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  • 29 March 2024, I have one PhD and one PostDoc open positions on scalable energy-efficient deep learning (link and link)
  • 29 March 2024, I have one PhD open position on sparse training for deep reinforcement learning (link)
  • 19 January 2024,¬†The MISD project was accepted (link). Happy to be part of a larger effort within UT on sustainable data centers.
  • 6 November 2023, Alexander's work on "Enhancing Learning in Sparse Neural Networks: A Hebbian Learning Approach" was nominated for the Best Student Thesis Abstract Award at BNAIC2024.
  • 22 September,¬†2023¬†I gave a keynote talk about "Sparse training of neural networks" at the E-pi:¬†Re-thinking Uncertainty and AI Workshop in¬†TU Delft¬†(link)
  • 6 June, 2023 I am doing a short research¬†visit and¬†hold a seminar about "Sparse Training in Deep Reinforcement Learning" at CaSToRC, the National HPC Competence Center - The Cyprus Institute (link)
  • 24 April, 2023 Our tutorial "Sparse Training for Supervised, Unsupervised, Continual, and Deep Reinforcement Learning with Deep Neural Networks" has been accepted at IJCAI 2023.
  • 11 April, 2023¬†I gave an invited talk on "Sparsity in neural networks" at the Big Data & AI workshop during the Smart Diaspora 2023 conference in Timisoara, Romania.
  • 30 January,¬†2023¬†I gave an invited talk on "Scalable and Efficient Agents using Sparse Neural Networks"¬†at the AI for E&S Think Tank, TU¬†Delft (link)
  • 4 January, 2023¬†Our paper "Automatic Noise Filtering with Dynamic Sparse Training in Deep Reinforcement Learning" has been accepted at¬†AAMAS 2023¬†(link)
  • 4 January, 2023¬†The third edition of the workshop "Sparsity in Neural Networks: On practical limitations and tradeoffs between sustainability and efficiency" -¬†SNN 2023¬†will be colocated with¬†ICLR 2023¬†(link)
  • 27 October, 2022 I gave an invited talk at the CoMBE Seminar Series, University of Duisburg-Essen¬†
  • 14 September, 2022¬†One paper on sparse training and time series classification accepted at¬†NeurIPS 2022 (link)
  • 15 July, 2022¬†I gave an invited talk during the¬†AI Seminar¬†at the¬†University of Alberta/Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute¬†titled "Sparse training in supervised, unsupervised, and deep reinforcement learning" (link)
  • 13 July, 2022 I was recognised¬†as an¬†Outstanding Reviewer at ICML 2022
  • 13 July, 2022¬†We are organising the second edition of the "Sparsity in Neural Networks: Advancing Understanding and Practice" Workshop -¬†SNN 2022¬†(link)
  • 10 June, 2022¬†I gave an invited talk at¬†Calgary AI, University of Calgary
  • 21 May,¬†2022 I am doing a research visit to the group of¬†Dr. Matthew Taylor¬†at the¬†University of Alberta
  • 10 May, 2022¬†Our paper "Dynamic Sparse Training for Deep Reinforcement Learning" received¬†best paper award¬†at¬†ALA 2022, collocated with AAMAS 2022 (link)
  • 25 April, 2022¬†We had the pleasure of hosting¬†Utku Evci, Research Engineer at¬†Google Brain¬†Montreal, to give a very engaging in-person talk.
  • 20 April, 2022 One paper on sparse training and deep reinforcement learning accepted at¬†IJCAI-ECAI 2022¬†(link)
  • 15 April, 2022¬†Our tutorial "Sparse Neural Networks Training" has been accepted at¬†ECMLPKDD 2022¬†(link)
  • 20 January,¬†2022 One paper on dynamic sparse training has been accepted at¬†ICLR 2022¬†(link)

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2022
Dynamic Sparse Network for Time Series Classification: Learning What to "see''. ArXiv.org. Xiao, Q., Wu, B., Zhang, Y., Liu, S., Pechenizkiy, M., Mocanu, E. & Mocanu, D. C.https://doi.org/10.48550/arXiv.2212.09840Dynamic Sparse Network for Time Series Classification: Learning What to ‚ÄúSee‚ÄĚ. Xiao, Q., Wu, B., Zhang, Y., Liu, S., Pechenizkiy, M., Mocanu, E. & Mocanu, D. C.https://openreview.net/forum?id=ZxOO5jfqSYwTowards Implementing Truly Sparse Connections in Deep RL Agents. Grooten, B. J., Sokar, G., Mocanu, E., Dohare, S., Taylor, M. E., Pechenizkiy, M. & Mocanu, D. C.Dynamic Sparse Training for Deep Reinforcement LearningIn Proceedings of the Thirty-First International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2022 (pp. 3437-3443). Sokar, G. A. Z. N., Mocanu, E., Mocanu, D. C., Pechenizkiy, M. & Stone, P.https://doi.org/10.24963/ijcai.2022/477

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