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Je suis chercheur associé avec l'Équipe DisCoVeri. Je suis intéressé par l'informatique, les mathématiques, et les neurosciences computationelles. Plus précisément, je suis intéressé par l'approximation des systèmes probabilistes continus, en théorie et en pratique.

Courriel: nferns [arobas] cse [point] yorku [point] ca

Publications

  • Ferns, N., and Precup, D. 2014. Bisimulation Metrics are Optimal Value Functions. In the 30th Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (Quebec City, Quebec, Canada July 23 - 27, 2014). AUAI Press, Corvallis, Oregon, 210-219. Acceptance rate 33%. [PDF]

  • Ferns, N., Knight, S., and Precup, D. 2014. Bisimulation for Markov Decision Processes through Families of Functional Expressions. In Horizons of the Mind. A Tribute to Prakash Panangaden: Essays Dedicated to Prakash Panangaden on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday. Springer International Publishing, 2014. p 319-342 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 8464). [PDF]

  • Ferns, N., Panangaden, P., and Precup, D. 2011. Bisimulation Metrics for Continuous Markov Decision Processes. In SIAM Journal on Computing. Vol. 40, No. 6, 1662-1714. [PDF]

  • Ferns, N., Castro, P., Panangaden, P., and Precup, D. 2006. Methods for Computing State Similarity in Markov Decision Processes. In Proceedings of the 22nd Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial intelligence (Cambridge, MA, USA July 13 - 16, 2006). AUAI Press, Arlington, Virginia, 174-181. Acceptance rate 32%. [PDF]

  • Ferns, N., Panangaden, P., and Precup, D. 2005. Metrics for Markov Decision Processes with Infinite State Spaces. In Proceedings of the 21st Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial intelligence (Edinburgh, Scotland, July 26 - 29, 2005). AUAI Press, Arlington, Virginia, 201-208. Acceptance rate 34%. [PDF]

  • Bouchard-Côté, A., Ferns, N., Panangaden, P., and Precup, D. 2005. An Approximation Algorithm for Labelled Markov Processes: Towards Realistic Approximation. In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Quantitative Evaluation of Systems (QEST 05) (September 19 - 22, 2005). QEST. IEEE Computer Society, Washington, DC, 54-62. Acceptance rate 30%. [PDF]

  • Ferns, N., Panangaden, P., and Precup, D. 2004. Metrics for Finite Markov Decision Processes. In Proceedings of the 20th Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial intelligence (Banff, Canada, July 07 - 11, 2004). ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, vol. 70. AUAI Press, Arlington, Virginia, 162-169. Acceptance rate 30%. [PDF]