ISE welcomes assistant professor Samantha Krening in human-machine systems

Posted: September 6, 2019

Dr. Samantha Krening has joined the Department of Integrated Systems Engineering at the Ohio State
University as an Assistant Professor in the area of Human-Machine Systems.

Dr. Krening received both Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science degrees in Aerospace Engineering from
the University of Colorado at Boulder, emphasizing in astrodynamics and control theory. Dr. Krening
earned a Ph.D. in Robotics from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2019.

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

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.

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