Stochastic Reinforcement Processes (25w5475)


Mark Holmes (University of Melbourne)

Omer Angel (UBC)

Roland Bauerschmidt (NYU)

Silke Rolles (Technische Universität München)


The Banff International Research Station will host the “Stochastic reinforcement processes” workshop in Banff from August 31 to September 5, 2025.

Reinforcement phenomena occur frequently in nature. Examples include popularity of people or products, reinforcement learning in the brain and neural networks. In this workshop we build on recent advances on several reinforcement processes, with the goal of establishing both the random and deterministic aspects of their behaviour.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada’s Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), and Alberta’s Advanced Education and Technology.