Can Eren Sezener


C. Eren Sezener
Research Engineer at Google DeepMind

email: erensezener _at_

You can view my resume.

Latest update: Feb, 2019.
Research Interests

I am a researcher in reinforcement learning and planning.

Journal Publications

C. Eren Sezener and Erhan Oztop. Minimal sign representation of Boolean functions: algorithms and exact results for low dimensions. Neural Computation, August 2015. [PDF] [MIT Press link]

Conference Publications

C. Eren Sezener and Erhan Oztop. Algorithms for Obtaining Parsimonious Higher Order Neurons. In the 26th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN), October 2017. [Springer link]

C. Eren Sezener. Inferring human values for safe AGI design. In the 8th Conference on Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), July 2015. [PDF] [Springer link]

Abstracts & Workshops

C. Eren Sezener and Peter Dayan. Approximate planning from better bounds on Q. In the 3rd Multidisciplinary Conference on Reinforcement Learning and Decision Making (RLDM), July 2017. [PDF available upon request]

C. Eren Sezener, Luka Peternel, Jernej Camernik, Jan Babic, and Erhan Oztop. Modeling of human postural adaptations using reinforcement learning. In the Workshop on Learning for Human-Robot Collaboration at Ro-Man, August 2015. [PDF available upon request]

C. Eren Sezener and Erhan Oztop. Heuristic algorithms for obtaining Polynomial Threshold Functions with low densities. In the 13th Cologne-Twente Workshop on Graphs and Combinatorial Optimization (CTW), May 2015. [ArXiv Preprint] [Slides]

C. Eren Sezener, Eiji Uchibe, and Kenji Doya. Obtaining reward functions of rats using Inverse Reinforcement Learning. In the 1st Turkish Conference on Autonomous Robots, November 2014. [PDF]


Apart from my research interests, I am into powerlifting (last competition: 180/160/200 kgs), dancing Forró, history (especially Mediterranean), and classical philosophy.

Authors who impacted my thinking the most are Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, Montaigne, Epictetus, Epicurus, Cicero and Nassim Taleb.