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Samantha Krening

  • Assistant Professor, Integrated Systems Engineering
  • 228 Baker Systems
    1971 Neil Ave
    Columbus, OH 43210



  • Interactive Machine Learning
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Ethics in AI


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

Areas of Interest

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.


Dr. Krening is teaching Human-Centered Machine Learning.