Master thesis on “Development of data-driven driver model”

Supervisor: Prof. Ville Kyrki (ville.kyrki@aalto.fi) Advisor: Daulet Baimukashev  (daulet.baimukashev@aalto.fi), Shoaib Azam (shoaib.azam@aalto.fi) Keywords: imitation learning, autonomous driving Data-driven driver models are superior to rule-based models in interactive multi-agent scenarios where it is essential to consider agents’ behavior. For example, humans have diverse driving styles as aggressive, neutral, or defensive [1] and it is challenging to […]

Master Thesis on “Interactive Bayesian Multiobjective Evolutionary Optimization in Reinforcement Learning Problems with Conflicting Reward Functions”

In many real-world problems, there are multiple conflicting objective functions that need to be optimized simultaneously. For example, an investment company wants to create an optimum portfolio of stocks to maximize profits and minimize risk simultaneously. However, most reinforcement learning (RL) problems do not explicitly consider the tradeoff between multiple conflicting reward functions and assume a scalarized single objective reward function to be optimized. Multiobjective evolutionary optimization algorithms (MOEAs) can be used to find Pareto optimal policies by considering multiple reward functions as objectives.

Master Thesis on “Interaction Modeling for Autonomous Driving Using Graph Neural Networks”

The goal of this thesis is to model the interactions among autonomous agents in dense traffic using GNN. In this context, the thesis is expected to include an ablation study to identify which input features (such as velocity, distance to other vehicles, etc.) has the maximum effect on prediction and the effects of changing the graph structure on the interactions among the vehicles.

Energy-Efficiency of Reinforcement Learning

This thesis will investigate the energy consumption of such reinforcement learning algorithms for both training and inference using monitoring capabilities. The goal is to find out how different algorithms compare in performance vs energy consumption on practical applications and if there are ways to reduce energy consumption by trading performance for low computational complexity, for example.