Keynote Speakers

Multivariate Bandits and their Applications
 
John Shawe-Taylor
Centre for Computational Statistics and Machine Learning
University College, London, UK
 
We will review the multi-armed bandit problem and its application to optimising click-through for Web site banners. We will present multi-variate extensions to the basic bandit technology including the use of Gaussian Processes to model relations between different arms. This leads to the consideration of infinitely many arms as well as applications to grammar learning and optimisation.

Key Laboratory of Intelligent Information Processing
Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Science