Forest Agostinelli

Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Computer Science

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I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Irvine. My research involves applying deep learning to problems in the natural sciences as well as applying deep reinforcement learning to planning problems. I have worked on problems in the fields of bioinformatics, neuroscience, planning, image processing, and survey aggregation.

I earned a bachelor's degree in electrical and computer engineering from the Ohio State University and a master's degree in computer science from the University of Michigan. I have also done research in the field of deep learning during internships at DeepMind, Mircrosoft Research, and Adobe.

Selected Publications

Forest Agostinelli*, Stephen McAleer*, Alexander Shmakov*, Pierre Baldi Solving the Rubik's Cube with Deep Reinforcement Learning and Search Nature Machine Intelligence Volume 1, 2019.

Stephen McAleer*, Forest Agostinelli*, Alexander Shmakov*, Pierre Baldi Solving the Rubik's Cube with Approximate Policy Iteration In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR), 2019.

Nicholas Ceglia, Yu Liu, Siwei Chen, Forest Agostinelli, Kristin Eckel-Mahan, Paolo Sassone-Corsi, Pierre Baldi CircadiOmics: Circadian Omic Data Web Portal Nucleic Acids Research Volume 46, Issue W1, W157-W162, 2018.

Forest Agostinelli, Nicholas Ceglia, Pierre Baldi What Time is It? Deep Learning Approaches for Circadian Rhythms Bioinformatics 32 (12): i8-i17, 2016. (Selected for oral presentation at the Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) 2016 conference)

Forest Agostinelli, Michael Anderson, Honglak Lee Adaptive Multi-Column Deep Neural Networks with Application to Robust Image Denoising In Proceedings of the 26th Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems Foundation (NIPS) 2013.

Selected Abstracts

Norbert J. Fortin, Gabriel A. Elias, Lingge Li, Forest Agostinelli, Pierre Baldi, Babak Shahbaba Sequential activation of upcoming nonspatial item representations in hippocampal activity Society for Neuroscience 2018.