Jeff Clune
  • Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science. University of British Columbia

    Faculty Member Vector Institute

    Canada CIFAR Artificial Intelligence Chair

    Website | Google Scholar

Research Interests

  • Machine learning
  • Robotics


Jeff Clune is an Associate Professor of computer science at the University of British Columbia and Canada CIFAR AI Chair at the Vector Institute. Jeff focuses on deep learning, including deep reinforcement learning. Previously he was a research manager at OpenAI, a Senior Research Manager and founding member of Uber AI Labs (formed after Uber acquired a startup he helped lead), the Harris Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Wyoming, and a Research Scientist at Cornell University. He received degrees from Michigan State University (PhD, master’s) and the University of Michigan (bachelor’s). More on Jeff’s research can be found at or on Twitter (@jeffclune).

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