Our cluster meeting on 2nd May will be in Pav. K.16 between 12:30-13:30. This week we will have a guest lecturer Maurits Kaptein
The title and the abstract of Maurits Kaptein’s lecture are as follows:
Personalization and bandits with applications in health.
In this talk prof. Maurits Kaptein will talk about his work in the computational personalization lab at JADS (Den Bosch). Starting from a (contextual) multi-armed bandit formalization of treatment personalization Maurits will present his work on developing novel multi-armed bandit policies (e.g., bootstrapped thompson sampling), on software development to evaluate multi-armed bandit policies in the field (https://github.com/Nth-iteration-labs/streamingbandit), and on the use of this framework for personalization in (e)Health and online marketing. The talk will provide a broad overview of the work carried out by Maurits and his PhD students over the last five years.
Short Bio of Maurits Kaptein:
He received his Ph.D. with honors form the Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Next, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Aalto school of Economics, Aalto, Finland. Afterwards he worked for 2 years as an assistant professor of Statistics and Research Methods at the University of Tilburg. He has previously (during his Ph.D. work) worked as a research scientist at Philips Research, Eindhoven, the Netherlands and as a distinguished visiting scholar at the CHIMe lab of Stanford University, Stanford CA, USA. He has also worked as an assistant professor in Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the Radboud University Nijmegen where he was the track leader of a master track called “Web and Language”.