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MAPLE Lab @ UMBC

Multi-Agent Planning and Learning Lab

May 31, 2017

I received official notice today that John Winder has advanced to candidacy after successfully defending his dissertation proposal on May 19. Great job, John!

Written by Shawn Squire on Wednesday May 31, 2017


May 18, 2017

Lab director Marie desJardins was featured in an article in Forbes : Meet These Incredible Women Advancing A.I. Research

Written by Shawn Squire on Thursday May 18, 2017


March 15, 2017

Meet Stephani Milani , UMBC's Researcher of the Week !

Written by Shawn Squire on Monday May 15, 2017


May 14, 2017

Congratulations to Matthew Landen for receiving a highly competitive NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, which he will use to begin a Ph.D. program at Georgia Tech in the fall! Read more here and here !

Written by Shawn Squire on Sunday May 14, 2017


February 1, 2017

Congratulations to Nicholay Topin for acceptances to Ph.D. programs at UMass, UW, and Carnegie Mellon!

Written by Shawn Squire on Wednesday February 1, 2017


January 30, 2017

Congratulations to Gaby Salib , UMBC Researcher of the week ! Gaby is an INDS major who has created her own major in Human-Centered Computing (for which Dr. desJardins serves as co-mentor). Gaby is also the president of UMBC's CS Education student group.

Written by Shawn Squire on Monday January 30, 2017


January 27, 2017

Congratulations on acceptance of "Planning with Markov Decision Processes" at ICAPS-17 to Brown collaborators Nakul Gopalan (lead author), Stefanie Tellex, and Lawson Wong and UMBC coauthors Shawn Squire and John Winder . ICAPS is a very competitive conference and everyone did a great job writing, …

Written by Shawn Squire on Friday January 27, 2017


April 7, 2016

Congratulations to John Winder for being accepted to the IJCAI-16 Doctoral Consortium, to be held at IJCAI in New York this July. John received very positive reviews for his proposal to develop an extended MDP framework using concept formation to create new abstractions in complex domains.

Written by Shawn Squire on Thursday April 7, 2016


December 9, 2015

Congratulations to Robert Holder for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation today! After 12 years of perseverance as a part-time Ph.D. student, we are all very proud of Rob's terrific work and contributions to creating plan libraries for rapid real-time replanning in dynamic domains.

Written by Shawn Squire on Wednesday December 9, 2015


April 12, 2013

Congratulations to former MAPLE postdoc Fusun Yaman , who is expecting twins in August, and had not one but three papers accepted to AAAI! (None of which she will be able to present, since her doctor absolutely forbids her from traveling in late September...)

Written by Shawn Squire on Friday April 12, 2013