The Reinforcement Learning group in Redmond is passionate about both RL theory and applications. The group focuses on foundational advances in Model-based Learning, Memory, Effective Exploration, and Counterfactual Learning. Our application domains include Interactive Fiction (Text-based) games, Xbox and Microsoft Studios games, and indoor agriculture.
We collaborate closely with the wider reinforcement learning effort at MSR including groups in Cambridge, Montreal, and New York.
A recent overview of our research: BreakthroughsRL2019.pptx