May 21, 2021

Lab postdocs invited to prestigious Heidelberg Forum

Jeremy Thomas/LLNL

Two LLNL postdoctoral researchers are among a select group of 200 scientists invited to attend the 8th Heidelberg Laureate Forum, an international conference that connects young researchers with laureates of the major prizes in mathematics and computer science. For a week in September, LLNL computational engineering postdocs Ruben Glatt and Felipe Leno da Silva will meet and interact with recipients of the Abel Prize, ACM A.M. Turing Award, ACM Prize in Computing, Fields Medal and the Nevanlinna Prize. Glatt focuses on autonomous agents in multi-agent systems and on general reinforcement learning research. He is chiefly interested in applying machine learning techniques to real-world challenges to drive artificial intelligence (AI) adoption, which he supports through wide community engagement. Leno’s research centers on multi-agent reinforcement learning, investigating how artificial intelligence agents can reuse and share knowledge. He has organized multiple workshops and been involved in program committees for most of the major AI conferences, and is a strong advocate for the inclusion of minorities in the AI community. Read more at LLNL News.