 7 pages 

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Interactive Naming for Explaining Deep Neural Networks: A Formative Study

Dec 20, 2018
Mandana Hamidi-Haines, Zhongang Qi, Alan Fern, Fuxin Li, Prasad Tadepalli

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Learning Finite State Representations of Recurrent Policy Networks

Nov 29, 2018
Anurag Koul, Sam Greydanus, Alan Fern

* Preprint. Under review at ICLR 2019 

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Visualizing and Understanding Atari Agents

Sep 10, 2018
Sam Greydanus, Anurag Koul, Jonathan Dodge, Alan Fern

* ICML 2018 conference paper. Code: Blog: 

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Open Category Detection with PAC Guarantees

Aug 01, 2018
Si Liu, Risheek Garrepalli, Thomas G. Dietterich, Alan Fern, Dan Hendrycks

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Schema Independent Relational Learning

Nov 06, 2017
Jose Picado, Arash Termehchy, Alan Fern, Parisa Ataei

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AutoMode: Relational Learning With Less Black Magic

Oct 03, 2017
Jose Picado, Sudhanshu Pathak, Arash Termehchy, Alan Fern

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Incorporating Feedback into Tree-based Anomaly Detection

Aug 30, 2017
Shubhomoy Das, Weng-Keen Wong, Alan Fern, Thomas G. Dietterich, Md Amran Siddiqui

* 8 Pages, KDD 2017 Workshop on Interactive Data Exploration and Analytics (IDEA'17), August 14th, 2017, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 

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A Meta-Analysis of the Anomaly Detection Problem

Aug 26, 2016
Andrew Emmott, Shubhomoy Das, Thomas Dietterich, Alan Fern, Weng-Keen Wong

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Approximate Policy Iteration for Budgeted Semantic Video Segmentation

Jul 26, 2016
Behrooz Mahasseni, Sinisa Todorovic, Alan Fern

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Sequential Feature Explanations for Anomaly Detection

Feb 28, 2015
Md Amran Siddiqui, Alan Fern, Thomas G. Dietterich, Weng-Keen Wong

* 9 pages, 4 figures and submitted to KDD 2015 

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