Tim Rocktäschel

Tim is a research scientist at the Facebook AI Research (FAIR) lab and a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at University College London. His research focuses on developing agents that learn to acquire abstract knowledge in environments requiring sequential decision making. Prior to joining Facebook, Tim was a postdoc researcher at the University of Oxford, a Junior Research Fellow in computer science at Jesus College, a stipendiary lecturer in computer science at Hertford College, and a Ph.D. student at University College London.

Tim's Publications

May 01, 2020

RESEARCH

COMPUTER VISION

Learning to Speak and Act in a Fantasy Text Adventure Game

We introduce a large-scale crowdsourced text adventure game as a research platform for studying grounded dialogue. In it, agents can perceive, emote, and act whilst conducting dialogue with other agents. Models and humans can both act as…

Jack Urbanek, Angela Fan, Siddharth Karamcheti, Saachi Jain, Samuel Humeau, Emily Dinan, Tim Rocktäschel, Douwe Kiela, Arthur Szlam, Jason Weston,

May 01, 2020

May 01, 2020

RESEARCH

ML APPLICATIONS

MVFST-RL: An Asynchronous RL Framework for Congestion Control with Delayed Actions

Effective network congestion control strategies are key to keeping the Internet (or any large computer network) operational. Network congestion control has been dominated by hand-crafted heuristics for decades. Recently, Reinforcement Learning…

Viswanath Sivakumar, Tim Rocktäschel, Alexander H. Miller, Heinrich Küttler, Nantas Nardelli, Mike Rabbat, Joelle Pineau, Sebastian Riedel,

May 01, 2020

May 01, 2020

RESEARCH

NLP

Language Models as Knowledge Bases?

Recent progress in pretraining language models on large textual corpora led to a surge of improvements for downstream NLP tasks. Whilst learning linguistic knowledge, these models may also be storing relational knowledge present in the training…

Fabio Petroni, Tim Rocktäschel, Patrick Lewis, Anton Bakhtin, Yuxiang Wu, Alexander H. Miller, Sebastian Riedel,

May 01, 2020