Brahma S. Pavse

Welcome! I am currently a software engineer in the infrastructure group at Salesforce. I recently completed my undergraduate and master's degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, where was I fortunate to be advised by Peter Stone. During that time, I worked on reinforcement learning (RL) problems. I was also a member of UTAustinVilla, our RoboCup robot soccer simulation team.

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News
  • October 2020: Our paper, On Sampling Error in Batch Action-Value Prediction Algorithms, was accepted at the Offline RL workshop at NeurIPS 2020!
  • July 2020: Our paper, Reinforced Inverse Dynamics Modeling for Learning from a Single Observed Demonstration, was accepted at IROS 2020 and the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters!
  • June 2020: Our paper, Reducing Sampling Error in Batch Temporal Difference Learning, was accepted at ICML 2020!
Publications

2020

On Sampling Error in Batch Action-Value Prediction Algorithms [Talk] [Poster]
Brahma S. Pavse, Josiah Hanna, Ishan Durugkar, Peter Stone
Workshop on Offline Reinforcement Learning, Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), December 2020.  
Reinforced Inverse Dynamics Modeling for Learning from a Single Observed Demonstration (RIDM)
Brahma S. Pavse*, Faraz Torabi*, Josiah Hanna, Garrett Warnell, Peter Stone
*Equal contribution.
Contains material from my undergraduate honors thesis.
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, July 2020.  
Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2020), October 2020.  
An earlier version appeared in the Imitation, Intent, and Interaction (I3) workshop at ICML 2019.  
Reducing Sampling Error in Batch Temporal Difference Learning [Talk]
Brahma S. Pavse, Ishan Durugkar, Josiah Hanna, Peter Stone
Master's thesis.
Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2020), July 2020.  
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2019

UT Austin Villa: RoboCup 2019 3D Simulation League Competition and Technical Challenge Champions
Patrick MacAlpine, Faraz Torabi, Brahma S. Pavse, Peter Stone
RoboCup International Symposium 2019  
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2018

UT Austin Villa: RoboCup 2018 3D Simulation League Champions
Patrick MacAlpine, Faraz Torabi, Brahma S. Pavse, John Sigmon, Peter Stone
RoboCup International Symposium 2018  
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Awards
  • UT Austin University Honors (2020)
  • UT Austin CS Special Departmental Honors (Research) (2020)
  • UT Austin + Bosch Summer Research Funding (2020)
  • RoboCup 3D Simulation League World Champions (2019)
  • RoboCup 3D Simulation Technical Challenge World Champions (2019)
  • Eva Stevenson Woods Endowed Presidential Scholarship (2019)
  • National Instruments Endowed Scholarship (2019)
  • RoboCup 3D Simulation League World Champions (2018)
  • RoboCup 3D Simulation Technical Challenge 3rd Place (2018)
  • RoboCup 3D Simulation Asia Pacific Champions (2018)
  • UT Austin College Scholar (2015-2019)
Service
  • Reviewer, International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) (2021)
  • UT Austin Computer Science Deptartment MS Admissions Committee (2020)

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