Ayush Jain

I am a Computer Science PhD student in Cognitive Learning for Vision and Robotics Lab (CLVR), at University of Southern California, advised by Prof. Joseph J. Lim. My research interests include Reinforcement Learning, Deep Learning, and Robotics.

Before joining USC, I spent two great years in Seoul, working at Samsung Research Korea. Earlier, I graduated from IIT Delhi, where I worked under the guidance of Prof. Sumeet Agarwal and Prof. Rajakrishnan Rajkumar.

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Research

I am primarily interested in giving artificial agents the ability to think, understand and act in novel circumstances. My research involves using reinforcement learning and representation learning to achieve generalizable and adaptable agents for reasoning, recommender systems, and robotics.

Task Mod Teaser Efficient Multi-Task Reinforcement Learning via Selective Behavior Sharing
Grace Zhang, Ayush Jain, Injune Hwang, Shao-Hua Sun, Joseph J. Lim
Deep Reinforcement Learning Workshop at NeurIPS 2022

Sharing behaviors between tasks to improve exploration for multitask reinforcement learning.

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Know Your Action Set: Learning Action Relations for Reinforcement Learning
Ayush Jain*, Norio Kosaka*, Kyung-Min Kim, Joseph J. Lim
International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR), 2022

For optimal decision-making under a varying action space, we learn the relations between the available actions using a graph-attention network based policy architecture.

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Generalization to New Actions in Reinforcement Learning
Ayush Jain*, Andrew Szot*, Joseph J. Lim
International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), 2020

Our proposed RL framework enables agents to solve sequential decision-making tasks even when the available actions (tools or skills) have not been seen before.

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UID Uniform Information Density Effects on Syntactic Choice in Hindi
Ayush Jain*, Vishal Singh*, Sidharth Ranjan*, Rajakrishnan Rajkumar, Sumeet Agarwal
Workshop on Linguistic Complexity and Natural Language Processing, COLING 2018

This work investigates the extent to which word order choices in Hindi language are influenced by the drive to minimize the information variance in a sentence.

Teaching
Deep Learning and its Applications

Course: Deep Learning and its Applications
Teaching Assistant (USC)

CSCI566 - Fall 2020

CSCI566 - Fall 2019

CSCI599 - Spring 2019


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