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Samantha Krening

  • 1971 Neil Ave
    Columbus, OH 43210-1210
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Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology, Robotics, 2019

M.S. University of Colorado at Boulder, Aerospace Engineering, 2011

B.S. University of Colorado at Boulder, Aerospace Engineering, 2011

Before starting her Ph.D. at Georgia Tech, Dr. Krening worked for three years at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, spending two years as a Guidance & Control Engineer for the Cassini Spacecraft orbiting Saturn.

Dr. Krening’s research has spanned machine learning, human-agent interaction, natural language, dynamics, and control for both AI and robotic systems. Dr. Krening’s doctoral work focused on enabling everyday people who are not machine learning experts to naturally and intuitively teach AI agents to perform tasks through natural language. She is currently exploring many aspects of human-agent interaction, including explainable AI (XAI), ethics in AI, and the design of ML algorithms that foster a positive user experience.

Her lab at Ohio State conducts research in partnership with CSEL.

Journal Articles



  • Krening, S.; Harrison, B.; Feigh, K.M.; Isbell, C.L. et al., 2017, "Learning From Explanations Using Sentiment and Advice in RL." IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems 9, no. 1, 44-55 - 44-55.

Papers in Proceedings