I'm currently a Member of Technical Staff at OpenAI in San Francisco, where I do research with the safety team. I am also a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at McGill University, supervised by Joelle Pineau. In the past, I worked on multi-agent reinforcement learning, emergent communication, deep learning methods for dialogue systems, and improving dialogue evaluation metrics.
I'm working on a project to increase honesty and transparency in talking about machine learning research, and to generally improve the health of the field. It's called Retrospectives. Curious parties can check out the website to learn more or see our NeurIPS 2019 workshop.
Ryan Lowe*, Abhinav Gupta*, Jakob Foerster, Douwe Kiela, Joelle Pineau.
"On the Interaction Between Supervision and Self-Play in Emergent Communication"
In International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR), 2020.
Ryan Lowe, Jakob Foerster, Y-Lan Boureau, Joelle Pineau, Yann Dauphin.
"On the Pitfalls of Measuring Emergent Communication"
In International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS), 2019.
Ryan Lowe*, Yi Wu*, Aviv Tamar, Jean Harb, Pieter Abbeel, Igor Mordatch.
"Multi-Agent Actor-Critic for Mixed Cooperative-Competitive Environments."
In Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), 2017.
Ryan Lowe*, Michael Noseworthy*, Iulian Serban, Nicholas Angelard-Gontier, Yoshua Bengio, Joelle Pineau.
"Towards an Automatic Turing Test: Learning to Evaluate Dialogue Responses."
In Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2017. [Outstanding Paper]
Chia-Wei Liu*, Ryan Lowe*, Iulian Serban*, Mike Noseworthy*, Laurent Charlin, Joelle Pineau.
"How NOT to Evaluate Your Dialogue System: An Empirical Study of Unsupervised Evaluation Metrics for Dialogue Response Generation."
In Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2016. [Oral]
Ryan Lowe*, Nissan Pow*, Iulian Serban, Joelle Pineau.
"The Ubuntu Dialogue Corpus: A Large Dataset for Research in Unstructured Multi-Turn Dialogue Systems."
In SIGDIAL, 2015 [Oral].
[paper] [code] [dataset] [slides]
Note that this dataset is outdated; please use the Ubuntu Dialogue Corpus v2 .