Chelsea Finn

Assistant Professor of Computer Science and of Electrical Engineering

Concentration Advising in:
Academic Appointments
Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering
Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI)
Member, Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance
Chelsea Finn is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, and the William George and Ida Mary Hoover Faculty Fellow. Professor Finn's research interests lie in the ability to enable robots and other agents to develop broadly intelligent behavior through learning and interaction. Her work lies at the intersection of machine learning and robotic control, including topics such as end-to-end learning of visual perception and robotic manipulation skills, deep reinforcement learning of general skills from autonomously collected experience, and meta-learning algorithms that can enable fast learning of new concepts and behaviors. Professor Finn received her Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT and her PhD in Computer Science at UC Berkeley. Her research has been recognized through the ACM doctoral dissertation award, an NSF graduate fellowship, a Facebook fellowship, the C.V. Ramamoorthy Distinguished Research Award, and the MIT Technology Review 35 under 35 Award, and her work has been covered by various media outlets, including the New York Times, Wired, and Bloomberg. Throughout her career, she has sought to increase the representation of underrepresented minorities within CS and AI by developing an AI outreach camp at Berkeley for underprivileged high school students, a mentoring program for underrepresented undergraduates across three universities, and leading efforts within the WiML and Berkeley WiCSE communities of women researchers.

Honors & Awards
Research Fellowship, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (2023)
Early Academic Career Award in Robotics and Automation, IEEE RAS (2022)
Young Investigator Award, Office of Naval Research (2021)
Microsoft Faculty Fellowship, Microsoft (2020)
ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award, ACM (2019)
35 Under 35 Innovator, MIT Technology Review (2018)
C.V. Ramamoorthy Distinguished Research Award, UC Berkeley (2017)