Dr Yongxin Yang
Queen Mary University of London
Dr Yongxin Yang is a lecturer in financial technology at Queen Mary University of London, UK and he is also a part-time professor in finance at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China. His research is in the area of meta learning and its interactions with other machine learning paradigms like reinforcement learning. He has broad interests in applied machine learning, esp. for finance problems, for example, portfolio optimization and financial derivatives pricing.
For the project of meta reinforcement learning, we want to explore the learning algorithms that can transfer an existing RL agent into a new task (e.g., a new game episode) with the minimal effort on retraining it. For the project of AI Economist, we are going to create a multi-agent system, where each agent behaves like a human being who will interacts with the environment and other agents (e.g., produce and trade), then we study how a certain policy (e.g., monetary and tax) affects the economy.