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UW CSE’s Sergey Levine wins ONR Young Investigator Award

portrait_smallSergey Levine, who will join the UW CSE faculty this spring, has been recognized with a Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research.

Sergey’s research focuses on the intersection between control and machine learning, with the aim of developing algorithms and techniques that can endow machines with the ability to autonomously acquire the skills for executing complex tasks. In particular, he is interested in how learning can be used to acquire complex behavioral skills, in order to endow machines with greater autonomy and intelligence.

Sergey received his Ph.D. from Stanford in 2014. He is spending the current year as a post-doctoral researcher at UC Berkeley working with Pieter Abbeel, and as a research scientist at Google.

Congratulations Sergey!