Marek Petrik

Marek Petrik

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of New Hampshire. Before UNH, I was a Research Staff Member at the IBM’s T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown, NY. I received my Ph.D. from University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2010. My advisor was: Shlomo Zilberstein.

I am also a member of the artificial intelligence research group at UNH.

Research Interests

I am interested in robust data-driven decision making and in particular in reinforcement learning with limited data sets, risk aversion, and Bayesian models of uncertainty. My application areas include natural resource management, agriculture, and space physics. I had previously worked on applications in precision agriculture, natural resources, renewable energy management, supply chains, advertising, and others.

Selected Recent Publications

Beyond Confidence Regions: Tight Bayesian Ambiguity Sets for Robust MDPs, Marek Petrik, Reazul Hasan Russell, arXiv:1902.07605, 2019.

Fast Feature Selection for Linear Value Function Approximation, Bahram Behzadian, Soheil Gharatappeh, Marek Petrik, International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS) 2019.

Fast Bellman Updates for Robust MDPs, Chin Pang Ho, Marek Petrik, Wolfram Wiesemann, International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), 2018. [Full Paper].

Value Directed Exploration in Multi-Armed Bandits with Structured Priors, Bence Cserna, Marek Petrik, Reazul Hasan Russel, Wheeler Ruml, Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI), 2017.

Safe Policy Improvement by Minimizing Robust Baseline Regret, Marek Petrik, Yinlam Chow, Mohammad Ghavamzadeh, Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), 2016.

All Publications

Contact Information

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