About me

My name is Jan Malte Lichtenberg and I am a PhD student at the University of Bath, working on reinforcement learning with Özgür Şimşek. Recently, I've had the great opportunity to do an internship with Amazon Music ML in Berlin, where I worked on principled exploration in (music) recommender systems. Previously, I worked at the Center for Adaptive Behaviour and Cognition, directed by Gerd Gigerenzer, at the Max-Planck Insitute for Human Development in Berlin.

In my research, I try to inform machine learning models with insights from human decision making research, in particular from the study of simple decision heuristics.  Have a look at my CV, my github, or my Google Scholar profile. Follow me on Twitter to stay informed about new blog posts and other updates. You can email me at maltelichtenberg ~at~ gmail.com


Iterative Policy Space Expansion for
Reinforcement Learning
Jan Malte Lichtenberg and Özgür Şimşek
NeurIPS workshop on Biological and Artificial Reinforcement Learning, 2019 [pdf]
Regularization in Directable Environments with Application to Tetris
Jan Malte Lichtenberg and Özgür Şimşek
International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), 2019
[pdf]  [code]
Simple Regression Models,
Jan Malte Lichtenberg and Özgür Şimşek
Imperfect Decision Makers: Admitting Real-World Rationality, PMLR, 2017 [pdf]

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