ACM Chicago webinar on Wed, Dec. 15 at 6 PM CST on Reinforcement Learning with Ray RLlib

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Dec 5, 2021, 11:41:45 PM12/5/21
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Dear ACM Chicago member,

We will have our last ACM Chicago webinar of 2021 on Wed, Dec 15 at 6 PM with Dean Wampler on Reinforcement Learning with Ray RLlib.   Please see below for details and registration. 

Reinforcement Learning with Ray RLlib

Speaker: Dean Wampler


Wednesday, December 15, 2021

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM CDT

Online Event



Admission: Free, General Admission, open to the public, registration required.





Reinforcement learning (RL) trains an agent to maximize a cumulative reward in an environment. The talk will start with why RL is important, how it works, and several applications of RL. The presentation continues with how RL requires a variety of computational patterns: data processing, simulations, model training, model serving. etc.

Finally, Dean will discuss how RLlib (http://rllib.io), implemented with Ray (http://ray.io), seamlessly and efficiently supports RL, providing an ideal platform for building Python-based, RL applications with an intuitive, flexible API. You will also learn how RLlib is on of the few frameworks that efficiently supports all these patterns at scale.


Dean Wampler (@deanwampler) is a Chicago-based expert in data engineering for scalable, streaming data systems and applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence (ML/AI). He is a Principal Software Engineer at Domino Data Lab.

Previously he worked at Anyscale, where he focused on scalable ML with Ray, and at Lightbend, where he developed distributed streaming data systems using Apache Spark, Apache Kafka, Kubernetes, and other tools.

Dean is the author of "Programming Scala", "What Is Ray? Distributed Computing Made Simple", "Fast Data Architectures for Streaming Applications", "Functional Programming for Java Developers", and the coauthor of "Programming Hive", all from O'Reilly.

He is a contributor to several open source projects, and a frequent conference speaker and co-organizer. Dean has a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Washington.
Note: You must register with Zoom, registering in Meetup does not give you access to the Zoom meeting. Please see the Zoom link in the Meetup page or below.

Agenda
(Times are Central Standard Time)
6:00pm - Brief introductions
6:05pm - Talk by Dean Wampler
6:45pm - Q&A
7:00pm - End

If you missed our last event in November, the recording is now available

ACM Chicago appreciates your support of our webinars.  We look forward to your attendance on Wed. Dec. 15.  

Regards,

ACM Chicago

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Dec 5, 2021, 11:44:56 PM12/5/21
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Sorry, that was the slides from last month.  The video recording is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJjFzZp6j1Y&t=5s.

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Dec 10, 2021, 10:01:32 PM12/10/21
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Hi all,

A kind reminder of our last ACM Chicago webinar this Wednesday, for more details and registration see below.

Regards,

ACM Chicago


On Sun, Dec 5, 2021 at 8:41 PM ACM Chicago <me...@chicagoacm.org> wrote:


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