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Peter Dayan,
a British computer and neuro scienctist, professor of computational neuroscience at University College London, and director of UCL's Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit [1] [2]. He obtained a B.Sc. in mathematics from University of Cambridge and a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence from University of Edinburgh, which focused on Bayesian network and neural network models of machine learning. He was postdoctoral researcher at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies working with Terrence J. Sejnowski, and the University of Toronto with Geoffrey E. Hinton, and assistant professor at MIT before relocating to Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit at UCL in 1998.

Peter Dayan's work has been influential in several fields impinging on cognitive science, including machine learning, mathematical statistics, neuroscience and psychology - he has articulated a view in which neural computation is akin to a Bayesian inference process [3]. His research centers around self-supervised learning, reinforcement learning, temporal difference learning and population coding. He researched and published on Q-learning with Chris Watkins [4], and provided a proof of convergence of TD(λ) for arbitrary λ [5]. Along with Nicol N. Schraudolph and Terrence J. Sejnowski, he published on temporal difference learning to evaluate positions in Go [6].
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  1. ^ Gatsby Computational Neuroscience
  2. ^ Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit | Professor Peter Dayan
  3. ^ Research Biography of Peter Dayan | The David E. Rumelhart Prize 2012
  4. ^ Christopher J. C. H. Watkins, Peter Dayan (1992). Q-learning. Machine Learning, Vol. 8, No. 2
  5. ^ Peter Dayan (1992). The convergence of TD (λ) for general λ. Machine Learning, Vol. 8, No. 3
  6. ^ Nicol N. Schraudolph, Peter Dayan, Terrence J. Sejnowski (1994). Temporal Difference Learning of Position Evaluation in the Game of Go. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 6
  7. ^ Research Biography of Peter Dayan | The David E. Rumelhart Prize 2012
  8. ^ DBLP: Peter Dayan
  9. ^ Helmholtz machine from Wikipedia

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