Teaching

I'm honored to have been selected for the UT Austin Academy of Distinguished Teachers in 2014, as well as for the UT System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award in 2013.

Courses

CS 343H: Honors Artificial Intelligence (Fall, 2017).
CS 394R: Reinforcement Learning: Theory and Practice (Fall, 2016).
CS 393R: Autonomous Robots (Fall, 2015).
CS 343H: Honors Artificial Intelligence (Spring, 2015).
CS 393R: Autonomous Robots (Fall, 2013).
CS 311H: Discrete Math for Computer Science: Honors (Fall, 2013).
CS 394R: Reinforcement Learning: Theory and Practice (Spring, 2013).
CS 313H: Logic, Sets, and Functions: Honors (Fall, 2012).
CS 343: Artificial Intelligence (Spring, 2012).
CS 393R: Autonomous Robots (Fall, 2011).
CS 394R: Reinforcement Learning: Theory and Practice (Spring, 2011).
CS 344M: Autonomous Multiagent Systems (Fall, 2010).
CS 343: Artificial Intelligence (Spring, 2010).
CS 393R: Autonomous Robots (Fall, 2009).
CS 344M: Autonomous Multiagent Systems (Spring, 2008).
CS 394R: Reinforcement Learning: Theory and Practice (Fall, 2007).
CS 378: Autonomous Vehicles - Driving in Traffic (Spring, 2007).
CS 395T: Agent-Based Electronic Commerce (Fall, 2006).
CS 378: Autonomous Multiagent Systems (Spring, 2006).
CS 395T: Autonomous Robots (Fall, 2005).
CS 378: Autonomous Multiagent Systems (Spring, 2005).
CS 395T: Reinforcement Learning: Theory and Practice (Fall, 2004).
CS 378: Autonomous Multiagent Systems (Spring, 2004).
CS 395T: Agent-Based Electronic Commerce (Fall, 2003).
CS 395T: Multi-Robot Systems: Robotic Soccer with Legged Robots (Spring, 2003).
CS 378: Autonomous Multiagent Systems (Fall, 2002).
Autonomous Multiagent Systems (Fall, 2001 at NYU).

On-line Talks

In September 2017, I delivered the Keynote Address on Robot Skill Learning: From the Real World to Simulation and Back at the NVIDIA NTECH conference (1-hour video)

In March 2017, I delivered the Keynote Address on Learning and Multiagent Reasoning for Autonomous Robots at the Synopsis SNUG Silicon Valley conference (50-minute video).

In March 2017, I spoke in the CMU Robotics Institute Seminar about Robot Skill Learning: From the Real World to Simulation and Back (1 hour video).

In February 2017, I was invited to talk about the AI 100 report by the Prime Minister of Finand (32-minute video).

In November 2016, I spoke at the Seoul Future Forum about the AI 100 project (13-minute video starting at minute 22).

In September 2016, I spoke in the UT Austin Forum for Artificial IntelligenceI on "AI and Life in 2030", the first report of the 100 Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (1 hour video).

My June 2015 invited talk at the The Multi-disciplinary Conference on Reinforcement Learning and Decision Making (RLDM) on "PRISM: Practical RL: Representation, Interaction, Synthesis, and Mortality" (40-minute video).

In May 2015, I spoke in Yahoo! Labs' Big Thinkers series, about "Learning and Multiagent Reasoning for Autonomous Robots" (1 hour video).

In November 2014, I was a panelist on WKUT's "In Perspective" about How AI Articulates & Expands Our Understanding of Human Intelligence (45 minutes audio).

In January 2014, I spoke at The University of Michigan's CSE Colloquium on "Learning and Multiagent Reasoning for Autonomous Robots (1 hour video).

In March 2013, I spoke at TEDxYouth Austin on "Robot Soccer" (14 minute video).

In February 2013, I presented a "Webinar" about our use of Aldebaran Nao robots in our Champion 2012 RoboCup SPL team. (video format only works in Windows)

In October 2010, I spoke at Hot Science, Cool Talks on "Autonomous Robots Playing Soccer and Traversing Intersections" (slides and 1-hour archived webcast).

In April 2010, I spoke at TEDxUT on "Autonomous Robots Playing Soccer and Traversing Intersections" (22 minute video).

In November 2007, I spoke at our department's Visions in Computing lecture series. It is a condensed version of the Computers and Thought Award talk with some added material about our participation in the Urban Challenge.
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In September 2007, I spoke at the math department's Saturday Morning Math Group, explaning "How Machines Learn: From robot soccer to autonomous traffic" to high school and middle school students.

In January 2007, I delivered the IJCAI 2007 Computers and Thought Award talk: "Learning and Multiagent Reasoning for Autonomous Agents."

In October 2005, I chaired a session on "Robot Learning" (15-minute presentation) at a National Academy of Sciences Frontiers of Science Symposium.