In the field of Computational Sustainability, I have worked on learning predictive models of and optimizing policies for domains in invasive species control, forest harvest management and forest fire management. These types of domains offer unique challenges for traditional artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms for decision making, prediction and anomaly detection.
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Our Papers on Computational Sustainability
- A Complementary Approach to Improve WildFire Prediction Systems.In Neural Information Processing Systems (AI for social good workshop). NeurIPS. 2018.
- Semantic Workflows and Machine Learning for the Assessment of Carbon Storage by Urban TreesIn Third International Workshop on Capturing Scientific Knowledge (Sciknow 2019), Collocated with the tenth International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP). Los Angeles, California, USA. 2019.
- MCTS+A3CCombining MCTS and A3C for prediction of spatially spreading processes in forest wildfire settingsIn Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 2018.
- Using Spatial Reinforcement Learning to Build Forest Wildfire Dynamics Models From Satellite ImagesFrontiers in ICT. 5, (6). Frontiers, Apr, 2018.
- PAC Optimal MDP Planning with Application to Invasive Species ManagementJournal of Machine Learning Research. 16, 2015.
- Using equilibrium policy gradients for spatiotemporal planning in forest ecosystem managementIEEE Transactions on Computers. 63, (1). IEEE computer Society Digital Library. IEEE Computer Society., 2014.
- PAC Optimal Planning for Invasive Species Management: Improved Exploration for Reinforcement Learning from Simulator-Defined MDPsIn Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-2013). Bellevue, WA, USA. 2013.
- Policy Gradient Optimization Using Equilibrium Policies for Spatial Planning DomainsIn 13th INFORMS Computing Society Conference. Santa Fe, NM, United States. 2013.
- Managing Invasive Species in a River NetworkIn Third International Conference on Computational Sustainability. Copenhagen, Denmark. 2012.
- phd-thesisEquilibrium Policy Gradients for Spatiotemporal PlanningUBC Library, Vancouver, BC, Canada.. 2011.
- Seeing the Forest Despite the Trees : Large Scale Spatial-Temporal Decision MakingIn Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI09). Montreal, Canada. 2009.