Joelle Pineau

Joelle is a Co-Managing Director at Facebook AI Research and an Associate Professor at McGill University. Her research focuses primarily on developing new models and algorithms for planning and learning in complex, partially observable domains. Joelle also applies these algorithms to robotics, health care, games, and conversational agents. She serves on the board of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research and the Journal of Machine Learning Research. Joelle holds a BASc in Engineering from the University of Waterloo and an MSc and Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University.

Joelle's Publications

April 30, 2020

RESEARCH

ML APPLICATIONS

CLUTRR: A Diagnostic Benchmark for Inductive Reasoning from Text

The recent success of natural language understanding (NLU) systems has been troubled by results highlighting the failure of these models to generalize in a systematic and robust way.…

Koustuv Sinha, Shagun Sodhani, Jin Dong, Joelle Pineau, William L. Hamilton

April 30, 2020

April 30, 2020

RESEARCH

ML APPLICATIONS

Randomized Value Functions via Multiplicative Normalizing Flows

Randomized value functions offer a promising approach towards the challenge of efficient exploration in complex environments with high dimensional state and action spaces.…

Ahmed Touati, Harsh Satija, Joshua Romoff, Joelle Pineau, Pascal Vincent

April 30, 2020

April 30, 2020

RESEARCH

Separating Value Functions Across Time-Scales

In many finite horizon episodic reinforcement learning (RL) settings, it is desirable to optimize for the undiscounted return – in settings like Atari, for instance, the goal is to collect the most points while staying alive in the long run.…

Joshua Romoff, Peter Henderson, Ahmed Touati, Emma Brunskill, Joelle Pineau, Yann Ollivier

April 30, 2020