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Tim Genewein

PhD student
Information-optimal hierarchies for bounded rational inference and decision-making

Max Planck institute for Intelligent Systems
Max Planck institute for Biological Cybernetics
Tübingen, Germany

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I am a PhD student at the Sensorimotor Learning and Decision-Making research group lead by Daniel A. Braun at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics. Our group is working on connecting sensorimotor learning with theoretical models for bounded rational decision-making. My research is focused on understanding how decision-makers can leverage the structure of their environment in order to efficiently cope with uncertainty. I investigate links between bounded rationality (lately termed computational rationality) and information theory, in particular rate distortion theory. Building upon these links, I am working on a theoretical framework for information-optimal hierarchical models for inference and decision-making.

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Latest blog posts

Talk by Jordi Grau-Moya @ ECML 2016

Talk by Jordi Grau-Moya on our paper: Planning with Information-Processing Constraints and Model Uncertainty in Markov Decision Processes

Talk @ GRASP lab, UPenn and UAI 2016

Special seminar with Jordi Grau-Moya at the GRASP lab of UPenn. Decision-Making with Information Constraints: Free Energy Foundations and Applications