Ben Eysenbach

PhD Student at CMU & Student Researcher at Google Brain

Ben Eysenbach

I'm a PhD student in the Machine Learning Department (MLD) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and a student researcher in Google Brain. I am co-advised by Ruslan Salakhutdinov and Sergey Levine. My PhD is supported by the National Science Foundation (GFRP) and the Hertz Fellowship. Previously, I was a Resident at Google Brain. I studied math and computer science at MIT. (formal bio)

I want to enable robots to learn to act and recover from mistakes by interacting with their environment. Recent projects have focused on having robots learn with minimal human supervision, reducing the dependence of humans for designing a reward function, manually resetting the environment, and ensuring safety. For more details, check out these slides from a recent talk.

I enjoy teaching and making machine learning more accessible. I'm happy to help/advise anyone working on machine learning projects (send me an email). Outside of research, I enjoy trail running, biking and reading.




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