My name is Luong (Louie) Hoang. I am a data scientist with the Speech Recognition & Language Modeling group. Previously I was a research engineer at MicrosoftResearch in Cambridge, MA. Prior to joining MSR, I worked on the kernel for Microsoft Dynamics AX.
At Microsoft AI & Research, I have worked on various Machine Learning systems. Some of these include: Multi-World Testing (contextual bandit), Predictive Accentless Typing, Object Detection with Deep Learning, Motion Estimation, Image Search and many other fun things.
This is an umbrella project for machine learning with explore-exploit tradeoff: the trade-off between acquiring and using information. This is a mature, yet very active, research area studied in Machine Learning, Theoretical Computer Science, Operations Research, and Economics. Much of our activity focuses on "multi-armed bandits" and "contextual bandits", relatively simple and yet very powerful models for explore-exploit tradeoff. We are located in (or heavily collaborating with) Microsoft Research New York City. Most of us are…
Alekh Agarwal, Sarah Bird, Markus Cozowicz, Luong Hoang, John Langford, Stephen Lee, Jiaji Li, Dan Melamed, Gal Oshri, Oswaldo Ribas, Siddhartha Sen, Alex Slivkins,
in ArXiv preprint,
June 13, 2016, View abstract,
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