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Bristol Sequential Learning Workshop

Workshop details:

The Bristol Sequential Learning workshop is a two-day event to be held on the 23 and 24 of June, 2022. The workshop will provide an opportunity to discuss a broad range of research in the field of Sequential Learning, including Multi-Armed bandits, Reinforcement Learning, Active Learning, Sequential Hypothesis Testing and Change-point Detection.

Invited Speakers

The workshop will include talks from the following invited speakers:

  • Steffen Grunewalder (University of Lancaster)
  • Tara Javidi (University of California, San Diego)
  • Varun Kanade (University of Oxford)
  • Daniel Kious (University of Bath)
  • Tor Lattimore (DeepMind)
  • Omar Rivasplata (UCL)
  • Sanjay Shakkottai (University of Texas at Austin)
  • Vladislav Tadic (University of Bristol)
  • Sam Tickle (University of Bristol)
  • Sofia Villar (University of Cambridge)


Ayalvadi Ganesh and Henry Reeve


In addition, we welcome contributions from participants in the form of posters or lightning talks (including open problems). If you would like to contribute, please send an email to including the title of your contribution and whether you prefer to present a lightning talk or a poster.


Registration is now closed.

Workshop costs:


  • Early career researcher (PhD student or postdoc): £25
  • Established researcher (permanent post): £25

Conference dinner (optional) -Dinner booking is now closed.


Re. Railway strikes: We are aware that the upcoming rail strikes will fall across the conference dates and are likely to cause widespread disruption (see link for details re. strike dates and lines affected). Although a reduced timetable will still be running, we would advise that, where possible, conference attendees look into alternative methods of transport or travel the day before to avoid the disruption. Attendees unable to reach the conference due to the strikes can contact the organisers to organise a refund of their registration/dinner costs.  


For planning purposes the workshop will be located within the Fry Building, postcode BS8 1UG. Information on accommodation options can be found by visiting the Visit Bristol website. 

Funding and support

This conference is made possible through the generous support of the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research (HIMR) and the UK Research Innovation/ Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (UKRI/EPSRC) Additional Funding Programme for Mathematical Sciences.
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