International Scholars Join 18th Adaptive and Learning Systems Workshop at SEAS


Scholars from nine countries and more than two dozen universities and research laboratories will arrive at Yale's campus today to attend the Eighteenth Yale Workshop on Adaptive and Learning Systems, hosted by the Center for Systems Science in the School of Engineering & Applied Science.

Kumpati Narendra, Harold W. Cheel Professor of Electrical Engineering, who has organized the biannual event since 1979, says it has evolved over the 38 years to address the increasingly cross-disciplinary problems found in information and systems sciences.

This year's three-day workshop features nearly 40 speakers in six different topics – Control and Division Science; Cyber-Physical Systems; Neuroscience, Bioscience, and Biomolecular Engineering; Reinforcement Learning, Machine Learning and Deep Learning; Robotics; and General Sciences. Papers presented will include smart bikes for smart cities, computational modeling in brain research, and principles for next generation text entry. A session dedicated to Control and Division Science will feature a talk by a representative from Amazon on the challenges and opportunities of aerial drone delivery. The workshop will also feature a lecture on Wednesday from Marc Raibert of Boston Dynamics who will provide an update on dynamic robots.

The primary objective of the workshop is to bring together scientists and engineers in a collegial environment to discuss critical issues and to exploit the synergism between different viewpoints. Meeting participants will benefit from not only gaining an understanding of how researchers in other fields formulate problems and methods, but also provide many opportunities during the three-day event to network over coffee, food, and wine.