Google Faculty Award 2016


Our proposal “Grounding Task Behavior in the Social World: Deep Reinforcement Learning for Social Dialogue to Improve Task Performance” has been awarded the¬†Google Faculty Research Awards (announcement on the Google Research Blog)

The Google Faculty Research Awards Program aims to recognize and support world-class, permanent faculty pursuing cutting-edge research in areas of mutual interest. The award is highly competitive Рonly 15% of applicants receive funding Рand each proposal goes through a rigorous Google-wide review process. According to Google, they received 876 proposals covering 44 countries and over 300 universities, and they decided to fund 143 projects.