Professor UC Berkeley |
45 YEARS OLD
Pieter Abbeel is a leading expert in machine learning and robotics, serving as the Director of the Robot Learning Lab at UC Berkeley, co-director of the Berkeley AI Research Lab (BAIR), and co-founder of several successful companies in the field of AI. His research focuses on enabling robots to learn from people their trial and error and through meta-learning, with a strong emphasis on deep reinforcement and imitation learning.
Abbeel's work has won numerous accolades, including best paper awards at top conferences in the field and early career awards from the NSF, DARPA, ONR, AFOSR, and more. He is an IEEE Fellow and has been recognized by the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) and the ACM Prize in Computing. Abbeel's work is frequently featured in popular press outlets such as The New York Times, BBC, and Wired.