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Elise van der Pol

PhD student, University of Amsterdam

I am fascinated by the idea of building agents that use environmental feedback to make better decisions. As a result, my research interests lie in Reinforcement Learning and Machine Learning. I'm a PhD student in the Amsterdam Machine Learning Lab, supervised by Prof. Dr. Max Welling and Dr. Frans Oliehoek (TU Delft). Before my PhD, I studied Artificial Intelligence at the University of Amsterdam where I obtained my Master's degree (cum laude). My MSc thesis was on the subject of Deep Reinforcement Learning for Coordinated Traffic Light Controllers. In addition to doing research, I teach practicals and tutorials for courses in the Artificial Intelligence Bachelor's and Master's programmes and supervise research projects and theses for students in these programmes. I am also involved in Inclusive AI.

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