This summer, I volunteered to be a mentor for a data science intern. It reminds me of my own internship 2 years ago, when I learned so much from my mentor (see my previous posts). Being a mentor not only allows me to view a summer internship from the other side of the table, but also presents new challenges and learning opportunities for myself. In this post, I will share some tips for first-time mentors from my experience as a first-time mentor.
In the past 2 years, I have been following progress in Reinforcement Learning (RL). RL beats human experts in Go , and achieves professional levels in Dota2  and StarCraft . RL is being mentioned more and more often in mainstream media and conferences.
I think it is a good time for me to revisit RL. (more…)