I'm a research scientist at OpenAI. I co-lead the reinforcement learning (RL) team, where we work on (1) designing better RL algorithms that enable agents to learn much faster in novel situations; (2) designing better training environments that teach agents transferrable skills. We mostly use games as a testbed.
Previously, I received my PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley, where I had the good fortune of being advised by Pieter Abbeel. Prior to my recent work in RL, I spent some time working on robotics, enabling robots to tie knots and stitches and plan movement using trajectory optimization.