ECE 218: Introduction to Reinforcement Learning (Spring ’20)

Teaching Staff

Instructor: Sadegh Bolouki, Office: 6/108 ECE, Email: bolouki@modares.ac.ir / sadegh.bolouki@gmail.com

Teaching Assistant: Sajjad Torabi, Ata Solouki

Meeting Times

The class meets two times a week, Sundays and Tuesdays, 15:00-16:30, in Shora Room, ECE Building. Update: From Esfand 3, 1399 on, classes are continued online due to COVID-19. Please visit TMU online education website. The class schedule remains the same.

Instructor’s Office hours: Mondays 11:00-12:00, 6/108 ECE. Other times by appointment. Update: From Esfand 3, 1399 on, office hours are canceled due to COVID-19.

Homework Assignments, Exams, and Grading

1. There will be four homework assignments, to be sent electronically to the TA’s.

2. There will one final exam.

3. Attendance will count 10%, homework assignments 40%, and the final exam 50% towards the final grade in the course.

Required Text

Richard S. Sutton and Andrew G. Barto. Introduction to reinforcement learning. Vol. 135. Cambridge: MIT press. 1998.

Prerequisites

Some knowledge of Stochastic Processes and Optimization