King Center on Global Development
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Department of Computer Science
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. Before coming to Stanford, Brunskill was an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University. She holds a BS from the University of Washington, an MS from Oxford University, and a DPhil from MIT.
Brunskill’s research centers on reinforcement learning in high stakes scenarios. One particular focus is on settings in which learning from experience is costly or risky, such as in educational software, healthcare decision making, robotics or people-facing applications. Her work has been honored by early faculty career awards from the National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, and Microsoft Research, as well as by several best research paper awards.