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Emma Brunskill

Emma Brunskill

Faculty Affiliate
Stanford King Center on Global Development
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Department of Computer Science
PhD, Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MSc, Neuroscience, University of Oxford


Emma Brunskill is an assistant professor in the department of computer science. She is affiliated with the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the Stanford Statistical Machine Learning Group.

Brunskill’s research centers on reinforcement learning in high stakes scenarios. For example, how can an agent learn from experience to make good decisions when experience is costly or risky, such as in educational software, healthcare decision making, robotics or people-facing applications.