CS 294: Deep Reinforcement Learning, Fall 2018

IMPORTANT: If you are a UC Berkeley undergraduate student or non-EECS graduate student and want to enroll in the course for fall 2018, please fill out this application form. We will select students from this list in August based on space availability and prerequisites.
Instructor: Sergey Levine
GSIs: Kate Rakelly, Gregory Kahn, Siddharth Reddy
Reader: Soroush Nasiriany
Lectures: 306 Soda, 10:00 - 11:30 am, Wednesday and Friday
Office Hours: TBD, by appointment (see signup sheet on Piazza)
Communication: Piazza will be used for announcements, general questions and discussions, clarifications about assignments, student questions to each other, and so on. To sign up, go to Piazza and sign up with “UC Berkeley” and “CS294-112”. We request that enrollment be restricted to students enrolled in the class or on the waitlist.
If you are not enrolled, but are interested in following and discussing the course, there is a subreddit forum here: reddit.com/r/berkeleydeeprlcourse/

Table of Contents

Fall 2018 Materials

Lecture Videos

The course lectures are available below. The course is not being offered as an online course, and the videos are provided only for your personal informational and entertainment purposes. They are not part of any course requirement or degree-bearing university program.
For all videos, click here.
For live stream, click here.

Lectures, Readings, and Assignments

Below you can find an outline of the course. Slides and references will be posted as the course proceeds.

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Previous Offerings

A full version of this course was offered in Fall 2017 and Spring 2017. Lecture videos from Fall 2017 are available here; those from Spring 2017, here.

An abbreviated version of this course was offered in Fall 2015.


CS189 or equivalent is a prerequisite for the course. This course will assume some familiarity with reinforcement learning, numerical optimization and machine learning.

For introductory material on RL and MDPs, see


Relevant Textbooks