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GALCIT Colloquium

Friday, May 1, 2020
3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Automated Decision Making for Safety Critical Applications
Mykel Kochenderfer, Professor, Aeronautics & Astronautics, Stanford University,

Building robust decision making systems is challenging, especially for safety critical systems such as unmanned aircraft and driverless cars. Decisions must be made based on imperfect information about the environment and with uncertainty about how the environment will evolve. In addition, these systems must carefully balance safety with other considerations, such as operational efficiency. Typically, the space of edge cases is vast, placing a large burden on human designers to anticipate problem scenarios and develop ways to resolve them. This talk discusses major challenges associated with ensuring computational tractability and establishing trust that our systems will behave correctly when deployed in the real world. We will outline some methodologies for addressing these challenges.

For more information, please contact Benedikt Barthel by email at bbarthel@caltech.edu.