Emma Brunskill is an assistant professor of computer science at Stanford University where she is a member of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab and the Statistical Machine Learning Group. She previously taught at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of California, Berkeley. She is a Rhodes Scholar, a Microsoft Faculty Fellow, a NSF CAREER awardee and a ONR Young Investigator Program recipient. She seeks to create interactive machine learning agents that help people realize their goals. To do this her group works on both the algorithmic and theoretical reinforcement learning challenges that arise in this pursuit, and in testing these ideas in real systems, with a particular focus on creating learning software that learns. Brunskill was awarded the Master of Science in Neuroscience from Oxford University and her Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT.