Nearly Optimal Regret for Learning Adversarial MDPs with Linear Function Approximation

02/17/2021 ∙ by Jiafan He, et al. ∙ 4

We study the reinforcement learning for finite-horizon episodic Markov decision processes with adversarial reward and full information feedback, where the unknown transition probability function is a linear function of a given feature mapping. We propose an optimistic policy optimization algorithm with Bernstein bonus and show that it can achieve Õ(dH√(T)) regret, where H is the length of the episode, T is the number of interaction with the MDP and d is the dimension of the feature mapping. Furthermore, we also prove a matching lower bound of Ω̃(dH√(T)) up to logarithmic factors. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first computationally efficient, nearly minimax optimal algorithm for adversarial Markov decision processes with linear function approximation.

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