My name is Ben Eisner, and I’m a Machine Learning Researcher and Software Engineer focusing on robotic systems that learn to interact with the unstructured world. I have a strong background in machine learning research and engineering, and have helped build systems that are used by hundreds of millions of people around the world.
Starting Fall 2020, I will be pursuing a Ph.D. in Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University in the Robotics Institute. I am also honored to be the recipient of the 2020 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, which will support my my studies over the course of my Ph.D.
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4/20/20: Our paper using TD-error as an exploration signal was accepted for publication at IJCAI 2020!
4/15/20: I officially accepted a position in the Ph.D. Program in Robotics at the Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute! I will matriculate in Fall 2020.
3/30/20: I was selected to receive the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for the fellowship class of 2020!
3/1/20: We submitted a paper on learning to grasp objects from grasp proposal and image reconstruction to IROS 2020.
Robotic Grasping through Combined image-Based Grasp Proposal and 3D Reconstruction
Tarik Tosun, Daniel Yang, Ben Eisner, Volkan Isler, Daniel Lee
Under Review for IROS 2020
Reward Prediction Error as an Exploration Objective in Deep RL
Riley Simmons-Edler, Ben Eisner, Daniel Yang, Anthony Bisulco, Eric Mitchell, Sebastian Seung, Daniel Lee
IJCAI 2020 (Earlier draft presented at NeurIPS 2020 Workshop on Deep RL)
Pixels to Plans: Learning Non-Prehensile Manipulation by Imitating a Planner
Tarik Tosun*, Eric Mitchell*, Ben Eisner, Jinwook Huh, Bhoram Lee, Daewon Lee, Volkan Isler, Sebastian Seung, Daniel Lee
Q-Learning for Continuous Actions with Cross-Entropy Guided Policies
Riley Simmons-Edler*, Ben Eisner*, Eric Mitchell, Sebastian Seung, Daniel Lee
ICML 2019 Workshop on RL4RealLife
emoji2vec: Learning emoji representations from their description
Ben Eisner, Tim Rocktäschel, Isabelle Augenstein, Matko Bošnjak, Sebastian Riedel
Best Paper at EMNLP 2016 Workshop on SocialNLP
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