Daniele Reda
Email: dreda at cs dot ubc dot ca

I am a PhD student at University of British Columbia exploring applications of reinforcement learning to robotics with professor Michiel Van de Panne.

Before, I was a reinforcement learning researcher at Wayve, applying machine learning to robotics control to teach cars how to drive themselves.

I completed my B.Sc. at Polytechnic University of Turin and my M.Sc jointly between Polytechnic University of Turin and Telecom ParisTech - Eurecom Research Center, in Sophia Antipolis. I was a visiting researcher at Berkeley AI Research at UC Berkeley where I did research for my master thesis related to graphical models and statistical learning with professor Ruzena Bajcsy.

When I am not in front of a screen, I am usually outdoors trying to split myself between rock climbing, mountaineering, trail running, and cycling. I am part of both the UBC Cycling Club and the BC Randonneurs Cycling Club. Sometimes (rarely) I write about random stuff over here.

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Publications
Imagining The Road Ahead: Multi-Agent Trajectory Prediction via Differentiable Simulation
Adam Scibior, Vasileios Lioutas, Daniele Reda, Peyman Bateni, Frank Wood
Under Submission
arXiv
Learning to Locomote: Understanding How Environment Design Matters for Deep Reinforcement Learning
Daniele Reda*, Tianxin Tao*, Michiel van de Panne
(* indicates equal contribution)
The 13th Annual ACM SIGGRAPH Conference on Motion, Interaction and Games (MIG), 2020
arXiv | project page | video
Urban Driving with Conditional Imitation Learning
Jeffrey Hawke* Richard Shen*, Corina Gurau*, Siddharth Sharma*, Daniele Reda*, Nikolay Nikolov*, Przemyslaw Mazur*, Sean Micklethwaite*, Nicolas Griffiths*, Amar Shah*, Alex Kendall*
(* indicates equal contribution)
International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2020
(Also in ML for Autonomous Driving Workshop at NeurIPS, 2019)
arXiv | blog post | video
Learning to drive in a day
Alex Kendall, Jeffrey Hawke, David Janz, Przemyslaw Mazur, Daniele Reda, John-Mark Allen, Vinh-Dieu Lam, Alex Bewley, Amar Shah
International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2019
(Also in ML for Intelligent Transportation Systems Workshop at NeurIPS, 2018)
arXiv | blog post | video
Teaching

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