# Teaching Experience

**Fall 2018**

*Guest Lecturer.* Advanced Survey of Reinforcement Learning (CS 332)

Stanford University

I gave a lecture on *safe and risk-sensitive sequential decision-making*

**Summer 2018**

*Instructor.* Safety in Reinforcement Learning

Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning Summer School, University of Toronto

**Spring 2017**

*Guest Lecturer.* Reinforcement Learning (CS 234)

Stanford University

I gave a lecture on *sample complexity in reinforcement learning*

**Winter 2015**

*Guest Lecturer.* Reinforcement Learning (MS&E 338)

Stanford University

I gave two lectures on *approximate dynamic programming and generalization in reinforcement learning*

**Fall 2014**

*Guest Lecturer.* Learning in Sequential Decision Problems (CS 294 / Stat 260)

University of California Berkeley

I gave a lecture on *finite-sample analysis of approximate dynamic programming algorithms*

**Spring 2011 - 2013**

em>Instructor.</em> Reinforcement Learning & Bandit Algorithms

École Centrale de Lille

**Fall 2007**

*Instructor.* Reinforcement Learning in Artificial Intelligence (CMPUT 607)

Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta

**Spring 2005**

*Guest Lecturer.* Seminar on Advanced Machine Learning (CMPSCI 791BB)

Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst

I taught *information geometry* and its applications in machine learning

**Fall 2002**

*Guest Lecturer.* Reinforcement Learning (CMPSCI 687)

Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst

I taught *dynamic programming* and its applications in reinforcement learning

**Spring 1997**

*Teaching Assistant and Guest Lecturer.* Modern Control Systems

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran

**1995 to 1996**

*Instructor.* Introduction to Internet

Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics (IPM), Tehran, Iran

**Fall 1995, Spring 1996, and Fall 1996**

*Teaching Assistant and Guest Lecturer.* Linear Control Systems

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran