Using Deep Q-Learning to Control Optimization Hyperparameters

12 Feb 2016Samantha Hansen

We present a novel definition of the reinforcement learning state, actions and reward function that allows a deep Q-network (DQN) to learn to control an optimization hyperparameter. Using Q-learning with experience replay, we train two DQNs to accept a state representation of an objective function as input and output the expected discounted return of rewards, or q-values, connected to the actions of either adjusting the learning rate or leaving it unchanged... (read more)

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