L A Prashanth Home Page
Associate Professor
Email : prashla [at] cse [dot] iitm [dot] ac [dot] in   |   Phone : 4377
Lab(s) : RL.
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Research Interests :

Reinforcement Learning, Stochastic Optimization, Multi-armed Bandits.

Publications : (Last Five, while at IITM)DBLP | View All

  • A Survey of Risk-Aware Multi-Armed Bandits. 
    Authors : Vincent Y. F. Tan, L A Prashanth, Krishna P. Jagannathan
    Appeared in Proceedings of the Thirty-First International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23-29 July 2022. (IJCAI 2022) ,pp.5623-5629, Jul 2022
  • Risk-Sensitive Reinforcement Learning via Policy Gradient Search. 
    Authors : L A Prashanth, Michael C. Fu
    Appeared in Found. Trends Mach. Learn., Vol 15, pp.537-693, Jan 2022
  • Estimation of Spectral Risk Measures. 
    Authors : Ajay Kumar Pandey, L A Prashanth, Sanjay P. Bhat
    Appeared in Thirty-Fifth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2021, Thirty-Third Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence, IAAI 2021, The Eleventh Symposium on Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence, EAAI 2021, Virtual Event, February 2-9, 2021, pp.12166-12173, Feb 2021
  • Concentration bounds for temporal difference learning with linear function approximation: the case of batch data and uniform sampling. 
    Authors : L A Prashanth, Nathaniel Korda, Rmi Munos
    Appeared in Mach. Learn., Vol 110, pp.559-618, Jan 2021
  • Smoothed functional-based gradient algorithms for off-policy reinforcement learning: A non-asymptotic viewpoint. 
    Authors : Nithia Vijayan, L A Prashanth
    Appeared in Syst. Control. Lett., Vol 155, pp.104988, Jan 2021

(Recent) Teaching : View All  |  Back to top

Jan 2023 - May 2023 : - Stochastic Optimization (CS6515)
Jan 2022 - Apr 2022 : - Object Oriented Algorithms Implementation and Analysis Lab (CS2810)
Jan 2022 - Apr 2022 : - Topics in Reinforcement Learning (CS7011)
Jan 2022 - Apr 2022 : - Stochastic Optimization (CS6515)
Aug 2021 - Dec 2021 : - Reinforcement learning (CS6700)

(Current) Advisees View All  |  Back to top

ProgramNameRoll No.Joining DateFunding
PhDNithia VCS17D003Jul 2017HTRA
PhDSoumen PachalCS22D009Jul 2022HTRA
MSAjay Kumar PandeyCS17S011Jul 2017HTRA
MSDipayan SenCS18S012Jul 2018HTRA