- Assistant Professor, Integrated Systems Engineering
1971 Neil Ave
Columbus, OH 43210
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.
- 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.