In early 2019 the lab began a new collaboration sponsored by the National Research Council – UW Collaboration Centre (NUCC) on AI/Cybersecurity/IoT. This is a new organization set-up to initial research collaboration between NRC staff researchers and UW PIs. I am one of the first faculty to be a part of this endeavour and to receive funding for my work. With Dr. Isaac Tamblyn (NRC) our project studies how to automate material synthesis and discovery by training a Deep Reinforcement Learning system to plan and carry out chemical synthesis experiments to gather data and find efficient pathways to making new or known materials.
Go take a look at the current framework to carry out your own experiments: chemgymrl.com
Our Papers on ChemGymRL
- AmrlActive Measure Reinforcement Learning for Observation Cost Minimization: A framework for minimizing measurement costs in reinforcement learningIn Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2021
- Reinforcement Learning in a Physics-Inspired Semi-Markov EnvironmentIn Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2020