Alex Kearney (Ph.D. Candidate)

Alex Kearney acquired her Bsc in Artificial Intelligence & Computer Science degree from the University of Edinburgh in 2016. She focuses on Artificial Intelligence and Reinforcement Learning. She is now a PhD candidate and is supervised by Rich Sutton and Patrick Pilarski at the University of Alberta in the Reinforcement Learning & Artificial Intelligence Lab and the BLINC lab

Alex’s research addresses how artificial intelligence systems can construct knowledge by deciding both what to learn and how to learn, independent of designer instruction. She predominantly uses Reinforcement Learning methods.