Reward Driven Racing in Cambridge

I just completed my 12 week internship in the Applied Games Group. I was working with Ralf, Thore and Phil on applying model-based reinforcement learning to race car driving. This is one of the most interesting projects I’ve worked on. Next to my workstation I had an XBox 360 development kit hooked up to a…


Schedule Tasks in Windows XP

We have an F# console app which processes some gigabytes of data over a couple of hours. We wanted to run this on a specific machine daily in the early hours of the morning. The easy answer Windows XP’s Scheduled Tasks. Just click Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Scheduled Tasks….


Dealing with Terabytes of Data in F#

In one of our current projects our algorithms we have to process close to 1 TB (Terabyte) of raw (ASCII) logs. Fortunately, the only analysis we need to do is to go once through all the data and collect a small number of statistics per log line (think, for example counting the number of log lines…