Jeff Clune

  • Associate Professor, Computer Science, University of British Columbia

    Program Manager, OpenAI

    Faculty Member Vector Institute Website


Jeff Clune is an Associate Professor of computer science at the University of British Columbia and a research manager at OpenAI. Before those roles, he was a Senior Research Manager and founding member of Uber AI Labs, which was formed after Uber acquired a startup he helped lead. Jeff focuses on deep learning, including deep reinforcement learning. Prior to Uber, he was the Loy and Edith Harris Associate Professor in Computer Science at the University of Wyoming. Before that he was a Research Scientist at Cornell University and 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

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