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Michael Lederman Littman,
an American mathematician, computer scientist and professor of CS at Brown University, and before at Rutgers University and Duke University. He received his Ph.D. in 1996 at Brown University on Algorithms for Sequential Decision Making under advisor Leslie P. Kaelbling [1] . His research interests focus on stochastic games and reinforcement learning along with the related Markov Models for decision making, such as Markov Chain, Hidden Markov Model (HMM), Markov Decision Process (MDP), and Partially Observable Markov Decision Process (POMDP).
Michael L. Littman [2]

Crossword Solver

During his time at Duke University in the late 90s, Michael L. Littman worked on an automated crossword solver Proverb [3] [4], which won an Outstanding Paper Award in 1999 from AAAI [5] [6] and competed in the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament [7] [8].

See also


Markov Models

Michael Littman's explanatory grid on Markov Models [9] :
Markov
Models
Do we have control
over the state transitons?
NO
YES
Are the states
completely
observable?
YES
Markov Chain
MDP
NO
HMM
POMDP

Selected Publications

[10]

1990 ...

2000 ...

2010 ...


External Links


References

  1. ^ Michael L. Littman (1996). Algorithms for Sequential Decision Making . Ph.D. thesis, Brown University, pdf
  2. ^ Michael Littman at Rutgers University in 2009. This picture was taken by a student during a lecture, Michael L. Littman from Wikipedia
  3. ^ Proverb: The Probabilistic Cruciverbalist
  4. ^ Proverb (disambiguation) from Wikipedia
  5. ^ AAAI Outstanding Paper Award:
  6. ^ Greg A. Keim, Noam M. Shazeer, Michael L. Littman, Sushant Agarwal, Catherine M. Cheves, Joseph Fitzgerald, Jason Grosland, Fan Jiang, Shannon Pollard, Karl Weinmeister (1999). PROVERB: The Probabilistic Cruciverbalist. AAAI/IAAI 1999, pdf
  7. ^ Proverb, the Crossword-Solving Computer Program
  8. ^ Michael L. Littman from Wikipedia
  9. ^ The POMDP Page by Anthony R. Cassandra
  10. ^ dblp: Michael L. Littman

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