வணக்கம் (~ Greetings) :)
My main research interests are in Artificial Intelligence with a current focus on Reinforcement Learning, Lifelong Learning, Meta-Learning, and Dialog.
I completed my Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering (stream: Artificial Intelligence) at the University of Michigan, advised by Prof. Satinder Singh, and completed my M.Tech. and B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering (major stream: Communication Engineering, minor stream: Physics) at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, advised by Prof. Balaraman Ravindran and Prof. Kaushik Mitra.
News (~ past year)
21st Sept, 2021: Selected for the IVADO postdoctoral fellowship :)
17th Sept, 2021: Our work Learning to Learn End-to-End Goal-Oriented Dialog From Related Dialog Tasks, Janarthanan Rajendran, Jonathan K. Kummerfeld, Satinder Singh has been accepted at the 3rd Workshop on NLP for Conversational AI, EMNLP 2021.
21st June, 2021: Starting as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Mila and University of Montreal, supervised by Prof. Sarath Chandar and Prof. Doina Precup :)
8th May, 2021: Our work Reinforcement Learning of Implicit and Explicit Control Flow in Instructions, Ethan A. Brooks, Janarthanan Rajendran, Richard L. Lewis, Satinder Singh has been accepted at ICML 2021.
13th April, 2021: Successfully defended my Ph.D. dissertation :)
25th February, 2021: Our work Reinforcement Learning of Implicit and Explicit Control Flow in Instructions, Ethan A. Brooks, Janarthanan Rajendran, Richard L. Lewis, Satinder Singh is now up on arXiv.
5th October, 2020: Our work Quantifying the Effects of COVID-19 on Mental Health Support Forums, Laura Biester*, Katie Matton*, Janarthanan Rajendran, Emily Mower Provost, Rada Mihalcea has been accepted at the NLP COVID-19 workshop, EMNLP 2020. *Equal Contribution.
25th September, 2020: Our work, Meta-Learning Requires Meta-Augmentation, Janarthanan Rajendran*, Alex Irpan* and Eric Jang* has been accepted at NeurIPS 2020. *Equal Contribution.